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 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: 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: 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.
Summary: NBA Live 2001 is a huge disappointment, I'm really sorry to say. I really wanted a fast, uptempo, exciting game - this is the only basketball game on a console I've ever played - I'm thinking more like NBA Jam in the arcade, a long time ago. But this game feels dead, and it feels like an unfinished product. The controls feel awkward, and like I don't really have control -especially when one is moving "diagonally" with the keypad.
Summary: When I bought Live 2000 for the playstation, I thought it was the worst basketball game that EA has made in a while. I thought that they might have been saving all of their time and energy to develope Live 2001 for the PS2......I was wrong! It looks like EA spent all of their time developing Madden 2001 and they forgot everything about basketball. I don't really care that it does not have a franchise mode, but I am disappointed with the absence of the little things.
Excerpt: Vergogna !!! Non ho altre parole.Poteva essere il titolo che avrebbe " spaccato ",una volta per tutte,invece è una pena.Graficamente è molto simile alla versione PC ( che fa pena,come tutti i giochi per PC del resto ... ).Sbattersi un pò di più pareva b ...