Summary: Was missing the jacket that encapsulates the disc, but was able to get it working by breaking one of the cases off a game I rarely used and installing in that case. Seller was willing to give me a full refund though....I decided to just keep it.
Summary: I'd like to start off by saying I am a hockey fan. I have been since age 10, played for 5 years, and reffed for more. Especially with this past season being cancelled, I'm certainlly in need of my hockey fix, so I picked this game up. 989 forces you to use the analog button for skating. I'm not sure it's because of this, or because of the engine, but whatever it is, the player controls are sloppy.
Summary: So I bought this game used for $5 and then went and read the reviews. After reading the really poor reviews I was scared to see what this game was going to be like. After playing it most of what people said was true but not to the extremes people make it out to be. Yes the controls leave something to be desired and graphics are PS1 like but it is not the worst hockey game I have everplayed (NHL Stanley Cup for SNES gets that award and Blades of Steel remake.
Summary: Gretzky NHL, made by 989 sports, the worst of all sports games makers, is a sad excuse 4 an NHL game. If you are used to the EA or ESPN games then you'll just love the button set-up(sarcasm). Most of the buttons r the same but instead of square being to shoot, you're stuck with square being to check and deke. Circle is now the button for shooting and there is no option because you're not allowed to change the controller setup.
I thought they would have the technology to make these games better
S. Lemmer, Amazon
28 March 2006
Summary: I really put in a lot of time trying to get used to the way this game plays and I feel like I gave it a more than fair chance. Unfortunately, Gretzky NHL just turns out to be really dissapointing from a game play perspective. The controls are very poor. It's really hard to navigate your player exactly where you want to go, especially when there is a loose puck! I can't tell you how many times I've overskated a puck by a pixel.