Conclusion: I haven’t had this much fun with a hockey game since the 16 bit era. For gamers that are looking for silky-smooth gameplay and controls, NHL Hitz Pro delivers. Hockey sim fans shouldn’t bypass Hitz Pro on account of its past history, especially due to the plethora of sliders that allow tweaking of practically every aspect.
Excerpt: Here’s an interesting question to pose to all of you sports fans today: Take a popular sport beloved by millions of people. Now, make it more accessible for newcomers while retaining the strategy necessary for hardcore fans. While some designers would probably go the EA route, with full sim-recreations of the game, Midway Sports went in the opposite direction, with arcade mechanics and over the top action for their sports titles.
Excerpt: Like previous titles, Hitz takes advantage of the current roster for the NHL as of late July. (Unfortunately, this means that the recent tragedy that’s befallen the Thrashers renders the roster dreadfully outdated.) This lets players hit the ice of the NHL fielding the strongest players from pre-season camp, which helps when choosing between leaping straight into an exhibition match and playing a full season with a favorite team.
Excerpt: Face à la pléthore de simulations de hockey qui se filent des coups de crosse depuis un bon moment sur Xbox, Midway s'acharne avec une nouvelle édition de sa série arcade NHL Hitz. Alors que tous les yeux sont tournés vers Sega, EA Sports et Microsoft qui luttent avec sérieux pour la première place sur ce support, voyons voir si NHL Hitz Pro saura tirer son épingle du jeu.