Summary: this game on the whole is pretty fun, but very very frustrating. i had one game that i went into the 3rd up 13-1, and i barely won 14-13. the catch up logic is pretty gay. the players on your team aren't that smart either. whenever i try and spring a guy for a breakaway, he turns away from the puck.
Summary: I look forward to the NHL series every year, and I must say I was a bit let down by this version. The graphics are fantastic, as are the puck physics and sound. The dynasty mode is nice, too, but it has its problems, which I'll get to.
Summary: I have been a fan of EA's NHL series since I owned NHL 95 for my Sega Genesis, and since then I can honestly say I've enjoyed almost every one they've released. Not the case with NHL 2004, which while shows great promise, falls extremely short of expectations.
Difficult, but fun, but much room for improvement!
Scott Kelly, Amazon
26 September 2003
Summary: If you liked the past EA NHL games because it is easy to win 13-0 every time you play, then don't buy this game. If you want to be challenged every time out, then go get this game fast. The GM Dynasty mode is great. Gameplay takes a lot of getting used to.
Summary: This game adds a cool new mode called Dynasty Mode where you get to control a team from their player contracts to the ticket price. The flip side is the buttons and the gameplay have been changed and it's confusing as heck and it doesn't work nearly as well.
Summary: The graphics are great, as is the gameplay, but there are still too many "AI" goals that the goal keeper cant save, especially in overtime. On easy level the game plays well, but there is too much checking on higher levels and defense becomes a chore, rather than a strategy.
Summary: in deutscher sprache wohl ein übler druckfehler, es ist komplett in english, außer das menü ist deutsch, daher 2 sterne abzug, grafik ist nicht gut, dazu muß ich sagen das die 2002 version zwar eine cd ist aber auch komplett in deutsch ist und die grafik ist viel besser als die 2004 version.
Summary: Ich fang mal mit dem Negativen an: Der Videowürfel fehlt! Die Wiederholungen nach einem Tor sind recht dürftig! Es gibt nur noch Statistiken für die jeweilige Saison und keine Komplettstatistik mehr, das nervt besonders wenn man eine Dynasty spielt.