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NHL 07 (Xbox 360)
- Skill Stick Revolution Experience a realistic sense of team control on the ice. Command every movement and make precise passes by directing the right analogue stick towards your intended recipient.
- All-New Player-Specific Behaviours NHL 07 players act like their real-life counterparts more than ever with six different player types, including Danglers, Playmakers, Snipers, Power Forwards, Offensive Defensemen, and Defensive Defensemen.
- Live the Life of a GM Build team chemistry, sign and trade players, and negotiate contracts under the new salary cap to meet an owner's expectations. Earn trust points with every positive move then purchase upgrades for the team.
- Shootout Returns Become an instant hero with the most exciting play in sports. With the game on the line, all eyes are on you. Skate down the ice, read the goalie, and see if you can score the momentum-swinging goal.
- Elite League Expansion European Elite Leagues return with the addition of the Czech Elite League and an all-new Elite League Dynasty mode that clearly distinguishes the differences between European and NHL hockey.
- EA SPORTS Free-4-All Online or in the same room, it's every man for himself in an all-out hockey EA SPORTS Free-4-All. Using only one side of the rink, challenge up to three friends and see who can score the most goals in your fight to dominate the hockey world.
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NHL 07 (Xbox 360)
EA SPORTS pioneers in the Golden Age of hockey videogames is once again leading the charge into the Next Gen Era with the most intuitive and authentic experience to date. Powered by next generation gameplay and rebuilt from the ground up, NHL 07 features new responsive controls and drastic improvements in graphics that represent a watershed for the best-selling hockey game franchise.
Never take your hands off the analog sticks as you take complete command of every movement on the ice with a revolutionary new Skill Stick system. This intuitive gameplay scheme delivers an unparalleled sense of on-ice speed and control as you direct virtually every player movement. Using the left stick to direct your lower body, and the right to control the upper, you will attain a level of fluidity only experienced on the ice. Skate into the zone and glide around your defenders, while bringing your stick across your body and drawing it back to fire a slapshot all without touching a button.
Know the skills of your players from the behaviors of their real-life counterparts with new Player-Specific Behaviors. Be a Sniper and rip one from the slot, make pylons out of the defense as a Dangler, or use your size and strength to dominate the crease as a Power Forward.
Off the ice, act as the General Manager in an enhanced Dynasty Mode. Do whatever it takes to meet an owner's expectations by properly managing rosters and using your creativity to fit player salaries under the new cap.
Whether you're running the front office or dominating the rink, NHL 07 on the Xbox 360 is the most realistic hockey video game ever created.
Top customer reviews
The stick handling and shooting aspect has been moved over to the right analog stick (skill-stick) on the 360's controller this year which is very effective & feels much better once you get used to it (it takes time, so be patient). EA sports have given us a small tutorial to work on it as soon as the game loads up as well and it lets you practice it on a small shootout comp before you even get to the main menu.
Overall, a much sharper looking installment with great attention to detail and gameplay which makes this the best ice hockey game on the market. A much improved and more realistic revamp by EA this time round, good job.
But a games graphics arent the only important thing. What about the gameplay you say? I cant speak highly enough. I was watching a hockey game on the TV and was like, "yeah I did that on NHL 07". It really does play like a real game of hockey.
How about the AI? If you get a powerplay you find that the computer will let you have possession, getting men back in their zone making your job of getting a goal as difficult as possible. You go on the penalty kill and you will HAVE to defend, getting your men back. if you dont, you'll soon find yourself a goal down. It really is an advantage getting the man advantage unlike on other games where it doesnt seem to make a scrap of difference. Very impressive.
one word - "WOW!"
The commentary does a great job. They even give you the three stars at the end of the game which isnt much really but I like it! The crowd is where this game shines. Your the home team and you lose a goal, they'll let you know theyre not happy! Your the home team and your 2 down but get a goal back, theyll get right behind you "Lets go sharks" come the chants! All the teams chants are in Oilers, Devils, you name it its in.
This is just amazing and actually makes you really go for the equalising or game winning goal!
Im in awe of the way the game handles the sound.
The only thing that may let the game down with some players is the game modes. Or lack of to be precise. You have a dynasty mode (10 seasons with your time), a friendly (NHL, East/West or International match ups available) a shootout mode and a international tournament.
Personally I think "what more do you want!?" I honestly dont think people will be 100% satisfied until a hockey games got a shoot em up, and a tennis game thrown in! Its a hockey game people!!!
I love this game and EA have given me a huge shock. I never thought Id see, not a good, but an amazing EA game.
NHL 08, if they keep the skill stick (which after a few games of getting used to - is pure genius) and most of the game together, will be the greatest game ever made!
Im supporting EA on this and I really hope this game gets all the awards and honours it so truly deserves.
10/10, 5/5, however you want me to score it, It's awesome!!!
I will never understand the line changes and offsides but when the puck goes in their net the feeling is the same as scoring a goal in football, addictive.
Graphics are impressive, for example when the game starts the ice is perfect but after the skaters have been on it, it wears out and the emblems fade, lots of other nice touches.
Get this game and give it a chance, you won't be disappointed. This is EA Sports at its finest.
it's a great game, the right analogue stick as the hockey stick was a stroke of genius, passing isn't great but good when you pull it off. the presentation is up to ea sports' high standards
online is fun too but still lacks the online leagues/seasons that we all desperately want
this is a solid ice hockey game...probably the best hockey game that has ever been released on any console
Player and stick control (apart from passing & poke checking) has been completely moved to the analog sticks and this just feels so natural it's untrue. It allows for an easy pick up for the game yet still takes a long while before it is mastered.
Graphically the game is stunning but then that is what EA excells at but at least in this case the eye-candy isn't at the detriment of the gameplay. It's smooth, responsive and totally on the ball as far as the players are concernd. My only gripe is the goal tender AI as now and again in a shoot-out or in the game generally the have a happy knack of tapping the puck into their own net and in a tight game that's frustrating. That, however, is a small issue and in general the game is flawless in my opinion.
So all in all if you're an NHL and want a good title to buy now then look no futher as this one has it all.
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