Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 290 - NBA Jam T.E.

Sports games in the year 2020 suck. They're too slow and boring and turning them into simulations has made them significantly less fun to play. Give me oldschool arcadey sports games over stodgy sims any day. Today's game is NBA Jam T.E. for SNES, probably the best basketball game ever. Read more and watch gameplay here.

I've talked before about how not having to review sports games anymore was one of the few bright spots of getting unexpected canned by the shitty IAC after it took over and destroyed the site and fired everyone because IAC is a crap company that sucks ass. I like sports. I used to like sports games. But reviewing them absolutely blows. Also, as I said above, I don't like the current state of most sports games. I'd rather have quick and easy arcade sports than simulations. Madden and FIFA are okay-ish, but NBA and NHL games are almost unplayable to me at this point. 

So instead I played NBA Jam T.E. for SNES and had a great time. It's fast. It's easy to get into. It has all sorts of power ups and hot spots and goofy stuff to make the game exciting. It's awesome. EA's reboot on 360/PS3 was also excellent. They should make another one.