Summary: Believe it all. this game is awful. The graphics are scary, and not only is there no dynasty mode, you are condemned to play the 00 season over and over again! So if you have a team you like, don't count on mixing it up with them. I read the reviews and figured I'd try it out anyway...if you are as into college ball as I am, stick to PS one games and save your $50.
Summary: Garbage!............I gave it the benefit of the doubt..and gave this game chance. (Didn't believe any of these owners ratings)..I figured that its impossible for any ps2 game to be that bad........Guess what it's all true...and I'm out 50 some bucks....don't have second thoughts.....Be patient!
Summary: This 989 company should hang its collective head in shame and march back to the drawing board. The most derogatory thing about this game is that it is rushed. You have the feeling that the programmers were working on a tight deadline and could afford to haggle with quality. Most of the reviewers have derided the worst features, I'll try to add another iron to the fire. First of all, the passing game is atrocious.
Summary: I just purchased a PS2 in the midst of March Madness, so of course I couldn't resist this game. Whoops. This game is a big dissapointment. The graphics are mediocre at best, certainly not anything near what the PS2 is capable of, the controls are limited, and the game play is wildly unrealistic (and not even in a just an 'overly arcade' fun way either). Stay clear of it, no matter how much you may be smitten with college ball.
Summary: this game is terrible. i didn't enjoy playing any of the sports titles that 989 studios released on the original playstation, but i gave them the benefit of the doubt and thought that maybe they could boost their image via the abilities of the PS2. i was seriously mistaken. Final Four 2001 is horrible. the gameplay is slow and hard to control; the player images are poorly designed, and the commentation ....
Summary: As a frame of reference, I am an avid fan of: 1. College Basketball; 2. Sports Video Games. Having bought every college basketball game for the Playstation console(as for back as Coach K basketball), I bought this game just on a whim when I was walking by an Electronics Boutique. Unfortunately, this game is a tremendous disappointment. Although the graphics are good(player faces and uniforms are impressive), the controls are far too sluggish.
Summary: Anyone who has had the misfortune of playing any PC game made by a company called Head Games will know exactly what it's like to play 989's NCAA Final Four 2001 for the Playstation 2. This game looks and plays like it was rushed out the door before it was fully developed and finished. The players move awkwardly, much of the time gliding across the court, and the graphics are, for lack of a better term, bizarre.
Summary: If you have the opportunity, rent this title before you buy it. See what you think, and see if you do not agree with me. Like in years past I did not care for EA's March Madness title. The limited amount of division I teams left out some of my smaller college favorites and the inclusion of 16 women's teams (at the risk of sounding sexist) is just plain stupid.
Summary: This game, as always, is a huge dissapointment for 989 Studios. The graphics are nowhere near PS2 levels. It looks almost identical to last years PS version. There is no dynasty mode. I played 8 games into a season as a mediocre team and was shooting 87% from the field and 81% from three. Way too easy to make shots for you and your opponent. You can rarely get a rebound in the rare instant you do miss.