NBA ShootOut 2001 PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Fast, furious, authentic NBA action!
    989 Sports' long-running b-baller makes its debut on the PlayStation 2 with live presentation unmatched on the system. The players sport thousands of motion-captured moves, and over a hundred hours of play-by-play were logged in the production.
    Fast, furious, authentic NBA action!
    989 Sports' long-running b-baller makes its debut on the PlayStation 2 with live presentation unmatched on the system. The players sport thousands of motion-captured moves, and over a hundred hours of play-by-play were logged in the production. Everything in the stadium is modeled as closely as possible, from the detailed players to the real coaches on the sidelines to the people in the stands. ShootOut also brings back the Create Dunk feature, and refines the game's Touch Shooting and Passing control. As always, your choice is going to be a tough one between LIVE and ShootOut, and in the 2k1 basketball season, each has taken a shot at the game of basketball from a different angle. Check which fits your style.
    Authentic players, animations, and arenas make this game so realistic you'll need high tops and wrist bands to play. It's got a new and improved game engine, redesigned player controls, and a TV-style presentation that has been edited to include more camera angles, close-ups, zooms, and cut-aways. Team-specific playbooks have more than 450 plays designed with the NBA elite. With the enhancements made to the Match-Up & Deny, Read & React A.I., no artificial intelligence has ever been more savvy. This year the road to the NBA Finals begins and ends with an NBA ShootOut.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. There are some other beefs, too, such as odd-looking animations that make the players look like they're skating on the court.
  2. Da Gameboyz
    75
    The game succeeds in generating some excitement (especially in multi-player mode) and executes well on most levels. Still, if given a choice I'd lean more to "NBA Live 2001," which for the moment, at least, retains its title as the number 1 basketball title to buy.
  3. With no horrible complaints or exciting highs it is just another basketball game for the PS2.
  4. Daily Radar
    50
    There are too many nagging problems, from the stuttering animation to the strange, stooped-over look of most of the players, as if they couldn't stand up straight.
  5. If I had to choose I'd say "ESPN NBA 2Night" is better than "NBA Live 2001", which in turn is marginally better than both "ShootOut 2001" and "Final Four."
  6. My suggestion from here on out is that every time you see a 989 sports title sitting on the shelf, whether it's at Best Buy, EB, or even Blockbuster just pretend it's not there.
  7. 989 should just stop with these crummy sports games already. They can't currently compete with the folks at Visual Concepts and EA Sports. If this is next-gen basketball, then I'll stick with the good old days.

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