Summary: I recieved this game today and enjoyed the many different basketball games it provides. I plan to learn more over the weekend. This game was clear, no scratches and will take some getting use to (for me). I also ordered the Backyard Basketball and found that game to help me to play this game because of the Basketball level(s).
Summary: this is by far the best basketball game ever. even the back up players look exact. hedo turkuglu of the spurs looks way better on espn than on live. live has worst graphics and crappier gameplay. you can shoot lean over 3's with shaq on live, live sucks. espn is the basketball game to buy.
Summary: This game is just simply impressive and overwhelms NBA Live 2004 in every single area except commentary. Let me put it to you this way... not only do the players sweat (which was in last years edition) but the uniforms sway and billow in conjunction with the players movement! Now before EA fanboys get upset, please note I own Madden, NCAA football 2004 and Tiger Woods 2004.
Summary: All right, the camera view sucks, thats it. Other wise, grahics are crazy. Controls are good. NBA Live, i bought 2003 loved this, ESPN beat it. I bought ESPN. U want a good game get espn. NBA live 2004 has a button for lay-up, one for a duck. thats stupid. Get ESPN, its GREAT.
Summary: This game is it. Everyone should purchase this game. It's very challenging and the great teams plays great defense. If you are looking for reality basketball, purchase ESPN BASKETBALL. If you are looking for an easy game where you can automatically win and hit 8 shots from half court, purchase all the others.
Summary: This game is awesome from the graphics to the gameplay. There is one new mode which is the 24/7 mode it is really cool you create a player and make him great it is really fun. I would buy this game over NBA Live 2004 any day.
Summary: A couple of months ago, I was sitting in my room playing NBA Live 2003, perfectly happy with the game that I had. It was simple, the graphics were pretty, and the game was generally fun. Then I met up with ESPN NBA Basketball. I was shocked at how much better it was than NBA Live 2003 or 2004. The sound was incredible, the gameplay was awesome, and the graphics were indescribably terrific! New this year is 24/7 mode, which will keep you busy well, 24/7.
Summary: ESPN has done well with other games considering football and hockey this year basketball will be as good as them also. Nba live 2004 has the same graphics and dribbling style it's like a repeat of 2003. 2K4 will show improvments of every play like a new game mode called 24/7 You get to create you'r own baller and make his statics better as you play. If you'r thinking of getting a realistic basketball game make it this one instead.
Summary: Espn is defenetly the best basketball game. Its better then Nba live 2004 because it's more realistic and the graphics are awesome. The 24/7 mode is very fun and creating a Franchise is also alot of fun. Good camera veiw and easy controlls. I would defenetly reccomend this game to anyone who likes sports games that are realistic. also try the All-Star game!
Summary: Not being a huge basketball fan - when I got this game as a gift I was thouroughly impressed. This is the second ESPN game that I own and in my opinion you can't go wrong with the ESPN series of games. The graphics on this game are awsome, and gameplay is very realistic, and with franchise modes, off court B-ball and 24-7 modes there is alot of content to this game I give it five stars although the in game music could be improved