NHL 17 - PlayStation 4 [Digital]

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Mild violence
$59.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • NHL 17

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (608 out of 623)

Product Details


  • Developer: EA Canada
  • Publisher: EA
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Sports and Outdoors
  • Release Date: 09/13/2016

Synopsis


Shape Your Legacy in NHL®17, the most exciting hockey package to date. Live out your ultimate hockey fantasy with the all-new Draft Champions, The World Cup of Hockey, and Franchise Mode. On the ice, Own Every Zone with Authentic Goalies, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and dozens of new goal celebrations that capture the thrill of scoring the biggest goals on game night.

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Features


Compete online in a bid for glory, live out your ultimate hockey fantasy in offline single player modes, or simply lace up and jump over the boards for exciting and innovative hockey gameplay.

NHL 17 gives you the chance to Shape Your Legacy on and off the ice.

Own Every Zone with more end-to-end control with Authentic Goalies, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and thrilling new goal celebrations that capture the excitement of scoring the biggest goals on game night.

Live out your ultimate hockey fantasy in all-new modes, including Draft Champions, the World Cup of Hockey, or manage the business in Franchise Mode.

For 1 player and multiplayer support.



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 623 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    We will have to wait and see....

    Posted
    DJH11001
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    Played the Beta and came away with mixed views. The game continues to play well and animations were overall solid, but seeing that this is the 3rd iteration of the series on the new platforms, (i.e., PS4 / XBOX One), I feel things getting a little stale. For a game that touts realism and being a hockey simulator, I still cannot believe that players can't get tossed out of the face off circle. This happens in every real hockey game, several times over. I also am still disappointed that there has been more emphasis placed on animating team mascots, then on post goal celebrations, and I am not talking about user controlled celebrations. Come on! I don't think hockey and then team mascots. Just seems like a waste of development time to me. How can you not embrace the most exciting part of the game, which is scoring a goal???? What I mean by that is, we are still seeing the generic 2 man goal celebrations, which NEVER happen in real life. What really takes away from the immersion, is when you score a goal and the rest of your teammates skate away from you, like nothing happened. It is just a real peeve of mine. I still think there also needs to be a way to create more board play, as this is also another huge element of every real life game. Yes, the end to end action is great, but the lack of a real board aspect to the game, also takes away from the realism EA is going for. I LOVE the NHL series and look forward to it every year. That is why I am so passionate about EA getting it right. Especially when aspects missing from the game are such an integral part of the real life game itself. Will I be picking NHL 17 up? Of course. The online leagues are a ton of fun as well as the be a pro mode. But I really hope that NHL 18 brings with it a major overhaul, to make the series feel fresh again, (new graphics engine, more focus on atmosphere and a more dynamic commentary; play Madden '17 and you will see what I mean). Don't get me wrong, NHL 17 is an improvement over NHL 16, but not as much as I had been hoping for. We will have to wait and see if that sentiment changes throughout the course of the season, as patches are released. I really hope it does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother get NHL16 instead

    Posted
    VTDano
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    I've been playing NHL video games since Blades of Steel on NES, trust me, you don't want to waste your money on NHL17. I've been reporting bugs to the game developers support on twitter with video evidence and they do not respond. You can control the puck much better in NHL 16. Passing is better as well. There are less features in NHL 16, but there's also less bugs. Save your money! I've been providing feedback to the developers directly as well as multiple surveys since NHL15 and they totally missed the bar on this one. They left out important features like coaches challenge which can be a big deal when you have a bad call that costs you the game. You can see here http://youtu.be/jnPvt4P3NO4 issues with the gameplay and obvious glitches that cause issues with controlling the puck and these weren't even taken during online gameplay! Invest yourself in NHL16 and say goodbye to EA Canada ever getting this one right. They don't listen to fan feedback, they get more money every year if they release a mediocre game and promise the moon and stars the following year.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good game play

    Posted
    Lordmag
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    Its been awhile since I've picked up or played a hockey game since ESPNs last go round. Game play has improved. The manual dekes have gotten better and the deke button makes up for slow fingers. The GUI is decent with a lot of features. I like the be a pro mode. Its not just a build your player and take them to a draft, the shifts are semi realistic and keeps you from just scoring a 1000 goals a season and losing the fun of it. Only draw back I feel are the penalties. Some fee like its too easy to take a penalty with a poke check but. Its a good game overall. Online play is fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    StanleysCup
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    EA continues to remove items from previous versions which makes no sense to me. If it was in a previous version it would seem logical that it would be easier to leave it in rather then take it out. That being said, this is still the only option for online NHL hockey with friends. the EASHL is still available and HUT appears to be popular but I am not sure why you would only want to play 1v1 when 6v6 is an option. Game play is a little off compared to last year but plays about the same. No major noticeable improvements over 2016 but still a good, fun team game for ps4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good hockey sim

    Posted
    Setaylor
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    The only things missing that would give it the 5th star are minor visual and audio issues. There should be options to adjust the font size of menus and display options for player names. If you have player names turned on, they disappear too quickly and you can't add numbers to the display. Not an issue if you're playing with a team you know well but I like to switch teams once in a while. Also, on the PS3 versions, you could import your own playlists to customize actual arena music. That option is now gone. Good thing the gameplay is amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super fun and great graphics

    Posted
    Dekraut
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    This game is awesome. I really enjoy the gameplay and the graphics are incredible. Two different people in my family walked in while I was playing this game and thought that I was watching a hockey game on TV rather than playing it on the PS4. I find the controls pretty good. Sometimes the game is reluctant to give you the player you want to control but perhaps I am still getting used to it. I haven't played NHL since the 2010 edition and this is a huge step up. The actual footage and graphics used make the game look even more realistic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Respectable for the only game in town

    Posted
    Nightwarrior
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    It is the only ice hockey game in town, so there really isn't another option. The graphics are solid, and there is also a new World Cup mode this year. I do feel that the controls have gotten to complicated. I am not asking for NHL 94 controls (yes, they are there), but at least a little more depth without taking away the fun. I think EA's sports games have a habit of focusing too much on their FUT features. I don't think this was a big enough upgrade. But if you haven't played an NHL game in a while, then this is the one to check out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best NHL game yet!

    Posted
    ManOfDetroit
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    Every year the NHL games get a little better. Now, I can't say how much it improved over last year, as I upgraded from a PS3, but the contrast between the two are striking. The handful of new features are clearly difference makers, but I was a little bummed to find that the ECHL teams are not linked to NHL franchises. So you can't send someone down from the AHL to the ECHL, as in real life, to get playing time in franchise mode. Other than that, another solid installment of a great franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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