This game is ok, it is not worth a buy, you have to be out of your mind to buy this game. It does include trophies, 21 I do believe. The trophies are somewhat difficult because you have to complete them on the hardest difficulty. The Life Mode is really cool, that's about it though. I would say this game is Fair, not too good, not too bad.
Graphics = Excellent. But that's probably the only saving grace of this game. AI is below average. It's almost impossible at times to play any sort of defense. Blatant traveling is not called and there are a lot of ghost fouls (well OK, that may be SCEA's effort to be more realistic to the current real-life NBA game). Plus there can be about a full 5 sec delay in a foul being called, very frustrating. Mini-games are fun however, and there are some challenging trophies to get. Online needs work because you cannot get the in-game and therefore XMB trophies for online wins if someone quits on you. There are also some lag issues. Don't get it for The Life either as it's not as fun as it is tiresome and repetitive (and a bit racist IMO, but that's another story). There are much better NBA sims out there, don't waste your time with this one unless you really LOVE trophies.
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This game is horrible. How do games like this even keep getting made? Create a player is horrible, and to boot, if you do one of the 3 "Life" story modes, your forced to having a story with endless ebonics and thug like talking....horrible, horrible game.....and Sony, FYI....there are white kids who play nba games that dont talk like they are from SOUTH CENTRAL!