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NBA LIVE 09

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Overall 9
8.5

NBA Live 09

ztgd.com
26 January 2011
  • Excerpt: With Dynamic DNA this is the game that keeps on giving all season long.
  • Pros: + Dynamic DNA really ups the ante, + Fluid on-the-court movement, + Best Dynasty Mode in any sports game, + Great visual presentation
  • Cons: Some slowdown and minor glitches, High learning curve, Dynamic DNA only works on original copy
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5

NBA Live 09

Game Boyz
23 March 2009
  • Excerpt: With only days to go before the start of the NBA season, EA Sports delivers b-ball gamers their annual NBA fix with NBA Live 09. This year EA Canada set out to make a significantly improved basketball game as NBA Live 08 did not exactly set the world on fire. 08 made some significant leaps over the abysmal NBA Live 07; however the franchise has not produced a slam dunk basketball game in quite some time.
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Gorgeous hoops game in need of minor refining.

Common Sense Media
14 February 2009
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this is a straightforward professional basketball simulation. The game is playable online , a feature Common Sense Media doesn't recommend for children under age 12.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 7
6.6
Sound 8
7.6
Control 7
7.4
Addiction 6
6.4

NBA Live 09 Review

Cheat Code Central
5 February 2009
Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Inside Hotwire 3D
4 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Overall, NBA Live 09 is a solid basketball game. With the addition of Dynamic DNA, NBA Live Academy, and FIBA World Championship among other nifty content, this is NBA Live at its best! Long time fans will certainly appreciate the new Lockdown Mode and Pick-and-Roll system, which add more depth to the action on the court.
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Overall 4
4.0

NBA Live 09

Square-Go
2 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Games should always follow a number of simple rules including easy to understand game-play, a good tutorial and the possibility to progress. NBA Live lacks two of those criteria and merely depends on game play to see it through. This is coupled with the fact that EA Sports know that with official licenses they will receive purchases so they merely have to equal any rivals and not exceed them in any way leaving a lackluster game. Starting with the tutorial area.
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NBA Live 09

360Evolved
24 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Overall NBA Live 09 is a solid basketball, in fact it’s the best entry we have had from EA in a while. There are a ton of game modes, a great control scheme and a lots and lots of ESPN integration for those that have their Xbox 360’s connected to Xbox LIVE. The NBA Live 365 feature should make your game different everyday as you download the daily updates. Just make sure to use the code found in the game’s case to download your one year subscription to Live 365 for free.
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 5
5.0
Replay value 8
8.0

NBA LIVE 09

Xbox Evolved
10 November 2008
  • Summary: The controls are simple enough for newcomers, and vet players will enjoy the few new options in the game. It has a glitzy presentation, filled with many of the advanced technologies and partnerships EA has obtained over the years, but none of it seems to help out the broken feel you get from the games controls and A.I.
  • Pros: The play-calling is good, so is online play
  • Cons: Stiff controls, nothing much new other than the new online features.
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Overall 7
6.6
Playability 4
4.0

NBA Live 09

Xbox 360 achievements
6 November 2008
  • Conclusion: While NBA Live 09 made great strides in the right direction, it seems like EA enjoys taking two steps forward and one step back. The addition of DNA brings a new aspect to the game, but is it really enough to set it apart? No. Even though NBA 2K9 might be a better choice this season, NBA Live isn’t a bad option if you don’t want to go the 2K route.
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Overall 8
7.8

NBA Live 09

Game Over Online
3 November 2008
  • Excerpt: The NBA Live series is the virtual baller that has been around longer than any other series. Dating back to fantastic titles like NBA Live '95, it has been fun, fast, and entertaining. In recent years, however, the clear king of the virtual court has been 2K Sports’ NBA 2K series. NBA Live looks to steal back that crown this year with some slick new features, controls, and gameplay.
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