UGO writes: "Consider, for a moment, that basketball video games are all siblings. Sega's 2K is the honor roll student: serious minded, dedicated, and well-liked. EA's Live is the jock: popular, easy-going, and fun to be around. Now let's consider poor NBA 09 The Inside. Sony's franchise is the red-headed stepchild of the bunch, doomed not by his own shortcomings, but rather by his brothers' overshadowing strengths.
"It's not fair," NBA 09 The Inside whines. "I have a deep franchise mode too! And I can download situations from actual NBA games to be recreated virtually. And I have lots of mini-games and a compelling story-based one-player progression mode!" Well, guess what, Ginger? So does everyone else, and they do it better. "