Reviews and Problems with NBA 08 Featuring Block Party
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Replay value 5
Video Game talk
25 October 2007
Conclusion: is a decent basketball game for the PSP. Its strength comes in all of the mini-games and carnival mode. These offer a diverse cadre of gaming options that should keep one's interest. However, at the same time the actual basketball game play suffers from difficult navigation controls and a shooting power meter that doesn't work well. In the end, I would rent this game if there is any interest.
Excerpt: Basketball games are the original squad-combat format... really! Think about most of the other sports. Tennis and solo sports naturally convert well to gaming as player-controlled. Large team sports such as football, soccer, or hockey sacrifice the ability to control action by granting a player the ability to control one key player. The Madden format of calling plays ahead of time is a natural for a large ensemble sport like football.