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  • Summary: Revolutionary Hand Control: Unprecedented control over both hands lets you make lightning-quick steals, monster shot blocks, and crossover dribbles. NBA Speed, NBA Power: Hundreds of new animations, including new signature moves. "D Up": Amazing control and new shot blocking animations bringRevolutionary Hand Control: Unprecedented control over both hands lets you make lightning-quick steals, monster shot blocks, and crossover dribbles. NBA Speed, NBA Power: Hundreds of new animations, including new signature moves. "D Up": Amazing control and new shot blocking animations bring defense to life. Real NBA Coaches: All the NBA head coaches are courtside in full 3D, reacting to the on-court action. Brand-new Commentary: Over 5,000 new lines keep the commentary fresh throughout the entire LIVE season. [EA Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Debuting in this '03 renewal is the EA Sports "freestyle" control. Wihout question, it WILL change the way you play basketball games...forever. [Nov 2002, p.88]
  2. A complete game. It looks good and it plays great. A few AI drawbacks aside, this is hands down the best basketball simulation on the market.
  3. The PC version unquestionably has the best online features of any of the game's versions, since it lets you create clubs and track various stats online.
  4. 85
    It's even more exciting because of the wonderfully implemented Freestyle controls.
  5. Score some points, hand over the ball and watch the opposition do the same: it gets quite monotonous and struggles to replicate the soaring, athletic ballet of its subject matter.
  6. It's certainly impressive in its own over-the-top way, but if you're looking for depth and strategy in a basketball game, you'll be thoroughly disappointed. [Feb 2003, p.76]
  7. The game plays as if it's on a cocaine buzz... It's packed with non stop dunks, supersonic fast breaks, and point guards that block three-pointers with relative ease. [Feb 2003, p.84]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. All-star
    Jul 1, 2004
    10
    LOVE IT LIVE!!!
  2. MarkusB.
    Apr 19, 2003
    10
    The best part is the hardwood classic jerseys.
  3. KarlD.
    Dec 9, 2002
    10
    Great basketball game, the freestyle control is used just well enough to do a great game. Graphics and replays are superb. Excellent!
  4. Yoyo
    May 11, 2003
    10
    I'm not an employee so halie b stick it.
  5. ChikuR.
    Apr 30, 2003
    9
    One of the best i've seen!
  6. WajdyF.
    May 16, 2003
    9
    Blocking and dunking is relatively easy (The Players Jump too high on defense). It is a great game though.
  7. HalieB.
    Apr 30, 2003
    0
    I think all the 10's are from EA employees.

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