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GF Rating
4.5

733 ratings

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Do Not Buy, or Rent This game. Give it back.

posted by PlvcThrust (AUSTIN, TX) Jun 13, 2008

Member since Dec 2006

I thought this game was trash. It had decent graphics, and the story mode was kind of cool.
However, that is the only good thing I can say about it.
Alright, let's start with controls. They are unresponsive, they lack fluid motion. I felt like the character I was controlling was carrying half his weight with him. The tricks are pretty much the same, and you were pretty much doing the same thing over and over again.
Second, the games you had to play were extremely difficult at time. Some might take up to 30 minutes to complete;however, you have probably already trhown your controller by then. Its just extremely frustrating with the bad controls, and the impossibility of the game.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Just plain bad

posted by MrToast (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) May 30, 2008

Member since May 2008

With basketball finals upcoming a basketball game was in need. So i placed Ballers on the queue inspite of all the negative about it. Thinking at least the flash would make up for it.

How little did I overestimate the amount and ease to use those flashy moves would be. You get thrown into the game with no tutorial what so ever. So you start of guessing what each of the buttons do.

What a fun first couple of games that made! once you do get the controls down you'll next learn that offense is just a drive to the basket and dunk. While defense is either swipe at the ball and hope for a pick or camp the basket and swat anything in your way.

So beyond having shallow game play it's biggest value is supposed to be the super moves things. No only is it a mystery how to execute them, it completely kills what little momentum there is in the game by taking you of the game and into an cinematic, unskippable, short scene.

All in all this is a game that very quickly is going to result in a quick return and on to pick up something new.

The create a baller offers a lot of fine tweaking, but very little pre built to pick from. You essentially pick if you want to be white, black, or a shade in between.

The idea behind the story mode is interesting and probably would make a good TV show if you could every get the all-stars to participate in it. However it makes a very unappealing video game.

With everything said and done, the only good thing is the soundtrack. That's only if you don't play enough for it to start getting repetitive. Which for me didn't end up that way.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

What were they thinking

posted by Deadpool3g (BROOKLYN, NY) May 30, 2008

Member since Jul 2007

This is the worst basketball game I've ever played. There was no reason for them to make this game. The game sucks something very horrible and it would give Freddy Kruger nightmares. My 6 year old sons thought it was horrible. If you really want to play a street basketball game your best bet is to get NBA Street Homecourt which I think is the real Chosen One.

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