Reviews and Problems with ESPN National Hockey Night
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National Hockey Night
J. Mcbride "iowastate", Amazon
23 August 2011
Summary: This game has gotten a bum rap over the years. The controls are not complicated and you don't have a franchise mode but some of the newer games left that option out. One season and you get to play with the real rules before they were sissified and watered down with the last change where some idiots thought attempting to make hockey a non contact sport would help the game. NOT.
Summary: Amazing, a video hockey game where you can actually affectively set up plays! Most hockey game franchises, like EA's NHL series, though very great in themselves, have an issue....speed. And too much of it at times. ESPN National Hockey Night, has great physics aspect to the control of the players, you don't just rocket off to break-neck speeds, all while getting off a 200+ MPH slapshot...it just doesn't happen.
Summary: If you have played NHL 2001 on Playstation, or FaceOff, or the PowerPlay series on N64, you will notice that most console hockey games take a very kinetic, chaotic, speed-ridden approach to the game. Skaters slash & dash all over the ice, turning on a dime, and basically doing everything that you shouldn't be able to do on real ice with real skates.
Summary: I play hockey and have been playing for the past 9 years so i think I would know what a good game is and which game [stinks]. I go for the realistic though challeging hockey game which is exactly what this game includes. I don't want a game that allows you to score a goal in less than 10 seconds into the game. This game is tough! I can say that but just like the real game of hockey, it takes skill and patience!...
Summary: I love hockey and have owned every EA hockey game available all with satisfaction. Yes this game is more like real life than others, but if i wanted real life i would strap on my pads and go play. The players are slow and hard to move, and the button combo's are difficult to learn. I thought ESPN of all people could do better.
Summary: When was the last time you couldn't deak a goalie out? When was the last time that you couldn't fake a shot? When was the last time you played a realistic game? Up untill now, it's all been in the hands of EA. I'm a high school hockey player, and i own all three games. Each game has it's flaws, they always do, and each game rocks it's own rink. But what sets this one aside from the rest?
Summary: This game is not good. I agree with the earlier reviews which say that when they first started playing they thought this was one of the worst games they played. Unfortunately for me, I didn't think that game was any better after I played it a while. I really wish that it was... This game is not fun to play, the camera angles are bad and the graphics are worse. The gameplay is also very poor. The players are very difficult to control.
Summary: ...when i first played it, i thought it was going to be the worst out of the three games for ps2 so far (others are nhl 2001 and nhl faceoff 2001) but as i got used to it, i realized its the best hockey game on the market. I'll admit, when playing defense, the control with the little analog thing is hard because players dont turn fast enough, but once you have the puck its perfectly fine. Everything in the game reacts as it would in real life.
Summary: STAY AWAY FROM THIS. THE ONLY HOCKEY GAME THAT EXIST FOR ME IS EA NHL 2001. IT HAS EVERYTHING THAT ESPN DOES NOT HAVE,GRAPHICS,CONTROLS,GREAT GAME PLAY.IF YOU EVER PLAYED EA'S NHL 2001 THEN YOU HAVE PLAYED THE BEST.ESPN'S IS THE WORST.DON'T BOTHER WITH IT.