I became addicted to ice hockey through EA Sports NHL 2002, which was fun and thrill, adrenaline-pumping and funny, too, so I was really keen to try a Wii version of NHL. The excitement, tension, thrill and fast-paced action is all still there and I really love the ice hockey game in itself, but this Wii NHL 2K10 game is marred by several maddeningly frustrating errors.
First of all, the sensitivity of the sensor is sometimes very slow. I try to shoot the puck into the goal one, two, three, FOUR times and by the time the sensor responds my player is at such an acute angle that not even Ovechkin would manage to score. Other stupid drawbacks: the wording on the screen is sometimes exactly where the action is. Your players are hidden by words denoting line changes and you just cannot do anything about it. The choice of players seems to be the programmers' sick sense of humour to frustrate you. I would have thought that the game would choose the player who is closest to the action but this is not always the case. Sometimes the player chosen is not even in the screen. Sometimes it is the goaler and you cannot switch again to ANY of the other players, so your goaler wanders around and leaves an empty net, to the great joy of your opponent. Brilliant!
Ah, by the way, you can create your own player and you happily insert him in your favourite team and he scores and scores. Good. But then, out of your 20 players, it is he the one who gets injured for 4-6 weeks, which in reality turn out to be already 7-8 weeks (and there is no indication that he has recovered). So is this the idea of how to have fun and enjoy yourself? I end up playing the game again but only because I love ice hockey as a game. This version offered by 2K leaves much to be desired.