Excerpt: Last year I though that NHL 2003 was a pretty good game, but that was only relative to the rest of the NHL Series. This year EA has done an overhaul to their game to make it less like soccer and more like hockey. They also added a dynasty mode. How does this years edition stack up? Note that I will try to stick to areas not covered by Paul Kelly's excellent review . Graphics: 88 Overall, the graphics are pretty solid.
Excerpt: Time and again, EA Sports brings another outstanding game, not only in gameplay, but also in the audio/video department. As soon as you pop in the disc, NHL 2004 's presence is felt with another outstanding set of audio tracks behind the menu system. In the game, another class act is represented in the announcing crew, as well as within on-ice sounds.