“Ballers” lacks uniqueness
“NBA Ballers: Chosen One” is out for the Xbox 360, and it is not as good as expected.
It is an interesting game of one-on-one street ball, but it does not have many new aspects to make it unique.
The player can create a personal character and rank up their abilities through a series of one-on-one matches and through using new playing styles.
Rewards for passing each chapter of the story mode include gear to play in, such as velour suits, and super moves to make opponents look foolish on the court. The storyline is not very complex and is more of a tutorial and breakdown of the custom character’s stats.
Building up combos of ball handling before scoring builds up the character’s ability to perform more complex moves. As a player pulls off more moves, there is more boost ability available that allows for really flashy moves. Defenders can interrupt moves by pressing specified buttons in time.
The game modes are fun to play with. There is the option to play one-on-one and pass to people in the crowd and have them pass it back. Another way to play is two-on-two like in the original “NBA Jams”.
Another option that was not so entertaining is the one-on-one with another player. This game mode really comes down to who can dunk without being blocked and pick up the ball after.
One part that should have been added to this game is the ability to play five-on-five or entire teams in a tournament.
Buying this game is a bad investment because it gets repetitive and is not much different from previous street ball games.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Andrew Nute at Nute@colorado.edu.