THE GOOD: Good Visuals More options than you'll know what to do with (Literally!) Deep Franchise Mode Good Streetball Mode
THE BAD: Takes a bit of getting used to. Not as easy to pick up and play as 2K2. Still has some strange, annoying glitches.
SUMMARY: Where to start with Sega's NBA 2K3... Well I should probably start by saying that developer Visual Concepts has made an improvement on 2K2 in most areas. But not all.
The first thing people will notice is the totally re-worked front-end, now sporting the ESPN layout and color scheme thanks to a license aqquired in the off-season. This new layout and color scheme has a surprising effect in Franchise mode, as it helps to immerse you even more so into the game.
Game modes offer your everyday season, playoffs and exhibition game modes, and the street mode also returns this year, beefed up with several new courts. The Franchise mode has had much work applied to it and now offers the most comprehensive and in-depth simulation of a basketball franchi...
THE GOOD: new cross over moves, life like sweating, Dope graphics the gameplay & the graphics make this the best game 4 basketball in 2002-2003!! 4get starting five and nba 2 night why the hell did they even make those games!
THE BAD: as good as the game may be there are still some faults, big faults.
SUMMARY: All in all this game is nearly perfect. New cross over moves franchise mode and all the new shit in 2k3. No, i've went with the live series all mi life and decided to make a change. To the 2k series. Fluid moves, crazy facial graphics bring it to life and so does the franchise mode it feels like you're in the office of jerry bus in Phil jackson's suit & tie and it feels like you're in the jersey of Kobe Bryant! The downside, game sometimes freezes in franchise mode. Then every game u played all the trades u made are deleted and you start where you saved last. The rosters are not updated so don't expect to find yao ming in this game. For you chinese gamers don't expect 2 find ZhiZh...
THE GOOD: great overall gameplay, graphix, realism, it just beats all the other basketball games, until nba2k4.
THE BAD: no key for taking charge, rosters not updated, intro movie isnt that great but who cares?
SUMMARY: Awesome gameplay, graphix, commentary, scores are realistic, the ability to double pump in the middle of your shot is a great addition an already superb game.Diving for the loose ball, glistening sweat, these are just some of the additions that make this edition the best basketball game in the market. the only hitches are the lack of a "take charge key", and the inability to keep up with updated rosters.Intro movie isnt that great but who cares?
THE GOOD: Graphics are HIGHLY DETAILED. The ESPN liscense adds some new detail to commentary. Cross-overs.
THE BAD: Player movments are robotic. Shooting system is THE WORST EVER in a basketball video game. Missing 5 shot in a row 7 feet away from the basket.
SUMMARY: ARRRGGGGGGGGG!! Visual Concepts have taken a turn for the worse. So let me start with the ESPN liscense. Because of it, commentators actually point out things that you have been doing on the court. You start making 3's and at the end of each quarter the announcers will commend it. Half Time Stat reports are actually fun since some no-name person says it for you. Graphics are as good as life itself, YOU WILL BE ASTONISHED BY THE GRAPHIC DETAIL of the characters. But graphics don't make a game good. The controls are as terrible as moldy milk. The fake pass is rarely used, crossovers are improved but utterly useless since its impossible to score a jumper with an average player. The instruction manual says to releas...
I am going to tell you this straight up, I have never EVER anticipated a game as much as NBA 2K3. Maybe it's my love for the sport, or that the series just overall owns. But 2K3 is what you call, a let down.
The gameplay for this game is way better than before. We have the ability to customize the basketball players attributes to whatever we want. I don't know who would do that, but we can! The Franchise mode is probably the best I have ever seen in a video game. The Franchise is very graphical and resembles a lot like NFL 2K3. We have the option to hire and fire coaches to our liking. Each coach has a rating in three different categories that will affect the gameplay of your rookies. The better the coach, the more expensive they will be. The Franchise not only includes an excellent drafting system, but it includes the Lottery. Nothing special, but it's nice to have. Scouting college players is probably the most challenging thing in Franchise. You have to invite playe...