Lockdown is obviously a new direction for the series, but I hope Ubisoft has a rethink before the series makes its inevitable next-gen debut.
Spartan: Total Warrior isn't a classic, but it's a fun, simplistic hack 'n' slash that offers a lot of enjoyment, tarnished by the odd bad design choice.
Sonic Gems Collection feels like something that should never have happened. With only one gem in this set, it's just not worth it.
Those looking for a completely revamped entry into the series might want to look elsewhere, but for everyone else, NHL 06 offers plenty of solid entertainment.