What I'm saying is that the game's pug-fugly, far moreso than any current game really ought to be. The court looks nice, but every inhabitant thereof, from the players to the crowd and cheerleaders... ugh. It's nice that this is apparently "the most realistic basketball game," according to the exit splash that lists the features of the full game, but one's left to wonder how much of that is due to EA Sports' NBA franchises being in limbo after the failed transition from Live to Elite last year.
If you're really desperate for a hoops fix, and can stand to live without current rosters or whatever else gets refreshed in these things every year, either track down the most recent NBA Live for dirt cheap, wait for NBA Elite to not be a backburnered, broken mess, or pick up NBA Jam, which looks and plays better regardless of version. Wii, XBLA/PSN, SNES, Genesis, whatever; they're all a step up.
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