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NBA Ballers: Chosen One
5.6 out of 10

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

More than 65 of the NBA's top superstar athletes come to life as Read more

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NBA Ballers: Chosen One Review (PS3)

The Game Reviews
19 September 2008
  • Excerpt: If NBA Ballers is to be believed, then the life of a superstar is truly something to be envied. Apparently, when they aren’t playing roundball for David Stern and all his stuffy friends, true players like to spend their offseason hoopin’ it up in locales such as opulent yacht clubs in Turkey and on...
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Overall 6
5.7
Design 6
5.5
Gameplay 6
6.2
Storyline 4
4.0

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

GameTrailers
13 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Once the king of arcade-style entertainment, Midway's next-gen library has thus far been a royal disappointment. Enter NBA Ballers: Chosen One, the next best link to the publisher's prolific past outside of a new Mortal Kombat.
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Overall 5
4.5

PS3 Review - 'NBA Ballers: Chosen One'

WorthPlaying
10 May 2008
  • Summary: The fast-paced one-on-one and two-on-two action returns as players can select from more than 65 NBA superstars to be the next "Chosen One". NBA Ballers: Chosen One's pick-up-and-play gameplay allows Ballers of all skill levels to master combos and pull off amazing super-moves as they hoop-it-up with...
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Overall 5
4.5
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Multiplayer 6
6.0

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

GamersHell.com
30 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Midway and over-the-top basketball gameplay are no strangers to one another. Arguably the most successful arcade basketball title, NBA Jam took the five-man, rule-bound American sport and turned it into a two-on-two spectacle—with fire and moves which defied gravity nonetheless.
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Overall 6
5.8
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 8
7.9
Sound 7
6.9
Multiplayer 5
5.0
Control 7
6.5
Addiction 6
6.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
30 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Midway has seen a fair amount of success with their NBA Ballers franchise. The first one was well received by gamers, press, and even in sales. The sequel, on the other hand, felt like more of the same, and failed to expand on the original.
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NBA Ballers: Chosen One

uk.gamespot.com
23 April 2008
  • Conclusion: NBA Ballers: Chosen One deserves credit for trying to bring some new ideas to a genre that isn't known for mixing things up. But while many of these ideas may have seemed good during the design phase, they don't work in the context of the actual gameplay.
  • Pros: Stylish presentation, Plenty of current and past NBA players, Lots of great nicknames for your created baller.
  • Cons: Repetitive gameplay, Controls are needlessly complex, Act-a-fool combos are overpowered, Fouls, charging, and goaltending don't belong in an arcade basketball game.
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Overall 6
5.5

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

Gaming Evolution
21 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Overall, NBA Ballers: Chosen One really falls short of being a good game and is just mediocre at best. Much of the gameplay is redundant and the whack player controls don’t help at all.
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Overall 5
5.0

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

Gamereactor
26 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Jag var inte bara lång. Som jag minns det behärskade jag själva dribblandet, skjutandet och passandet också. Hursomhelst, skoltidens basket var svinkul och jag offrade till och med fritid för att öva med några kompisar vid villaområdets enda allmänna basketkorg.
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Overall 6
6.2

Würdige Konkurrenz für ’NBA Street’?

Gameswelt
5 May 2008
  • Summary: Wem Sportsimulationen zu langweilig sind, der sollte mal einen Blick auf 'NBA Ballers: Chosen One' werfen – oder doch nicht? Leicht bekömmliche Arcade-Kost im Stil von 'NBA Street', die jedoch beim ersten Dunking-Versuch über die eigenen Beine stolpert.
  • Pros: leichte Zugänglichkeit, im Ansatz interessantes Kombosystem, NBA-Lizenz
  • Cons: Kombosystem überstrapaziert, künstlich wirkende Animationen, wenig anspruchsvolle KI, auf Dauer eintöniger Spielablauf
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