08:32 AM - July 31, 2007 by Steve_OS
Shawn and Mark, over at 5W-G have posted some NHL ‘08 details, from their recent trip to NHL ‘08 Community Day in Burnaby, British Columbia.
"Shawn Drotar: After lacing up some skates and taking to the ice in Burnaby, BC, we got a first-hand look at how hockey is really played by producer (and former NHL goaltender) David Littmann and Nashville Predators blueliner Shea Weber. Then, armed with the knowledge that hockey’s a lot harder (and much more complicated) than the pros make it look, we spent some quality time with EA’s latest hockey sim - and I emphasize “sim” - NHL 08.
Mark Fossen: Feel free to emphasize the “sim”… because I’ll be talking about “game”. NHL 08 feels like one of those games that simply gets it right; balancing simulation and game extremely well. I didn’t sit for hours on end with controller in hand because it was a good sim, but because it was a well-constructed and addictive game."