EA Sports gets less than an F on both their basketball games
9 August 2003
Summary: I usually go to their website to read the message boards and they deleted the Playstation 2 Message board with some customers comments regarding how to recover their loses by returning the game to EA sports for a full refund. I guess they want to suck poor kids hard earned money for a half- ... job.
Summary: I was really excited to play this game when I received it last night, but then I realized that the game has NO SEASON MODE OR A DYNASTY BUILDING MODE?! I mean are you kidding me? It is like I am playing the old Nintendo and keeping my own stats and playing my own season! It is the worst excuse for a basketball game that I have ever seen! It doesn't even have all of the players on every team?
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.
Brian Forrester "Brian Forrester, Noblesville IN", Amazon
9 August 2003
Summary: This game (was bad). I waited 3 months to get this stupid game and it just blows. There is no way a game of college should not have a dynasty mode to draft out of. College games of 3 years ago had this feature. All you can do is tournament and single game mode. Then to make me madder I bought it and could not get my money back from the store so I was stuck with it. I wouldn't buy this game to save my life. It just (was bad) big time.
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.