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. However, EA made significant strides with last year’s
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...
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.
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.
Conclusion: Visually NBA Live 09 is a mixed bag of great and problematic. Let’s get the bad out of the way, there are still a number of frame rate issues both in game and in replay. What I found is that the frame rate seems to stutter on fast moving action sequences.
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.