of the most impressive aspects of NBA in the Zone is that all of the players
have been modelled on their real life counterparts. Their actual faces have
been texture mapped over the heads of each player while they also have the same
height and build as the person they represent.
Motion capture has
been used to give the players movements a sense of realism. The graphics move
between animation in a very realistic way.
There are the usual in-game
options which are Exhibition matches, Tournaments and Play-offs as well as
virtually every single basket ball team imaginable to select from. Each team
has detailed kits while their home court sports an individual design. You can
examine the formation of each team as well as check out each individual players
statistics and performance history.
The controls are extremely
effective with instinctive attacking and defending moves.
Each of the
three available camera angles are intelligently positioned and keep up with the
flow of play zooming in and out to always allow the player to keep an eye on the
ball, which is essential.