A great arcade style basketball game
Heres my reveiw, I hope it helps you with what your looking for.
The game play is great! I have not played any other Street games in the series for Gamecube but I am a fan of the series. I have played Street Volume 1 for PS2 and I loved it. So when I friend brought his Gamecube over we played. I whooped him first time I played. I only played a gamecube once or twice before that and had no idea how to play. But the game was too easy to NOT mess up it was funny. I could spend hours playing this game. Though I say that the truth is that I could spend hours playing this game but probley all not a single given time. I love this game, though I don’t know about you but I can't play a sports basketball game that long. I see myself playing Madden for hours and hours and hours but the fact is that after about an hour I have to shut the system off while playing NBA Street Vol. 2 because basically I get bored.
I don’t know if you've read any of my other reviews but I VERY RARELY give a game a 10, even in a single category. If there is anything wrong in a game then I have to point it out. And usually that makes me give it a 9.5 or less. I like to stick to basic scoring though as much as I can so this game gets a 9. Like I said above when my friend brought this game over with his Gamecube then I thought I'd give it a go. WOW! This game is great. I was throwing tricks down left and right. You couldn't stop me. I beat him and I haven’t even played this game before! So that proves how easy it is to pick up a controller and play this game. Also it takes a little common sense from anybody who has played a sports game on any system before. I mean if you think that you move with the big red button in the middle or something like that then don’t even think about playing a game ever again. Let me use the PS2 controller for a better example sense I'm more familiar with that gaming system. If you think you would move your player with the right analog stick and shoot with the directional pad and juke with the left analog stick then you've got another thing coming buddy. Though seriously you should have no problem picking up a controller and playing this game.
The graphics are great for Vol. 2. NO complaints. I write a lot of late review like I've written review for MLB 2K5 after MLB 2K6 has come out, and for this game I'm writing this review after NBA Street Volume 3 has come out. I heard that game was great and that EA Sports put A LOT of detail into the graphics. I have not played any other street games at all besides this game and NBA Street Vol. 1 for PS2. So I wouldn't know if the graphics in Vol. 3 are good. Though I've heard that there great, and even though you cant believe everything you hear I believe it. I suggest that you check out Vol. 3 before Vol. 2 if you have the chance. But if you have a chance to play/buy this game cheap then do it!
Overall- 8.25 A VERY CLOSE 9!
I couldn't give this game a 9; as a matter of fact I couldn't even give this game an 8.5. Just because I haven’t played any other NBA Street games for the Gamecube system. If I had I could give you a better look on the game compared to previous years. Though sense I haven’t, I don’t want to over judge the game. Though what I basically tell you by an 8.25, as an overall is that you should really get out and buy this game! I could say rent yea, but this game is pretty cheap used and you should buy it.Read full review