Conclusion: The Inside Drive series has made good efforts in keeping up with the competition over the past couple years, but it seems to have fallen a bit short at making the yearly strides that the other big titles have continued to make.
Summary: As we near the end of the first half of the NBA season, I decided to test out another NBA game and this time it’s for the Xbox. Microsoft was kind enough to send us and it’s an ok offering of an NBA game for the Microsoft console.
Excerpt: NBA Inside Drive 2004 brings great traits to the table with impeccable on-line game support. Unfortunately, something I found to be lacking in most of these new sports games Microsoft has been publishing, is excitement. The game play is slightly rough but stays a genuine basketball game.
Excerpt: Are you ready for a game where thugs, rapists, and drug dealers compete to see who is the baddest? How about a realistic game where millions of dollars hang in the balance of a ticking clock and criminals roam free trying to earn their share? That's right, it's the NBA ind it's ready for your Xbox.
Excerpt: “Inside Drive 2003” is the reason I bought an Xbox again. As a huge basketball fan, and one frustrated with “NBA 2k3” and “NBA Live 2003”, I was looking for a realistic but fun basketball game.
Excerpt: Continuing to build it�s XSN Sports lineup, Microsoft released the latest revision to the Inside Drive line of NBA games, but a distinct lack of updates help this game blend back into the background when compared to the other major players in the game, EA and Sega.
Excerpt: Xbox developers had to hustle themselves into the narrow market, providing competitive sports titles that would appear on XSN Sports, and not only provide the online experience but also a single-player game that would keep up with the likes of EA and Sega's market domination.
Conclusion: season mode you can choose from different teams and take your team(s) through one season and see if you can win the Championship. The Season mode is basically a Career mode in which you can play up to 25 consecutive seasons, including the draft and player progression, etc.
Excerpt: Still the newest to the sports genre, Microsoft and their Developer High Voltage Software fell flat on their face in last year's NBA Inside Drive 2004. The game was hardly an upgrade to the prior version and I hated every second I had to play it.