Shane Patterson of Gamesradar writes: Who has time for year-long Season modes when arguably the best part about sports games is talking trash with your best friend/roommate/girlfriend? Toeing the line between the ridiculous arcade-y action of NBA Jam, franchise ballin' and hip hop culture is NBA Ballers: Chosen One, the third iteration in Midway's popular hoops series for the PS3 and 360. Judging by the near-finished version we sat down with, we're confident Ballers will be the perfect pick-me-up as the NBA season winds down come spring.
We'd be remiss if we didn't mention how goddamn astounding Ballers looks; from Jason Kidd's goofy smile to the shorts drifting off Shaq's lumbering body, Midway's crafted a finely detailed game that's easy on the eyes and handles well even with a few months left before arrival. Save a few bugs that will surely be ironed out, Ballers appears on track to be the definitive pick-up-and-play hoops game this spring.