Excerpt: After seeing how great NFL Fever was on the original Xbox, I decided to purchase other sports video games. I had some high hopes for NBA Inside Drive 2002. Whereas NFL Fever 2002 is approachable by all skillsets, you better be good to play NBA Inside Drive 2002.
Conclusion: I haven’t been a fan of basketball titles since NBA Live on the Genesis, but NBA Inside Drive 2002 has revitalized my love of the game. More than just passing and shooting, NBA Inside Drive 2002 offers real-time play calling that gives you a chance to get a taste of what a real game would be like.
Conclusion: they’re all robots; there’s been no effort to at least spruce things up a little with close shots of the crowd, etc. The same can be said of the cameramen and coaches that are part of the court – they never move. Both combine to convey lifelessness. Where are the mascots? Cheerleaders?
Excerpt: There's been quite a stir in the video game basketball world as of late; a few weeks ago, it was the release of NBA2k2 for the PS2, and then just this week we saw the arrival of NBA Inside Drive 2002 for the Xbox.
Conclusion: Well, with NBA Inside Drive 2002 lacking a franchise mode, the game can be an instant turn-off for some. However, besides not having a franchise mode and some minor gameplay gripes, NBA Inside Drive 2002 is good at everything else.
Summary: "Certain players who have racked up a number of points in the game show up with special icons underneath them to show that they are running a "Hot Streak" while other icons such as "Hot shooter", "Star Player" and others are show to give you an indication of who are your best players on the court"...
Pros: Great Fun, Cool Multiplayer Modes, Good Management Options, Some great graphics
Cons: Slight dodgy framerate sometimes, Too many fouls, Dodgy computer AI