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  • Summary: FreeStyle is the first foray into building a North American online gaming community that combines sports with RPG elements. Whether a hardcore or casual gamer, enter an immersive world that tests your skills in the ultimate street basketball to hit virtual playgrounds around the country. Dress the part, hit up the musical play list, then break some ankles as you team up with and against players just like the pick-up games of Venice Beach to Rucker Park – only this time you have the skills. Dude... don’t just sit there, ball’s in your court. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Overall, Freestyle Street Basketball has the potential to be a neat game. The idea is solid, the graphics and overall style are neat and the gameplay is pretty fun. However, the horrible players you have to get through to eventually play with the decent ones will turn people away and the lag will push even more away.
  2. This is a good sports game for people who don't like sports games, i.e. me. [Vol 3, Issue 2, p.62]
  3. Free mode is definitely worth trying, but don't go out and buy the store copy unless you're comfortable spending extra cash for in-game items. [Sept 2007, p.60]
  4. The game can be addictive and enjoyable, but when you get down to the last two minutes of a tight game and are suddenly booted to your Windows desktop, or the lag is so bad that you are rendered immobile or things are happening that have no base in real physics or logic (like sliding across the court to a position the game determines you are at regardless on how often you try to move to get involved with the game), then frustration will mount.
  5. 68
    So even though I can't give this title a really high score, you don't have anything to lose by checking out FreeStyle for yourself. You won't get much customization without spending a little dough, but the core game mechanics are fun on their own.
  6. Yes, the graphics are bland. Yes, the controls are limiting. Yes, the action is slow-paced. Yes, there’s a bit of price-gouging with the “bills” system, especially if you want to get to the higher levels in the game. However, for fans of pick-up basketball, there's no denying that Freestyle Street Basketball is a fun outlet--and that’s the whole point, right?
  7. Freestyle Street Basketball isn't as big as it claims, but for the price, the hyperbole is forgivable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6