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NHL 2005
By: Electronic Arts
NHL 2005
Features:
  • GameCube
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • Sports

  • Average Rating: 5.00     Total Reviews: 5

    Price: $49.99
    Sale: $14.98
    Prices subject to change


Product Description:

NHL 2005 delivers the incredible of a World Cup hockey game, combined with international leagues and competitions from two continents. It's top-quality gaming with all the speed, finesse, and hard-hitting action of the best in pro hockey. Lace up your skates and hit the ice! All-new AI recreates the play styles and personalities of the biggest names in the game Go online and compete with the best players from around the country

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Perfect for NHL Fans; Not for Others; Recommend with Reservations       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 28-Aug 2005

Great Aspects:

If you enjoy watching NHL hockey and also enjoy the EA NHL series, then this game will provide countless hours of fun. The controls and variety of in-game moves is the best ever in the NHL series. AI is also at its best in this game. Graphics are pretty good and the music is okay (depending on your music preference). The color commentary is some of the best in recent years (having replaced Don Taylor with Craig Simpson). Dynasty (franchise) mode is very engaging and the rewards system (for your franchise) will keep you playing and playing. Salaries are within reason (they won't skyrocket like they did in NHL 2004 after three seasons) and salary negotiations actually appear to have some logic to them.

Downside:

For casual sports video game fans, this game isn't going to entertain you for more than three hours; go get Madden if you haven't already. There are a few minor bugs in NHL 2005 (it is very difficult to name certain players captain, for no apparent reason, and there are still "soft" goals once you learn what you're doing). EA hockey technology is always at least one year behind Madden technology (for franchise options and management).

Summary:

Any NHL fan will enjoy this game for quite a long time. Other people probably won't like it too much.
Recommmend with Reservations.
Great NHL Game.       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 29-Dec 2004

Hey, the NHL is on lockout, so play this game. Better than reading the news. Actually, it's one of the best games ever.
NHL 2005 - Nintendo Gamecube       Product Reviews
by: toomin       on: 24-Dec 2004

From 1996 to 2001 I purchased every EA Sports hockey title to come out for PC. After 2001, however, I felt as if EA Sports was starting to slack off. Yes the graphics imrpoved yearly, but the new hockey games just didn't seem to be changing enough to purchase them in yearly incrememnts. Well, since then I have purchased a Gamecube, and I simply went crazy at the site of NHL 2005. With all new features the game is simply phenomenal! Most notibly are the Dynasty Mode where you take the place as the General Manager of a team and lead them through a season, the Minor Country leagues spanning from Sweden to Russia and beyond, EA Sports Free 4 All featuring tons of new multiplayer games to play wtih your friends, and World Cup of Hockey where you can lead your home country to victory! All of these new additions are enough to make you want to buy the game, but I still haven't mentioned the added features in gameplay. In every previous game there have been automated deeks that you press a button to perform, but now you can use the c-stick to take full control of your player's stick. This opens up thousands of possibilities in creating your own awesome moves. I have one callled the Dan-Double-Deek that is very hard to do just right, but has never failed to score. Also, to counter this new offense force, without the puck the c-stick becomes your bruise control. depending on how fast you lunge the stick at your opponent, you can do anything from a simple poke-ckeck to a rumbling body check that will send the opponent through the glass! The last thing I want to mention is a new innovation in hockey gaming callled Open Ice Support. While carrying the puck, you can switch from the puck bearer to an open teammate, leaving the computer with the responsibility of handling the black biscuit. Then you can skate to open ice and press the pass button. The computer will pass you the puck! This is a great way to set up quick one-timer plays, and a great way to escape your defensive zone with an odd-man rush or breakaway!

THE BOTTOM LINE: This is an unbalievable hockey game that will never get old, and will supply hours of fun, for you alone, or you and three other people.
best hockey game ever       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 26-Sep 2004

this is a must have game. if you are a hockey fan get this game it is the most realistic hockey game ever. the new dyansty mode is awsome.graphics are great. u must get this game.


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