Have you ever thought NBA would make a good guitar hero game? That is what NBA Ballers have brought to the stage or should I say court. The version I saw was using the Xbox kinect and the version comes with a Spaulding basketball. I am sure it’s not a 100 dollar official basketball one they use during the real games.
During the event NBA all-star Deron Williams was there to show it off. I was in the crowd with him and the fellow basketball stars. They were playing on a easy mode and the company told them not to play on the hardest. The kinect really picked up the motion of dribbling, passing, cross-overing and shooting. There was a nice flow between the moves and the music. The only down side I see to this game is how many people’s houses are equip to handle this. I feel like dribbling will annoy any parent and the game will not last long in the household. Also I feel like they will be a nice learning curve to the game. From learning the right pace to dribble and how to do the moves.
During the event the MC did say this is the future of sports gaming. It is really hard to see how this is true. I don’t think we will be seeing any baseballs being thrown at the TV or having any pucks get shot at the TV. The game is a good concept but it needs the right place to play. We shall see how this sells and too see if there is a second.