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NBA LIVE 09
7.1 out of 10

NBA LIVE 09

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Overall 8
8.0

NBA Live 09 Review

PlayStation Universe
8 April 2009
  • Summary: NBA Live 09 delivers a respectable game of basketball in a series that has displayed questionable quality in recent years. I see even brighter days ahead for EA Canada's basketball title.
  • Pros: Live 365 is revolutionary, Animations are authentic, Online clubs keeps gamers coming back
  • Cons: Textile animations are ridiculous, Passes are sometimes inconsistent, Game-changing computer comebacks happen far too often
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Overall 8
8.1
Gameplay 8
8.4
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.3
Multiplayer 8
7.8
Control 8
7.9
Addiction 8
8.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
20 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Every year, 2K Games and EA Sports goes head-to-head in all major sports, and recently, 2K has had the obvious edge when it comes to the basketball battle.
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Overall 6
5.5

NBA Live 09

Evergeek
3 November 2008
  • Excerpt: If you're a basketball fan and a gamer, you probably feel compelled to buy a new NBA game every year for updated rosters if nothing else. This year, the one to buy is not NBA Live 09.
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Overall 9
9.0

NBA Live 09

Gamer vision
28 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Name: NBA Live 09 Genre: Sports – Basketball Platform: PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360 (Reviewed on Xbox 360) EA has had a tough time crafting basketball games in the HD era.  Their signature NBA franchise, NBA Live , has been through three iterations so far on the Xbox 360 and PS3, and while there has been improvement each year, the series has never reached the level of quality found in its competition, the NBA 2K series.
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NBA Live 09

uk.gamespot.com
16 October 2008
  • Conclusion: While it's a little disappointing that Live 09 isn't a drastic step forward, it is an improvement over Live 08 and a very solid basketball game. Dynamic DNA isn't going to change the way you enjoy a basketball game, but effective pick-and-roll mechanics and intuitive playcalling certainly will. If you want a basketball game that's fast-paced with easy-to-manage controls, NBA Live 09 is worth a look.
  • Pros: Signature playcalling makes running plays a breeze, New pick-and-roll mechanic is simple and effective, User-friendly controls, Marv Albert and Steve Kerr do a nice job in the booth.
  • Cons: Lousy defense leads to lots of dunks, Dribble moves are too often ineffective, Be a Pro mode isn't very deep.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
16 October 2008
  • Summary: NBA Live has had a rough transition to the current generation of consoles; however, slowly but surely, the games have gotten better every year. NBA Live 09 doesn't make the same leap forward that 08 made, and the much-hyped dynamic DNA feature has little effect on the gameplay. However, new pick-and-roll controls, as well as signature playcalling, make this Live the best in several years. NBA 2K9 has "living rosters," whereas NBA Live 09 has "dynamic DNA.
  • Pros: Signature playcalling makes running plays a breeze, New pick-and-roll mechanic is simple and effective, User-friendly controls, Marv Albert and Steve Kerr do a nice job in the booth
  • Cons: Lousy defense leads to lots of dunks, Dribble moves are too often ineffective, Be a Pro mode isn't very deep
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PS3 Review: NBA Live 09

Video Games Reloaded
14 October 2008
  • Summary: Can this year’s NBA Live provide a slam-dunk in gameplay?
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NBA Live 09

NZGamer.com
14 October 2008
  • Excerpt: EA gives us another detailed taste of life in the NBA.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 9
9.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

NBA Live 09

ME Gamers
12 October 2008
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The NBA live series have had a pretty miserable life on the next generation consoles. After holding a pretty tight grip on the PS1 and PC basketball game scene back in the 90s, things started going downhill during the PS2 and Xbox era. LIVE 08 was a very solid and fun to play basketball game. The game offered some new features and a set of different ways to play the game, but it had some problems on the side too.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 7
7.4
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5
Multiplayer 7
7.3
Longevity 7
7.0

NBA Live 09

NowGamer
10 October 2008
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