"EA has disappointed the entire PC Community"0.5 starson by Capt. HM Murdock
Pros: Updated player rosters. Easy to read hi-contrast menus. Some good music soundtracks.
Cons: This is not a new game, it is the exact same old game that was 08, 07 & 06. It is a zero-effort disgrace from EA. That they put out an enhanced new product for XBox and PS3, and then fed the PC community this recycled old relic is truly an insult.
Summary: If you don't own ANY other hockey game (of any year or generation) for your computer, it's not a BAD game. Viewed from that perspective, it's a pretty decent game, and plays well enough. If you've never had a hockey game before for your computer and want one, you will get some satisfaction from this product, unless you've ever played the XBox or PS3 version at a friend's house.
If you've ever tried the XBox or PS3 version, or have ever played ANY other hockey game on your computer, you will surely be disappointed. This product will be no improvement whatsoever to your old hockey game on the PC, and will be frustratingly bad by comparison to the new updated versions for Xbox and PS3.
The entire PC community has been insulted by EA charging us for this product. Simply making a new player roster available for download to update an older version would have yielded the same end result, as the gameplay, graphics and ALL the commentary in NHL09 is exactly the same as it was in 06, 07 and 08. But like addicts - many of us have bought it in hopes of a NEW and better version.
We are disappointed. Again.