Parents, NBA Street has the ghetto playground mentality, but none of the excessive profanity that is commonly associated with it. The "show-up or get shown-up" non-team oriented superstar attitude that the game emphasizes probably isnt the ideal sports mantra that you want your child to pick up, but as far as the videogames are concerned, its all pretty lighthearted and heaps of fun to play.
Fans of arcade-style basketball games like NBA Jam and NBA Hoopz will simply love NBA Street. It takes the genre to all new heights and its an absolute blast to play despite having a minimal amount of features and options.
More serious hoops fans that prefer their basketball videogames simulate the sport more realistically will probably want to stay away from this one, but I would ask any basketball fan to at least give NBA Street a try. The controls and game engine is so good that despite all the arcade craziness, theres still a decent game of basketball being played here. Simulation fans might still be impressed with the overall package.
Fans of multiplayer sports games beware. For some reason, the developers of NBA Street thought including only a two-player versus mode would be enough. Dont plan on teaming up or setting up group tournaments with buddies on this title.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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