Excerpt: The 2005 season is going to go down in history as one of the worst years for hockey fans. Sure there was a pointless and easily avoidable lockout to deal with, but also because of EA Sports' rather disappointing NHL 2005 - easily one of the worst titles in the series, next to 2003. Fortunately EA is back on track this time around with the right game plan in mind.
Excerpt: NHL 06 may not look leaps and bounds better than the previous iteration of the game, but it still looks pretty damn good... at least for the most part. The animations are fluid and checks look brutal. There are some minor flaws when checking players into the boards, but these only crop up on the replays. The main problem with the graphics is in variety.
Excerpt: NHL 06's controls are simple and easy to pick up, though they would be easier to learn if somewhere in the paltry 6.5 page instruction manual (it's actually 9 pages, but 2.5 are legal disclaimers), if things like "bruise control" were actually explained. At the touch of a button you can sprint, shoot, deke, pass, and on the defensive side, you can poke check, check, and sprint.
Excerpt: Since 2000, I haven't been the least bit interested in EA Sports' hockey franchise. Whether it was sloppy control, the arcade-like gameplay or the lackluster visuals something about the franchise turned me off and I jumped ship to the 2k series. As fate has it, however, I've become reacquainted with a friend that started to clean up his act and is attempting to once again be the person that everyone used to love. That friend, obviously, is the NHL series.
Conclusion: It's become the norm now hasn't it, EA, another sports title to add to the collection, if you are an avid NHL fan then this is a definite game you should purchase. If you have never played an NHL game in your life then start now, it doesnâ€™t get any better than this, until next year on the PS3 of course!
Excerpt: Cette année, une fois de plus, le mois d’octobre coïncide avec la sortie des fameux jeux de sport d’Electronic Arts. Après Fifa 2006, voici l’arrivée de NHL 2006. Cette arrivée est d’autant plus attendue que cette année, le retour du fameux jeu d’Electronic Arts coïncide parfaitement avec le renouveau de la NHL qui s’était arrêtée durant une saison complète.
Summary: Es ist schön zu sehen, dass sich EA endlich der immer lauter gewordenen Kritik angenommen hat. Das realistischere Handling, die massiv verbesserte Offense- und Defense-KI sowie die erstklassigen Animationen machen NHL06 zu einem tollen Eishockeyspiel. Negativ aufgefallen sind mir wie immer die unschönen Zuschauerränge, sowie die unnötig komplizierte Open-Ice-Steuerung.