A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Players like to put down opponents after a play, which isn't a great example of sportsmanship for young aspiring athletes
Trash talking is a bit over the top, but no swearing.
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Authentic team uniforms and the NBA logo are visible in just about every screen. Shoes do not have labels and other advertisements -- other than EA's logo -- are not seen anywhere in the game.)
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is ideally suited for children age 6 and older. The game is free of the mild violence in the popular NFL Street games. Players do foul, but they don't body-slam each other on the concrete -- fouls are more in line with what you would see in a live NBA game. While the language is clean, there is an excessive amount of trash-talking that takes place after each and every thunderous dunk.
Is It Any Good?
EA Sports has once again hit a slam-dunk with the release of NBA Street Vol. 3. The game offers plenty of excitement for the NBA basketball fan, but also offers variety and challenges throughout, making it a game that your kid will want to play for hours -- once they get a hang of the controls. While the Trick Stick adds an exciting element to the game, mastering the complicated controls that are needed to operate it effectively can be very frustrating for beginners.
Overall, this is the perfect addition to your kid's game collection. The only other potential drawback for parents of younger players is the amount of trash-talking throughout the game. There's no swearing, but it is not a good representation of the kind of sportsmanship that is often stressed in team sports.
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