Conclusion: Playing NHL2K3 will make you not want to stop for days. This game has a keen ability to keep your eyes glued to the screen, your heart jumping, and talking trash to your friends. I recommend at least a rent even if you don’t like hockey just to experience the gameplay. If you do buy NHL2K3 you won’t get bored. Thank you Sega Sports for creating some quality entertainment.
Conclusion: NHL 2K3 is a labor of love, in more ways than one. Developers Treyarch clearly put their hockey knowledge, heart, soul and sweat into this game, creating a game just short of a hockey masterpiece. Make no mistake about it – NHL 2K3 is the most realistic hockey game on the market, blowing away EA Sports’ NHL 2003. But NHL 2K3 also is a labor of love for players.
Excerpt: Released to wide appeal and much success online, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon was a hit when it was released on November 11 two years ago. After seeing an expansion in the form of Island Thunder last year, Ubi Soft and Red Storm Entertainment are at it again with arguably one of the best military shooters of all time, Ghost Recon 2.
Excerpt: Ghost Recon 2 for the Xbox is a sequel, not just to Ghost Recon but also to Ghost Recon 2…for the PlayStation 2. You see, Ubi Soft decided to make two completely different versions of Ghost Recon 2, reportedly to take advantage of each of the system’s strengths. The PlayStation 2 version takes place in 2007, while the Xbox version takes place in the year 2011. In other words, the PlayStation 2 version is a prequel to the Xbox version. Confused? Don’t be.
Excerpt: With the exception of the few years when 989’s Faceoff series surpassed Electronic Art’s NHL series on the PlayStation, EA has had a strangle hold on Hockey. To put it bluntly, the NHL series WAS videogame hockey. This led to the series trying to be all things to all game players. Surprisingly, EA managed this balancing acting extremely well, especially with NHL 2002.
Conclusion: rarely ever outside the realm of what you would expect from an actual NHL game. Nope, you won’t see any 10-0 drubbings online, no matter how good you’re opposition is. I usually lose by no more than a goal, (and I say lose, because I’m an awful 5-60 online; trust me, scoring is definitely a skill that needs to be developed before heading online) which keeps you locked into the game until the final whistle.
Excerpt: There’s a new king of the rink in the realm of console hockey, and it’s Sega Sports’ NHL2K3. Staggeringly intelligent AI, brilliant gameplay, and the most realistic goalies this side of the real thing make NHL2K3 the best hockey game ever made – and one the best games of the year.
Summary: "NHL 2K3" ist das Spiel, auf das Eishockey-Fans lange warten mussten. Es ist sehr realistisch, wobei Neulinge trotzdem ohne lange Anlaufzeit und ohne ewiges Studieren der Spielanleitung loslegen können. Auch der Multiplayer-Modus für bis zu 4 Spieler sorgt für langen Spielspaß.
Summary: Lange habe ich auf diese Fortsetzung gewartet, und tatsächlich ist es Ubisoft gelungen die hohen Erwartungen größtenteils zu erfüllen. Größtenteils? Nun, leider wurde Ghost Recon um viele strategische Features beraubt, und auch der Xboxlive Modus hat so seine Macken (siehe Testbericht). Stört aber wohl wirklich nur die Hardcore Fans der Serie.