the game's visuals have undergone some impressive improvements over the
past few seasons, the underlying gameplay has also changed for the better.
With its intuitive controls allowing for better on court action, the game
play is faster and more challenging than previous titles. NBA 06's smarter
AI makes for more competitive and responsive opponents as well, adding to
the authenticity of the experience.
Excerpt: When Sony took a year off from its NBA Shootout series, they tried to redesign the focus of the title to center around the gameplay and the flow of the sport. It’s an admirable decision; For the most part, sports franchises get a yearly installment that’s little more than a roster update or a moderate adjustment to gameplay.