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This is by far the best NHL video game ever made! It has amazing gameplay, the graphics are excellent, you can tell who the players are by looking at them. The players movements are realistic, and it is like watching a hockey game on tv. The new defensive features are nice upgrade over previous versions of this game and it allows you to play a more defensive oriented game. My only beef with the gameplay is the A.I. of the goaltenders, as they tend to just flop over if the opposing players make too many moves or passes and it leads to easy goals. The new Be A Pro mode I found cool because of the first person camera view it gives you, and it is really like you are playing a game of hockey yourself. The only downfall of this mode is it can be quite time consuming to play your whole career. I also find it annoying that you score way more goals than you get assists as the players you play with are not very good at scoring. My favourite mode of the game is Online and I have played over 500 ranked matches. It is very competitive and a challenging game can always be found even by the best of players.
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