NHL10, one thumb up, one down

I bought EA's NHL10 today. So far, I'm not liking it. The play is slower, and it seems like any time you skate near anyone from the opposing team, you lose the puck, even when they don't do anything to separate you from it.

There are some cool improvements though, like board play, so I'm hoping the game grows on me, but right now it's feeling like NHL09 may be the high water mark for the franchise, and a reminder that I should only buy the odd-year NHL games, as they seem to be better than the even-year games (with NHL94 being the obvious exception ;-)).

Written on September 16, 2009