Conclusion: There’s no question that NBA Live 2003 is an improved game, solely because of the addition of Freestyle Control. But EA also added improvements in other aspects of the interface, and the sound and many aspects of the graphics are decent. But EA needs to focus on making Freestyle less effective in NBA Live 2004 and concentrate more on the nuts and bolts of realistic basketball. Freestyle shouldn’t dominate the game as it does in NBA Live 2003.
Conclusion: NBA Live 2003 is a huge improvement from NBA Live 2002, bringing back the enjoyment that had been missing before. Obviously the FreeStyle Control has a huge role in this revival. This game is not the best basketball simulation game out there because of the speed and spectacular high flying dunks in the game, but so far is the most enjoyable of the three basketball titles on the Xbox. The game gets even better playing multiplayer against other humans.