Excerpt: EA's NBA Live franchise continues on the PSX, and its newest addition to the series is NBA Live 2000. It is by all means the greatest basketball simulator, but with the addition of the legendary Michael Jordan, this might be the ultimate simulator for some basketball fans. I'm sure you might have heard this before but I just wanted to confirm it.
Excerpt: The gameplay graphics were pretty impressive. I must admit, they looked good. The court even appeared to be accurately portrayed. I wish I could say the same about the crowd, but that's just asking too much out of the PlayStation. I did like the fact that EA decided to go with the larger images this year. The larger player graphics help to bring out the detail in the models. I was also impressed with the likeness of the players. All in all, everything looked good.
Conclusion: EA has really improved on this year's NBA Live game. I was expecting a game with medicore AI and the ability to score by going to the hoop everytime, but the EA team proved me wrong. The only two major flaws in the game are the pathetic color commentary and the CPU's advantage on the Superstar level. Despite the two flaws, NBA Live 2000's realistic gameplay, incredible replay value and eye candy graphics make this a must-have for any basketball gamers.