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  • Summary: Take the reigns of your favorite Division I program and build a modern-day dynasty in Legacy Mode, as you recruit the best crop of young talent throughout the nation. Train your squad to run team-oriented motion offenses, overpower your opponents with high post plays and antagonize teams with aggressive full court presses. You call all the shots, from who's going to redshirt to what kind of zone press your squad runs. Guide your team through an entire season -- tune-up in tough pre-season match-ups in preparation for heated conference play where every game counts. Weekly Top 25 and Rating Percentage Index (R.P.I.) rankings track your progress over the course of the season, including a bubble watch as tourney time draws near. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The Legacy mode is incredibly comprehensive and it's something that'll keep players busy for hours on end. [Jan 2003, p.84]
  2. 90
    Where the wheat gets separated from the chaff, however, is the A.I.; and Sega’s game is all whole-grain goodness.
  3. No console hoop game to this date has fully realized the smoothness of real life basketball, but 2K3 is awfully close. Less cinematic and slower than March Madness, it captures the look, sound, and most importantly, the feel of the college game.
  4. 84
    The best of the college hoops crowd... The attention to detail in some of the arenas borders on the obsessive.
  5. Fast-paced, big on fun, and contains the best passing engine on any hoops game. [Feb 2003, p.67]
  6. 80
    With a couple tweaks to the gameplay here and there, Sega could have a perennial powerhouse on its hands.
  7. The AI is horrendous, all the great tweaks in "NBA 2K3" are MIA, and most of the fun is gone, too... People in dorms are going to have to get pretty drunk to get any enjoyment out of this. [Jan 2003, p.96]

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