Excerpt: NBA 07 provides basketball fans with a bit of a mixed blessing. On the one hand it packs in a ton of gameplay in a large number of modes giving you plenty of ways to enjoy NBA action on the go. On the other, when it comes down to it the actual basketball play in the game has some serious issues which put a major damper on things. This is a shame because if the game could have put up on the court, then it would easily be one of the best portable sports titles of the year.
Excerpt: I played a lot of basketball as a kid, young adult, and even adult. I have been on teams at a couple of different levels. This Sony Computer Entertainment of America version of basketball - NBA 07 does a decent job of capturing the feel of the game, but there are better basketball games on the market. This Playstation 2 game is subtitled: ‘The Life Vol 2’ for a reason.
Excerpt: Sony has had a rough time of getting its sports franchises up and running in the post PSOne era. While some have managed to take bigger steps than others, the overall picture hasn’t been a good one. With the introduction of the PSP, Sony has received something of a second wind and actually started to get a little more creative with their offerings.
Excerpt: Developer – SCE Studios San Diego Publisher – Sony Computer Entertainment Features 1-2 Players Memory Stick Duo – 256 KB Gamesharing Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc)(1-2 Players) Wi-Fi Compatible (Infrastructure)(1-2 Players) Having reviewed the other two NBA releases by Sony on the PSP, it only made sense that I was to review their newest one, NBA 07. I think for sanity sake the majority of what I want to do is focus on the newest additions to the gameplay.
Summary: NBA 07's presentation is fairly decent
with excellent production values highlighted by excellent cut-scenes,
close-ups and replays that give the game a solid televised look. A robust
play-by-play commentary follows the action and adds excitement, while a
Hip-hop soundtrack helps to set the mood. The game's camera system feels a
bit limited, with only a few different angles available.
Excerpt: With all of the issues Sony has had developing a good NBA game on the PSP, one would think they might quit trying. However, never content to give up, Sony delivered the third incarnation of the NBA series to the PlayStation portable. And while it is an improvement over the other two titles, the game still lacks some of the features of its PlayStation 2 brother.