Excerpt: Every now and again, a sports series comes along and redefines the way we play our favorite pastimes, forever changing what our idea of a sports game can be. Sega's 2K series is one fine example, as well as the Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise. These games revolutionized multimedia sports entertainment. Of course, not every series that comes along is able to recreate such magic, and ESPN's NBA 2Night series is a classic example.
Excerpt: It seems the buzz concerning basketball games is usually centered around two companies: EA and Sega. When you think of Konami, games such as Metal Gear, Castlevania, or Dance Dance Revolution may come to mind. So it’s no wonder that the association of sports and Konami may seem a bit of an afterthought. Oh sure, Konami did have the NBA In The Zone series that graced the PSX and N64, but in reality that series fell short of greatness and was scrapped.
Excerpt: ESPN est décidément une licence très juteuse pour Konami qui la dérive sous toutes les coutures : hockey, golf, sports extrêmes, pêche et... basket, comme nous le prouve cette édition 2002 de NBA 2 Night. Un an après, Konami renoue donc avec le ballon orange, mais même si on note de-ci de-là quelques évolutions, le soft ne nous convainc guère plus que son prédécesseur.