Excerpt: The last EA Sports basketball game to ship to consoles was NBA Live 2010. That was a pretty good basketball game, but unfortunately the last one to be released by the company on current-gen consoles.
Conclusion: I suppose there are some positives worth lauding in NBA Live 14. Its live season mode, which regularly updates the game with challenges based on scenarios taking place during the current NBA season, is well-implemented and seems to be getting updated very quickly.
Summary: NBA Live 14 delivers the ultimate on-the-court control and by introducing a new, physics-based dribbling system one-on-one matchups take on a whole new meaning, putting creativity and control at the core of every move.
Conclusion: Concept: A hardwood comeback that fails nearly every shot attempt
Graphics: From the bland character models to the listless crowd, NBA Live 14 pales in comparison to NBA 2K14
Sound: The commentary from the flat Mike Breen and exuberant Jeff Van Gundy sounds forcefully stitched together.
Summary: Basketball is a sport built around the beauty of raw athleticism. Five players glide across the court as one, shifting positions to ensure the best spacing possible against the disruptive mass of opponents trying to stifle their progress. When properly orchestrated, it's a sight to behold.
Pros: Great integration with real NBA games
Cons: Basic basketball strategies don't work, Lousy artificial intelligence, especially in Rising Star mode, Animations and physics are goofy and unpredictable, Logic problems in Rising Star mode, Lag hinders online play