NHL shoots its way on
the PlayStation 3 and takes the franchise to the next evolutionary stage
with its improved gameplay and unique control system that will let
players take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and
precision give-and-go attacks in one of the most exciting hockey games
to date... NHL 2K7 is here!
Cinemotion – Breathtaking next-gen
visuals and groundbreaking presentation bring the on-ice action to
life with intense NHL emotion and energy.
ProControl™ 2K7 – Expanded controls
bring a deeper level of action to the ice with new genre-defining
Franchise Focus – Refined franchise
logic mirrors today’s NHL as division rivalries heat up, home ice
takes on new meaning and balanced lines play a deeper role.
Skating Perfection – All-new turning,
crossover, gliding, and puck handling animations deliver a fresh
look and impeccable feel to each on-ice stride.
NHL 2K6 is the first
hockey on the PlayStation 3 and promises gamers another exciting season of
the national hockey league. Although the 2K series took a back seat with
gaming giant Electronic Arts, the developers have once again
gone back to the drawing boards in order to keep this title competitive
and extremely entertaining, especially for a first generation PS3 title.
In its basic essence, NHL 2K6 is an arcade hockey game that pits the
player and their team against an onslaught of NHL greats. Apart from a
variety of different gameplay modes, the game features an innovative
control system that feels perfect on the wireless PlayStation 3 that
also makes use of Sixaxis
motion sensing capabilities and whether your a newbie or seasoned gamer, this game will easily be
picked up by all.
For those die hard gamers, the franchise mode has also returned from
other console versions and to make things even more competitive, the
game also boats the official NHL license. The strange but compelling
control stick also returns again in this incarnation that basically has
the player moving the right analogue stick that is akin to moving your
hockey stick. However, you don’t have to use it, so it doesn’t cause too
much of a problem, unless you knock the stick accidentally. The new
ProControl system provides icon-based passing from the off, and also
allows you to set up give-and-go attacks, which is a superb bonus when
you’re running a two-on-one play.
Like so many other PlayStation 3 launch
titles, NBA 2K7 also makes use of the Sixaxis' motion-sensing
capabilities which lets you shoot free throws by tilting the controller
back and then tilting it forward as the shot is released. If you're
holding the controller in your lap, it doesn't feel much like you're
shooting a free throw but if you go the extra mile and hold the
controller up over your head, you can sort of replicate the feel of a
NBA 2K7 also feature a great example of how
online games should be played and whether it's a quick game of
one-on-one, a tournament, exhibition, or a fully-featured league you're
looking for, NBA 2K7 has got you covered. The league option lets you set
up and customize an online season for up to 30 players. You can allow
trades, upload preferred slider settings, and even set how long people
have to play their games.
You're also able to check out other
player's VIP profiles and even scout their playing tendencies. Should
you run into a jerk, a brief series of postmatch questions will let you
leave appropriate feedback. All of the options in the world don't mean a
thing if the game doesn't play well online, but there's no need to
worry--the game runs smooth and is very playable.
One of the most noticeable aspect of the game is realistic graphics that
look quite impressive on the PlayStation 3. Gamers can now trip, slip and
slide gracefully on the ice. The background environments also look
extremely realistic and truly make use the power behind the PlayStation
In conclusion, NHL 2K6 is a rather entertaining hockey game that
although the first for the PlayStation 3, will probably not be the last and
with entertaining gameplay and amazing graphics, a must have for sport
fans and a real attempt at a next generation game.