Summary: Ok, so we know the good, graphics, and presentation, now the bad. I am a hardcore basketball fan and can easily see how bad the realism is in this game. Dunks are blocked 70% of the time. Players instead of dribbling left usually just twitch and go right.
Summary: The graphics on this game are outragous. They are picture perfect but the camera makes it very difficult to see the person. Even if you zoom in the most you can, you still barly can see the person.I think the game would be a lot more fun if it had a allstar Weekend like in NBA LIVE 2005.Even though...
Summary: First improvement is the low post drop step.That allows you to drop step to one side or another to get to the basket and score. The dunks are almost the same as last year but I seen a reverse from the baseline and that was the best dunk I've seen so far in 2K5.The crossovers are stupid and worst...
Summary: Positives: -ESPN game intros by Stuart Scott -24/7 mode keeps you coming back w/unlockable items and innovative game types (Bomb ball is a blast). -Movement of players is getting more realistic, as well as the appearance of players (ie their body shape is true to life).
Summary: Every year, I rent the latest installments in both the NBA Live and ESPN 2K series to help me decide which one to buy. Both are great games and the competition between them is hotter than every! Although ESPN 2K5 is a high quality game, NBA Live 2005 comes out ahead in the areas that really matter.
Summary: I have been buying NBA games for about 10 years now, and I've seen it all. I've played must EA basketball games and all the Sega games over the years. 2k5 has improved on some things, while letting other things deteriorate to the point of being ridiculous.
Excerpt: This is a review I personally wrote and was published on a gaming website, and as the writer I wish this review to be published on Ciao UK. ---------------------- You surely can't argue whether ESPN NBA 2K5 is good or not. It IS good, and there's no discussion allowed.
Pros: The most realistic basketball game for PS2 .
Excerpt: Recently Sega have released a triplet of games, this one, ESPN Ice Hockey and ESPN American Football, I decided to buy this one, mainly because I can remember playing a demo of an ice hockey game from my youth and finding it impossible and also because I don't know the first thing about American...
Pros: Best basketball game on the ps2
Cons: gets a bit repetetive, easy level is too easy and medium and hard levels are impossible