Conclusion: The interface bugs are pretty annoying. But outside of those this is a really fun game. It would be especially fun if you had some friends over. The games only take between 10 and 15 minutes each, so you can pack a lot of Hitz into a short time. Hockey purists should avoid this title, but if you don't need realism and enjoy a really over-the-top experience, then you will have a lot of fun with NHL Hitz 20-03.
Excerpt: Midway delivers all the excitement of hockey without those pesky penalties in their latest title, NHL Hitz 20-03 . As always, the graphics for Hitz 20-03 rival that of any simulation hockey game on the market. For starters, all of the NHL arenas look true to life. The logos at center ice look great. The players leave trails and kick up a cloud of ice whenever they change directions. Midway also sports the best crowd rendering I've seen in any sports game.
Excerpt: Hockey is a sport that has a very faithful following, but also has a lot of people who don’t follow the sport, peaked with curiosity. I am a person who follows some hockey but not a lot. However, I enjoy playing hockey games. They are fast paced and very exciting. It is hard to find a dull moment while fighting for the puck and trying to score. This brings me to NHL Hitz 20-03. Hitz is a title that isn’t trying to be the ultimate sim.
Excerpt: Midway has become known for its assortment of over-the-top, hard-hitting sports titles, blending addictive gameplay with action and excitement. It seems intent on accentuating the elements of such titles, including power hits and extraordinary plays. NHL Hitz 20-03 sticks to this dominating formula, and presents fans with a game that is an instant success. It is incredibly easy to pick up and becomes quite addicting whether you're playing by yourself or with a friend.
Excerpt: Midway has been making arcade-style sports games for quite some time. The company usually sticks to a pretty basic formula that consists of taking some of the players off of the playing field, removing almost all of the rules, and adding the ability to turbo-boost into your opponents, wildly knocking them over. Last year marked the company's reentry into the hockey market with a new series, NHL Hitz. Hitz stuck to this formula quite well, and the core game was great.
Excerpt: Let’s see if you believe this. Because Memorial Day is about America’s fighting men and women… some of who, yes, are hockey fans, I dedicated three weeks of hockey reviews just for them… don’t believe me, huh? Really! Fans who have served the United States… oh-kay, maybe it’s not Memorial Day tied in… that’s what my review of Project : Snowblind is for.