For those looking for more arcade fun in their hoops action, NBA2K offers up 'arcade-style' no-rules mode, but that's really a waste of a fine simulation. Go with NBA ShowTime instead.
For hoops fans who like their b-ball games to mirror reality and are looking for a reason to own the Dreamcast, NBA2K is the killer app they've been waiting for. Those who already own the Dreamcast should consider themselves lucky because not only is NBA2K one of the first B-ball games out of the gate this season, but it's also clearly the best one. There's no question why you shouldn't own it, but keep in mind that you'll need to either clear your VMU or buy a new one because NBA2K will fill one up entirely on its own.
For all other system owners, tough luck. NBA2K is a Dreamcast exclusive, so either pony-up the dough or get off the bus. NBA Live 2000 for the PC is the only competitor that comes even remotely close. All others look like welfare cases compared to the wealth of NBA2K.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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