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Xbox 3601UP (Feb 20, 2007)
Anyone who's seen an actual streetball game -- especially tournaments -- knows that atmosphere is a huge deal, as fans surround the court and hoot and holler at every sensational play (they are so frantic, it's almost like a riot is gonna break out after a score). Unfortunately, you won't find any of that emotion in Homecourt. But, as mentioned in the beginning of this review, unlike those sim fellas, the Street dev team should have plenty of time to work on that and several other features before the next edition is due out.
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Xbox 360ZTGameDomain (Mar, 2007)
In closing there is a lot to like about the Xbox 360 debut of NBA Street. Controls are easy to learn, players look great, and the soundtrack is outstanding. Just as we said in our latest Podcast the achievements will keep you coming, most of which are really easy to get. Even if you are picking this one up for the achievement points you will still in the end enjoy it. This one is not to be missed especially if you are tired of 2K7 or NBA Live!
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The (Mar 12, 2007)
Swish it from way downtown or slam it home with a physics-defying, high-flying double or even triple dunk. Whatever way you score it, NBA Street Homecourt is the best streetball game around, bringing a whole new level of energy and exciting gameplay to the NBA Street franchise.
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Xbox 360Atomic Gamer (Mar 16, 2007)
Overall, Homecourt is well worth a pickup if you’re looking for an arcade basketball game. The awesome new Gamebreaker system, revised trick system and incredible graphics make for what is arguably EA’s best next-gen sports title yet. However, the lack of a multiplayer Homecourt Challenge mode keeps this game away from being the best arcade sports title ever.
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Xbox 360PGNx Media (Mar 18, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt really takes things up a notch. EA Canada has made the gameplay tighter and more intuitive, improved the graphics significantly, and got together a killer soundtrack. For the next iteration, we want the option to turn off the sepia tone and more gameplay modes, but the gameplay itself is nearly perfect.
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Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Mar, 2007)
But don't let the lack of variety deter you; there's plenty of game to be played in Homecourt, and it's all great fun. EA Sports Big deserves big ups for their efforts here, a successful combination of immensely entertaining gameplay and a distinctive design aesthetic. If you're the sort who generally avoids the sports games, this one is still worth trying on as a pick-up-and-play party game. NBA Street Homecourt slam dunks the opposition, demonstrating that all of us have an inner baller just waiting to be unleashed.
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PlayStation 3Gamers' Temple, The (Mar 28, 2007)
Sport games that are over-the-top versions of popular sports are difficult for developers. I mean if they take the game too far then it loses the basic appeal of the real sport it's based on. However if you don't make it wild enough then gamers don't have much reason to play it. Me, I would rather go overboard and create games like SSX. You know, games based on something real but at the same time doing things that the laws of physics just will not allow to happen. Another problem is that after a successful run in a series it can be hard to keep the fun and originality around that make the series a hit in the first place. All of the points are a concern with EA's newest entry in the NBA Street game. How does the newest in the series hold up? One way to find out is to keep reading...
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PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Mar 06, 2007)
But don't let the lack of variety deter you; there's plenty of game to be played in Homecourt, and it's all great fun. EA Sports Big deserves big ups for their efforts here, a successful combination of immensely entertaining gameplay and a distinctive design aesthetic. If you're the sort who generally avoids the sports games, this one is still worth trying on as a pick-up-and-play party game. NBA Street Homecourt slam dunks the opposition, demonstrating that all of us have an inner baller just waiting to be unleashed.
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PlayStation 3PGNx Media (Mar 14, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt really takes things up a notch. EA Canada has made the gameplay tighter and more intuitive, improved the graphics significantly, and got together a killer soundtrack. For the next iteration, we want the option to turn off the sepia tone and more gameplay modes, but the gameplay itself is nearly perfect.
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Xbox 360GameZone (Feb 19, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt is a solid basketball game with great controls and a fun arcade-style feel to it. It retains the fast and fluid gameplay of the series while adding new elements for the next-gen systems. All in all, a solid entry as well as one of the best basketball games out there.
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Xbox 360Jive Magazine (Mar 01, 2007)
The game was done right. Its fairly easy to pick-up on any one can play but can also go as deep as you like. The interface is easy to navigate around and understand. Game play runs smooth, the graphics are a 10 out of 10. In practice session you can practice all your moves with and without teammates or opponents for as long as you like.
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Xbox 360Game Over Online (Apr 05, 2007)
I recommend NBA Street Homecourt to any basketball fan. It’s a great game with fantastic gameplay and top-notch visuals and animations. The stories of the basketball players are a huge bonus, and will have you immersed before you know it. EA has another street winner, and as far as Street’s transition from last-gen to the 360? Success.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme (Mar 22, 2007)
It's no surprise that EA Canada and EA BIG pulled off a four-peat with Homecourt. The series continues to receive substantial updates and refinements that keep it fresh and exciting. NBA Street Homecourt is easily the best iteration that the series has produced, and it's one of the first 3rd party must haves for the PS3. If you enjoy sports games, or basketball, specifically, then you really owe it to yourself to check Homecourt. It's visually impressive, features a great deal of gameplay, superb online features, a masterfully done soundtrack, and a ton of replay value. NBA Street Homecourt comes highly recommended.
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PlayStation 3Video Game Talk (Apr 18, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt is not a perfect game. There are certain letdowns when it comes to the single player experience, repetitive voice work, and graphical flare. It is however a damned good game and frankly one of the best basketball titles that I have ever played. The gameplay engine is rock solid and the style is just about as good as you'll find anywhere. Over-the-top sports titles have come a long way since the days of NBA Jam and Homecourt deserves a place on your shelf if you ever considered yourself a fan of the genre. Highly Recommended.
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PlayStation 3GameZone (Mar 06, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt is a wonderful leap forward into the high-def next-gen era for the NBA Street franchise. The graphics are wonderful and the action can produce those moments when, as a player, you do a fair imitation of the ‘deer in the headlights’ look. Yep, you will chuckle, laugh out loud, be amazed and generally have a lot of fun with this title.
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PlayStation 3Yahoo! Games (Mar 16, 2007)
It's debatable whether the tweaks EA has made to NBA Street are for better or worse; it really depends on your skill level and what you're into. As a whole, though, NBA Street Homecourt is an excellent arcade-sports title that knows no equal on next-gen consoles. It's more user-friendly than ever, has a killer single-player mode, and the advent of its online play will only make you keep it cemented into your PlayStation 3 that much longer.
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Xbox 360Gamesmania.de (Apr 02, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt ist eine absolut gelungene Fortsetzung der beliebten Serie. Neben den technischen Verbesserungen, die Xbox 360 und PS3 einiges abverlangen, glänzt der Titel vor Allem durch intelligente Gameplay Optimierungen. Sowohl das neue Tricksystem als auch die sehenswerten 2-Punkt Dunkings bringen frischen Wind ins Spiel. Reine Einzelspieler kommen aufgrund der wenig umfangreichen Spielmodi dennoch ein wenig kurz, während vor Allem online und gegen menschliche Gegner an einer Konsole nahezu unbändiger Spielspaß aufkommt. Wer actionlastiges Basketball mag, sollte auf jeden Fall zugreifen!
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PlayStation 3Gamesmania.de (Apr 02, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt ist eine absolut gelungene Fortsetzung der beliebten Serie. Neben den technischen Verbesserungen, die Xbox 360 und PS3 einiges abverlangen, glänzt der Titel vor Allem durch intelligente Gameplay Optimierungen. Sowohl das neue Tricksystem als auch die sehenswerten 2-Punkt Dunkings bringen frischen Wind ins Spiel. Reine Einzelspieler kommen aufgrund der wenig umfangreichen Spielmodi dennoch ein wenig kurz, während vor Allem online und gegen menschliche Gegner an einer Konsole nahezu unbändiger Spielspaß aufkommt. Wer actionlastiges Basketball mag, sollte auf jeden Fall zugreifen!
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Xbox 360V2.fi (Apr 21, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt on vaikeusasteeltaan huomattavasti tasapainoisempi kuin sarjan aiemmat osat. Peliä ei ole kuitenkaan helpotettu liikaa, vaan pelaamisesta on tehty yksinkertaisesti hauskempaa. Palloiluun on todella keskityttävä, tai muuten häviön karvaan kalkin nieleminen on edessä. Siten katu-NBA eroaakin mielestäni muista, hieman vakavammista urheilupeleistä. Ainakin itse olen yleensä pärjännyt yllättävän hyvin sivusilmällä ja vasurilla helpommilla tasoilla pelaten, sanotaan nyt esimerkiksi NHL-sarjan peleissä. NBA Street Homecourt tarjoaa kuitenkin helpoimmillaankin sopivassa suhteessa haastetta, jota voi taitojen karttuessa myös lisätä vaikkapa kesken kauden. Jos siis perinteisempi koripallo alkaa syystä tai toisesta tympiä, kannattaa harkita palaamista takaisin ghettoon tykittämään ehtaa katukorista kulman kundien kanssa.
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PlayStation 3Kombo.com (Mar 25, 2007)
That year the developers took off between the 3rd and 4th installments really paid off. Not only does the game have a fresh style to keep it relevant, it spiced up the gameplay to make it the premier arcade basketball game of all time. While the Street series might barrow from NBA Jam's play book, it is a much better game. It's finally time for NBA Jam to move over, there is a new king of the court named NBA Street Homecourt. Homecourt is not perfect but, for now, the freshman next-gen outing a great show piece for any sports fan.
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Xbox 360Power Unlimited (2007)
NBA Street: Homecourt is net als crack. Het geeft je een korte, extreme flash, waar je na een uur klaar mee bent... en dan wil je meer.
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Xbox 360IGN (Feb 16, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt is a great addition to the sports library on next-gen consoles and a step up for EA's vaunted franchise. The Trick Remixer and new Gamebreaker system will have you jumping out of your gaming chair. Visually, the cartoony-art style surely helps keep the framerate at a blazing 60 fps, with an excellent animation system. While the teams rosters could use and update and the Homecourt Challenge a bit more drama, the gameplay is as good as arcade hoops gets. IGN officially gives NBA Street Homecourt "mad props."
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Xbox 360Lawrence (Feb 28, 2007)
If you haven’t tired of the series by now, Homecourt won’t be the one to set you over the edge. It introduces a great new gamebreaker system and a simplified trick/dunk scheme that breathe new life into the franchise. Worth picking up for anyone who has ever enjoyed an arcade basketball game.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Illustrated (Mar 30, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt is an all-around great game. I’m not the biggest of basketball fans, but I found myself spending much more time than I originally thought I would with Homecourt. The only downside is that the game is incredibly short and shallow. However, the gameplay more than makes up for it and sets a great foundation for future games.
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PlayStation 3IGN (Feb 16, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt is a great addition to the sports library on next-gen consoles and a step up for EA's vaunted franchise. The Trick Remixer and new Gamebreaker system will have you jumping out of your gaming chair. Visually, the cartoony-art style surely helps keep the framerate at a blazing 60 fps, with an excellent animation system. While the teams rosters could use and update and the Homecourt Challenge a bit more drama, the gameplay is as good as arcade hoops gets. IGN officially gives NBA Street Homecourt "mad props."
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine (Mar, 2007)
EA has taken some criticism recently for the declining quality of its sports franchises. However, when the company devotes itself to getting something right, like it has with the Fight Night franchise, it can still deliver some very impressive work. The truth in this statement is evident in NBA Street Homecourt, a dramatic reinvention of the company’s popular street ball series.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox (Feb 20, 2007)
Basically, if you’re a fan of the previous NBA Street titles (or arcade-style basketball games in general), you’ll have a blast with NBA Street Homecourt. The development team has added tons of excellent new features, from the new trick system to the improved Gamebreaker mechanic, without taking away any of the stuff that made the previous titles so great. Actually, scratch that, they did screw up in one big way. Where are our classic players, EA?!? I want to be able to build my all-time Dream Team, just like I did in Street Vol. 2. There better be some downloads in our future, or you’re likely to have some grumpy hoop fans on your hands!
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Xbox 360XboxAddict (Mar 10, 2007)
Overall this is a great game for fun with the buddies. Trying to out trick, out dunk, out dribble will definitely appeal to you. This is a fun game to play and is not for the serious sports enthusiast. Developers just keep improving the sounds and graphics. EA states in its sports simulation games “If it is in the Game, It’s in the game”. Well the slogan for this genre should be “if you can imagine it, it’s in the game”.
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Xbox 360411mania.com (Mar 23, 2007)
I can for sure say this is the best NBA game EA has come out with in 07 series. I don’t know if that’s because NBA Live and NCAA March Madness sucked so much, or it’s because Homecourt is just that good? Either way, this game is tons of fun and online play will help it stay in your system a little longer. I can recommend this to just about anyone looking for a different take on Basketball or looking for a fun game to play with friends. I hope the next game is just as good as this one. The only drawback is the lack of modes, but if you got lots of friends that shouldn’t be a problem.
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Xbox 3604Players.de (Mar 23, 2007)
Nach den enttäuschenden NBA Live-Versuchen der nächsten Generation hat EA es mit seiner bewährten Arcade-Franchise endlich geschafft: Hinsichtlich Steuerung überzeugt Homecourt genauso wie im Hinblick auf Balance, optische Pracht (hier allerdings dank übler PS3-Kanten vornehmlich auf der 360) und Mehrspielerspaß. Der überarbeitete Gamebreaker ist nicht mehr so übermächtig, die Steuerung kann auch von Anfängern schnell verinnerlicht werden und die Dunks und Tricks sind spektakulärer als je zuvor. Um aber mit den Super-Korblegern aus dem Hause Visual Concepts auf Augenhöhe zu kommen, fehlt es den Homecourt-Dribblern an Langlebigkeit in Form von Modi-Vielfalt. Die Karriere unterhält zwar über die gesamte Dauer, doch danach bleiben nur noch Mehrspieler-Duelle, die zwar von vorne bis hinten für Spannung und Spaß sorgen, aber auf Dauer ebenfalls etwas an Modusarmut kranken. Vor allem online hätten mehr Variationen Wunder gewirkt.
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Xbox 360Gamernode (Mar 05, 2007)
For sportos, this should be an instant purchase. Casual fans of basketball won't be at a disservice to check this game out either, and it's good enough that I'd recommend it to anyone who just likes fun games, period. Easily the best entry in the series yet, the game delivers a solid package well worth its price tag.
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PlayStation 3Gamernode (Mar 05, 2007)
For sportos, this should be an instant purchase. Casual fans of basketball won't be at a disservice to check this game out either, and it's good enough that I'd recommend it to anyone who just likes fun games, period. Easily the best entry in the series yet, the game delivers a solid package well worth its price tag.
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PlayStation 34Players.de (Mar 23, 2007)
Nach den enttäuschenden NBA Live-Versuchen der nächsten Generation hat EA es mit seiner bewährten Arcade-Franchise endlich geschafft: Hinsichtlich Steuerung überzeugt Homecourt genauso wie im Hinblick auf Balance, optische Pracht (hier allerdings dank übler PS3-Kanten vornehmlich auf der 360) und Mehrspielerspaß. Der überarbeitete Gamebreaker ist nicht mehr so übermächtig, die Steuerung kann auch von Anfängern schnell verinnerlicht werden und die Dunks und Tricks sind spektakulärer als je zuvor. Um aber mit den Super-Korblegern aus dem Hause Visual Concepts auf Augenhöhe zu kommen, fehlt es den Homecourt-Dribblern an Langlebigkeit in Form von Modi-Vielfalt.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 26, 2007)
Enfin, une section est tout particulièrement destinée à créer des parties personnalisées. Du côté multi, en sus des matchs à quatre Offline, le mode Online permet de jouer à deux, histoire de prolonger sensiblement la durée de vie. Au final, tous ces modes de jeu se marchent un peu dessus, manquent d'originalité et sont un peu gadget. Mais dans NBA Street Homecourt, le plaisir est ailleurs.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 26, 2007)
Electronic Arts possède en son studio d'EA Big une combinaison de talents trop peu souvent mise en avant. Une fois encore, le dérivé "Street" fait son petit effet et procure un plaisir de jeu d'exception, que l'on adhère à l'arcade ou non. A plusieurs, le tout donne un cocktail explosif qui, en dépit des premières impressions que donne le titre, n'est à aucun moment indigeste. Le jeu fait dans le spectaculaire mais sait s'arrêter au bon moment, en s'appuyant sur une ambiance du tonnerre. Du très bon à tous les étages, si l'on met de côté l'aspect gadget de certains modes de jeu.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Front (Apr 03, 2007)
Wem bisherige Basketball-Titel zu simulationslastig waren und wer einen arcadelastigen Genre-Vertreter sein Eigen nennen möchte, ist mit NBA Street Homecourt bestens bedient. Eine schnelle Spielmechanik, ein flottes und variantenreiches Tricksystem und die spektakulären Gamebreaker fesseln für viele Spielstunden an den Bildschirm. Schade nur, dass das Einzelspieler-Vergnügen viel zu kurz ausgefallen ist. Der Multiplayer Modus macht diesbezüglich aber wieder einiges wett. Technisch ist das Spiel letztendlich ein wahres Fest für die Augen.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central (Mar, 2007)
All told, NBA Street: Homecourt is a fun experience for anyone looking for a quick pick up game. Even with its flaws, Homecourt is still a great experience, especially when linking together dribble moves to jump off a teammates back and throw an alley-oop to the other teammate or organizing other fantastic plays. If you like basketball, NBA Street: Homecourt is probably the best arcade-style streetball game on the market.
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PlayStation 3GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven (Apr 23, 2007)
Rather than slapping some makeup on the previous NBA Street game and calling it a new game EA decided to do some major surgery for this installment. This is not something we are used to from EA, but I have to hand it to them, they did an excellent job of rejuvenating the somewhat stale concept of over-the-top street basketball. If only they included more playmodes and polished the engine a bit to avoid some of the issues that pop up here and there. As it is NBA Street Homecourt won’t win any GOTY awards, but every sports lovers should still have it in his/her game library.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age (Mar 20, 2007)
In the end, any next-generation console owning street ball fan should own NBA Street Homecourt. It is by far the best of the series thus far and is a great building block for future versions. Just bear in mind that the multiplayer experience gives this game a much higher score than the single player, so if you don't plan on playing online or with friends, you may want to just check this out. For you multiplayer fans out there, this is the game you've been waiting for since the birth of the genre.
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Xbox 360Giery.eu (May 12, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt to eksplozja doznań wzrokowych, a zarazem masa wyśmienitej zabawy. Tytuł polecam każdemu! Nawet jeśli nie jesteś fanem kosza, to zainwestuj w tę produkcję. Jest ona bowiem stworzona dla każdego!
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Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360 (Feb 26, 2007)
Overall NBA Street Homecourt is a good next gen title. There can be some game play issues with the lack of AI hustle, or AI players blocking you from inbounding the ball. The controls have been simplified so that there is almost no learning curve, and nearly anyone can pick up and play to get right into the high flying action. On the flip side the controls may be too simplified for those that prefer the trick stick of old. The game is a feast for the senses with great graphics and fantastic audio although replay value is reduced by the fact that you are doing virtually the exact same thing game in and game out, regardless of game play mode. The game feels repetitive over time, but it is still a good game to pull out of your library once in a while.
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos (Mar 16, 2007)
"Homecourt" sofre da mesma mazela que atinge outras franquias da Electronic Arts que deram as caras pela primeira vez no Xbox 360 ou no PlayStation 3, entre elas "FIFA" e "Def Jam": robusto em visual, mas ralo em conteúdo se comparado com a geração passada. "NBA Street" compensa com novidades bem vindas. A mecânica simplificada foi uma cesta de três pontos dos produtores, deixando a série mais acessível sem estragar a diversão. As enterradas duplas também acrescentaram variedade e certamente serão incorporadas em futuros títulos da série. Colocando lado a lado todos os títulos da Electronic Arts que migraram para a nova geração, "NBA Street" foi um "chuá".
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos (Mar 16, 2007)
"Homecourt" sofre da mesma mazela que atinge outras franquias da Electronic Arts que deram as caras pela primeira vez no Xbox 360 ou no PlayStation 3, entre elas "FIFA" e "Def Jam": robusto em visual, mas ralo em conteúdo se comparado com a geração passada. "NBA Street" compensa com novidades bem vindas. A mecânica simplificada foi uma cesta de três pontos dos produtores, deixando a série mais acessível sem estragar a diversão. As enterradas duplas também acrescentaram variedade e certamente serão incorporadas em futuros títulos da série. Colocando lado a lado todos os títulos da Electronic Arts que migraram para a nova geração, "NBA Street" foi um "chuá".
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Xbox 360GameDaily (Feb 20, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt gets old after a while since it lacks the options found in the more robust NBA 2K7, but players will delight in its light hearted take on basketball. Its theatrics, coupled with its gorgeous visuals, make it a fine addition to everyone's collection.
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Xbox 360GameSpot (Feb 20, 2007)
There's a lot to like about NBA Street Homecourt's debut on the Xbox 360. The controls are easy to learn, the gameplay is as tight as ever, players look great and move well, and the soundtrack is top-notch. As any good game should, Homecourt leaves you wanting more, not only because it's so much fun, but also because there isn't enough to do. Earning achievements by performing tricks, playing online, and leveling up your character will keep you going for a while, but the Homecourt Challenge doesn't offer up enough depth, and the game is lacking in other modes. However, there are worse things you can say about a game other than it left you wanting more.
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Xbox 360GameSpy (Mar 05, 2007)
The NBA Street franchise makes a solid next-gen debut with Homecourt. It may be a bit thin in the modes department, but that's not all that unheard of when a series makes the leap to a new and more powerful console. Where development did put in the time was in coming up with a logical and intuitive new controller scheme that lets you showcase all the moves that Street vets expect from the game. Toss in some surprise new moves and the sweet visuals and it's just about enough to make even the most bummed out hoops fan -- the Celts lost 18 straight games from January 5 to February 14 -- feel like hitting the court again.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com (Apr 13, 2007)
All-in-all, Street's debut on next-gen consoles is an impressive one and if you're into arcade basketball goodness (as you likely are if you're reading this) then Homecourt is most definitely for you. To be perfectly honest, we would have liked to have seen a few more game modes, or in a perfect world, the ability to play as the NBA legends (nothing beats nailing the air Jordan over your friend in Street 2). Nevertheless, minor gripes aside, Homecourt is a deliciously addictive baller and a commendable next-gen Street effort on EA's part.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World (May 06, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt is an essential purchase for fans of the series and sport alike. It has the strong backbone of a great arcade-style basketball game, which is only strengthened by innovative and tactical touches such as the gamebreaker meter, tricks combos, double dunks, and other neat touches. With fantastic presentation, a great multiplayer mode, and more sheer outright fun than should ever be had on a basketball court, NBA Street will appeal to both long time fans of the series and those casual fans simply after some good, solid, arcade-style sporting action!
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network (Apr 11, 2007)
Overall NBA Street Homecourt is a pretty damn fine game. Graphically all looks nice and shines in the right places, audio presentation is good and is blended with lots of well, placed music tracks and the game certainly plays as it should. There are the repetitive issues tied into the game and could be classed by some as a bit boring after a while, plus of course with the issues effecting gameplay with defensive moves… But these are minor issues in my opinion and as short lived, as NBA Street Homecourt could be for some it really is a blast to play. I would say this is probably better as a rental unless you are a die-hard fan but do need to say this is certainly not one to be ignored or missed.
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PlayStation 3GameDaily (Feb 20, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt gets old after a while since it lacks the options found in the more robust NBA 2K7, but players will delight in its light hearted take on basketball. Its theatrics, coupled with its gorgeous visuals, make it a fine addition to everyone's collection.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Mar 08, 2007)
There's a lot to like about NBA Street Homecourt's debut on the PlayStation 3. The controls are easy to learn, the gameplay is as tight as ever, players look great and move well, and the soundtrack is top-notch. As any good game should, Homecourt leaves you wanting more, not only because it's so much fun, but also because there isn't enough to do. However, there are worse things you can say about a game other than it left you wanting more.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com (Apr 13, 2007)
All-in-all, Street's debut on next-gen consoles is an impressive one and if you're into arcade basketball goodness (as you likely are if you're reading this) then Homecourt is most definitely for you. To be perfectly honest, we would have liked to have seen a few more game modes, or in a perfect world, the ability to play as the NBA legends (nothing beats nailing the air Jordan over your friend in Street 2). Nevertheless, minor gripes aside, Homecourt is a deliciously addictive baller and a commendable next-gen Street effort on EA's part.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy (Mar 23, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt is a breath of fresh air to PS3 owners who may have been getting tired of the lack of new titles on the shelf. It may be a bit thin in the modes department, but that's not all that unheard of when a series makes the leap to a new and more powerful console. Where development did put in the time was in coming up with a logical and intuitive new control scheme that lets you showcase all the moves that Street vets expect. Toss in some surprise new moves and the sweet visuals and you end up with a game that'll make you feel that much better about dropping a car payment or two on your shiny black box.
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PlayStation 3Operation Sports (Mar 29, 2007)
Overall, NBA Street: Homecourt is probably the most entertaining and enjoyable sports game available for the Playstation 3. While the Homecourt Challenge mode gets monotonous, the offline multi-player is where this game truly shines. It takes you back to the days of those “BOOM-SHAKA-LAKA” NBA Jam dunks at your local arcade, only now you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home.
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Xbox 360Gamer 2.0 (Mar 11, 2007)
There’s no such thing as a “bad” NBA Street game. Every installment brings something new to the table, and typically builds upon the great offerings from previous installments. Homecourt looks, sounds and plays greatly, but it seems they lost the essence of what made V3 so phenomenal. If Homecourt was a little bit more like…well, Homecourt, it would be more of a highlight. To be entirely honest, if EA gave the player more control over their character and their court, this installment would have been the game it should have been. Instead, it falls slightly within the shadow of its predecessor.
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Xbox 360Game Freaks 365 (2007)
Luckily, Homecourt doesn't grow old after just a round of playing. Because nearly every aspect of Homecourt is a game within a game it doesn't begin to feel stale after only a few minutes. From building up your gamebreaker meter on offense to the defensive steal/push to the potential double dunk lurking underneath every slam. This game is a gem. It's also the first fun arcade sports title to hit the next generation of consoles.
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PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0 (Mar 11, 2007)
There’s no such thing as a “bad” NBA Street game. Every installment brings something new to the table, and typically builds upon the great offerings from previous installments. Homecourt looks, sounds and plays greatly, but it seems they lost the essence of what made V3 so phenomenal. If Homecourt was a little bit more like…well, Homecourt, it would be more of a highlight. To be entirely honest, if EA gave the player more control over their character and their court, this installment would have been the game it should have been. Instead, it falls slightly within the shadow of its predecessor.
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PlayStation 3Game Freaks 365 (2007)
Luckily, Homecourt doesn't grow old after just a round of playing. Because nearly every aspect of Homecourt is a game within a game it doesn't begin to feel stale after only a few minutes. From building up your gamebreaker meter on offense to the defensive steal/push to the potential double dunk lurking underneath every slam. This game is a gem. It's also the first fun arcade sports title to hit the next generation of consoles.
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PlayStation 3Console Monster (Apr 11, 2007)
Overall the game looks gorgeous and it plays perfectly on the PS3. The unreal alley-ops and dunks are gob-smackingly good. The challenge mode can get repetitive after a while and the online mode is very bare which is annoying as they could have done so much more with NBA Street Homecourt. Saying that, single player and multiplayer games can get ridiculously addictive and you’ll be dreaming of double dunks and alley-ops for a long time.
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Xbox 360Fragland.net (May 08, 2007)
Although the game looks and feels beautiful, the gameplay has little to offer which makes NBA Street Homecourt interesting for just a couple of hours. On the other hand, these aspects make it the perfect game to rent. The atmosphere and soundtrack are really worth your while!
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Xbox 360Console Monster (Apr 15, 2007)
Overall this is a very solid title from EA. Whilst the single player might not keep you entertained for more than 6 – 8 hours, the multiplayer aspect of the game certainly will. Even if you are not a basketball fan, I recommend you try this game. The pickup and play arcade style of the game make it suitable for anyone. If EA can make the rest of their Street franchise games as good as this then they’re on for a winner!
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Xbox 360Gaming Nexus (Mar 29, 2007)
EA's NBA Street Homecourt will give basketball fans a nice break from the simulation style games. The gamebreaker feature ensures that every game, no matter what the score, can become competitive and the graphics are pretty nice. Building up your player to be a streetball legend is pretty fun as well giving you a little RPG element to a sports game. While it's not a very deep game, NBA Street Homecourt offers good fun with a few people sitting in front of the console.
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PlayStation 3VicioJuegos.com (Apr 07, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt es un juego bastante entretenido que cumple con las premisas establecidas. Las novedades incluídas otorgan un nuevo toque al estilo de juego, dando unos pasos más técnicos, aunque la espectacularidad en todas las acciones continúa siendo su mayor baza.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK) (Apr 02, 2007)
Punchy and immaculately produced, NBA Street Homecourt is a great jumping-on point for a simple, entertaining and really well-designed series. It doesn't have much to offer veterans of the games beyond a stylistic makeover, though, and the game modes and trick system lack a little too much depth and breadth to really satisfy in the long term. But if you're after a slick and pacy sports game with legs in multiplayer (and there's something wrong with you and you don't like Virtua Tennis), you can't do much better right now.
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Xbox 360AceGamez (2007)
NBA Street: Homecourt isn’t quite the show stopper I thought it would be, but it’s hardly a disappointment either. Its career mode is a short experience and the graphics and sound don’t push the Xbox 360 to its limits - even the gameplay has some frustrating features - but the innovation and entertainment for those who persevere through the learning curve and mundane early matches using rubbish players more than make up for that. The animations and lighting effects make for a wonderful atmosphere to the game and it is a blast to play with friends online or off. While not quite as good as it could have been, Homecourt is probably the best streetball game we will see on 360 until the next instalment in the Street series.
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PlayStation 3AceGamez (Apr 01, 2007)
NBA Street: Homecourt isn’t quite the show stopper I thought it would be, but it’s hardly a disappointment either. Its career mode is a short experience and the graphics and sound don’t push the PS3 to its limits - even the gameplay has some frustrating features, but the innovation and entertainment for those who persevere through the learning curve and mundane early matches using rubbish players more than make up for that. The animations and lighting effects make for a wonderful atmosphere to the game and it is a blast to play with friends online or off. While not quite as good as it could have been, Homecourt is probably the best streetball game we will see on PS3 until the next instalment in the Street series.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Target (Jul 25, 2007)
At the full asking price, NBA Street Homecourt is a rushed, shark-jumping next-gen cash in from the masters of such practices, EA Sports. How can anyone cut back the meat of the game and charge $10 more than before? Well, that's what's happened here and thus the game suffers greatly in the apparent need to get a next-gen game out in a hurry. If you've never played a Street game you might dig the stylish and action packed action, but even then I'd recommend hitting the bargain bins and finding copies of at least NBA Street and NBA Street Volume 2 instead, as they're far more addictive and fun than this average at best sequel. You'd be saving some money and getting a pair of high quality games rather than one total disappointment. It's still good and playable, but when you come to expect a high level of greatness from a particular franchise, merely good isn't enough.
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PlayStation 3The Video Game Critic (Apr 01, 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt comes up short on the solo tip, but when you're in a competitive mood with your friends, this game is a slam dunk. Make that a double slam.
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PlayStation 3Game Shark (Mar 13, 2007)
Overall, NBA Street Homecourt is leaps and bounds better than EA’s other basketball game, NBA Live, but still isn’t gaming perfection. It’s not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon, but there isn’t a whole lot of depth or replay value in the game. Instead of “just one more game” you’ll probably be saying “ughh one more game to get this next achievement.” Fans of the series will love it, but for the rest of us, it’s probably only worth renting.
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Xbox 360PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Oct 03, 2007)
In all honesty, NBA Street: Homecourt is not a bad game; it has just been executed the wrong way. EA Canada has obviously gone for the ‘easy to learn, hard to master’ style of gameplay, but the inherent problem here is that Homecourt is not very hard to master at all – anyone and everyone will be busting out gamebreakers combined with multiple double dunks within an hour of picking up the game. With a major shift in focus towards single player, that is just not right. While previous games in the series were just as flashy as Homecourt, it felt much more rewarding having to learn how to do the flashy moves, rather than just being able to do them after a few quick matches. NBA Street: Homecourt is certainly worth a rental for basketball fans, but there is just not enough content here to justify a purchase.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution (Mar 07, 2007)
But that monkey is only trained to like good original games, so even though he sees a future for more monkey-like sports simulations, he is going to pan NBA Street Homecourt. The gameplay becomes repetitive quickly and the campaign is over without much fuss. In the end, this fast-paced game falls victim to its own velocity.