SUMMARY: I love the create your team, hockey shop and the exhibition mode. The create a team is very cool because you can edit the head,thighs, and much more! The exhibition mode is very good for practicing. I love the hockey shop because you can getnew teams, jerseys and rinks. My favorite team is the snowmen because I like snow and creations.
Overall- 2.8/5 NHL Hitz 2002 is an ok game. It has its ups and downs. Overall, if you LOVE hockey, then this game will bring a new, exciting perspective to the game. If hockey isn't your thing, neither is this game for you.
Pros: 1. Graphics- Simply Amazing. Detal to the shoelace and mesh in the jersey. The Xbox detail is 10X better then Gamecube's detail for the game. 2. No rules and no penalties. 3. Rip your own music into the game. 4. An overall fun gaming experience, you won't get frustrated. 5. You earn money and buy old jerseys and arenas, which make the game much more exciting.
Cons: 1. To really enjoy it, you must know hockey in general. 2. If you have over 25,000 blocks of memory in your Xbox, Hitz can't load.
Here it is, Midway's second attempt at a hockey version of their extreamly popular, not to mention watered down, basketball game NBA Jam. Not many people have heard of NHL Open Ice Hockey, which was realeased in 1994 for the Arcade and SNES, but the gaming market was already starting to get tired of the genre of no rules sports. Midway not being able to take hints when necessary (Mortal Kambat, NBA Jam, NBA Hoopz, NBA Showtime, NFL Blitz...) put out another game in their never ending series of run down series.
Now, I am not saying NHL Hitz is a bad game, because it is not. It is actually quite fun to play, and I would recomend just that to anybody, playing it. However, buying it would most likely be a mistake. It will be fun for the first few times that you play it, but eventually you will find out the tricks that get you increadibly easy vicotries at the hardest levels and destroy any sense of challenge that was once brought into the game. Also, who really wants to have another 5 y...