Excerpt: NBA 09: The Inside is still the only 1080p basketball game on the PS3, though the higher resolution doesn't help when the visuals don't look great. Players look good, but there are some noticeable shortcuts, such as dropping the amount of detail on players. Animation also has an awkward feel; players don't move the way they are supposed to and lack any sort of weight.
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. For instance, in one story I went pretty quickly from my NBA debut to winning the championship without much fanfare.
Excerpt: started it. Back in 1993, Midway released an over-the-top basketball game featuring professional players, and it instantly became an arcade hit. Fourteen years later, we’ve seen these action-packed games, featuring unrealistic gameplay, for every major sport.
Summary: When the original NBA Street hit the scene in 2001, it took the over-the-top basketball formula established by the NBA Jam series to the next level. Since then, enormous rim-rocking dunks, intentional fouls, and blatant goaltending have been a part of nearly every play. Rather than simply adding more content and possibly making the latest game in the Street series too complex, developer EA Canada has trimmed the fat and focused almost entirely on simplifying and...
Pros: Slightly simplified gameplay is outstanding, Dunks are better than ever, Player animation is smooth and realistic, Eclectic soundtrack is a joy to listen to
Cons: Value hurt by a lack of gameplay modes, Graphics filter hurts more than it helps, It's often nearly impossible to pick up loose balls
Summary: Somersaults, barrel rolls and back-handsprings, all part of EA’s new Basketball game which is packed with the type of moves that five foot Chinese men in leotards usually perform. The game is NBA Street Homecourt and it is the first Street title to go next-gen.
Excerpt: Wederom hebben we hier te maken met een franchise die al veel goede games op zijn naam heeft staan, namelijk NBA Street. Met NBA Street Homecourt hebben de mensen van EA Montreal de lat hoger gelegd dan ooit te voren. Een cartoony-achtige arcade game met levensechte basketbalspelers die elkaar uitdagen op pleintjes en kleine basketbalveldjes in de Verenigde Staten. Het is nu mogelijk honderden tricks, dunks en slams te maken om zo de nodige puntjes binnen te halen.