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  • Summary: NBA '06 introduces a completely new insider look with "NBA Life: Volume 1." Players have the opportunity to go through an entire season with all of the emotional ups and downs, team politics and off-court activities, such as trades, press conferences and endorsement deals that every up andNBA '06 introduces a completely new insider look with "NBA Life: Volume 1." Players have the opportunity to go through an entire season with all of the emotional ups and downs, team politics and off-court activities, such as trades, press conferences and endorsement deals that every up and coming NBA player must handle. Each player can take a different path to progress through the league, setting up countless ways for gamers to develop a player and experience the real NBA life. NBA '06 introduces the all-new "Showtime Gameplay" feature that provides gamers with the opportunity to achieve the delicate balance between team versus individual skills, performance and goals. From knowing how to excite a temperamental crowd with incredible moves, to learning when to pass in order to keep your teammates in the game, Showtime Gameplay incorporates an enhanced Artificial Intelligence system that ultimately influence player and teammate attributes, as well as crowd support.
    And for the first time in an NBA videogame, gamers have the opportunity to feel what it's really like to be on the floor as first-person perspective is merged with third-person playability. In addition, NBA '06 will include more than a dozen mini-games with exclusives like PlayStation Skills Challenge and classics such as "HORSE," "21," and "1-on-1," as well as a host of brand new games for players to test their skills in single-player, vs., or online. [Sony]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. 80
    The game veers just slightly away from being sim to drive more directly towards being fun.
  2. The Life shows potential and there is definitely room for improvement. It shows that sports games can have decent story modes. The actual gameplay in the game pales in comparison to other, more refined PS2 basketball games.
  3. In the year that it was away, NBA 06 included a new story mode that’s rather engaging, but hampered by the mini-game presentation that advances the plot of the game.
  4. There are too many glitches, the graphics are poor and the game just isn’t fun to play.
  5. While NBA '06 featuring “The Life, Volume 1” is not revolutionary at the core, I personally believe more immersive experiences like this are the way sports gaming is headed. I’m very excited for it.
  6. 60
    The game could also benefit from more dynamic camera angles and a more exciting presentation with color stat overlays, sideline close-ups, and so forth. The developers opted for a realistic, on-court feel by removing play-by-play announcers, but the crowd and music fail to pick up the slack.
  7. Even a little sprucing up on the presentation front doesn’t change the insurmountable gameplay problems that make their NBA 06 particularly sour.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. AllenIverson?
    Jan 16, 2006
    10
    It's o.k. but the graphics and gliches needs a little work.Overall it has a great setting,and I see a lot of potential.
  2. M.J.
    Feb 9, 2006
    10
    I loved this game! It can be a little frustrating at times, but isn't that what video games are all about. I mean having to spend I loved this game! It can be a little frustrating at times, but isn't that what video games are all about. I mean having to spend countless hours on one level is just a given really. So I give this game a ten, because not only are the graphics good, but it also puts a new spin on an old concept. Expand
  3. JohnP.
    Mar 8, 2006
    10
    This game is fun & cool.
  4. LarsL.
    Nov 16, 2005
    9
    The only reason to play the game is The Life. If you get into it, it covers up for the problems in the core game. The core game is not all The only reason to play the game is The Life. If you get into it, it covers up for the problems in the core game. The core game is not all bad, it does some things well, it just seemed unfinished. I think that I would really give it an 8.5, but did not see that option. Expand
  5. SumDood
    Nov 21, 2005
    7
    A solid basketball simulation i enjoyed how it grabbed the aspect of basketball and ran with it. A little repetive a times but what can u A solid basketball simulation i enjoyed how it grabbed the aspect of basketball and ran with it. A little repetive a times but what can u expect its basketball!? Rent it dont Buy it! Expand
  6. KrystleK.
    Nov 30, 2005
    5
    the game is a little hard because of the new shooting technique. The Life vol.1 is fun and interesting.
  7. KobeB.
    Jan 21, 2006
    4
    This game was vastly difficult and was also fustrating. The moves are nice but dont work. The Life was long but at times it could be fun I This game was vastly difficult and was also fustrating. The moves are nice but dont work. The Life was long but at times it could be fun I guess. Do not buy this game. You'll just be wasting your money. Expand

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