NBA Ballers: Chosen One Xbox 360

User Score
4.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 8 out of 15
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  1. Adrian
    May 4, 2008
    6
    A disappointing release that feels rushed. I have played all other versions of NBA Ballers and this one is the worst of them all... Graphics have lots of jaggies, the camera angle doesn't feel right and you cannot adjust it. The animations are stiff. The loading times are horrendous. Some of the game modes are pathetic (such as the one where you don't have to clear the ball in aA disappointing release that feels rushed. I have played all other versions of NBA Ballers and this one is the worst of them all... Graphics have lots of jaggies, the camera angle doesn't feel right and you cannot adjust it. The animations are stiff. The loading times are horrendous. Some of the game modes are pathetic (such as the one where you don't have to clear the ball in a 1-on-1-on-1 match) and the special moves trigger cut scenes that happen all too often and disrupt the flow of the game. A real shame as I was really looking forward to this release and feel as though it was a waste of money.... I wouldn't recommend anything more than a rental unfortunately. Expand
  2. StephenCountry
    May 5, 2008
    10
    This game is a ton of fun to play with friends. I actually believe that the controls and overall depth of gameplay is much better than what I've seen in the competitors games (NBA Street, etc.). I think this game is getting a lot of harsh reviews because people aren't playing the game multiplaye. Tthey are only playing the single player experience. i certainly don't agreeThis game is a ton of fun to play with friends. I actually believe that the controls and overall depth of gameplay is much better than what I've seen in the competitors games (NBA Street, etc.). I think this game is getting a lot of harsh reviews because people aren't playing the game multiplaye. Tthey are only playing the single player experience. i certainly don't agree with the reviews (although who does these days) and think that the game is really a lot of fun and deserves recognition as such. Expand
  3. joshua.
    Nov 27, 2008
    0
    any game that rates larry bird as one of the lowest ranking passers on the game knows NOTHING about the game of roundball. period. now apply the same brillant minds here that rank bird as one of the lowest ranking passers AND one of the lowest ranking in power, which was his strongest natural physical asset, and you have one of the lowest ranking basketball video games of all time, anany game that rates larry bird as one of the lowest ranking passers on the game knows NOTHING about the game of roundball. period. now apply the same brillant minds here that rank bird as one of the lowest ranking passers AND one of the lowest ranking in power, which was his strongest natural physical asset, and you have one of the lowest ranking basketball video games of all time, an absolute joke, and within winking distance of RACIST to boot. just to give an idea of how ridiculous birds rankings are in the game, as a comparison george gervin was one of the worst passing guards in the history of the game, and he was a GUARD, so the game was set up for him to have more options to pass however bird in the FORWARD position, who is heralded as the best passing forward of all time, averaged OVER 2 TIMES as many assists as gervin, yet his ranking on the game is far lower than gervin and other players who averaged far less than bird such as dominique, worthy, dr. j, etc.. etc.., bird's power is also ranked at half of what gervin is for comparasin, which is just as ridiculous given gervin was an absolute bean pole of a man at just barely 185 soaking wet and roughly the same height as bird yet bird outwieghed him BY 60 POUNDS of muscle and is renowned as one the most well conditioned players to ever play the game due to his extremely hard work ethic, he was always the first one in the gym to practice and the last to leave waking up before dawn just to start training, he seemingly never tired out, and was a very strong 220-230 lbs. all of this illustrates just how the same apathetic effort to even do basic fact checks translates into an extremely apathetic and ignorant game in general, a contender for the worst basketball video game ever, move over "jammit" and make room at the bottom, its gonna stink down there for a while when this one drops. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2012
    1
    With basketball finals upcoming a basketball game was in need. So i placed Ballers on the queue inspite of all the negative about it. Thinking at least the flash would make up for it.

    How little did I overestimate the amount and ease to use those flashy moves would be. You get thrown into the game with no tutorial what so ever. So you start of guessing what each of the buttons do.
    With basketball finals upcoming a basketball game was in need. So i placed Ballers on the queue inspite of all the negative about it. Thinking at least the flash would make up for it.

    How little did I overestimate the amount and ease to use those flashy moves would be. You get thrown into the game with no tutorial what so ever. So you start of guessing what each of the buttons do.

    What a fun first couple of games that made! once you do get the controls down you
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Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 42
  2. Negative: 10 out of 42
  1. 60
    The core gameplay is great--the counters are brilliant and the energy stays high--yet it isn't enough to be chosen as more than a casual distraction.
  2. 60
    Delivers more of the same gameplay from the Xbox version, but with new additions that do nothing but hurt the overall formula.
  3. 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.