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: 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.
Conclusion: Don’t get us wrong, there’s lots of fun to be had with NBA Street: Homecourt. The problem is that it’s sometimes so arbitrary you might as well watch footage of it rather than play it. Still, its good points are really, really good.
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.
Excerpt: As every basketball gamer aficionado will tell you: if you want the real thing, it will be either NBA Live or NBA 2K. But with the progress the development team has done with their 2008 version of the game and notably their baseball franchise The Show, I was very eager to see if NBA 09: The Inside would finally take on the two juggernauts, put some dazzling moves all the way to the rim and finish with a thunderous dunk!
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.