Although the NBA Live series certainly has its share of arcade-style action, it also incorporates a more realistic element of strategy that ensures you'll have to do a lot more than mash the buttons to smash the Pistons. The PSP edition of the series' latest installment, NBA Live 07, combines that "semi-realistic" gameplay with a wide variety of modes, options, and unlockable bonuses, enriching the overall experience. Although the game has some rough edges and the A.I. can be questionable at times, NBA Live 07's fast-paced basketball action will impress casual fans and jump-ball junkies alike.
NBA Live 07 includes digital versions of all 30 NBA teams, each complete with its own home stadium and star players. Game modes include single game, full season, and even a Dynasty mode that lets you play multiple seasons and transfer your progress back and forth with the PS2 version of the game. The game's interface is geared toward gamers who are already fans of the series, even placing a "New!" icon on features that have been added since the previous edition of the game, but newbies needn't worry since the basics of the game are easy to learn.