Excerpt: Screens (6) From the cheering crowds, spraying ice and the occasional fight, Sega Sports NHL 2K for Sega Dreamcast is as realistic as it gets! In true Sega Sports style, Sega Sports NHL 2K features all the detail and intense gameplay that comes with a true-to-life hockey game. The game features more than 700 motion-captured moves, incredible 3D graphics, re-created models of real hockey arenas and more.
Excerpt: Radical Entertainment's NHL Powerplay '96 for the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn was among the first significant sports games of the 32-bit era and remains one of the most playable hockey games in recent memory. Not only did it help usher in true 3-D gameplay and graphics to sports games, it was also fast and intuitive—easy for beginners to learn and authentic enough to absorb die-hard hockey fans.
Excerpt: Sports games have been a part of videogaming since the days of the Atari 2600 and Intellivision. In fact, good sports games are a key to any console's success in this day and age. Sega knew this when they introduced the Dreamcast. They unleashed NFL 2K and NBA 2K and gave the system (and themselves) a reputation for having some outstanding sports games. At the same time, they put pressure on any other sports titles they were to release.
Summary: BlackBox legt mit NHL 2K einen Puck auf´s Eis, der sich wahrlich sehen lassen kann. Das Game erreicht zwar nicht den Perfektionsgrad der anderen beiden 2K Titel, muss aber erstmal von anderen Spielen getoppt werden. Das NHL-Ruckelhockey von EA hat da noch viel Nacholbedarf, was die Grafik betrifft. Einzigster Vorteil von EA: Sie haben bei NHL etwas bessere Athmosphäre in den Stadien.