Excerpt: EA Sports has had a tough row to hoe with the PS2. After getting off to a blazing start with the widely heralded Madden 2001, each subsequent release has failed to measure up in comparison. With the loyal legions of NBA Live 2001 fans out there, EA Sports has a golden opportunity to help establish the PS2 as a viable sports gaming platform. Awhile back, they delivered the finest "Live" to date, with the PSX version of NBA Live 2001. The PS2 should be a cinch, right?
Excerpt: Stellar! NBA Live 2001 sincerely impressed me in the graphical department. Player models and textures are outstanding, and give each player his own personality. Animations were motion-captured by NBA star Kevin Garnett, so you know you're in for a treat when dunking! The people at EA Sports have outdone themselves by not only making incredible players, but also by giving them the emotion that they so greatly deserve.
Excerpt: Published by: EA Sports Developed by: EA Sports Players: 1-2 Memory Card: 2MB Analog Control Vibration Function Multitap: 1-8 Players Da Introduction: EA Sports is the definitive king when if comes to developing titles that take the video gamer as close to the real deal as possible, without leaving home.
Excerpt: EA Sports has made the Playstation 2 what it is today with great improvements over their football, hockey, and racing titles. Finally, after months of waiting, the legacy known as NBA LIVE has made its way to the playstation 2. And while the game is certainly not horrible, it’s definitely not breathtaking as the other EA titles either.
Pros: The graphics are a vast improvement over previous Live's., One on One game is awesome!, Its NBA live
Cons: Like most Live's, the control becomes haphazard when doing special moves like crossovers or spin moves., Camera Angles=Death, Commentators need the death penalty.
Excerpt: All I can say is that NBA Live has finally arrived on the PS2 and many gamers like myself are overjoyed about its release. The NBA Live series has always been and will always be the number one basketball game in the video game market. EA has been giving us great basketball since the conception of the series and seems to be able to improve the game every year.
Excerpt: It's no secret that EA's Live series has long been regarded as the deepest roundball simulation going. Year after year, EA Sports brings new features to the mix while finely honing those that are already established. NBA Live 2001 is no different. While there isn't much left to add to the Live series at this point, somehow EA has managed to bump up the realism even further.
Excerpt: Ever since the late golden days of the SNES and Sega Genesis, the NBA Live franchise was the premier basketball series for gamers, and pretty much the only worthy basketball series. As time went by, the franchise little by little grew and formed into gaming's most prestigious b-ball license, EA Sports was clearly on top of the mountain, and the climb to the top all started with NBA Live '98.