Overall User Average: 10.00 / 10 (100.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 10.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.50 / 10
Sound User Average: 8.50 / 10The Beastmaster
Date reviewed: September 15, 2002.
Overall: A good basketball game, especially if you are into the franchise mode in which you GM and sim or play, than this is where this game really is unmatched. Gameplay: If you want to manage and control a franchise thru some 20 or so years (I forget the actual amount allowed, but it's near 20) then this is the franchise mode game to buy. It has excellent stat tracking and via simulation mode it gives incredibly realistic numbers, as well as the aging of the players and their abilities improving or decaying with the players age, etc. This game is the bomb for a franchise sim. Graphics: The graphics are not as good as say NBA Inside Drive, but they aren't as bad as many of the so-called professional reviews that I've seen tear this game down for.
If you can live with good graphics, and better than average gameplay for a franchise game, then this game is for you. But if your idea of a basketball game is more about eyecandy than simulalism, then this game is not for you.
Sound: Nothing spectacular here as far as the sound goes, then again, there is nothing really wrong here. Hence the averagish score for sound. Suggestions: Looking forward to this year's Starting Five game.