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  • Summary: Features enhanced Career Mode enabling gamers to create a player and earn a spot on an NBA team, NBA ShootOut 2004 now also enables users to take their skills online, leveraging the new USB Headset to rally teammates and compete against anyone around the country, or use the offline voiceFeatures enhanced Career Mode enabling gamers to create a player and earn a spot on an NBA team, NBA ShootOut 2004 now also enables users to take their skills online, leveraging the new USB Headset to rally teammates and compete against anyone around the country, or use the offline voice recognition capabilities to execute specific plays. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. The one thing that brings the game down in score is the still lanky graphics engine.
  2. The one area that has improved tenfold is the visuals. Running at a smooth 60 fps, the players and arenas never looked better. [Nov 2003, p.104]
  3. Voice recognition, individual career mode, and create a dunk put NBA Shootout on the right path. Improving the player and referee AI will take the journey further.
  4. 60
    May have the most interesting lineup of bonus features of all the video b-ball releases, but its sub-par gameplay keeps it from hanging on the same court as EA Sports' or Sega's game.
  5. Subject to much refinement, and while it still can't compete with the competition, 989 Sports has created a surprisingly solid all-around basketball game. [Dec 2003, p.183]
  6. It easily hold ground with EA and Sega, but offering the same options, with dated looks and sounds may turn off most fickle gamer.
  7. I had to look twice to see if perhaps this copy of the game was actually a PSX game accidentally packaged in a PS2 wrapper. Frankly, this game plays so poorly I'm surprised that it's not on a cartridge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. KeithL.
    May 2, 2005
    8
    Fun game. Definitely better than ESPN NBA (2004) and maybe just as good as EPSN NBA 2K5.