Summary: The slow-moving, confined NBA Live 2001 is one of the biggest reasons that I have not yet decided what I think of the PS2 and am so deeply distressed over the discontinuation of the Dreamcast. Between Live, the former leader in NBA games for Genesis, Super Nintendo, and even later systems like Playstation and N64, declines rapidly in the transition.
Summary: I have been playing this boring game for so long and I haven't seen one tatoo or one old championship team yet! I hope the next year version will be way better than this one, because this is just plain ridiculous. I rather play Live2001 for regular playstation than to play this one.
Summary: I had high hopes for this title. The AI in this game is terrible. When you are winning and keep trying to get a reboud at the end of the game, you can never get it and they keep running behind the three point line and shooting 3s. This game did not maximize PS2s intelligence, graphics or gameplay.
Summary: This is a terrible game, not what I expected for a PS2 game made by one of the better known gaming companies EA sports. The graphics are ok, sometimes some of the players look the same, not to realistic IMHO. The worst part of it is, the gameplay.They seem unresponsive at times and takes awhile getting used to (that is if you don't quit before that) I gave NBA 2K1 a 3 1/2 stars for DC, but after playing NBA LIVE It's a 4 1/2.
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: I'VE BEEN A FAN SINCE THE ORGINALLY STARTED ON SEGA. THE OTHER PLAYSTATION LIVE GAMES WERE EXCITING AND FUN. THIS GAME HAS NO LIFE TO IT AT ALL. IT'S HARD TO GET A SHOT OFF IN THIS GAME AND AT TIMES WHEN U TRY TO RUNA FASTBREAK YOUR THE ONLY ONE RUNNING WHILE THE REST OF YOUR TEAM IS WALKING DOWN THE COURT. THERE IS NO MORE PRACTICE MODE TO WORK ON YOUR SKILLS OR THE 3-PT SHOOTING CONTEST TO WORK ON YOUR SHOT.
Summary: I hope NBA games get better because this is a disappointment. The game is just like PS1 counterpart, with slightly better graphics. I bought this game because I wanted a basketball game and that out of all the ones coming out, this is the better one. Why couldn't EA do the same for b-ball like they did for football & snowboard?
Summary: NBA Live 2001 is not a good game. That being said, I will tell you why by arguing againt what EA states are the games high points. 1) Motion-captured dunks by NBA star Kevin Garnett... I had no idea that Kevin Garnett had a policy of doing "soft" dunks. The true power of a dunk is totally left out. Its like your player goes up and calmly puts down a swish dunk. What happened to break-away rims and hanging?
Summary: As an owner of 3 other EA Sports PS2 games(Madden, NHL, and F1) I can honestly tell you that I am gravely bummed out. I wish that I had rented this first. Basketball is a difficult game to recreate but this reminds me of my old 1st and 2nd generation playstation games, slow and unrealistic. I am also majorly disappointed with the graphics. All of the stuff on the commercial is from replay movies. Most players lok unlike themselves.