Excerpt: With the new NBA season drawing near and Christmas on the horizon you know that the time is now for a couple of basketball game releases. It is fair to say that over the last couple of years, EA’s NBA Live franchise has taken a bit of a battering from its rival in the 2K sports series. In typical EA sports fashion, EA have come out fighting with their latest rendition, NBA Live 10.
Conclusion: NBA Live 10 is a step in the right direction for the series. The gameplay and graphics are heading towards offering the best package for the next-generation consoles – especially now that 2K Sports stunk it up with NBA 2K10. Fans of the NBA and basketball in general need to pick up NBA Live 10 as it’s the best title released in the genre for 2010.
Conclusion: The option to Pick and Roll is still there from last year and passing a breeze, so is shooting. The Dynamic DNA is still available this year although I haven't activated mine but for those that used it last year I'm assuming it should be similar. All in all I think it's step up from last year but still not the best it can be.
Exciting sim of pro hoops with challenging shooting.
Common Sense Media
1 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that NBA Live 10 is a straightforward simulation of the National Basketball Association. As in real life, the arenas feature advertisements and ESPN is prominent in the game. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12, and it offers open chat so that the conversations can be unpredictable.
Conclusion: can be very complicated on-the-fly, and initially many gamers may find themselves frustrated learning the complexities of making lay-ups instead of thunder-dunking down the lane effectively. Without making the effort to learn NBA Live’s controls, gamers can expect a turnover-prone performance each and every time that will lead to nothing but losses.
Excerpt: If I go out and run a mile on the track by myself, I’ll get a decent result (I’m still in pretty good shape), but if I go out and run a mile on the track with someone else who is just a bit faster than me, pushing me to go faster the entire way, I’ll get a much better result. This is the way we work. We are driven by competition—by wanting to match or exceed what others around us are doing. This has a point, trust me.
Excerpt: When I was growing up as a kid, I had one option—or at least one viable option—to choose if I wanted to play a good game of virtual basketball. That one option was EA Sports’ NBA Live series. And then the new millennium came, ushering in a new era of the basketball video game industry—one in which years of competition would push the genre forward in so many ways.
Excerpt: Before we start, let me make one thing clear – I’m relatively new to the NBA Live franchise, unless you count the beginnings of the series with EA’s Megadrive/Genesis basketball titles, that is. The truth is, that 2k Sports’ Dreamcast version of NBA 2k was the first basketball game that I played seriously, and I’ve stuck with it.
Summary: Glory days have returned for the NBA Live series, no doubt about it. All together, this is a great basketball game. Playing this game if very fun and NBA Live has finally given NBA 2K some solid competition. The presentation is simply amazing with features and visuals to impress. The gameplay however has not changed much from NBA Live 10; not so much I would warrant a new $60 purchase.
Pros: Great graphics, presentation and animations as always.
Cons: Still not where it should be in terms of gameplay and weird bugs/glitches and framerate problems.