Summary: Reviewed for Big Boss Games by: PK The Green Usually when I spend $20 for a game it's used, greatest hits, or horrid. This one is none of the aforementioned. ESPN NBA Basketball 2K5 by Take 2 Interactive is brilliant in many ways. First off, I was amazed to see they allowed me to create my own shoes. A sign of a true Superstar is their very own signature kicks. The presentation lives up to the ESPN tagged to the name.
Summary: I own ESPN NFL 2K5 and did own NHL 2K4. NFL was and is the best out there. Or at least until EA kidnapped the NFL. But NHL was crap. Better luck next time boys. Back to NBA 2K5, I got this at eb for $9.00. Cant pass that up. The game play is pretty sweet. Camera angles suck somewhat. A little tweeking of the game options and it can be a good challenge. I like the fact that the a.i. does play catch up and tries to keep the game close. I hate wining everytime. It gets old.
Summary: I was hesitant at buying this at first,and went for with it for the price.I was surprised how much funner this game was compared to EA'S NBA Live.It has many different modes to play.A full authority mode where you call the shots as a coach setting up matchups,offense and defense plays.But you cant play as a player.You watch your players perform their moves.The other cool thing about this game is the street ball.In this mode you select players past and present to play in...
Summary: I bought this game after seeing how good NFL 2K5 was I wainted to see what another one of this year's ESPN titles would be like. It is not as good as NFL 2k5. It is the same 19.99 price. There are many modes. My favorite is the 24/7 mode. You build a street player and play three levels and bosses. You also play against actual NBA players. If you succesfully beat them you get their cell phone number so you can playwith them for 2-on-2.
Summary: When I first bought ESPN NBA 2K5 I thought this wouldn't be such a good game and I should have gotten NBA Live 2005 instead. But now, I know that ESPN is no match for NBA Live. The graphics are awesome, it makes you feel like you're really there. And franchise mode gives you so much, from drafts to conference re-alignments. The dunks can seem sorta simple (excluding under the legs). And the commentary really is mesed up.
Summary: This game is better then NBA Live in many aspects. The AI is way smarter when driveing to the hoop. The graphics are semi good but are more realistic then Live's which look all cartoony. The franchise mode which is called the Association mode is just plain out awesome. You get to say what the team will do for weekly training and talk to your players to help them out.
Summary: Don't get me wrong, I love this game, it plays great but here are the NBA 2K5 sore points: No player introductions! The CPU does not EVER call a timeout!!! No edit number!!!! I traded Garrity to the Lakers, and since Bryant is #8, Garrity got assigned the next available no., which is #0. I cannot change it to #53. A huge mistake. If I trade Hill to Boston, he can wear #33, but it is a retired no, and I cannot change it to something else. How stupid! No season mode!!!!!
Summary: If you are looking for a basketball game this year, pick up NBA 2K5 over NBA live 2005. After playing this game I am disappointed ESPN sold their basketball gaming rights to EA sports. I have played both games and enjoy every aspect of the game better in 2K5 other than the allstar weekend. The dynasty mode in 2K5 is a little shakier compared to Live 2005, but the game play and graphics more than make up for it. 2K5 is much better for multiplayer as well.
Excerpt: "...UK. ---------------------- You surely can't argue whether ESPN NBA 2K5 is good or not. It IS good, and there's no discussion allowed. There is no basketball game that could be ever compared to this one, as this is the basketball game. The presentation, the graphics and the ESPN license. A nice combination that makes the game feel like you’re watching a real basketball match – yet you have control over the players. Everything is smooth, the graphics ...
Pros: The most realistic basketball game for PS2 .