Excerpt: The evolution of the Midway Hitz franchise to “Pro” status has truly lived up to its name. Many complained that Hitz wasn’t “real” without five-on-five hockey, full-sized NHL rinks and complete rosters for each team. Midway listened: Pro delivers on a new level of realism while maintaining and enhancing the over the top action.
Conclusion: This game is obviously from Midway, although it feels like an updated version of the greatest hockey game ever – NHLPA ’92 from EA Sports. You know the one – no official license so they couldn’t use team names, but they did have a really good fighting engine and the action was end to end. NHP feels exactly the same, you can move the puck freely and when you turn the penalties off the game becomes more like carnage than hockey and is an absolute blast to play.
Excerpt: Being born and raised in the Deep South, I know about as much about hockey as I do driving in the snow. One of the great things about NHL Hitz Pro is that none of that matters. Based off the NFL Blitz series, Hitz focuses more on an 'arcade' style hockey game than one based strictly on actual hockey rules. Whelp, as usual let's start things off by talking about the pretty colors on the screen. I rarely find a sports game with graphics that dazzle or 'Wow' me.
Excerpt: NHL Hitz Pro is the first game from Midway that sports their new philosophy of “more realism”. You have to give it to the company for trying to change with the times. They took their proven formula of high-octane action and applied it to a 5-on-5 hockey game. By opening up the ice a bit, and improving the defensive AI to do more than just knock your block off, Midway has crafted a surprisingly addictive hockey title, that can actually coexist in any hockey-lover’s...
Excerpt: Taking gamers back to the time where games weren't as realistic and quick reflexes were all you needed to be successful at a sports game, Midway's over-the-top sports titles have always been hot sellers.. This is why it was very surprising when Midway announced they were moving their franchises in a more realistic direction. Now you can play full 5 on 5 hockey, with full penalties, full rosters, and even season and franchise modes.
Excerpt: First, allow me to say that you should not compare my review with the prior NHL Hitz series reviews, in which NHL Hitz 20-02 (9.5/10) and NHL Hitz 20-03 (8.8/10) were both reviewed by Shawn. Even though the rubric scale is the same for both of us, I seem to judge sports games a little more harshly than Shawn does.
Conclusion: Inte riktigt i klass med EAs och Segas spel, men väl godkänt. Otroligt bra första timmarna. Sedan ebbar den sakta ut på grund av bristfällig AI och trist karriärläge för att höjas igen när man spelar med eller mot kompisar. Onlineläge och möjligheten att spela mot kompisar gör det långlivat, men att spela det helt själv var bara kul i runt fem timmar för mig.
Excerpt: Eclatez-vous en mode arcade : bagarre, palets en feu, tirs surpuissants…ou optez pour le mode pro et jouez dans les règles de l'art ! Jouez à 5 contre 5 pour des parties encore plus prenantes et des actions encore plus rapides, et enfin, découvrez le plaisir de jouer online !
Excerpt: NHL Hitz Pro er et rent hit – både for nostalgiske mennesker, der engang i den analoge tidsalder havde et ‘rigtigt’ hockey -spil – og for alle andre, der bare er vilde med holdspil på konsollen, hvor alt – stort set, i hvert fald – er gjort rigtigt.