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NBA 09 The Inside
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NBA 09 The Inside

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Overall 8
8.0

NBA 09: The Inside

Hardcore Gamer
6 May 2009
  • Summary: Sony has kept their portable NBA title very "casual" over the past few years, engulfing the core gameplay with a variety of mini-games. This year looks to be no different. NBA 09: The Inside continues to expand on its growing library of mini-games, while finally delivering on a Franchise mode for...
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Overall 7
7.2
Design 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
7.5

NBA 09 The Inside

GameTrailers
19 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Once a dominant sports game publisher on the original PlayStation, Sony ran into some foul trouble while making the leap to next-gen systems. Foul, in this case, means "smelly." While Sony's NBA series on PlayStation 3 has failed to light up the scoreboard in terms of critical success, the prolific...
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Overall 9
8.5

NBA 09 The Inside

Playstation Illustrated
16 November 2008
  • Excerpt: NBA 09: The Inside is a bit of an anomaly when it comes to sports games. Although the game features a clear-cut basketball experience, most of the focus has been placed on the things you can do besides play basketball. It may not please hardcore fans, but it makes for a good portable experience.
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Overall 6
5.5

NBA 09 The Inside

Operation Sports
21 October 2008
  • Excerpt: NBA 09 is a full-featured loosely-based basketball simulation. I say loosely-based because NBA 09 rewards you for playing a herky-jerky, frenetic style that would make most "sim ballers" squirm.
  • Pros: Graphical delight., Hands down, best handheld presentation., Modes and mini-games galore.
  • Cons: Rebounding is a mess., In general, gameplay needs to be overhauled., New franchise mode is light on depth.
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

NBA 09: The Inside

Digital Chumps
17 October 2008
  • Conclusion: NBA 09: The Inside on PSP is indeed the best of the series on the PSP, but that shouldn't be surprising. The addition of a Franchise Mode helps complete the package and the mini-game package has never been better.
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Overall 7
7.0

NBA 09 The Inside

GamesRadar
9 October 2008
  • Pros: Shooting halo, The Life is good fun, Legit Franchise mode
  • Cons: Uneven on-court gameplay, Ordinary presentation, Meager online offerings
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WorthPlaying
18 September 2008
  • Summary: NBA 09: The Inside brings fans a basketball game full of deep customization, and true-to-life gameplay delivering smooth, ultra-realistic hoops action, including a number of new features along with enhanced gameplay functionality.
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