Rated 0 out of 10 by TD45 LIVE ON THE RISE?
Just a few days ago i downloaded the nba live 09 demo, and i have to say i was quite amazed with what little i could play. I have been a complete basketball game fanatic, owning ALMOST EVERY b-ball game to date. But as of the past 4 years, nba live has been more or less a joke, allowing the stellar 2k series to completely take over. After playing the demo of this year's live 09, i would have to say 2k should have a reason to start watching its back, because it seems that EA is finally doing something about it's drowning nba franchise. I would say the biggest selling point this year is the nba live 365, where stats, player capabilities, tendencies, hot and cold streaks, injuries and more are updated every day! Not to mention the WHOLE animation system has been revamped to be more life-like than ever before. I have been an avid 2k series fan since it began, but i would have to say nba live 09 is something i think will be worth looking into.
Rated 10 out of 10 by alleniversonfan1 NBA Live 09 is just amazing!
This is the best sports game ever! Nba live 09 has nba live 365 which has trade, injury, roster moves and everything and statistics. It is so amazing. No other sports game has such an amazing feature! The graphics are so good! If you buy this game buy it new because i got it used and i didn't know that the nba live 365 code was already used. SO REMEMBER BUY IT NEW! Now i have 2 go to the playstation store online and get it for ** bucks. Online is good too! If you don't have nba live 365 in the game. Then you automatically have it online. So that is the good part for me since i don't have it regular i have it online. I like allen iverson a lot he is my favorite player. So when this game first came out he was on the denver nuggets. So he got traded to detroit pistons which is my home team. So this nba live 365 thing is great so i can play with him in the game in nba live. But i have to get 365 first. PEACE OUT and get this amazing game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by EURONE 215 I didn't give NBA Live a chance at first!
When I first purchased NBA Live I was quick to judge it from last years version.I thought that last years Live was excellent but needed minor fixes.I even submitted 2 bad revies on this website!! Now that I have played Nba Live against my friends and online,this is the best Live I have ever played! Live is so realistic with the DNA,and the graphics make you feel like your really in a live basketball game. The freethrow shooting has improved and the crossover game is so sick as well as great pick and rool full control.I have played NBA 2K 9 and the graphics look like a cartoon,the only thing better than live is the detailed crowd on 2k. The only problem that I really have with live is the R1 -R2 buttons are 2 close toghether, I like to bring my icons up while i'm playing and the turbo button should be across from that. But the final verdict should be this: MAKE SURE YOU MAKE LIVE YOUR PURCHASE IF YOU WANT A TRUE NBA GAME AT HOME.
Rated 0 out of 10 by concerned fan what?
The idea that any of the other basketball games is even close to live this year is insane. Nba the insides's graphics are terrible and their gameplay is so predictable its like playing a 5 year old. And every year we hear the same thing, 2k's graphics are amazing and the game has turned the corner to the next level, however, about a week into owning the game, everyone gets bored. So there's nothing they can say that will make me come around. Maybe i'll rent it to prove to myself how disappointing it will be. And oh yes, live 09!, the graphics are pretty good but it's really the gameplay that is awesome. The players play like they would in real life. EA has captured the players' specific styles of play. I can't wait to take on steve nash and amari. There's a download every day which keeps your rosters as current as possible. Chemistry makes a big difference in basketball (nuggets) and this game has shown how it is so important. I hope this has helped someone save some money and buy what you know will be the best. But why is there no march madness?
Rated 10 out of 10 by PlaystationMan24 NBA Live at its best.
NBA Live 09 is very solid. I think the best feature is NBA 365. NBA 365 is good because you get daily roster updates, trades, player tendencies and player stats. Its also cool how you can play games the day after they happened by using the NBA Live Re-wind. I also like the Dynamic DNA. This at least ensures players play like they do in real life, so its not always the same players doing something over and over again. The gameplay features are nice, Pick and Roll control is good because it helps you make easier baskets. I also like signature play calling and the quickstrike moves. Lockdown defense is okay, its hard to keep with your player but its easier to steal the ball. I also like the NBA Live Academy, a nice training area where you can practice with your teammates and complete challenges. Overall, I like NBA Live 09. Its a lot of fun to just play a realistic basketball game and I highly recommend this.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Aaron BCD Probably go 2k
This years live is not much better than last year's. Yeah the 365 feature is nice but in the game it is kinda worth less. The hot and cold streaks are not helpful because most people are cold, it doesn't matter which side they're going to drive to, and the animations are so old and limited it's like playing the same game over and over again after having it for a few weeks. The online play isn't really organized that well as I barely know where I'm ranked and where the rest of the world is ranked. 2k has more realism during the gameplay with players heating up DURING the game and each game is different from each other. Live has the same two broadcasters who at points don't speak for almost whole quarters ( 5 min. ones) while 2k has a sideline reporter to go along with their two main ones. All Star weekend is the same as always, hasn't changed since 2005 when it was first introduced. So the bottom line is that NBA Live isn't taking my money next year and i hope it won't take yours, don't spend *** on what i hate to say but on garbage unless it is drastically changed to be a amusing and fun as it was which seems a lifetime ago.
Rated 10 out of 10 by the BEST I say its better than 2k for once
Okay at first I didn't want to try this game. At first I thought I hated 06-08 so why would I like 09? Then I tried a demo of it and compared it to 2k and all I thought was WOW. First the graphics are bout the same. But so many new features made 2k look like it was horrible. First, your never behind on rosters thanks to the new thing where if a trade or a signing happens it'll be the same on the game. Second, unlike 2k when you get a foul and you're not shooting you dont get free throws unless your in the penalty. And you cant shoot around at the beginning and dont have to play a regular game since you can shoot around. Lastly, you dont get called on for stupid things when it's a charge it's a charge when it's a block it's a block they dont switch things around on you like 2k. So get live cause if you get 2k you'll be sorry.
Rated 7 out of 10 by rboi Nba Live 10
Say I think that they can do better. This is what some people want see im a basketball person I want to live the life style if an nba player. I think you should make NBA LIVE 10 where the people can make a player and play as them and make the mode can Live and Life. This tip will get you way more sells than they ever had and the player can only go though a training camp before the draft to see his skills. The players overall cant go over 80 at the beginning of the game. They had to do great even to get to 75. This is a great feature or say if i want to do the game mode but not create a player. I can click on any body else, but this is another rule there rating wont even be the same. They only can play this feature on the setting of All-Star or Above. Anybody can add more stuff check out this site it will help you with more ideas.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jason2593 Finally something with Real Stats!
I have the version on the 360, but when you purchase the game inside the box is a key code that you enter into the "Dynamic DNA" screen when your in Live 09. If, you want you have the option to purchase the DNA package for the full season for 800 points on the Live marketplace. I've played Live 09 both on the 360 & PS3 and I just have to say it's WAY better than 2K9 even though I played the 2K9 demo. I just wasn't that impressed as I was with Live 09. I think the bottom line if you're a huge basketball fan like me Live 09 is the way to go with updated 365 for Hot/Cold streaks, stats, etc. It's absolutely a must. Again, if you purchase the game it does come w/a code to enter for DNA so you don't have to purchase it separately. WAY to go EA you finally made Live like it was back in the mid-late 90's!
Rated 6 out of 10 by Seun NBA Live 09 = Fake
This game is not what I expected, I thought that it would be better. The only things that I like about this game is the free throws and team play. But playing 1 on 1 sucks because it is so easy to score in this game. This game makes the NBA seem like it is easy to make. The defense is terrible. If u play against the computer in the superstar level, the computer barely ever misses any shots, especially the Suns and Mavericks. I am ranked good online but I am already sick of this game because when I am playing other people they make about 95% of their shots as long as it is in the paint. Even when guys are being double teamed they still most certainly will make the shot. I wouldn't recommend anyone this game because it is just too fake. I liked Live 08 better. I'm going to get 2K9.