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gameplay is painful

posted by sanks10 (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Jul 6, 2009

Member since Sep 2007

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Graphics are nice, players really look like they do in real life however the game play is really bad. It is hard to inbound the ball or throw a long pass because someone on the other team jumps out of nowhere and deflects it. When your driving you try to pass to the open man in the corner but it passes to someone behind you who is guarded. The game just doesn't flow well at all, catch and shoot is more like catch, pause... shoot, or by that time it is blocked. Big men inside are impossible to stop, they simply dunk every single time reguardless of who is guarding them. Worth a rent, atleast until football season

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posted by jacob59 (SHINGLETOWN, CA) Jul 27, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

way better than live in every way. this game is for serious players, i sit and look at all the stats and every players and do trades and i noe how to my team better using not much cap room. i love how the roster updates and the players have hot streaks when they play good in real life.
-goes out of bounce on fast break pass and goaltending is made wrong, you get it even when the ball is out of the rim
-no more lobbies
-needs to have real all star weekend
-blacktop is a waste of time,can never wint slam dunk contest
-should be able to be a rookie and go through the season

it would be more real if if the bad teams only had a couple people in the stands and improves when the team is playing well. and you should be able to get updates in roster when you are in association mode

i definitly give it 100 out of 10 though :)

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Very Good

Frustrating problem...getting a game online...

posted by AllDatNsom (miami, FL) Oct 14, 2008

Member since Dec 2002

11 out of 19 gamers (58%) found this review helpful

This will be a survey..If you have problems getting a game click yes on the review, if no problems WHATSOEVER click NO.
I will start by saying that I have had my xbox for 3 years and I have NO issues with any other online game(Halo3, COD4, etc...)
Just like previous versions, it's a pain in the a hole to get a game online. You either get disconnected as the game is getting set up, or people just quit because they do not like the team you picked. I think it should be like the Halo matchmaking system. As you rank up you play players close to your skill range, regardless of the team they pick!...I returned the game after two days of frustration with the online system...

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