Excerpt: NBA is the first and only basketball game available at the launch of the PSP. Unfortunately, these two points turn out to be the game's only notable distinctions since the game itself is a rather lackluster basketball experience.
Excerpt: As just about every gamer knows, basketball games are an inevitable part of any hardware launch. Not only is it a competitive sport that appeals to casual and hardcore gamers alike, it’s a relatively easy game that can demonstrate the capabilities of a new system.
Excerpt: Features 1-2 Players Memory Stick Duo – 672 KB Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc/Infrastructure) I will admit that I do enjoy my sports games when playing videogames. When Sony made the announcement that they were entering the portable gaming business with their PSP I had no idea that it would be flooded...
Excerpt: , but instead of that, they've come through with an NBA game for the launch of the PSP. Does the game deliver a solid NBA experience for Sony's new handheld, or does 989 clank one off the rim?
Excerpt: You have to admit it, anticipation is never high when Sony announces a sports game. So when NBA was announced for the PSP, I honestly wasn't as thrilled about it as say...Ridge Racer or WipeOut Pure.
Excerpt: 989 Sports has had some bad luck with their basketball titles on the PS2 lately. In fact, they even took the 2005 game off their schedule in order to regroup and figure out how to improve the quality of their NBA Shootout title.