Conclusion: GripShift ’s gameplay makes up for a lot it shortfalls in presentation. In most kart racers, the differences between the vehicles are barely anything beyond cosmetic. In GripShift , though, car choices can mean the difference between first place and dead last. Regardless of which vehicle you feel most comfortable with, though, there’s going to be a bit of a learning curve involved.
Conclusion: Final Thoughts: With the yearly release of NBA Live games, helps reduce the price on older versions and 07 is no different. You can find a copy for very cheap and would make it a good valued purchase. E ach yearly release I am hoping for a major advancement in the game but I didn’t find one with this game.
Summary: Parents need to know that this kind of sports simulation game can bring out everyone's competitive nature so they may need to remind kids (and adults) that it's only a game and sportsmanship should trump trash-talking, especially at home. Also, parents should know that the controls for this game are difficult to master.
Excerpt: Yearly updates from sports titles are to be expect. There are always rosters that need to be changed and player models to be updated that reflect new styles and appearances that are being adorned by the superstars. Most importantly, however, is that theres almost always ways that the gameplay can be further expanded or improved, tweaking things here-and-there and adding completely new modes and features to keep sport fanatics happy for another year.
Excerpt: Last year, EA released its first basketball title on the Xbox 360. It was its first next-gen title. The decision was pretty much unanimous: It was a disappointing game. First off, it didn't even include the standard gameplay modes that have come to be standard in the current-gen games. Not Dynasty, or even the freestyle controls. Sure, the graphics were great, but in no way did it make you think next-gen. This year, EA hopes to make up for that title.
Excerpt: release day has been a strange trip, indeed. It's perhaps the strangest pre-release story I’ve ever seen from a sports game. First, the game was a no-show at E3, with only a pre-rendered video shown. Then, I saw a number of impressions from the Electronic Arts (EA) NBA Live Community Day; all praising the next-generation version and stating that it was much improved.
Excerpt: Have you ever watched a basketball game where your team was down and you thought if they'd just make a few adjustments, they'd come back and win it? I have. I've also played a series of basketball games that mimics this very well. It's called NBA Live. It's a basketball franchise that has always been that one step behind, missing that one little touch that would make it an excellent contender.