We (my son and I) played the wii version of this again and again and it was frustrating we never seemed to get any better at it. It seemd the defensive movements were delayed making it hard to defend esp against dunks. Also, players didn't get back on defense fast even on good teams so you would get killed. i.e. We were the Heat and played the Cavs and I don't think the Cavs shot a "j" all game......nothing but DUNKS and why not when you can't get the rest of your team back for help. I can see why the rating is low.....we agree.