Excerpt: Like I said in my coverage of GameBreaker, I’ve got a special place in my heart for collegiate sports. Aside from the spectacle and tradition attached to each game, there’s much more heart and emotion that can be found in every hard-fought match.
Excerpt: Some times I just wish 989 Sports would take a year off and concentrate more time on their sports titles. After playing numerous games by the development company, I've come to the habit of going into the experience with heavy reserve.
Excerpt: 989 Studios. Makers of such fine games as the Gameday and MLB for the Playstation and such horrible games as the Gameday series and the Shootout series for the PS2. They are also the developers for the Final Four series. The Final Four series has had an interesting life.
Summary: While 989 Sports developed games have often been a curse rather than a gift, I’ll admit that I’ve been rather excited to receive them in my mailbox. Not because they’re fun to play, but because I like to see what steps have been taken to assure that this year’s game will outdo last year’s game.
Excerpt: It's basketball season again, not only on the court, but also on the PS2, with 989 Sports ' latest installment of their basketball series NCAA Final Four 2003 . There've been a few unique changes to the game we remember last year, but the developers have had quite a hit and miss history so the real...
Conclusion: Huh? A 989 Sports game that is not a complete flop? Although the gameplay leaves much for my appetite, the rest of the game is solid. If the gameplay can be improved A LOT for next year, we might be looking at the best college basketball game on the market.