Conclusion: developer to seriously compete. Still, Microsoft must be commended for at least trying and they should have no shame in their solid title finishing behind the sport’s game giants, because a lot of companies (989 Studios, Konami) would eat Kobe Bryant’s jockstrap to have a hoops game as good as...
Excerpt: Last year, High Voltage and Microsoft released an awesome basketball title that had me hooked. Although it was a bit easy, I found it fun, enjoyable, and left me wondering how many improvements they would make in the follow-up.
Excerpt: Last year, NBA Inside Drive 2002 made some strides in the right direction. I enjoyed a lot of things about it, but with so many blocks, missed layups, dunks, and crazy turbo speeds, it was hard to keep slapping the game back into my Xbox.
Excerpt: We’re only a couple of weeks into the current NBA season and already Air Canada is grounded. Not that expectations were high this year for my beloved Raptors, but it doesn’t help that Vince has been relegated to modeling his collection of Armoni suits on the sidelines again.
Conclusion: This game can be played at many levels by all sorts of basketball fans, from those who sometimes watch highlights to those who follow closely and know the game in depth. Highly recommended.