posted by drprpimp (SOUTH RICHMOND HILL, NY) Feb 25, 2007
Member since Oct 2006
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
This game is better than all the rest of the NBA Street Games. It includes better graphics, more outrageous tricks and best of all, updated rosters. I read Lexbub79's review and to fill every one else in, a Gamebreaker is triggered by approaching the half court symbol and pressing the button over their head. Yes EA Sports Big should have included a tutorial, but after a while you can really grasp this game. The only down I found to this game is the main, "Homecourt Challenge" is way too short!
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
I realized something about this game (series) today. It really isn't that great! the gameplay is flawless, the graphics have always been great and are now better than ever. The idea, and stuff you can do is cool... far better than the stupid corney NBA Jam stuff. Here's the thing though. I always get bored of these games in about 2-4 hours. I master the game then i am simply playing to "see what happens" not for the intensity of like madden or MLB 2K series. what players will i unlock next? what shoes do i get? trash like that doesn't make a good game, it makes a time machine... 8 hours later, i have unlocked a couple more players and grown a 5 0'clock shadow and it's time to go to bed... why did i just do that? definitely love gamefly for games like this. MUST PLAYS - but a waste to own.
I was surprised to read the negative user reviews because in my opinion I thought the game was good. This is my point of view having never played the previous NBA Street titles. It reminded me of the old days playing NBA Jam at the arcade. This game is fun while it lasts and is worth renting at least for the easy achievements. Also the graphics and animations are very impressive. One of the best looking sports games I've ever played. The sound is great too. The controls are easy to learn and you get better as you play. Homecourt Challenge Mode was fun but I do wish it was longer. It is fun to create a character and level up the abilities you want. Multiplayer is fun but as with every online game there are many good people online and it is more challenging than playing single player story mode. I recommend renting this game even if your not into sports games because its fun. The fun won't last forever but the few hours of entertainment it provides is worth it.