Summary: In 2013 i am probably one of maybe 25-30 psp users in the whole united states (lol). i asked for the vita for Christmas and i am just gonna use my psp till i get it (if i get it). and i HATE basketball. yet i want a game for myself. i bought this awhile ago and i personally love it. this game may br old but for someone who wants a cheap good quality basketball game buy this game. i don't watch basketball so the rosters don't matter. very good graphics.
Summary: First off, my biggest complaint about the game is the precision shooting. Why not just press the button once and depending on a few variables (openess, players ability, or distance to the rim) the ball will go in or out. Instead you have to press the shot key twice. Also a turbo key would have been awesome. I don't think it is too much to ask as I recall the NBA Live games on PS1 had a turbo button.
Summary: I got this game before the release and i couldn't wait to play it! When i finally got my PSP, the game was addicting! There are many game modes including season,playoffs,practice,and even three mini games! The mini games are- Paint,which is a game where you take shots from all over the court for a certain amount of points; NBA skills challenge, an obstacle course that tests passing,shooting,and dribbling skills; and the three point contest,where up to 8 players compete...
Summary: THis game is hot, and it is a lot of fun to play. It is, however, WAY too easy. The first day I got it I lost all of my games, but once i adjusted to the shooting buttons, I became the master (which isn't that hard). I had an 81-1 season with the ATLANTA HAWKS!! In the game (and in real life) they suck! I lost by one point to the mavericks when i let my 8 year old son play! his first time ever picking up the game, and he lost 71-72.
Summary: Who designed this game? They didn't seem to get all the rules right. For instance what they consider a backcourt violation is totally wrong, when an opposing player knocks the ball out of your hand and you retrieve it in the backcourt, that should not be a violation. Get the rules right and this game could be better. Playcalling is also not so great.
Summary: This is the best game I have ever played. The graphics are like a PS2. This game is better than the NCAA March Madness by a long shot. this game will make you fell like you are actually at the game. My favorite tear is the Miami Heat. They ever have all the all stars be play when you play. I was sure right when I heard that there was going to be an nba game that I must have it.
Summary: LOOK I KNOW THAT WHEN U FIRST GET IT, IT MIGHT BE KINDA HARD... BUT U CANT STOP!!! THIS IS GAME IS SO MUCH FUN THAT U CANT GIVE UP, U CANT STOP PLAYIN IT, I MASTERED THE CONTROLS AFTER THE FIRST GAME BEACAUSE I HAVE PLAYED SOOOOO MANY NBA GAMES AND I AM THE BEST AT THEM ALL! BUT FOR AN AVERAGE GAMER, U WILL MASTER THE CONTROLS AFTER U PLAY 3 OR 4 GAMES.
Summary: Clearly 989, under pressure from Sony, rushed this game to market with little or no QA and testing. A good review of the rules of basketball - particularly the ridiculous back-court violations that occur in this game following blocked shots would have been a good start. Additionally, better play calling capabilities would make the game a bit more intelligent.
Summary: I am a huge NBA fan, and I love NBA games... but this truly disappointed me. I think the price is about 5 or 10 dollars too high. Yes, it does have 2 player, and it's the only game I have ever seen the Skills Challenge from the All-Star Weekend, but it was not very entertaining. For example, you have to have 4 minute quarters in Season Mode, while in a pickup game, you can choose.