I previously in this blog declared this NHL 08 the best hockey game of all time from playing the demo version, now with the retail version in my possesion I can say without doubt that I was correct. This game plays like a dream with tight AI and a silky-smooth online experience.
When I pluged the game in today I took the team that is geographically the closest to me, the AHL’s Manitoba Moose vs. Scranton. It was a back-and-forth affair that I lost 4-2 after they potted an empty-netter. Next I took NHL teams, Flames vs. Blues. I won by a 4-1 margain.
I managed to squeeze in a couple of online games as well, the important thing about that was how smooth the online experience was. A significant improvment over ’07. With the inclussion of leagues and online play, this could be my most played game of the year!
I really could go on and on about NHL 08, about it’s improvements and such, but instead I recomend you play and enjoy this title, and I am sure you will!