Forget your TV - get ready to experience hockey in "Cinemotion"

So far, NHL 2K7's graphics look 360-worthy. We especially like seeing the snow dynamically build up on the ice as skaters make fast turns and stops. The reflections, lighting and atmosphere all help create a realistic experience, and completely new player animations add smoothness to the game. The transition from skating at full speed in one direction to turning 180 degrees and skating in the other direction is already seamless. Also, the players feel heavier - no more unrealistic turns or floating around like frozen fairies. The gravity of the skaters doesn't slow things down, but it does add more realism and makes those big hits even more satisfying. The only thing that bothered us was that the faces didn't look refined; the generic coach pumping up the players in the locker room had eyes akin to a Dead Rising zombie.


Associate Editor, Digital at PC Gamer


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