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. Players showcase fluid animations and show a range of emotions during the game. At the same time, players have a fake look and the transitions between the otherwise fluid animations are rather stiff.
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. It’s the dawning of a new day however, and with a new generation of hardware comes a renewed effort by Sony to compete on the hardwood.
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. The lack of features really kills this title despite the fact that the Replay Mode offers a constant supply of updates. There have been worse basketball games over the years but this one doesn't really stand out as being one of the best.