Gretzky NHL 06 PSP

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  • Summary: Gretzky NHL 2006 for PSP hits the virtual ice with two all-new modes, 3-on-3 and Ladder, which offer gamers a quick arcade-style experience. Returning features include Quick Game, Exhibition and Season Modes, along with a revamped shot meter for the perfect one-timer. For gamers on the go,Gretzky NHL 2006 for PSP hits the virtual ice with two all-new modes, 3-on-3 and Ladder, which offer gamers a quick arcade-style experience. Returning features include Quick Game, Exhibition and Season Modes, along with a revamped shot meter for the perfect one-timer. For gamers on the go, Gretzky NHL 2006 for PSP offers multiplayer gameplay locally via Ad Hoc Mode, or across the nation via Infrastructure Mode. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. The game has seen a remarkable improvement since the previous Gretzky NHL released at the handheld’s launch, but it still isn’t quite where it needs to be and probably can’t compete yet with 2K Sports’ or EA Sports’ versions if and when they come out for the PSP.
  2. The sound effects definitely help the audio package since they are in tact and quite forceful.
  3. There isn’t much depth to the single-player game, but having a season mode is a nice addition.
  4. For players prepared to risk finger cramp, wrist lock, eye strain, and cracked patience in order to make the transitional skill demands laid down by the merciless gameplay, the experience is never anything less than rewarding.
  5. A decent hockey game, but it falls short of being the great one.
  6. A fairly lackluster game of hockey that doesn't really need to be in your PSP collection.
  7. 38
    While the game controls nicely, the frame rate is bad, the gameplay is bland and boring; there’s simply no fun to be found in the title. Simply put, it’s a bad port of an already bad PS2 game.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Jul 9, 2016
    8
    The 2nd instalment in the Gretzky NHL series improves on some of the shortcomings of its predecessor. The frame-rate and AI are improved. TheThe 2nd instalment in the Gretzky NHL series improves on some of the shortcomings of its predecessor. The frame-rate and AI are improved. The game introduces new modes for player to enjoy. 3 on 3 hockey is an NHL Hitz style mode with no offsides and big hits. The Wayne vs Wayne mode is an arcade style 5 on 5 hockey with simplified rules. In Wayne vs Wayne, the players collect something the game calls "the 99 Time". Throwing big hits, winning face-offs, one-timers, shots on goal and outplaying your opponent will add a set number of seconds on your clock. When you hit a certain number of seconds, you will be able to call Wayne Gretzky to play for your team, giving you a 6 on 5 power play. NHL's affiliate league, the American Hockey League is present in the game. Sadly the AHL teams aren't playable, still the full rosters are available, and the player may move the players from AHL to NHL and vice versa. The lack of the 'create a player' or create a team are a real bummer dough. Expand

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#70 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005