Summary: I'll admit that when I first picked up this game I wasn't really impressed. I'm accustomed to the ESPN and EA Sports games. To be honest with you I wanted to kill Gretzky at first for making me feel I've wasted forty bucks. I didn't wanna come on here and trash Gretzky 2005 right away though. I decided to give the game a bit of time. Now alot of you (like me) might be used to the really fast paced hockey games. Though fast paced is fun it's also not very realistic.
Summary: As much as I wanted to really like this game, I just can't. Although we own NHL Hitz and NHL 2004, the primary reason we bought this game is because it allows you to create a player and, with the Eye Toy camera for PlayStation 2, put your very own face on it. That's the idea, anyway. In reality the player looked no more like my son or me than did any of the actual HNL players built into the game. So, in the end it is a feature with no actual benefit.
Summary: This game rules! This game is a combanation of NHL Hitz Pro, and ESPN NHL 2k5. The intense hitting is like NHL Hitz Pro, and the gamplay is like ESPN NHL 2k5. They didn't copy of them but combained their features into one awsome game! See i have both Gretzky NHL 2005, and ESPN NHL 2k5, they are both good, but i think that i like Gretzky NHL 2005. It might be more money then the ESPN games, but still, for $35, it is worth it!
Summary: 989 Sports have been making some really good video gaes lately and from what I have heard and seen it seems like this one is going to be the best. The online mode is going to rock the house with some awesome tournament play and headset chat. Hope to see you guys online!
Summary: For the other two reviews prior to mine.... There was NO 2004!! This used to be NHL Faceoff put out by 989 sports... they didnt make an edition last year, because says were horrible in previous years. If you want a high priced game thats not worth the money...buy this one. If you want to get your money's worth stick with EA or ESPN NHL. But good luck 989, but it has been how many years since Wayne took the ice? Look for OJ Simpson football next fall....
Summary: NHL is a very good game for playstation2 and you should get it when it comes out. I have the 2003 and 2004 version of NHL and it justgets better every time it comes out. This game i will definatly get and if you don't get it and you like hockey you will miss out on a great game. THIS GAME IS GOING TO ROCK AND YOU SHOULD GET IT AS SOON AS YOU CAN. I gave this 5 stars because it is a fun game to play and it is also realistic. YOU SHOULD GET THIS GAME. YEAAAAAAAH!