Excerpt: The video that welcomes the player when they first boot up Gretzky NHL is as good as any DVD. Gretzky has had a long, and successful career in the icy sport of hockey. 989 Studios (which has since been swallowed by Sony) has had to play catch up on Electronic Arts, and Sega in most sports games.
Excerpt: If you followed the suggestions from gaming companies, you might think that the sport of hockey was once a black hole, full of brutish, stick wielding thugs. Fights and hard body checks were the norm, and any grace associated with the sport was farcical at best.
Excerpt: As with 989’s other PSP launch game, NBA , it is very easy to be initially wowed by Gretzky NHL ’s graphics. And, for the most part, it’s a great looking game. As expected, the graphics have been downgraded from the PS2 version just a bit to work on the PSP, but the overall look and feel is still...
Excerpt: I don't know much about hockey, but I do know enough to realize that unresponsive controls, busted A.I., loose puck handling, and jumpy graphics are the kinds of things that no one wants to see in an officially licensed product.
Excerpt: While the real NHL remains in a holding pattern, the virtual NHL continues to drop the puck on consoles everywhere. Sony's new PSP has shown a strong commitment to sports gaming in its launch lineup, and
Excerpt: 989 Sports took a year off developing a lot of their titles in order to improve the overall quality of their games. Gretzky NHL was one of these titles and it came out on the PlayStation 2 last year.
Excerpt: Lad mig sige det fra start, jeg har ikke rørt et eneste Ishockey spil, siden jeg fik min PS2 engang i foråret 2000. Mit ishockey-underskud skyldes nok, at sporten jo ikke er en af de mest udbredte på disse breddegrader.