NBA Ballers: Chosen One PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: NBA Ballers: Chosen One is a fantasy basketball entertainment experience featuring one-on-one and two-on-two action with the NBA's elite players. More than 65 of the NBA's top superstar athletes come to life as the NBA Ballers franchise continues its legacy. NBA Ballers: Chosen One putsNBA Ballers: Chosen One is a fantasy basketball entertainment experience featuring one-on-one and two-on-two action with the NBA's elite players. More than 65 of the NBA's top superstar athletes come to life as the NBA Ballers franchise continues its legacy. NBA Ballers: Chosen One puts players up-close and into the action with new "action movie" style game cameras that highlight every move. Create-a-Baller and take on the challenge of the epic "Chosen One Tournament", brought to you live from the most exotic courts around the world. As you progress through the game, earn the right to use an NBA star's "Shut 'Em Down" Super Move or take your Baller online to test your playing skills against others. [Midway] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. 70
    NBA Ballers: Chosen One is a battle game. Think Street Fighter meets the NBA, and that's where the game is in its element.
  2. Chosen One offers a decent arcade basketball experience, but its short single player and weak online options ultimately keep it from unseating the current street champ, "NBA Street Homecourt."
  3. Definitely a game that focuses on its themes rather than gameplay or functionality. The theme is definitely the building of your "baller" status, though the process of doing so is sometimes nonsensical given the rule system and gameplay mechanics.
  4. Basketball should be fast-paced and fluid, yet Chosen One constantly slams on the brakes with impractical design decisions. Irritating computer AI, frustrating challenges, sloppy controls, and an over-reliance on performing specific combos to win are not what you want in a street ball game.
  5. Luke was a Chosen One. Neo was a Chosen One. Woody and Buzz Lightyear – even they are Chosen Ones. This game, however, is not.
  6. 50
    Maybe some time on the bench and a fresh playbook will improve any future iteration of the series.
  7. 33
    The real shock is that, nearly 14 months later, Chosen One doesn't live up to the tech, the style, or the ambition of EA's "Homecourt." The game has far too many flaws -- and far too little polish and juice to make it worth playing.

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  1. DrewComo
    Apr 24, 2008
    7
    I was really looking forward to this... I loved the very first Ballers game for the XBOX, however I skipped 'Phenom'. (Due to aI was really looking forward to this... I loved the very first Ballers game for the XBOX, however I skipped 'Phenom'. (Due to a lack of time...)

    I bought the game for the PS3, and found that the game play was kinda what I expected, however I don't have a HDTV connected to my PS3 and the visuals just plain gave me a headache. The thin lines and really super small text 'jumps' all over the screen making the experience give me a headache. I played for about an hour or so and enjoyed the game, however walked away looking for the Tylenol.

    Graphically,I think I was expecting a little more. After playing Chosen One, I played a quick round of the original and found that both of them looked similar and even maybe the originally was a little more polished.

    I still feel that my purchase was justified and will enjoy the game, however the level of polish that maybe I was expecting is just not here... :-(
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  2. Jul 29, 2013
    7
    i didn't have a problem with this game. not sure why its rated so low. played it in 4 player mode and it was a blast. Good messing around gamei didn't have a problem with this game. not sure why its rated so low. played it in 4 player mode and it was a blast. Good messing around game for multi player good as a party game. Expand