Summary: Taking the action to the hoop once again,
NBA '06 on the PSP is a solid hoops title with quick, responsive controls,
excellent visuals, and solid gameplay. There's plenty of depth as well, thanks
to the new trading card system that allows you to earn and trade cards with
other players online.
Excerpt: Now entering it's second season on the PSP, NBA 06 manages to clean up much of what was wrong with last year's version. The most noticeable of these changes are the graphics, which are much sharper and show off much more of the PSP's potential.
Excerpt: Developer - SCEA Sports Studio Publisher - Sony Features 1-2 Players Memory Stick Duo – 240 KB Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc/Infrastructure) Having reviewed Sony's first NBA release on their coveted PSP it was only natural that I get to review their follow up, NBA 06.
Excerpt: As I mentioned, NBA 06 focuses upon three primary modes: NBA, The Life and Online. While the other features are ones that you might typically expect, The Life is the main thrust of this year’s game, placing you in the shoes of an up and coming basketball star fresh out of junior college.
Conclusion: I personally thought the visuals in last year’s game were actually very impressive, although it is hard when there were only a few other games to compare it to. NBA 06 has improved even more of the original game with some much better textures, especially in the character models, which have a ton of...
Conclusion: While NBA 06 does offer some high points, such as a more sensible control mechanism, improved graphics and play calling, and a quick pace to its gameplay, the flaws in the AI on both sides of the ball make it impossible for us to recommend.
Pros: Improved graphics and frame rate, A more sensible shooting mechanic this time.
Cons: Players will pick up their dribbles for no reason, AI is predictable and dumb, No franchise mode, Juke moves are still useless.
Excerpt: But back to the things our certain somebody can do while he cools his NIKEs and waits to get back into the game. There are a few choices for NBA games out there, thankfully the NBA has not yet decided to go the Madden route ala the NFL and specifically license their franchise out to one person...