Conclusion: I encourage all of you to experience the world of Myst, either in videogame or novella format, but it’s hard to recommend the Xbox version of Revelation. If you have no access to a decent gaming PC, then yes, the Xbox version is worth picking up, but the control issues make it a bit more laborious than it was intended to be.
Excerpt: When it comes to street basketball, there aren’t that many competitors in the field. Midway popped up last year with its take on the pastime – NBA Ballers – but even that was more “bling, bling” than it really had any right to be. So, with NBA Street V3 , EA are only really taking themselves on.
Conclusion: of realism to the NBA players that are featured in the game. While there’s still a shiny gloss that gives each player a plastic appearance right out of a Pixar movie, NBA Street V3 does come a lot closer to realistic character models than in the previous two games. The courts are done extremely well visually also, with a lot of little urban touches on the courts themselves and surrounding buildings that give NBA Street V3 a high level of gritty “street cred.
Excerpt: It's not everyday that I'm excited to open up a new sports game, especially during the month of February. But all that changed when I opened up my brand-spanking new copy of NBA Street vol.3. I will tell you this right now, after playing this game for countless hours by myself and with friends, this game is by far the best game of it's type.
Excerpt: The basics of Street V3 really haven’t changed much from the first title in the franchise. Players still take on teams in a fast paced three on three game. With gameplay more derivative of the Harlem Globetrotters than the NBA, players bust insane ankle-breaking moves to confuse and fake out opponents on their way to the hoop.
Excerpt: Basketball gaming falls into one of two camps: The one of faithful simulation style play to college or professional leagues, and arcade style, over the top antics. While the former often mix accurate character modeling and traditional league based features like seasonal standings and matches, the latter typically focuses upon larger than life trick moves coupled with explosive fireworks or other sensational effects.
Excerpt: As the real NBA hits their "All-Star Weekend" and prepares for the homestretch push to the playoffs, the team at EA Sports Big has released a late-season addition to an already crowded basketball market with the third chapter in the their "Street" series simply titled “NBA Street V3”. Checking in over three months after the latest round of b-ball titles, will the extra time, fresh legs, and street edge find a way to score significant console minutes?
Excerpt: It's been almost two years since the last iteration of the NBA Street franchise, Volume 2. While still a great game overall, NBA Street Vol. 2 wasn't quite the revelation its predecessor was. But now, with the release of NBA Street V3, it's clear that the developers at EA Sports Big clearly haven't been loafing in the off-season.
Pros: New trick stick and gamebreaker improves core gameplay, Slick looking presentation and graphical style, Tons of customizability and unlockables, Developers didn't fix what wasn't broken, Smooth Online play for Xbox and PS2
Cons: No online play for GameCube, DJ Bobbito can get annoying
Summary: NBA Street V3 is the new gold standard of arcade-style basketball games.
Pros: New trick stick and gamebreaker improves core gameplay, Slick looking presentation and graphical style, Tons of customizability and unlockables, Developers didn't fix what wasn't broken, Smooth Online play for Xbox and PS2.
Cons: No online play for GameCube, DJ Bobbito can get annoying.