Those old Sony games...

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Those old Sony games...

Postby cavs4872 on Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:50 pm

Once upon a time there was a third wheel in the NBA gaming competition... I always had a soft spot for these games - the TNT integration, Skills Challenge; there were some nice animations and the graphics were good for the time. Featured a career mode and cutscenes well before 2K, debuting in 2005, which was even before my time. I joined the site when their last console game released (09: The Inside), and I don't really remember anyone talking about it, granted by then it was on its last legs.

What did you guys think about these games? They are kind of a nice time piece now, but mostly forgotten. I would love to see their best effort on the current hardware. I can't even download any of the demos for a nice nostalgia rush... there are a lot of old demos I would like to download.
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Re: Those old Sony games...

Postby Andrew on Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:01 pm

I picked up NBA 08 off eBay last year. I need to spend some more time with it, as I'd like to do a Wayback Wednesday feature on it.
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Re: Those old Sony games...

Postby Murat on Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:42 pm

Well, I sometimes play NBA 07 on PS2. The Story Mode is way better than what we had in NBA 2K series. You could skip cutscenes and there weren't much cringeworthy moments in the Story Mode. The season and playoffs modes were lackluster, however the gameplay pretty much reflected mid 2000's basketball - you can chuck with players like Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady.

On the other hand body models looked terrible. Players looked crappy. Same goes for uniforms too. The TNT integration looked exactly like what we had in 2005-06 season.

Sony's NBA series weren't as good as 2K and Live were, but they had a different taste. It's something like impossible but if Sony re-started these series, there would be a new competition for Live and 2K.
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