Summary: NHL 2004 is a huge dissapointment.....i get nhl games every year and this one blows....nhl 2003 is so much better. In 2004 they make the gameplay more &quot;realistic&quot; which kills the game. The passing is impossible to get it to the person u want to.
Summary: I purchased this game thinking it would be an amazing update from past NHL games from EA which I greatly enjoyed. This one however let me down tramedously. The actually part where you play hockey was really good, however, but the commentating honestly lowered it.
Summary: I always wait for the EA NHL Series. How disappointing!!! The use of the analog stick makes it ackward and very hard. The defense on this is horrible. I will never out shoot the other team. The least EA could have done was to leave the player controls in the D-pad.
Summary: I have been a huge fan of the EA NHL hockey series since it started in 1993. I was excited for this years game b.c of the depth they had seemed to add with the dynasty mode, etc for the PS2. The problem is that the gameplay is absolutely atrocious.
Summary: I have purchased NHL 2004 for the ps2, the graphics are great the special features great. But gaming controls suck!!!! in one hour of game play using having to use the analog, I have spranded my thumb.
Summary: I didnt think itwas possible, but EA followed up on its horrible NHL 2003 with a much un-improved 2004. The controls will drive you insane, EA needs to learn that more controls does not nesscarily make a better game. Second the gameplay has actually found a way to be worse then 2003.