Summary: As a big big hockey fan i would like to say all the hockey games are great, But this hockey game is the best!! The graphics are really really good about as good as NHL 07, you can actually look at players and tell who it is without seeing the name or the jersey. I really like how u can go down to the AHL and play games there too. That is about all i have to say about this game besides GO WINGS!!!!!!
Summary: As a hockey fan, I figured that this game would be cool to try out because it's a Gretzky game, and I figured that since it's a Gretzky game, it'd have to be excellent. Well, I was wrong. The game is pretty cool, pretty fun, but when I give something a 4 for fun, that's actually a dissapointment, because I tend to hand out 5's when there are 4 little things I don't like about the game. I have made a list of pro's and con's about the game. Pro's: - Graphics are excellent!
Summary: If you are a serious hockey fan stay away from this game. This game absolutely sucks. The controls make you feel like a robot and the passing is absolutely horrible. Sometimes the computer makes the game feel like keepaway (impossible to do for the user). The checks are just plain stupid, because they are so overpowering. For example, when you get to the goal everyone crowds and tries knocking you over as hard as possible. The game really sucks.
Summary: I love how fast this game is, although some shoot it down because of how "hyper" it is. The speed of this game (which you can adjust by the way) is what sets it apart from the other guys. Graphics are very solid, with nice animations on checks and jukes. There's room for improvement as far as player faces, but I'm nitpicking. Franchise mode is pretty darned good.
Summary: After being rather frustrated with the NHL 2K6 effort and feeling that EA has become a little stale, I'm very pleased with Gretzky NHL 2006. The controls are simple (at least compared to the nonsense of 2K6 and their three-tiered overdone controller layout), the game is fast, the fun is endless. The gameplay is smooth, perhaps not quite as much as the other two competitors, but it is STILL EXCELLENT.