Excerpt: If any of you have read my past reviews, you will know that I had a lot of snide remarks over the current NHL lockout. Well instead of going back on a tirade and jabs at the NHL, I am just going to concentrate on the game at the forefront.
Excerpt: Aaaah, the sights and sounds of hockey; virtual hockey, that is. For those who think video games don’t have a place in today’s society, I submit Gretzky NHL 2005 -- a game that brings hockey to the masses when the National Hockey League doesn’t seem to be able to.
Conclusion: In-game action is acceptable, the game camera does give some really good camera angles – especially the TV angles which work really good until you get closer to the boards. Game play isn’t as fast as we’ve seen with some of the EA Sports titles, nor are the controls as responsive.