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Parents' Guide to

NHL 2K10

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Simple hockey sim, best for newbies -- watch open chat.

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Although NHL 2K10 delivers a more accessible experience compared to its competitors, the game falls short in creating a truly authentic pro hockey experience. One of the major issues revolve around computer-controlled players, particularly defensemen. They're not very aggressive, leading to a fast-paced game filled with odd-man breakaways. For the novice, this is a great environment to adjust to the game. However, veteran players might find this frustrating. The game has made some strides graphically compared to last year, sporting players with greater physical details and loud, vibrant arenas.

Another way the game is welcoming to rookies is the inclusion of simple, casual challenges such as Pond Hockey and Mini-Rink. They're often high-scoring affairs that allow players to kick back and enjoy the sport. The game also attempts to incorporate a Pro Stick, where players can handle the puck using the right thumbstick. It's a solid addition but doesn't offer as much freedom as its main rival, EA's NHL 10. Overall, NHL 2K10 is a solid introduction to the world of video game hockey, and a good choice for players new to playing hockey video games.

Online interaction: Online games include open chat. These interactions can contain language that parents would prefer their kids not hear.

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