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: 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: This is by far the worst sports game that I have ever played. I would rather play Double Dribble on 8-bit Nintendo. The graphics are ok, but the control is pathetic. You pass it to a teamate, and they pass it right back to you. Why? Also, there is a foul called on nearly every possesion, usually against someone that you're not controlling. I played a game, Houston vs. Duke, and some guy from Houston shot 14 for 14 from the field. I go to the Univ.
Summary: I would've given this game negative five stars if possible.I own a PS 2 and a Dreamcast and this was the second game I purchased for the PS 2 after Madden 2001 (which as you all know is unbelievably tight!) Well I couldn't have been more disappointed. I mean, who has the final say as to what games get released for this system? After just one game I was looking at the box to make sure I hadn't accidentally picked up the Playstation One version....no such luck.
Summary: every year a certain game company comes out with a killer game for a brand new system.....989 is neither that company and Final Four 2001 is neither that game. Of course i had played the psone version, heck i even owned one, but 989 has degraded the image of the whole PS2 system! what in the world do you need a shot meter for?!?!?! players hands look like long tree branches! The black people on the game, just look at their faces!
Summary: in a word "...". I seriously believe that this game was a hold over from 989's Playstation 1 games. The graphics are laughable. Owning Madden 2001 before Final Four I will admit to becoming spoiled by the facial expressions and the witty dialouge(although sometimes repitious) between Summerall and Madden, but the Quinn Buckner play by play is utterly horrible. And there are only 3-4 facial types. So everyone on the team looks like someone else.
Summary: I was very disppointed with this game. I couldn't wait for it to be released, but wished I could of taken it back after the first five minutes. The default game speed is very slow, there are way too many fouls called, and the graphics fall VERY short of the PS2's potential. This is my first 989 purchase. This is my last 989 purchase at .... Can I have my money back?
Summary: i started right out playing a tournament and won the whole thing shooting 94%. what kind of fun is that. defense is impossible. rebounding nearly impossible. the refs call fouls almost every time down the court. 989 needs to find a new profession because making video games is just an absolute waste of a great ps2 system.