Excerpt: I'm in total agreement with everything in Chi's review, though I will have to say that it took me a while to come to such a positive conclusion on NBA Street . After playing for an hour or so I began to wonder if this was just another caricature video game along the lines of Midway's Ready 2 Rumble . The master of ceremonies, Joe "The Show" was the biggest culprit with his repetitive play-by-play and almost excessive use of street slang.
Conclusion: The bottom line with this title lies in what you want from this title. If you’re the type of gamer who prefers to play by themselves you’ll likely be disappointed by the lack of challenge in the Street Challenge mode. If you’re the type of player who lives online or has roommates to game with V3 will provide you with a ton of fun. If you’re the type who is looking for a nice balance between single and multiplayer, you won’t find it here.
Conclusion: NBA Street Homecourt is not a perfect game. There are certain letdowns when it comes to the single player experience, repetitive voice work, and graphical flare. It is however a damned good game and frankly one of the best basketball titles that I have ever played. The gameplay engine is rock solid and the style is just about as good as you'll find anywhere.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is ideally suited for children age 6 and older. The game is free of the mild violence in the popular NFL Street games . Players do foul, but they don't body-slam each other on the concrete -- fouls are more in line with what you would see in a live NBA game. While the language is clean, there is an excessive amount of trash-talking that takes place after each and every thunderous dunk.
Excerpt: The good just keeps on getting better. NBA Street V3 features street ballers that equate to their real-life counterparts, with a touch of cartoony-ness to them. The players look dead-on, although there’s not much in the facial expression department. However, that’s not the focus in the NBA Street series. Regarding graphics, all that really matters are the animations for the game. And let me tell you, they’re the shiznit.
Excerpt: EA Sports BIG really took off with NBA Street, which released in 2001 on the PlayStation 2. The high-flying dunks and crazy Gamebreakers were a tip of the hat to MidwayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s classic NBA Jam series. Now, after an amazing second entry to the series, EA Sports BIG has fine-tuned the mechanics of a third Street, and NBA Street V3 is simply the best of the bunch.
Conclusion: The series' gameplay has been refined and honed to a keen sharpness that few games can match in terms of overall quality, slick presentation and tight, responsive controls. This is a sports game for people who hate sports games.
Summary: NBA Street V3 is another sensational game in the series. The only real disappointment is the lack of online gameplay - that would have really cemented this as a cracking title. Still it's an essential purchase even if you own the previous games.