Excerpt: Once in awhile I get an email asking me to stop referencing my E3 experiences when writing reviews. The last person even asked when I would stop. I will stop once my memories of games at E3 is exhausted. I am sorry if that offends or bothers you. Other readers enjoy reading about our teams E3 experiences.
Excerpt: After years of motion-based faux-sports games where you mimic pitching, hitting, football passing, and basketball free-throws, NBA Baller Beats actually gives you a regulation basketball and has you practice your dribbling skills. It’s a lofty ambition for a game — and one that entails a bit of sacrifice — but for the most part, your efforts are rewarded.
Pros: + An effective teaching tool that’ll up your game and make you sweat., + A great soundtrack that mixes rap and rock, and works well from a gameplay standpoint.
Cons: ? Will school phys-ed classes use it as an exercise tool?
Excerpt: There is almost an unspoken rule when it comes to motion-controlled games, be they for Wii, PS Move, or Kinect, that you sort of have to make an allowance for them, like an assumed understanding that while the game is clever in concept, that when you actually try and play it, it’s only going to work between 70 and 80% of the time.
Excerpt: Since its launch in 2010, we've seen some pretty spectacular (and stupid) products come from Microsoft's peripheral, Kinect. We've experienced its highs, Dance Central , and we've also frowned through its lows, Hulk Hogan's Main Event , but we would be foolish not to say that it has created some experiences that a controller could just not do.
Conclusion: You know what they say, if you can't beat 'em, NBA Baller Beats 'em! 5 Footnotes 1 - Group number four is just bored people who are reading things on TA. Sorry, you guys don't get anything more than a footnote. 2 - Puns always intended. 3 - A new retail copy of the game includes a ball, but any basketball will work. 4 - I figured you'd cheat and read the whole thing anyway. 5 - No one says that.
Rhythm game about dribbling a real basketball to music.
Common Sense Media
22 March 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that NBA Baller Beats is an active game that combines the sport of basketball with music. Players try to bounce a real basketball to the beat of different songs offered in the game. Some of the music contains suggestive lyrics.
Conclusion: 'Mission: Impossible' is the first box set release to come to Blu-ray and it's pretty darn explosive. For once, the TV ads don't lie -- this one packs plenty of bang for your buck. Great transfers, soundtracks and tons of extras make this one a four-star box set. If you at all like the 'Mission: Impossible' movies, then you'll want to make sure Santa leaves an 'Ultimate Missions' box set under your tree this holiday.
Conclusion: Despite the fact that the game is limited because of the significant space it requires combined with perpetual negotiations with our neighbors every time we want play, NBA Baller Beats is still an interesting concept that deserves to be played, especially if you play basketball and want to improve your dribble skills.