Summary: I am not a fan of basketball and probably never will be. But, I do love this game. I have tried other basketball games mainly last generation I tried the Street series(also made by EA) and the 2k series but the only game I have enjoyed thus far is NBA Live 2005. The gameplay is extremely solid and the graphics are a shining example of what the last generation could produce.
Conclusion: NBA 2005 is described by one word:brilliant. The improved gameplay with playmaker control is brilliant. The one thing that stands out for me is the new All-Star Weekend. Bringing back the 3-Point contest was a major upgrade, if it's not broke then don't fix it. The dunk contest though is far out and amazing addition. That on it's own could have been one seperate game.
Conclusion: NBA LIVE 2005 may not have the presentation that ESPN 2k5 has, but it makes up for it in other areas. The most attractive aspect of NBA LIVE 2005 is its Dynasty mode, which put's ESPN's franchise mode, "The Association" to shame. I love both games, and i think both are worth the money. If EA would lower the price for NBA LIVE id put it as a better buy than ESPN, but until then, if you can only buy one game, make it ESPN's.
Summary: Wie dem Titel zu entnehmen ist verfolge ich das Spiel von Shaquille O´Neill mit besonderem Interesse. Der Superstar-Center hat dieses Jahr von LA nach Miami gewechselt, das Team profitiert sicher von ihm. Die ersten beiden Spiele der regulären Saison haben die Heat nun auch schon gewonnen :). Mal schauen wie es weitergeht.
Pros: gewaltiger Umfang, perfekte Animationen, Karriere - Modus, "All Star Weekend"
Cons: unfair schwer auf höchstem Schwierigkeitsgrad, Trefferquoten der Gegner um die 70% schon mal möglich