NBA Live 14
Since I heard it's announcement, I was pretty excited. That is, until I saw some videos. I wanted so hard for this game to look and feel good. I still had a little hope: until I played the game. It felt like I was playing NBA Live 2003 all over again (and not in the good way). Player models are unrealistic, controls are rather unresponsive, shooting looks and feels awkward, the crowd is very unrealistic and copy-and-paste-like, and the in-game commentary couldn't be worse. The only thing intriguing about this game is the official ESPN scoreboard. This is certainly not the next-generation experience gamers and long-time fans have been wanting and waiting for. Until the developers figure out how to make more realistic fluid motions, unique crowd models, believable player animations, and general gameplay improvements I believe it's safe to say that NBA Live should be locked away safely so no one else has to bare the disaster NBA Live has become over the years. I, for one, prefer they revive NBA Street if they are seriously going to use this silly arcade-ish gameplay. At least people still like NBA Street.
Worst NBA Live ever
I know something about the NBA Live Franchise. I remember NBA Live 99 with Antoine Walker on the front. The last NBA Live I played and was pleased with was NBA Live 07 with Tracy McGrady in the Houston Rockets jersey on. Before that was Dwayne Wade with he black Miami Heat jersey on on NBA Live 06. Honestly, after NBA Live 07, the franchise went ALL the way downhill. 08 was garbage and I left the rest of them including NBA Elite 11 wasn't worth the buy. In fact, I switched back over to 2k (I was with 2k when it was on Dreamcast with Allen Iverson on the front of 2k and 2k1. I also played ESPN NBA 2k5) when 2k9 came out on XBOX 360. I switched from Sony to Microsoft that same year (I am back with Sony after 6 long years) All of this to say: DON'T BUY NBA LIVE ANYTHING! STICK WITH NBA 2K! After playing both titles, you will appreciate 2K soooooo much more! Also, Don't buy Madden neither lol. Anything EA Sports is falling off hard and it's just not as good anymore.
THE WORST B-BALL GAME EVER
I've been patiently waiting for this game to hit the floor, hoping to see if there was competition with 2ksports, and finally the verdict is in..IT SUCKS!!. Nba2k14 for the new gen is totally different, not the same as the 2k14 for previous gens, with enhanced myplayer mode. But back to live, for the long hiatus you would assumed that it will comeback fast furious, but it kicks rock. The graphics are great, but the gameplay doesn't give much to the imagination. The rising star mode, which is suppose to mimmick the my player mode on 2k14, lacks the involved details that 2ksports put into their products. Bottom line save your money, maybe next year they will figure it out. I was able to take mine back and get good money for it and found out I was the 8th customer to return their copy. If anyone is listening to me, please become the 9th person and save yourself a potential paper weight.
Live vs 2k
The thing about 2k is that is does look realistic and is fun to play to a certain extent, the problem with nba 2k is the animations , spin dunks that are un guardable by defense and also the shot stick is good idea but kind of useless, you can have a very early release and still hit the shot, in 2k13 for instance if you play teamup you can hit fade away 3s more easily than you can hit a spot up 3 it just doesnt make sense. NBA live has a chance to redefine the basketball world, but lets face it nba live 10 was pretty much awful, live just needs realistic gameplay without all the horrible animation 2k has, no move should be a glitch where u can constantly score, and no exploit should be un guardable. i played the live franchise all my life and grew up playing and having hours of fun with it. they have a chance to make it right this time just hoping they do cause im tired of 2k's garbage animation exploits.
It's EA's last shot to make a good Live game.
NBA Live 14 better be excellent. Pure and simple. It will be the series' first release since NBA Live 10, which was back in October 2009. NBA Elite 11 and NBA Live 13 were two cancelled titles due to their unappealing visuals and poor quality. This is why NBA 2K has become so good. They're willing to reinvent the entire game just to make it 10 times better than the previous year. NBA Live got very repetitive and inconsistent in their last few games (their last few releases that is.) The player model for Kyrie Irving looks good, the others not so much. Their new dribbling system is supposed to be the newest edition to the game. If EA wants to please its NBA fans again, they better keep their promise this time. Otherwise, they'll never make a good NBA Live game again. Ever.
Make a vita VERSION
Especially since 2k isnt making a move onto the best portable game system ever and this game out blow up on the vita there would be no competition so ppl would pick this up theres no b-ball games on vita
Stepping Out of the Box!!
I really stepped out of my box to get a basketball game!! I played the demo and thought it seemed cool so I figured I should give it a shot.
Well needless to say it totally sucked, ok it wasn't too.... naw seriously it SUCKED!! Many of times when I would call for a pass as soon as I got it... my player would automatically pass the ball away. Many of those passes it made me pass away were wide open shots. I thought to myself maybe I should do a restart since it did just download a lot of updates. So I did but that didn't fix the problem, it still kept on happening.
That being said the next day I traded EA Sports NBA Live 14 for NBA2K14!! Now FYI I have Always been a fan of EA Sports Madden Football over 2K!! So dabbling in to the 2K world for basketball is stepping 5 boxes out of my box!
What I am about to say is really Shocking..... I am totally impressed with NBA2K14!!
nba live 14
i think if nba live 14 can be better wit the bonce text and graphics real to life shot stick so u gotta shoot straight not left or right straight down on the stick or u miss short or miss left or right on the rim like square up .........dunks crossovers and gameplay not u mention the tnt or abc broadcast like wit reggie miller and show them talking .......nba live dunk contest was always better and it was online mulitplayer as well nba live 14 should keep that mode .... im a 2k fan but 2k does get boring and not realist wit the dribble mode and dunk contest suck......
EA has one thing 2k doesnt have
All I like from ea is there ultimate team in sports games as long as it has it im thinking it wil be really good.
I Got the Game so no worries
I havent had alot of time on it but the game is on point. I was trying to play Live 14 like it was 2k. It plays totally different and it will take an adjustment because we have been away from the series. No sliding, dribbling is real and passing and blocking are good. Stealing and even taking and drawing fouls are good. I have yet to play 2k next gen but if it plays like current gen I made a good decision. Live is back and it will only get better. Go cop it if your a fan of the series.