Conclusion: Concept: Bring The Life back to NBA 09, only to see the game flatline on the court
Graphics: Players glide across the court with this limited animation set
Sound: The lifeless commentator should be shelved for someone with a pulse
Playability: Scoring's a breeze, but good luck playing defense...
Conclusion: As I mentioned at the onset of this review, I have been a big fan of The Life in year’s past. This year I was shocked to find that they had broken it up into three different stories and for me although I enjoyed them I never really felt any connection with the stories.
Excerpt: While writing this I literally couldn't wait to get back on the court, and that's about the biggest compliment I can pay to EA's latest NBA Street title - schooling your opponents (or better yet, friends) has never been this much fun.
Excerpt: Street basketball is an entirely different beast than the ball dunking sport you might see on television. The rules are more relaxed and generally there are fewer players on the court. That doesn’t mean the matches are any less adrenaline filled though.
Summary: The Life is welcomed back with mixed feelings. While it's great that you get three separate storylines for three different positions, each one suffers in that full attention to each cannot be paid in terms of both time and drama.
Excerpt: Probably one of the best ever street basketball games arrives on the PS3 that takes gamers to a new level. It was inevitable that when Acclaim began to go under someone had to come up with a successful arcade basketball game worthy of the first two NBA Jams.