Summary: Ever since I picked up my first NBA series games which was NBA 2K3 I have never played an NBA Live game since. NBA Live characters just don't seem to have the realistics as NBA 2K6 does. Here are my comparisons of NBA 2K6 to NBA Live 2006 Reading other reviews on this game it looks like NBA 2K6 added all the features that Live was missing.
Summary: Before going out and buying this game, I read all of the reviews here on amazon. Obviously, people weren't happy with there's at all. So I went to the store and couldn't help but buy it. I own every NBA Live available on ps1 or ps2 and cannot just stop. I do see why people had trouble with it, but it is not as bad as they say. First off, the most noticeable difference is in the graphics. They are not downright terrible, but they seem to just be...well, different.
If you have a friend to play with this can be a fun game but if your by yourself then dont even think about buying this
26 April 2006
Summary: After playing nba live 2005, which was an awesome game by the way, i thought that nba live 2006 would expand on that and make it one of the best games ever, but all they did was make the game horrible. Graphics-1/5 If you like watching nba players with big heads and coaches on the sideline looking like stick people then this would be a perfect game for you. Gameplay-3/5 It takes some getting used to so if your not patient DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.
Another year, another bland edition of NBA Live, another $50 bucks down the tube.
Kevin Rienecker "Kev", Amazon
10 March 2006
Summary: Oh boy, have I been suckered again. This isn't the worst basketball game released this year (see Sony's NBA '06: The Life for that dubious distinction), but the stupid thing is so freakin' disappointing it may as well be. If by some crazy chance anyone from EA Sports involved with this franchise bothers to look at most of these reviews, God-willing, maybe we'll get some real improvements for next years' version.
Summary: Come on EA Sports, you guys are slipping. I saw this game advertised on the internet and it looked awesome. Foolishly I didn't realize it was for the Xbox 360 and not PS2. It seems that the makers put all of their efforts in the former. What really bothers me is that some of the players take their sweet time getting over the half court line so there are too many backcourt violations.
Summary: I used to be confident when buying EA sports games. Confident that the game would be both fun and realistic enough to pass as a basketball simulation. Not anymore, I haven't bought an EA game since about 2002. I've played them though. They were awesome back in the day, especially with NBA Live '95 which still happens to be the funnest basketball game I've ever played. What happened?
Summary: A reviewer below asked the simple question: "What's wrong with these basketball video games???" (in reference to both Live and 2K6 and also probably referring to how crappy they are). Here's the EXTREMELY EASY ANSWER to your question: "All you guys are still buying them year after year!!!" That's what's wrong with these games. You guys buy them year after year so EA is making the same expected amount of $ year after year.
Summary: Although NBA Live is always fun to play and it has really nice dunks and things I'm going to have to judge this on its improvement on the last installment. The good improvements are that you can now run the fastbreak instead of having to settle with the half court set all the time. The 2nd is the Freestyle mode which I found annoying sometimes though because a player's rating is basically based on how good he is at a certain aspect of the game.
Excerpt: ...Quest'anno la copertina del gioco ufficiale della NBA va al talentuoso Dwane Wade, acrobatico playmaker dei Miami Heat, che non ha niente da invidiare in schiacciate rispetto al compagno Shaq (senza offendere nessuno ). La novità fondamentale del ...
Pros: Licenza ufficiale NBA, grafica e controlli rodati con le edizioni passate .
Cons: Sempre la solita minestra . . . approccio troppo arcade . Meglio optare per titoli "alternativi" . Alla lunga noioso .
Excerpt: Tenéis la versión anterior? Os gusto? Pues mas de lo mismo lamentándolo mucho y siendo sincero no hace falta comprarse esta entrega para mejor tu juego o para que dar enganchado por los gráficos alucinantes o para ver otras cosas interesantes que hayan incorporado por eso mi tirón de orejas por no mejor sustancialmente el juego, no critico el juego porque soy un adicto a el lo que critico es comprar algo que es exactamente igual a lo anterior nada mas cambia el numero...