Multiple game modes...and no season or dynasty!!!!
M. J. Sopczak, Amazon
9 August 2003
Summary: This might just be the biggest waste of money I've spent on a game. EVERY sports game I've ever owned has had some sort of season mode...how hard is it to have a season mode! I'm sure glad they put the "all important" create a team feature. What a waste of time. This could tarnish the March Madness name for years to come!
Summary: What happened EA Sports? As a die-hard EA Sports game fan I am sorely disappointed by this latest installment of March Madness. I have been enjoying the PS1 version, March Madness 2000 and was eagerly awaiting the release of this title on PS2. After all, with such a fun, strong game (MM 2000) and awesome releases such as NCAA Football for PS2, I was going to be in college hoops heaven! Then I bought the game.
Summary: While normally EA Sports continually puts out legendary game after game they have, for the firt time in my experience, failed PATHETICALLY. They should be ashamed to compare their other prestigious works with this total flop. While the game play is improved it is pointless when you can't keep one team together for a longer span than six games! I feel that when the dynasty mode was created it was the most important aspect of sports games.
Summary: I bought this game with great anticipation as well. Boy I wish I had reviewed it or rented it first. What a disappointment! Nothing close to EA's College Football game, which was absolutely phenomenal. No season or fantasy modes is a major drawback in my mind. The only good thing that I found was that you can still edit your players and put their real names in. Another year, another awful college basketball game...
Summary: I bought this game with great anticipation. I thought it would be very similar to NCAA football which I feel is the most phenomenal game ever made. Instead I find out that there is no season or dynasty mode. All you can do is play the tournament. It is pathetic. the graphics are good but not great. I am sickened. Last time I felt this way was when I rented NBA Live 2001. What is it with EA Sports and basketball games? Have they forgotten how to make them?
This game should come with this warning: DO NOT BUY
auburn john, Amazon
1 February 2002
Summary: There is no doubt about it - this game is the worst EA Sports has ever come out with. When I got my PS1 a couple of years ago I bought EA's March Madness '98. That game is by far better than MM 2002. It's as if EA was scrambling to throw a game onto the market and pitched up this meatball. No women's teams (like in the '98 version), no dynasty, not even a Season Mode; I mean come on. I'm only glad that I rented the game instead of buying it; I advise you to do the same.
Summary: I played this game one time and it has sat ever since. Graphics are nice but reality is very low. Doubtful that I need to mention the lack of replay value with no season mode. I am truly dissapointed by EA's lack of effort on this one. I will credit the gameplay and that is what probably dissapoints me the most. The players look good the courts look good although the courts I played on had the color scheme all wrong.
Summary: I have been an EA customer for two decades (I still have Archon for the C64), and this is the worst effort I have ever seen from this company. It should have been released under a different title, because it is not part of the March Madness franchise. The game play is good, the camera views are barely acceptable, and there is no season or dynasty mode. This would be a good standup arcade game, but I expect more for $$$....