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NHL 08 or NHL 2k8


#1 snowsquirrel   solid squirrel CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:02 PM

Technically not a regional question, but in practise it is... despite what the Butt Puppet (Gary Bettman) says.

Which way are you guys leaning this year? EA or Take 2? I just want to buy one which will have a large online community for an online league. I'll be getting one for PS3, so maybe I should be asking in that form... I haven't bought a hockey game since '04, so I am curious about what you guys feel is the best.

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#2 kfkl   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:13 PM

what are you talking about? americans totally love hockey. the ducks won the stanley cup after all.
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#3 snotnose_colossal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1132 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:54 PM

2k8 has much better online play and leagues.

#4 Phorty Ounce   Butternut Reduction CAGiversary!   897 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:15 PM

Get 2K.
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:24 PM

I will be getting 2K so I can play in the CAGHL again...and get taken apart in every game I play LOL

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#6 omgu8myrice   Thats how we do it India! CAGiversary!   1256 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:47 PM

im passing on an nhl game this year, too many other good games coming out
but my pick is 2k8
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#7 snowsquirrel   solid squirrel CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:31 PM

I saw that CAGHL uses 2k, but I will be playing on PS3, and I think CAGHL is 360 only.

I have seen other threads like this aroudn the web, and it seems to be almost unanimous that 2k is better... yet EA's game always outsells it. The exact same thing could be said of W11/PE and FIFA. The power of marketing.

I'll likely pickup 2k8 then, and see if I can get a league going in the PS3 forum. Thanks for the opinions.

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#8 Unickuta   I do believe we're naked CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:36 PM

WTF, we Northeasterners like hockey too. Maybe not in Texas, but...

Anyways, I've gotten every 2K game since the Dreamcast days, and I predict that'll stay the same- 2K FTW.

#9 nonrandomhero   Troika King CAGiversary!   607 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:39 PM

i loved 2K then moved over to EA to get 07, it was such an ass game i sold it and came back to 2k games.....
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#10 RAMSTORIA   fate is inexorable CAGiversary!   11980 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:48 PM

as the op of last years playoff thread i take offense to you assuming that a hockey game discussion belongs in the canadian forum.

get nhl2k8 for 360 if you want an online community.

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#11 dg7md   Overall, one helluva pup CAGiversary!   1249 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:51 PM

I'm in Dallas and a pretty huge fan of the Stars.

Anyway, I say that it'd be wise to stick with 2K8, since 2K7 was really solid. However, seeing trailers and reading up about NHL 08 makes me think that I could at least check it out, or jump over franchises.

I know it doesn't help but just check out reviews and videos. I don't think the 2K engine for hockey games will be changing at all for 2K8, while NHL 08 has a chance to change up some. The Graphics of 08 are a lot better, too.

#12 dmes65   God Of Thunder CAGiversary!   1219 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:14 PM

Ea is supposed to have league online play as well this year. I will be getting both.

#13 snotnose_colossal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1132 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:41 PM

NHL 08 leagues are still not up to par with the 2k games.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:08 AM

I have become addicted to the skill stick. I was hoping that 2k8 would have it in there game this year but, I have heard that EA Sports has patentented it thus, while they will have a "skill stick" it won't be used for shooting the puck. I have to go with nhl 08.

#15 snowsquirrel   solid squirrel CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:39 PM

as the op of last years playoff thread i take offense to you assuming that a hockey game discussion belongs in the canadian forum.you want an online community.



I never stated it belonged here, just figured there would be a higher concentration of hockey fans here. Also, I just post here more often, so I posted here because I am more familiar with the regular posters here.

I am a one system guy. This generation I went playstation.

The skill stick could be a deal breaker for me. I played a fair bit of NHL 08 for PS2, and really like the skill stick. I was hoping that 2k would have taken that feature by now. Maybe a little gimmicky, but still fun.

I might wait until the review for 2k8 to come out.

dmes, make sure to post your thoughts once you get both.

Thanks again for all the advice.

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#16 snowsquirrel   solid squirrel CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:49 PM

I looks like EA just patented the name. Because 2k8 has the 'pro-stick'. http://www.gamespot....804&mode=recent


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#17 lisdoncca   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:21 PM

Does somebody know if NHl 2k8 or NHL 08 might come out for Wii?

If not, what about 2k9 or 09?

It would be great to have a hockey game for Wii!

#18 magiic   DENNY CRANE! CAGiversary!   5728 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:39 PM

I want Mario Hockey on the Wii :D

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#19 Kekumba   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   537 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:49 PM

I'm sticking with NHL 08.. never owned, or really been a fan of the 2K series to be honest.. plus I love the skill stick, which I'm assuming 2K didn't use this year.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:54 PM

Nhl 07 was better on ice in terms of control and looks a lot better this year, but if you want an online community/leagues then you ill have to go with 2k8 because Ea is lacking in online. the problem with 2k's hockey game is that the scoring in the game is always the same. In 07 scoring was actualy fun...

Actualy 2k did rip off the skill stick this year...Im going with 08 prolly

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#21 snowsquirrel   solid squirrel CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:10 PM

I have been doing some more reading. EA's will have online leagues this year. (How good they are we will have to wait and see). 2k will have pro-stick, though you won't be able to shoot with it.

My bro is a EA NHL fan, so I will likely get EA's. I really like their skill stick. IMHO, it did play better last year, just lacked the franchise and online modes of 2k. If it has online play, I will likely go that route. Although I expect to waffle a few more times on the issue before release.

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#22 rvdrock   Master Of The Ellipsis CAGiversary!   1475 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:23 PM

I loved NHL 07, and I'm getting NHL 08, that skill stick is too much fun for me...

#23 Lone_Prodigy  

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:33 PM

Not really relevant to this thread, but I was playing NHL 06 against my brother, and I scored on a floater from the blue line. Needless to say he quit after that. =P

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:38 PM

I could've sworn there was another thread on this already... maybe I'm getting confused with another forum. Anyway, I heard 2K will be using te same stick control like EA. I not only have to figure out if I'm gonna get 2k or EA but also if it's going to be for the 360 or PS3... argh.

the ducks won the stanley cup after all.


STFU... never speak of this again. :bomb:

Not really relevant to this thread, but I was playing NHL 06 against my brother, and I scored on a floater from the blue line. Needless to say he quit after that. =P


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#25 mrlalli   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   45 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:05 AM

Actually NHL 08 does have online leagues this year, and I will probably pick up NHL 08 brecause Loved NHL 07 and the new controls, but I may pick up NHL 2K as well but I dont like the new features they have.

NHl 08 all I know is it has online leagues and create a play

NHL 2K8 has something similar to the Skill stick and have moved shooting and passing to the shoulder buttons and they hae a faceoff feature

#26 Unickuta   I do believe we're naked CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:13 PM

I'm in Dallas and a pretty huge fan of the Stars.


Sorry for the bigotiness, dude/

#27 Unickuta   I do believe we're naked CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:14 PM

I loved NHL 07, and I'm getting NHL 08, that skill stick is too much fun for me...


That's being introduced in NHL 2K8, too.

#28 mrlalli   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   45 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2007 - 11:23 PM

That's being introduced in NHL 2K8, too.


Its just for deking though

#29 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17427 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:35 PM

NHL 08 has a 3on3 mode that you can play online with 6 different people on 6 different consoles.

Also, I'm moving this thread to general gaming.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:05 AM

CAGHL = NHL2k8 360 and that is the reason I'll be buying NHL2k8 again.
I already called the Rangers and the league owner knows it. Last year we had alot of fun and the owner won the stanley cup ironically. Thatstoobad was pretty bad ass.

If CAGHL goes NHL08 I'll buy that game to. But the CAGHL was such a great experience I would never leave it even if NHL08 was miles ahead of 2k8.

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