NBA Live hasn't been very good in years. That has indirectly led to the delay of the next version of the game until 2017. Perhaps EA Sports should revive its old streetball series to reestablish a piece of the virtual hoops pie. Consumers and critics loved the NBA Street franchise, but the last version was released in 2007. It was called NBA Street Homecourt and it was one of those games you binged on as a kid.
While the previously mentioned details would sustain the old-school draw, there would need to be a new-school feature to grab the attention of today's virtual street ballers. What if you could play NBA Street the same way gamers play MyPark in NBA 2K.
How cool would it be to play an NBA Street style in a five-on-five online experience with 10 human-controlled players. Using in-game currency to build a player's attributes, add equipment, clothing, tattoos, taunts, etc. With the success of MyPark and, there's proven interest in the streetball scene in video games.
\"I credit a lot of who I am today as a player to my days playing on the streets in Baltimore,\" said Anthony. \"My homecourt in Baltimore will always be a part of who I am, because that's where I gained the skill and desire that has made me successful in basketball. NBA STREET Homecourt represents real street basketball and the place where it all started for me.\"
NBA STREET Homecourt merges legendary playgrounds with the hometown courts of your favorite NBA stars, featuring 360 degrees of view. Anthony's court is featured in the game with true-to-life authenticity. Make a name for yourself and earn an invite to step onto Melo's homecourt to take him on head-to-head. Plus, the NBA's best players are all rendered in meticulous detail, making true athlete likeness a reality and putting you up close and personal with every move and moment. Garner respect as you progress along your hometown journey and become a legend.
Homecourt almost totally succeeds. Earlier games still had a hint of arcade brashness but this latest is laid all the way back: scruffy courts on late afternoons, a superlative soundtrack of deep funk and educated hip-hop, menus done on a typewriter and a laconic voiceover spinning lazy lines about life on the street. It looks great and sounds better, with some of the most naturalistic court chatter you'll ever hear. Some of the grainy visual filters are overdone, and the sentimental homeboy philosophising of the theme is taken a bit too seriously, but they're tiny slip-ups, all told.
NBA Street Homecourt is a great game for both non-sports fans and basketball lovers alike. By fusing the stylish and fierce atmosphere of street basketball with a great roster of real athletes, this casual sports game offers a great balance between fantasy and reality. Although most of the game modes feel similar and occasionally repetitive, the core gameplay never becomes boring, resulting in continuously fun and exciting basketball action.
If you've played either of the PS2 titles, you'll already be familiar with the basics. The general flow of the game is very much the same as it was a few years ago: three ballers of your choice battling for supremacy on the city streets with no real rules. Dunks are worth one, outside-the-arch shots are worth two. First to twenty-one wins.
yes. exactly how nba street used to be. insane, over the top dunks, wicked handles/ streetball moves, and like @MauriceSki said, the gameplay mechanics and animations were perfect compared to playgrounds. 781b155fdc