Excerpt: For years developers have been trying to capture the fast paced action of the NBA. They’ve tried everything from virtual simulations to slapstick arcadey fun (i.e. NBA Jam). However, unlike the
Excerpt: NBA 07 runs at a resolution of 1080p, something the game does makes sure to point out. While few of us will ever get a chance to see the game running at that resolution, what we will see is stronger than past efforts, but nothing that shows off what the PS3 can do.
Excerpt: Pop in the game, and after a quick 3 GB download (no joke) to speed up load times, you're on your way. The game options are a bit slim, though it includes all your standard fare: Quick Game, Season play, Mini Games, Online, and so forth.
Excerpt: Sony’s history as a publisher of sports titles is a spotty one at best, in particular with its own 989 Studios generally delivering inferior offerings compared to the competition (save for a nice run for the
franchise on the PSOne) on a year-by-year basis.
Conclusion: In the end if you're looking for basketball on the PlayStation 3 there aren't many other alternatives. NBA 07 offers somewhat decent yet flawed gameplay with a few interesting ideas such as the shot meter and SIXAXIS control.