the life may be challenging but fun. just make sure u buy a couple extra controllers cause youll probably break at least 1 or 2. anyway u can only be a point guard in the life. and u dont get to play with the real players but u do get to play against them! in the life u have to follow goals and the only really chanllenging goals are the shooting percentage ones. (which are extremely hard!) the mini games r great! very fun.and the game has the skills challenge! no dunk competion though. pretty good gameplay with no franchise or dynasty.for some reason it is almost impossible to score on a lay up!!! showtime passing is great but with big risk as well as reward. very good gameplay. one problem though when u create a player even when its not in the life u cant edit his attributes!