Ok so I went out and bought NHL2K8 for my ps2 since I can't afford a 360 right now and I'm very dissapointed. The controls are very choppy and the game just doesn't seem like they tried. Maybe it's cause it's on the ps2 but I just don't like it but it's gonna have to hold me over. I've played NHL 08 for the 360 at a friends and MAN it blowes away any and every NHL game EVER! It's very polished and clean cut. It flows very smoothly and the dekes are much better than last year. The controls will take me a smidge of time to get used to but that is a slight detail that doesn't bother me as long as they don't switch the controls every year.
So back to NHL2K8....the dekes well um yea they suck. Most players don't have high enough attributes to even deke. The Superstar moves also are worthless you have to be on a clear breakaway with at least 5 or 6 steps on the nearest defender to even attempt them. I am also very very agrivated that Erik Johnson is NOT on the St. Louis Blues roster! I know he has yet to make the team but come on he should still be in this game! I'm hoping to check NHL 08 will have him I havn't checked yet. I'm not even gonna say a thing about graphics since I only have the ps2 but I can tell you NHL 08 on 360 is one of the prettiest games on the Box period. They did a very good job with the face mapping also.
Well that's all I'm gonna say cause quite frankly even though it's not that good it's the only hockey I got right now so I'm gonna go back to playin it LOL!