Excerpt: I wish I was little bit taller, I wish I was a baller... And in some cases never picked at all... It’s gotta be a little lonely being an outside party to EA Sports’ decadent conglomerate orgy . Imagine being that kid in after-school extracurricular basketball who is always picked second. Despite having trained harder than ever this season, you harbor a hidden acknowledgment that you’ll never be quite as formidable of a baller as the jerk-ass who just made team captain.
Pros: Variety of wacky game modes, Lots of unlockables, Lack of online play, Simulation or arcade game?, Wonky A.I.
Excerpt: So here I am, after nearly a month playing NBA 10 The Inside , on the verge of a deadline struggling to find something to say. I suppose I could always slip into "Sports Game Review Mode" and use the now-standard format. Then again, how can I when the game's biggest draw isn't the "sports" part? NBA 10 looks just as good, if not a little better, than last year's game. Players and arenas are as detailed as you could expect on the PSP.
Summary: A well priced, good looking, decent playing, stuffed to the gills PSP basketball title. I honestly didn’t think I’d be saying this when I first opened this one up, but it was a lot of fun reviewing this one and I’m glad it made it’s way to me. I think any PSP owner who’s a basketball fan should have this title.
Summary: Combining the perfect blend of arcade and simulation basketball along with a host of unique mini-games, NBA 10 The Inside delivers an engaging NBA experience with quick action and fluid gameplay.
Excerpt: Sony’s recent basketball titles have been largely ignored by hoops fans, partially because of the consistent excellence of 2K’s games and the increasing quality of EA’s NBA Live series. Sadly, it’s also partially because Sony’s games haven’t been very good. This year’s offering for the PSP, NBA 10 The Inside , seems to recognize its on-court weakness, and supplements its inferior gameplay with a huge array of game modes and mini-games.