Conclusion: There's also not a whole lot of variety to the different game scenarios. They mostly revolve around individual statistics, particularly scoring and dishing out assists. Occasionally, you'll need to maintain a lead or hold opposing players to a certain point total, but you're rarely rewarded for steals, rebounds, or blocked shots. By far the biggest problem, and the only one likely to keep you from seeing the story all the way through, is the uneven difficulty.
Pros: The Life's story is excellent, lots of game modes, feels like more than just a roster update.
Cons: The Life's goals are often frustrating, graphics are dated, no play-by-by commentary, on-court action needs improvement.
Conclusion: Another issue that was present in NBA 06 was the lack of a running commentary and guess what, there’s no commentary here either. You’ll simply have to listen to the ambient background noises coming from the fans and your shoes on the court. This was something fans of the series complained about last year and though Sony did fix up a couple of the gameplay issues in NBA 07 , they neglected the graphics and the sound completely.
Excerpt: Midway has always had a knack for a good over-the-top sports game. One where the rules were bent drastically, and where sports etiquette was no where in sight. Over the years, Midway has tackled many major sports and implemented their own outlandish formula. Soccer is the team's next victim.