Can an anime about a loud blonde ninja produce an impressive fighting game worth your time? Find out in our Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 review…
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is without a doubt the prettiest Naruto fighting game we’ve yet seen. Thanks to the power of the PS3 (and a required 4GB install – these have to stop), it’s every bit as crisp and colorful as the Naruto anime – and the game moves a lot more smoothly, too. Special attacks are spectacular.
You know how you'll drive past a park or playground where kids are playing basketball, and there's always that one kid who's obviously someone's little brother? He's busting his ass running up and down the court, and he's got skillz for his age, but everyone else is at least a foot taller and four years older, so he's just not a factor in the game. Unfortunately, if that kid were a video game, he'd probably be a lot like NBA 07.
It's not that this is a bad game, really. It does what it does
Sept 27, 2007
Sometimes, less is more. Other times, less is, well, just less. And in the case of NBA 08, less is definitely not everything we were hoping for. While Sony's PlayStation brand-exclusive series has historically trailed its counterparts on the court, the PS2 versions have sported a detailed career mode called The Life for two years running. These basketball soap operas have easily become some of our favorite guilty pleasures. Unfortunately, the PS3's NBA 08 still has no Life, nor
Sony’s first-party basketball title has long been the black sheep of the NBA posse, considered a pint-sized squirt watching from the sidelines as the big boys – 2K and Live - grapple for supremacy. This season is no different, although considering the prowess of its competition, that’s no real shame. NBA 09 The Inside may not be a jaw-dropping, drenching-in-atmosphere tour de force, but it continues to improve and should no longer be a mere afterthought in the hoops conversation.
is standing at center court, hands extended in disbelief. This can’t be happening, he seems to think. Despite - or perhaps
because of – his superhuman efforts, the 1991 Lakers have just lost for the
fourth time in a row to their counterparts from Portland. As he trudges off the
court, he looks around, almost as if this is all just a bad dream...
A lot can change in a year. No more lockouts. LeBron finally has a ring. NBA 2K13 is here, and it has changed with the times, too. Find out just how much in our review...
Does NBA 2K14 bring any new magic to the court? Find out in our review...
Larry Bird is
mocking us. He’s just taken a seat at the three-point line and thrown a fiery
basketball – underhanded - through the net, padding the insurmountable lead he
and Kevin McHale have established. “Ha!” laughs our teammate as the hapless New
Jersey Nets fail miserably at defense. “NBA Jam is the only game where you can
act like a jerk and it’s OK!” While we don’t necessarily appreciate the
behavior, it’s certainly a true statement...
The gridiron season kicks off this week with NCAA Football 13. EA Tiburon's college game introduces a new variety of Heisman challenges and tweaks to your passing game. How does it fare, overall?