NHL Breakaway 98 (PlayStation)

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NHL Breakaway ist in jeder Hinsicht ein Meisterwerk der Programmierkunst. Hat man jemals zuvor schon solch ein mitreißendes Publikum bei irgendeinem Sportspiel erlebt? Ich noch nicht! Hier stimmt einfach alles, von der superben Grafik. über die flotte Engine. die präzise Steuerung bis hin zu völlig realistisch und individuell verschieden agierenden Mit- sowie Gegenspielern und deren variationsreichen Animationsphasen.
Consoles Plus
Le meilleur jeu de hockey sur Playstation : speed, complet, et graphiquement très réussi.
If it was not for the slowdown problems, NHL Breakaway 98 would be great. I know that this is only one thing, but it should have been addressed. I would have rather had no announcement that there was 1 minute left, than to have the slowdown. The gameplay kicks ass and you will keep coming back for more. The glow puck is also a great idea. With other games that aren't as strong as NHL Breakaway 98, I usually find myself saying that I wish I could take bits and pieces from other games to create the perfect game. Aside from the slowdown, NHL Breakaway 98 seems to have done that.
Breakaway combines a boatload of features, great graphics, and stellar gameplay all in one package. Finally, it looks like you can put your Genesis away - a true 32-bit hockey game has finally arrived.
Player One
L'arrivée de NHL Breakaway 98 s'est finalement traduite par la déception. Très prometteur de prime abord, ce soft de hockey reste marqué par quelques défauts « d'origine ». L'action est un peu trop rapide, et l'inertie résultant du patinage pas très bien restituée - ce dernier point constituant l'élément primordial d'une simulation de hockey réussie. Le jeu est néanmoins doté d'un système de passes très pointu permettant de choisir avec précision le destinataire du palet. Mais face au NHL d'Electronic Arts, ce Breakaway 98 ne pèse pas bien lourd.
NHL Breakaway '98 may not break or surpass any new boundaries, but it's definitely a good game and shouldn't be overlooked.
GamePro (US)
If you want Theme Park set to a hockey beat, then Breakaway is for you. If you want quality action and gameplay, wait for a Stanley Cup contender like FaceOff '98 or NHL '98.
Game Revolution
NHL Breakaway '98 is a silly game encapsulated in a great hockey management simulation. Unfortunately, like the phoenix, the silly game breaks free and takes away any fun the simulation may have brought you.