NHL 17 - Xbox One [Digital]

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Mild violence
$59.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • NHL 17

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (557 out of 567)

Product Details


  • Developer: EA Canada
  • Publisher: EA
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • 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.



Customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worst NHL Game Despite Very in Depth EASHL

    Posted
    Foreman
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    I purchase the NHL games for one reason only, EA Sports Hockey League. I have been a fan of EA Sports Hockey League since its introduction and did not purchase NHL 15 because it lacked this game mode. Every year I payed in EASHL from NHL 11 through NHL14, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with minimal complaints. Then, after not purchasing NHL 15, EASHL returned in NHL 16. However, my excitement for the mode's returns was dashed quickly when I saw how heavily abused the "left to right skating" wrist shot was and how poorly the goaltenders reacted to it. I found the programming error to be an inexcusable flaw and it severely impacted my enjoyment of NHL 16. In NHL 17, not only does this shot still work, but it works on ever worse shooting angles. On top of this, CPU's are constantly scoring on their own nets and very poor, weak, and unscreened shots from obscene angles and distances somehow find the back of the net. Such goals are so characteristic of NHL 17 that many of my friends decided not to purchase the game after playing the beta. Holding out hope that these things could be fixed, I decided to purchase the game anyway and really wish I hadn't. As of the time this review was typed there has not been a single gameplay update in the month since the game has been released and my experience has been just as awful as it was during the beta. I would have rated NHL 11-14 all four or five stars and NHL 16 three stars. This year's installment is easily the worst of those I have played and were it not for all of the added customization in EASHL, I would have rated this game a one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining Sport Sim

    Posted
    AnimeSVT
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    NHL 17's new physics engine adds more realism to the game play. It has even more tune-able play settings so you can play from fast paced arcade to fairly realistic. The Be a Pro mode is still weak in several areas but is better than in previous versions. It still is too easy except on the hardest settings with sliders turned down. Then the game AI semi-cheats just like the Madden series. Franchise mode is more in depth if you want it with full owner control. You can fully customize these setting so you can manage as little or a much as you would like. Simming is above average but the coding is quite random unlike real life games. Moving a team and creating new uniforms and such is fun a few times. There is no option for expansion teams which is a let-down but I am sure they held that out to make you buy next year’s version. The free monthly roster updates are nice if you want to keep an up to date roster to use. The save game feature needs a lot of work. You CAN NOT name your saves. That is a huge mistake on EA's part in my opinion. Also the number of saves is very limited if you like playing multiple teams. All in all a fun game to play with good repeat-ability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely do not get this game

    Posted
    wonderfulcarrot

    I did not think a game could get worse than 15/16 and it did, literally the only improvement of this game is the soundtrack, because in NHL 16, they "forgot" to add one, the gameplay is worse, it is not realistic whatsoever. They added in the ability to tie up in front of the net, which for some odd reason they also "forgot" to add in NHL 16 too. Also in the gameplay, there is essentially no point for stick lift since regardless of position, it'll either not work or result in a penalty, and the poke check is SUPER strong, it is impossible to deke, literally it is more useful to just skate forward. EASHL still sucks, they added more player types but still non would compare to being able to edit your own attributes, be a gm mode is a little better, you can get more involved in actually being a GM, but it still isnt fun when you want to play a game and you have to endure the awful gameplay. Everything graphics wise looks the same, the players still look nothing like they do in real life, which is odd since in like every other sports game, they actually look the same. Overall, DO NOT waste $60 getting this

    No, I would not 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun replayable game

    Posted
    MelVan
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    I prepurchased NHL17 and have been playing somewhat regularly since then. I really like the career mode where you create a player and can work your way through a season in the amateur league to improve your player skills in preparation of being drafted by an NHL team. The career mode is really fun and a good way to learn to play the game. There is in game hints and helpers to teach you how to be a better NHL player. When you play career mode you only play in game when your player is on the ice and can simulate to your next shift when you are off the ice. It makes the game time very short but you get plenty of gameplay before the game is over. My only annoyance is the sideline commentator repeats his reports every game. He says the same thing about your player almost every game. The in game announcer Doc Emrick is great, best in the business. This is my first NHL game since I've owned on XOne as previous versions had been gutted since moving from 360. I would check it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Prettay Prettay Prettay good.

    Posted
    Andy
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    Solid improvements over last year (except the Be A Pro mode). Much more physically realistic, and the team customization (in general and after relocation in franchise mode) is really in depth and fun. Franchise mode is what really makes this a good game. The optional "Owner Mode" lets you customize everything from food prices to promotional giveaways. Control over everything, including relocation if your owner agrees to it (you can set it so that they automatically agree if you want). Be a Pro takes a step back for realism, but forward for speed of play. No more full seasons in Juniors. You start at the memorial cup instead. No chance to really improve your player before being drafted anymore. Not a deal-breaker, but a bit of a bummer nonetheless. Overall, really solid game. Haven't stopped playing since I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still A Work In Progress

    Posted
    PureImpact
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    1st of all, the work in progress is me. I'm still trying to get the hang of the controls because there are multiple options to choose for your controller scheme and how it fits you. The last NHL game I bought was over a decade ago, so I am trying to adjust with obviously so many changes and whatnot. From my limited experience with this game I'd have to say it's been fun and frustrating. I haven't quite got the handle on defense yet, but I will get there. I can't wait to go into the career and world cup modes, but right now I'm playing strictly exhibition games, lol. Buy this without worry if you haven't purchased a hockey game in quite a while. This won't disappoint!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than NHL 16 - A must buy!

    Posted
    LocalToughGuy
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First off, I've been playing this series since the first day it came out for the Sega Genesis, when it was first known as NHLPA (or NHL 92), so I know what I'm talking about here. LOL. NHL 17 = Great game. Last year's game had game play issues (passing, AI was none responsive) as well as a lack of features. NHL 17 has a ton of features, the game play sliders are more in depth. The AI is smarter to play against and the customization is great. If your a fan of the NHL series, this is a must buy game!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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