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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Unlike the NFL license, the NBA isn’t exclusive to one publisher. 2K Sports has NBA 2K10, Sony released NBA 2010: The Inside and Electronic Arts shipped out NBA Live 10 . It’s a difficult job for a gamer to figure out which basketball title is worth their time, especially if there are three of them...
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.
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.