Probably the biggest knock against NBA ShootOut 2003 (if you ignore the complaints of defense purists) is the graphics. The player models and faces are a bit rough, and it can be hard at times to see the resemblance of marquee players to their real-life counterparts.
As whole, things like the fine tuning of the free throw shooting and shooting just dont quite compare to some of the other games that will be released over the next couple of weeks. Its a shame really, but ShootOut doesnt play as well as the competitors.
Join me as I pour my cheap beer all over this game. Though a few nice tweaks put it on the right street, it's still going the wrong direction thanks to bad gameplay mechanics, awful graphics and sluggish control.