Summary: I gave this game five stars because it takes me back to the day when hockey games where more just simple and the classic controls are so natural to me because I grew up that way. It's like the game creators read my mind, such smooth passing and unlimited hip checks (110 per game on average for me on all star hitz mode), nothing to complain about here.
Summary: This game is good for hours of endless entertainment. If you like big hits, fights, and broken glass then this game has it all. The great game of hockey packed with more of the great hits you love! I recommend this game for any hockey lover.
Summary: After playing EASports NHL 2003 on my brother-in-law's Game Cube, I knew I had to get a hockey game for the ole' PS2. This was the newest version of any title at the electronics emporium (the next most recent was NHL 2002), so it's what I nabbed. The graphics don't seem quite as sharp as the EA game (no sleeve numbers on the jerseys, for example) but the PS2 controller is easier to use (at least to me), the action seems a little quicker and after just an hour of play, I...
Summary: This NHL game is a blast. I didn't like the previous NHL Hitz titles because of the larger-than-life players, only 4 men on the ice, etc. This latest version is a real improvement. Regulation 5 men on the ice, realistic player sizes, and lots of fun to play. I have tried all the 2003-04 NHL games and I enjoy this one the most. p.s., GO SHARKS!!
Summary: Ok, this new nhl now has 5 on 5 as opposed to the old two which i also have. This has a huge advantage as that there is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more action and there wont be like 10 minutes of a guy skating to the other end of the rink, so thats 1 good point. But the best part of this game is that the checks are just stupid, they put rules in so if you check someone who isnt near the puck then you get punished for it but with the puck you can do whatever the hell...
Summary: Hola boys and girls, Here's the deal, Hitz is the best hockey game on the market. Let me tell you why. Being a huge hockey fan (Go Avalanche!) for a number of years I have always checked out each new hockey game to come along. EA was doing good until the last 3 years and now they're franchise has gone down the tubes. ESPN has an alright game, but there is only a certain amount of realism that I care to digest.
Summary: I think this game really hit it on the mark - it's fast paced, great graphics, entertaining, easy to pick up and play, and adds lots of fun to the game of hockey. The slightly "over-th-top" play allows you to check players through the glass and catch on fire, among other things. The most entertaining feature for me was the ability to alter your players appearance. You can make them taller or shorter or fatter or leaner.
Summary: This game has been a blast. The character options in franchise is worth the purchase of this game alone. Not to mention the checking through the glass. Also, if hard hits isn't your thing, there are plenty of customization options to make a game that suits you better. I wish there was better fighting, but the hits on the ice suit my taste. Recommend to all who love hockey.