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.
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.
Excerpt: Let's face it, outside of the MLB franchise, Sony's sports endeavors really have little going for them. At one point NFL GameDay was the reigning champ of football games, but Madden would take the crown in 1999 and Sony never got it back. The now defunct 989 Sports has been blamed for ultimately destroying all of Sony's credibility as a sports game publisher. But things seem to be picking up.
Summary: For a number of years now, Sony's first-party basketball games haven't been very good. In fact, SCEA recently benched the series for a season in an effort to right the ship. It didn't help much, though the hiatus did spawn one interesting feature in NBA 06--a story mode that followed the on- and off-court life of a rookie NBA player. The Life was further refined in NBA 07 on the PlayStation 2 and was easily the most enjoyable aspect of an otherwise unremarkable game.
Pros: Multicolored shot meter works well, NBA replay is fun for a short while
Cons: The Life story mode is nowhere to be found, No announcers, Unimpressive graphics, Poor artificial intelligence and buggy gameplay, $20 more than the superior PS2 version