Conclusion: Some way, some how, the folks over at EA have managed to make the Live franchise interesting for another year. The game isn’t that much different five-on-five style, but the inclusion of online play and cool new game modes puts it over the top. The Dunk Contest in itself is worth the price of admission. I would suggest anybody with even a moderate interest in offline basketball to pick this one up.
Conclusion: The most obvious question for most gamers is: "So, should I buy NBA Live or ESPN Basketball this year?" The answer is rather simple, despite both games being roughly equal in overall quality. If you like a fast-paced, above-the-rim, larger than life version of the NBA with enough defense and challenge to still resemble the real sport, then NBA Live is your game.
Excerpt: Sports fans in America know that when a slight chill starts to fill the air, it’s time for one of two leagues to begin: hockey and basketball. While the NHL may be completely frozen out this year, the season of hoops is gearing up for its opening tip-offs around the country. But why pay massive ticket prices and stand in long concession stand lines when you can have the NBA at home?
Excerpt: The most noticeable addition to this year’s NBA Live is the inclusion of the All-Star Weekend, a feature that adds four new gameplay modes to the basketball experience. Aside from the laidback All-Star game where the players have much more fun hanging out that focusing on the score, there’s the Rookie vs. Sophomore match, where the second year stars take on the best newcomers to the league.
Excerpt: I have to admit a mistake when I make one. Last year, I scored "NBA Live" too high. At the time, I didn’t know and take into account how much the lack of offensive rebounds would annoy me and take away some of my enjoyment of the game. With all that said, I still played "NBA Live 2004" more than any other game last year. I recognized that even with the rebounding problem, it was a fun game.
Conclusion: The tempo of the action has been elevated too, but not greatly. And the defensive intensity has been raised to match it. NBA Live 2004 was still plagued by the bane of all hoop games – fast break central – a disproportionate number of points could be racked up running the ball constantly, and annoyingly the CPU could do it as good as humans. Now it’s much more likely that the defense will be back and on guard, as opposed to loping half a court behind the ball.
Pros: Great graphics and audio presentation, Dunk mode is spectacular, Gameplay refinements really push emphasis on smooth play
Conclusion: Doch genug der Schimpferei, NBA Live 2005 hat auch eine Menge guter Seiten an sich. So finden wir die neu eingeführte Freestyle Air-Control einfach nur klasse und sinnvoll. Zusammen mit der Masse an gut gemachten und vor allem durchweg motivierenden Spielmodi ist der neueste Teil von NBA Live der Beste seit Jahren.
Conclusion: Un buen título para la XBox que ofrece muchas horas de juego, ya sea en el modo carrera, partidos cara a cara o Internet. Si bien el título hasta el momento había mostrado algunos puntos flacos, en la edición del 2005 se muestra fuerte en todos los aspectos y mejora notablemente su jugabilidad con la inclusión de más opciones de juego y el fin de semana de las estrellas en todo su esplendor. Imprescindible para los amantes del baloncesto. I love this game.
Pros: Doblado al castellano, IA del oponente, Mates espectaculares, All-Star Weekend
Cons: Doblado al castellano, IA del oponente, Mates espectaculares, All-Star Weekend