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Even with some of the problems that I’ve raised, NBA Street 2 is a huge leap forward in the evolution of street basketball. It has numerous options, solid control, and engaging gameplay that will appease hardcore fans and casual ballers alike. Even better, it’s incredibly easy to pick up and learn how to play, meaning that just about anyone can grab a controller and throw up a challenge to the resident king of the courts. So lace up your sneakers, grab your squad and get ready to throw down, because if you play games, you should slam this title into your system as soon as you can.
I’m not the biggest sports fan, but with games like NBA Street Vol. 2, it’s easier to get into the game and even inspires me to check out some in-depth statistics. It obviously isn’t the basketball simulator that the NBA Live series is, but definitely reminds me of the classic Midway NBA Jam series back in the 90’s. Who can I recommend this title to? Anyone and everyone, especially sports fans!
In the end, NBA Street Vol. 2 represents the very best in over-the-top basketball action. Play games, earn reward points, unlock stuff -- and kick your friend's asses with plenty of showy, sneaky moves. NBA Street Vol. 2 never gets complicated, it never gets boring, and it will probably remain the best sports game of the year -- especially in the eyes of those gamers not necessary obsessed with stats and realism. Shaq versus Larry Bird? Not a problem.
NBA Street Vol.2 kann auf dem GameCube vollkommen ungefährdet die Basketball-Spitzenposition übernehmen - selbst wenn man die teilweise sehr guten „Simulationen“ mit einbezieht. Zwar gibt es hin und wieder mit der nicht ganz intuitiven Steuerung Probleme, doch die motivierenden Spielmodi und die ansonsten grandiose Spielbarkeit sorgen dafür, dass man gerne das Pad in die Hand nimmt, um sich an die Kontrollfeinheiten zu gewöhnen. Die Grafik, die sich zwischen PS2 und der Xbox positionieren kann, tut ihr Übriges: klasse Animationen, detaillierte Spieler und ein leicht comiclastiger Stil mit 70er-Jahre-Flair machen das Zuschauen zum Vergnügen. Und wer tatsächlich mit den fordernden Einzelspieler-Modi keine Erfüllung findet, kann immer noch seine Freunde im Multiplayer-Modus herausfordern.
Not that it really needs it, however. NBA Street Vol. 2 does what any good sequel should do - it betters the original. A burly single-player, exciting multiplayer and plenty of nifty additions makes for a Hall of Famer in only its second outing.
Having been very impressed by NBA Street last year, I have to say that I was quite excited to learn that EA had a sequel planned for release this year. But, with a name like "Vol. 2," I was also worried that it would only be slightly improved over the original. That statement couldn't be farther from the truth. NBA Street Vol. 2 is everything the original should be, and it's hard to find fault with it. From the engrossing single-player mode to the addictive multiplayer, NBA Street Vol. 2 will be spinning in my GameCube for months and months to come. In fact, like any good multiplayer experience, I will continue to enjoy it until I see Vol. 3.
Game Informer Magazine
The adage "more bang for your buck" is exemplified to its fullest degree within NBA Street Vol. 2. Judging by the extensive new content that has been added, the developers obviously made a conscious effort to expand upon the longevity and replay value. The inaugural release followed the traditional arcade mold fairly closely, whereas the sequel steers clear of this design in favor of a deeper, sim-like experience. This new approach is best exemplified by the inventive Be a Legend mode, where you follow the day-to-day happenings and progression of an upstart player. As your baller gains respect; new teammates, uniforms, and attribute points will become available. You’ll also run headlong into a number of Street Challenges with unique parameters – such as a match where only dunks count.
Even if you've never really tried a basketball simulation, or any sports simulation, you can't help but get drawn into NBA Street Vol. 2. It's a blast making your players quickly and easily score some of the most outrageous dunks and it's great to sit and watch someone else play for its lovely visuals and great soundtrack. If you're going to play any sports sim this year, try and get your hands on this one - it's definitely no Airball, in fact, it's an absolute Give-and-go!
Crazy basketball action is the name of the game in NBA Street Vol. 2, the follow-up to an impressive series debut. The game is all about lightning-fast basketball action played three on three with hard slam dunks, no fouls and plenty of trash talk. If you played NBA Jam years ago, you've got a good idea what this game's all about, but it adds to that formula in plenty of ways to provide a desirable upgrade to both that ancient series and the first NBA Street.
Pour la première fois sur GameCube, la série des NBA Street fait très fort en proposant dans ce NBA Street Vol.2 tout ce que l'on peut attendre d'un jeu de basket arcade convivial, fun et spectaculaire. Un titre qui ne risque pas de passer inaperçu et complète parfaitement le NBA Live 2003 réaliste du même éditeur.
While it may have a little too much in common with the previous game in the series for some of the more-casual NBA Street fans to swallow, NBA Street Vol. 2 is a great game. It has a nice variety of options, plays very well, and presents itself in a pretty decent manner. Any fan of basketball who isn't necessarily sold on the complexities of your average NBA simulation will find plenty to love here.
Liebhaber schneller und unkomplizierter Basketballaction kommen an NBA Street Vol. 2 nicht vorbei. Aufgrund der geringen Spieltiefe kann das Spiel allerdings nicht dauerhaft begeistern. Der Mehrspieler-Modus trumpft aber so richtig auf und garantiert spaßige und unterhaltsame Matches mit allem, was dazugehört. Inklusive verbaler Sticheleien. Technisch haben die Entwickler ordentliche Arbeit abgeliefert. Die seltenen Clipping-Fehler trüben den grafischen Gesamteindruck ein wenig.
So at first sight this gamelooks really cool, but I don'tthink that any serious gamer could play this game longer than a couple of hours.