I've bought and played (extensively) every NHL
game since 1995. NHL2003 is the first time that I think the
new game is worse than its predesessor. NHL2003 seems almost
incomplete; many of the options players will be familiar with
are simply not present; you can no longer default to manual
line changes; you can't view player stats in trade proposals,
you can't view a list of players on waivers easily, you no longer
have a profile, the cards from NHL2002 are gone, there are no
player specific moves, etc. It is fun to play, but the absences
I haven't played this one online yet so I can't
really say whether or not it is any better than NHL2001.
NHL2002 was both a great game and a huge disappointment.
In single player mode, the game was pretty good; the graphics
and sounds are stunning and for the first week or so the game
is awesome. Then, you learn how to score, and even playing on
the hardest level with goalies turned up to maximum skill you
start having games that are 25 or 30 to nothing and it just
isn't fun anymore.
Multiplayer in NHL2002 is better than NHL2001,
but it is still very slow and choppy.
NHL 2001 is the latest release in the popular
EA sports NHL series. It continues where NHL 2000 leaves off
with great graphics and easy gameplay, and it adds a lot of
configuration controls so you can customize the game to act
the way you want. EA Sports has finally managed to create a
game with no automatic or "money shots" which plagued
their previous offerings.
I am currently in an online NHL2001 league (formerly
the Chicago Cyber Hockey League) and we all use this game. In
general, it is a lot of fun. Unfortunately, there are some problems
with this game playing via modem or the Internet; I hope EA
manages to solve their lag and disconnection problems soon.
Diablo II is the sequel to the incredibly popular
game Diablo by Blizzard. Diablo II has the same general game
engine but it features greatly improved graphics and more balanced
gameplay between the character classes. There are more quests,
items, characters, and monsters in this game than any other
I have seen in years.
Diablo II is also very fun to play online using
Blizzard's Battlenet. There are usually thousands of players
online at any given time and there are hundreds of games. I
personally haven't had many problems with lag or disconnects.
Also keep this page bookmarked as I will add links
for the new expansion set as soon as it is released.
A classic interpretation of the Civilization /
Sim City genre set on the ancient Nile. You haven't lived until
you have ordered hordes of slaves to build temples to honor
I find this game very entertaining, but it gets
old fast. You also can't make it challenging without it becoming
annoying. Oh, well...