Summary: I bought this game on the day it came out. This is by far the best looking basketball game EVER made for a console. With new moves like up and unders, jump hooks, turn arounds, fade away jump shots. The game plays like a real basketball game meaning you can't just blow by your man with turbo they actually play defense and is a much more realistic feeling downlow to uptop I've ever experienced.
Summary: The only reason why I purchased PS2 over the Dreamcast is because EA Sports only writes games for Playstation. And I usually love EA Sports games, but this game is just horrible. I cannot believe that the same company that developed Madden would associate their name with this product. First the positives: 1.) As usual the graphics are pretty good and 2.) the stadiums are customed to the team. 3.) The game play is challenging which could make for fun games. 4.
Summary: First of all I would like to say I played every single NBA Live Product ever made. and I think NBA LIVE products were far better than any other wannabe basketball game. Having said that, NBA LIVE 2001 was grossly hype-up and came about as a pure disappointment. Some of the things I found made me feel the game was rushed to meet deadlines. 1. You can't even do multiple player trades and with single tradingyou can even trade shaq for eddie jones. The trading .... 2.
NBA LIVE 2001 for Playstation 2 is a disgrace to the series
4 March 2003
Summary: After years of slow progress the nba live series has actually managed to take a giant leap backwards. There are so many flaws with this game I couldn't possibly name them all. First of all there is no franchise mode. This is the seventh game of the series and there still is no franchise mode. That's just lame. On top of that huge mistake there are tons of little mistakes that really ruin this game.
Summary: I have bought every NBA LIVE game since I've had a Super Nintendo and every year EA has made great improvements, except for now. I read and re-read the instructions and couldnt believe that they got rid of the things that made this game great. The franchise mode was the best thing for NBA Live 2000. They also got rid of the 3 point contest and instead added nothing to the game except slightly better graphics. Why oh why did they eliminate the best feature of the game.
Summary: Ok, I picked up live 2001 the day it was released and I had already read some luke warm reviews on the title so my expections were somewhat lowered as a result. I am a huge fan of the series and I have played the previous titles more then I care to admit. After playing this game for several hours here are my opinions of the game. The graphics are the best I have ever seen, bar none.
Summary: The real question is what game is really the best. I have been playing EA's NBA Live '95 '96 '00 on Nintendo ever since they came out. My friend has every gaming system ever made and we play games quite frequently. In both of our opinions EA Sports should have never released this game. The introduction when you turn the game and the menus might be cool, but lets be honest what real people want is gameplay.
Summary: This is not a game you want to play season after season. Compared to Madden, this game does not have any type of franchise mode. The graphics are better but this improvement doesn't warrant a purchase. Also, coming out halfway through the current NBA season, we know that NBA Live 2002 will be out sooner than we think this October. By then, we'll see some major improvements. We'll hopefully have the franchise mode, better game play/graphics, challenge mode, etc...
Summary: I've been salivating since October for this particular game. To say that I was disappointed is an understatement. There is only one word for this game, WEAK. There are so many flaws in this game that I can't possibly list them all. First of all, one thing that I dislike are lame Dreamcast fans that bash the PS2 just because the own a Dreamcast. However, the fact is that (and it saddens me to say this) NBA 2K and 2K1 blow this game away.
Summary: I was very disappointed with Live 2001. I was looking forward to it for months and it turned out to be a waste of money. The graphics are not that great. The gameplay is very slow and there are a lot of pauses or lag during the game. You cant pull up and shoot a jump shot. The shooting looks very cheesy. The replays look fake. No Franchise mode(That is a standard now with games). Crossovers are not that great. Spin Moves are terrible(Very unrealistic).