The best version of the NBA to hit the console yet
William Stenson III "Big Willy", Amazon
24 April 2003
Summary: Okay here is my review and 1,000 words is not enough to cover this game. Bottom line here is great game with only a few things stopping it, best basketball sim I have ever played. Pros: The gameplay is very realistic, not perfect but damn close too it. There are a nice amount of options here, not as many extras as Live, but will sastify most people. The shot percentage is realistic, no one shoots 70% every night as a team.
Summary: Unlike the other reviewers, i'll compare the two best B-ball game on the market for ya. I got BOTH! GRaphic-NBA2003 had better graphics, smoother movement and brighter textures. Sound-NBA2k3, cuz of ESPN!!! Value-2k3 hands down. I don't know why... but it last longer. and Online Play nuff said.... Gameplay- 2003 is more casual friendly, which means even if you're not into Basketball you could still find some fun here.
Summary: This game is awesome, it has good graphics and other tight things. Like street ball, franchise and dynasty mode. All are awesome no doubt. NBA Live will never be better then this game at all. This is one of the best games that I've ever played. You can slam and drive and shoot and pass. You can also juke like crazy. The free throw is pretty hard, but that's only if you have bad players.So basically, this is about the best game anyone could ever want 2 own.
Summary: NBA 2K3 is still the most realistic bball simulation out there. If you like arcade action, get Live, but if you enjoy strategy and actually fighting for a good shot, this is your game. THE GOOD: Amazing depth. Great franchise mode, tons of customizable options (AI, camera angles, almost anything that happens on court can be tweaked). The graphics are solid, as is the control and the sound. Tons of replay value, a very realistic ball game.