Summary: I know people have complained about a hit fest and bunching of players, but overall, this is a very fun game. I found it easy to make the game very realistic and dispell the problems people claim to have by adjusting the gameplay settings (about 20-25 diff sliders) to a more reaspnable level.
Summary: ok i have played this game since it has came out it is one of th best yet but those 13-0 games do happen and i play on diffcult setting. Dynasty mode is where it at that is the whole game right there.
Summary: NHL 2004 is by far the best sports game out there right now. In other sports games final scores ether end up being way to low, or way to high. This game has found the happy medium with good offensive teams scoring about five points per game, and not so hot teams scoring about one and a half points...
Summary: This game sucks for the first ten minutes. After you learn the controls, figure out how to change the settings and manage your plays and players, it gets a lot better. A lot better. Checking is realistic. 989's Faceoff games let you lay out some one on almost every attempt.
Summary: Listen up hockey players...if you are dying to play a hockey game that makes it seem like you are in the game yourself, buy NHL 2004 because it is so realistic. First of all, the new analog system to control players allows you to maneuver in-and-out of everybody and do power turns and quick stops.
Summary: For those who don't enjoy realism, stay away from this game. This is about as real as it can get. If you prefer the NHL 2003 version, adjust the settings to beginner and easy and you'll have your big hit, no hooking 20-1 games.
Summary: I am shocked by how many people have given this game a small rating. They've probably haven't played this game seriously (this coming from someone who's played it for only a weeks and gotten used to it.) This basically points out that it's not a very good game to rent but a game to BUY! Why?
Amazed at how much better it is then the reviews here say
shaun keeley, Amazon
13 October 2003
Summary: I must say that I was very hesitant to purchase this game after reading some of the reviews here, but a friend who had it just raved about it to me. So I plunked down the 50 bucks and was amazed.