Excerpt: The key to a solid hockey game lies in its gameplay mechanics. Simulating the sport in an accurate and exciting fashion is paramount and unfortunately for Gretzky NHL 06, it gets tripped up right from the opening faceoff. Simply put, the game is too fast.
Conclusion: The commentary in the game is more or less useless. Everything is off by several seconds which will likely annoy players. Players will make a pass only to hear they made the pass several seconds after the fact. It’s just weird. The audience sound effects are as basic as they come as well.
Conclusion: Gretzky NHL 06 has been improved from Gretzky NHL, but still has a long road ahead of it to make it to the top. There are some great ideas, like the 99 Time, but nothing in this game amounts to a great experience.
Excerpt: Developer – Page 44 Studios Publisher – Sony Computer Entertainment of America Features 1-2 Players Memory Stick Duo – 3392 KB Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc/Infrastructure) As the NHLPA and Team Owners finally wised up and settled their dispute, both fans of Hockey and Video Game Sport fanatics...
Excerpt: Gretzky NHL 06 isn’t the prettiest game the PSP has seen. Oddly, when things are close up, they look par for the course. When the camera zooms out, however, the jaggies come out of the woodwork. There is nothing smooth about the graphics at all, including the animations.