Excerpt: EA Sports may dominate football, hockey, and golf video games. They have been off the basketball court for some years now. So I expected EA to have a learning curve on their return. NBA Live 14 is not the best basketball game of all time. It can not compete with the 2K Sports basketball game.
Pro basketball simulation needs more time in the virtual gym
Common Sense Media
16 December 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that NBA Live 14 is a family-friendly simulation of the National Basketball Association. The game is a real-world depiction of pro basketball, as players compete to win a championship as a team or guide an individual athlete toward a superstar career.
Summary: NBA Live 14 is a mess that probably shouldn’t have been released – hell, EA have even apologized because it is so bad. The gameplay is fundamentally broken due to the ease of scoring dunks, and 2-point jumpers being near impossible to sink, whilst the poor AI leads to a highly unrealistic game.
Excerpt: Matching up against the terrific NBA 2K14 was sure to be a challenge, but EA's first basketball sim since 2009 barely puts up a fight, coming off as an unmitigated disaster rather than an entry worthy of the brand's almost 20-year legacy.
Pros: + Challenges pulled from daily games are a cool touch.
Cons: - Sluggish, awkward, and imbalanced gameplay; no training elements., - Dull, unremarkable player models; repetitive presentational aspects., ? Where would
Conclusion: It’s good that NBA Live exists--competition is desperately needed in sports games--but NBA Live 14 needs some serious work to gain equality with its NBA 2K rival. Hopefully EA Sports will back up its talk by supporting the game in the near and long term.
Excerpt: It seems like every new generation of consoles launches with a game or two that makes you wonder what a developer was thinking. Some, like Super Mario 64 , reveal that the developer knew how to utilize a new system’s strengths to its advantage – others, like PS1’s Street Fighter: The Movie , are so...
Summary: Malheureusement pour les amateurs de la franchise NBA Live qui attendaient ce titre avec impatience, le retour du jeu de basket-ball d'EA Sports est soldé par un échec. Ce titre n'arrive tout simplement pas à rivaliser avec la qualité du jeu du studio 2K Sports, ce qui est très décevant.
Pros: +Plusieurs de modes de jeux...qui auraient pu être intéressant, +Le rendu du parquet, +Pas trop de bogues en ligne
Cons: -Les graphismes dépassés et non dignes des conseils Next-gen, -Les $&/$"&/%$* de contrôles, -Son prix, -Ne satisfait pas nos attentes
Conclusion: Il ritorno della serie NBA live, è un fallimento totale. Gameplay legnoso e arretro, comparto tecnico carente e modalità di gioco divertenti ma comunque lacunose sotto più di un'aspetto. Aspettare tre anni per vedere un prodotto simile è molto più di un semplicemente fallimento.
Excerpt: Was lange währt wird endlich gut! So lautet ein gutes altes Sprichwort, aber trifft dieses auch bei Games zu? Meistenteils kann festgestellt werden, dass eine lange Entwicklungszeit auch zu einem qualitativ hochwertigen Endprodukt führt (bspw. die GRAND THEFT AUTO-Reihe).