i love playing sports games, and i am a pc gamer, but i gatta say, the quality of sports games on the pc has plummeted over the last few years. its no wonder pc sports games sales suck. they cant compete in terms of quality with the offering on the consoles. i remember picking up NHL09 for the pc, then going to a friends house and playing NHL09 on the PS3, two completely different games in terms of Graphics, Play style, control, etc. the pc version honestly to me played and looked almost identical to NHL04 when i bought it last. made me regret buying it after about 15min of playing. I'm willing to bet that there are thousands of gamers out there that would agree.
for now i just get my hockey and golf game fix from the consoles when hanging out with friends. pc sports game devs/publisher will not get another dime out of me until they stop giving us such garbage.
for anyone still reading this, sorry about the rant, but it had to be said.