NHL 2004 User Reviews

10

NHL 2004

The good:

This is personally the best hockey video game I have ever seen and played. If you want the most realistic hockey in one simple video game you need to get this game. You can be a GM of a team and you can make trades, salary dumbs and much more to improve your team. The best feature in this game for sure is Dynasty mode, it includes 20 years of hockey with your selected team and at the end of 20 years you the GM gets a special gift. Another great thing in this game is there are so many European teams and you can trade with them for players and stuff. The players look so realistic and that is something else that is really good.

The bad:

Well the worst about this game is that you cant see how long your player is injured for when you simulate games and stuff. The only time it shows you is when you are playing the game and after the game it tells you other than that it doesnt tell you if he is recovering well and stuff like that.


Summary:

Overall i give this game a 9 out of 10, it was amazing but it could have added just a tiny bit more of hockey stuff into it.

9.4

Awesome hockey game

The good:

Dynasty Mode is great
Amazing Graphics
5 different hockey leagues
Making custom teams and players is fun
Especially fun with multiplayer
Amazing music from bands like Gob, The Ataris, Deftones and many more great bands

The bad:

The computer doesn't accept crappy trades...

Summary:

This is a really fun and enjoyable game for anyone who likes or doesn't like hockey games. There are so many options when you create a team or player that you'll never have two of the same. The ice even changes, when the period starts the ice is clean and smooth but near the end of the period it's gets rough and scratched. Dynasty mode is loads of fun and decoration your office is really cool. If there's anyone out there who's looking for a nice, solid sports game, this is one you should definetly check out.

7.0

NHL 2004

The good:

Graphics
Skating Animation
No more "jersey jiggle"
Hit animations
Fighting

The bad:

Clunky Checking System
Dumb Goalies
Boring Commentary

Summary:

NHL 2004 is better than the other games in the series and it's very addicting but, it's still got a lot of flaws that have been fixed in the past and brought back. Many things that were good in NHL 2002 like the ease of checking an opponent and the funny commentary have been replaced with crap. The checking system is clunky at best, you can line up a perfect check and unload on a guy and your player just bumps off the guy or makes him stumble while the comp can lay hits every 2 seconds. They also replaced Don Taylor with a guy who makes Pat Summeral sound exciting and he's supposed to be th...

8.0

NHL 2004

The good:

Gamplay, manual deke, ai, gameplay settings diversity, Rosters, Dynasty Mode, Euro clubs, very realistic, small details ie. helmets pop off, better hooking[br]

The bad:

No all Star game (booo), Early stages of Dynasty mode (older players are useless in dynasty mode), No indication injury length (vital information)

Summary:

This is the most true to life hockey title ever released. Improvments can be made to certain areas of the game such as adding a playable allstar weekend in Dynasty mode. Other things of note are when starting a Dynasty you will be playing with a severe handicap until you earn sufficient GM experience points (which can take a couple of seasons to do). Because of this you may never use such older players as Sakic, Lemieux, etc.... to their full potetial in this game mode. There is also consistent way to check players injury progress. The injury length scrolls across the bottom of the screen...

4.0

Quite Disappointing

The good:

-Swedish Elite Leagues
-Create your own team/player
-Presentation
-Sound
-Hit animations

The bad:

-Gameplay
-AI
-Goalie animations
-Passing
-Inaccurate sliders
-Non-dynamic gameplay
-No non-NHL selectable custom team jerseys

Summary:

EA NHL 2004 is easily the worst, most frustrating hockey game I have ever played. Its lack of realistic gameplay made me want to kill the people who dishonored hockey in this way. First of all, 99% percent of goals have to come in the following ways:

-Weak shot right as you're crossing the blue line
-One timer through the crease
-Skate parallel through the crease, watch the goalie do nothing, score

Goalie animations? What goalie animations? Apparently diving saves, stacking the pads, and other great gaves don't exist. Oh, and we wanted to mention that goalies never let goals in through the five...

10

NHL 2004

The good:

This is personally the best hockey video game I have ever seen and played. If you want the most realistic hockey in one simple video game you need to get this game. You can be a GM of a team and you can make trades, salary dumbs and much more to improve your team. The best feature in this game for sure is Dynasty mode, it includes 20 years of hockey with your selected team and at the end of 20 years you the GM gets a special gift. Another great thing in this game is there are so many European teams and you can trade with them for players and stuff. The players look so realistic and that is something else that is really good.

The bad:

Well the worst about this game is that you cant see how long your player is injured for when you simulate games and stuff. The only time it shows you is when you are playing the game and after the game it tells you other than that it doesnt tell you if he is recovering well and stuff like that.

Summary:

Overall i give this game a 9 out of 10, it was amazing but it could have added just a tiny bit more of hockey stuff into it.

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