Summary: EA sports are going in reverse. The 99 version on playstation one was better. The graphics on this one haven't improved for 5 years, the camera angles aren't helpful and gameplay is unrealistic. I still own the playstation version from years ago and would rather play that.
Summary: First of all, I must say that I have been an avid collector of the NBA live games. I have collected every year from 1996-2007. There have been a lot of great additions and there have been some weak ones (00,02,03). Here are some pro's and con's to 2006. Pros: 1.
Summary: Pretty much theres nothing good you can say about this game. Everything that people have been posting has been true and more. The gameplay is awful, I guarantee you could play a half and point out at least 15 major problems.
Summary: The problems associated ww/ NBA Live 06 are endless and it's just as bad as Live 02, 04, and 05. What happened to the gameplay of the Live series. The Last fun NBA Live game they released in my opinion, was live 03, which introduced the freestyle control and had Jason Kidd on the cover.
Summary: Beneath the pretty face...is a soul as black as night. This game is devoid of any gameplay worth mentioning. When it boils down to it...the visuals (the game's only strong suit) suffers from a horrific framerate. A true crime to the genre and gaming in general.
Summary: I have only been playing NBA Live since 2003 but I must admit that 2003 & 2004 are the best looking games they have made. Superior graphics, moves, complaining to the refs and more made these games very entertaining.
Summary: just read through the reviews and you will learn all you need to about this game (aside from every 6th or 7th person who says its the best game ever made). defensive abilities are very limited. you can pretty much score at will from 15 feet or closer to the basket.
Summary: This game is very average. I have gotten every EA Sports game for the past 5 years. I have always been happy except for the NBA series which i felt has been the same year after year. So instead of shelling out 40 bucks this year to buy the game i rented it hoping for something good.
Summary: This game is all-around bad and I have bought NBA Live every year since 1995. First of all, the graphics still leave something to desire. The sound is horrible from the soundtrack to the "announcers.