From a gamer perspective, this game is a blast covering numerous genres like basketball, adventure, educational, and even rhythm games. There is so much to see and do and you'll have a great time doing it all.
Phenom does a couple of minor additions to its formula, like the story mode and the bolstering of the roster, but the control, graphical and gameplay issues from the original title haven't been addressed at all, leaving a title that doesn't feel like an improvement.
Phenom has also added a two-on-two mode and a free-roaming story mode to its repertoire, but underneath those additions is a game design that hasn't changed much and a graphics engine that is beginning to show its age.
The two-on-two gameplay and the drama-rich Story Mode are the aspects of NBA Ballers: Phenom that separate it from its predecessor. There's not a huge overall jump in this series, which is a bit of a letdown.