Excerpt: Normally, I try not to focus on what is missing in a title but, instead, focus on its strong points. However, what NHL FaceOff 2003 doesn’t have is one of the main reasons it fails. First and foremost, in-depth slider bars are missing.
Conclusion: Despite a year off last year, Faceoff 2003 hasn't improved enough to stay with the competition. The redesigned game engine has the underpinnings of a good hockey title, but it needs additional tweaking. Also, 989 Sports needs to address some obvious bugs in the game.
Excerpt: If you're like me, you live up in Wisconsin, where it's cold, which means only one thing: hockey. But chances are you're not like me. You're living down in a warm state where hot chicks walk around in their bikinis all day long. Meanwhile, I have to stare at guys with mullets and missing teeth.
Conclusion: Much like all current sporting games these days, the game features 3-D modeled characters with a variety of camera angles for your gaming pleasure; however, this game features some of the oldest looking graphics of the current group of games.
Excerpt: Without a doubt, hockey titles are one of the most exciting and enjoyable sports titles when it comes to videogames. EA Sports has long been the standard for excellence with their NHL series, and Sega Sports always seems to excel with the 2K label.
Excerpt: First of all, perhaps I should tell you that I was raised in the heartland of America, playing wholesome American games like Driver and Original Half Life deathmatch. Since I was kicked off of all major sports because I was too competitive (or to lazy֯ne of the two, I'm not sure), I didn't play...
Summary: , one of the weaker hockey games of 2002. You’d think that I’m exaggerating but then again, you’d be wrong. The experience begins well enough with a pretty well-produced video package that displays some of the best that the NHL has to offer, then it’s all downhill from there.