NBA Live 2009
Very good basketball game
The game is just another amazing development out of EA's workshop. The graphics were very good i dare say great (epespecially for xbox 360). The sound was very good almost like your actually watching a game. The only bad thing i can say is that making trades and signing players is sort of hard and if the cap room sucks then ur screwed. But overal i like it so it gets 9/10
nba live 09!!!
Graphics-the player models are pretty good except alot of the faces are bad like Dwight Howards face is terrible.The courts are also pretty good except for like 2.the lighting is great it makes the game look real. Gameplay-the gameplay is ok the players run to slow which makes it hard to fastbreak.The palyers pass to slow and that creates alot of turnovers.Also its to easy to get in the paint.Freethrows are to easy even with shaq.Features-the features in this game is great it has up to date rosters so when I play the rosters are how they are in the nba so like if a player is injured you cant use him.Game modes-the game modes are great like be a pro is where you take controll of any palyer in the nba like kobe bryant and you controll him for the whole game.Also they have the nba allstar weekend which has the three point shootout which is really fun and the dunk contest which is kind of hard.So nba live 09 doesnt have the best gameplay but you will still have lots of fun playing!
the 365 is awesome and the be a pro and the season mode and slam dunk contest and stuff. but some of the bad things are FREE THROWS there way too easy even shaq makes them like there nothing so thats pretty fake. and people are making 3's from almost half court and doing dunks from the free throw line and some of the players cant even make a lay up when there wide open and pretty much if your going for a lay up and it hits the back board you are gonna miss cause thats just the way it is. but beyond playing online the game is fun. and if your gonna play ranked online dont choose a sucke team cause they will always choose one of the best teams in the game like lakers or cavs and just use kobhe or lebrpn the whole time. and defense is pretty hard i dont even know what kind of D too play cause its hard and some times if there on a fast break your players will move out the way w/o you doing anything. and i swear if your the away team you dont get no calls and you miss easy shots online. so i reccomend you dont play online if your new to the game.
Worth your cash
This is the best basketball game I've ever played. I don't own the game but I play with my friend. NBA live 09 lets you download dynamic dna which lets you replay recent games. You can also choose a team and becoame head coach in Dynasty mode. The graphis are amazing and its really life like. The only thing that stinks is that you cant throw an aly-oop pass. But the overall gameplay is awesome. You can also trade players in Dynasty mode, get updates on simulated player injury and players can be found by your scout and be possibly drafted. Dynasty mode is awesome you can update your schedule and change your schedule. There is also all star weekend with 2 on 2 ,3 point contest, and dunking contest. I personaly think 2 on 2 is the best. Well the overall game is just great.
Well i bought live 09 about 3 weeks ago i already had 2k but 2k was getting boring so i bought live its like a 2 second delay you hit threes in your spot the game is great but not better than 2k so when i get bored of 1 play the other. Be a pro is very good your 1 person i played it 1 time and i won. If you want to decide get both but 2k first. LIve people are with a big body . But its ok for now. i wish it would stop cheating me don't get me wrong 2k cheat you to but not like when you play the computer in live. The full court shots are great it go in a lot. I need to find a team to play i as trying with the suns but it kept coming down to buzzer beating shot i hated it but when playing this game i noticed something it gets real at 1 point then start cheating. If I were you get both.
BEST B-BALL GAME OUT
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BASKETBALL GAMES I HAVE EVER PLAYED, i played the demo back in october and i loved it and i bought it about a month later. then they start the season and the 365 updates get going. the reason this game is so good is because of all the new features and game modes. the gameplay is ok but it isn't that bad the game is also a little glitchy but glitches don't bother me unless they prevent me from playing the game so overall the game is really great. With the addition to nba live rewind and nba live 365 and all the other new features are all so good that i just had to give this game a 10/10.In my opinion it is way better than nba 2k9 which really has no defense. I also like the gameplay, because of the new signature playcalling, so now i can run the nuggets fast paced offense and the lakers triangle offense. Putting all of these new features together and you will get NBA LIVE 09, the bset basketball game out right now.
The Best Basketball Game Ever!!!!
NBA Live 09 is the best of all the basketball games on the market today. The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is realistic, and the controls are great. I like the FIBA Tournament in this game. This really proves that basketball is a global game, and this feature is one of my favorites. The 3 point contest is better than ever, and the dunk contest is better than in years past. When I'm playing NBA Live 09, it feels like I'm right there in the crowd. That's how good the graphics are. The sound is excellent too. It's pretty cool to be able to hear the net when you make a 3 pointer. In my opinion, NBA Live 09 is the best basketball game ever made, and possibly one of the best sports games of all time. If you want a realistic basketball game, this is the one!!!!!! Can't wait for NBA Live 2010!!!!!!! Keep up the good work EA Sports!!!!!!
Great potential but fell short
I think this game had a chance to be good but the controls really killed it for me. The graphics are great, the detail to each players own style is great but the controls are horrible!! The players have a delayed reaction to what you press. On defense, the players jump for rebounds 3 seconds after you have pressed the button! At times, the game was fun but when the controls start acting up it is really frustrating. If the controls had been better then this one be by far the best sports game I have played. But that was a big draw back for me. I rented the game in hopes that it would be good enough to buy but after what I experienced, I will not watse my money on it and I would recommend that you don't waste yours either! Hopefully EA can iron out this issue for next year and have a great game on their hands.
Best basketball game ever
In my opinion, this is the best sports game I have ever played. I can not find one bad thing about this game. The only sports game that could even come close to this is NCAA Football 2009. In NBA Live the graphics are out of this world, and the actions that the players do are just like what they do in real life. With Kobe Bryant for example, when he drives in and makes contact he will pull back and shoot and fade away shot with his right leg kicking up in the air, the game has that down to absolute perfection. NBA 365 however, never really comes to good use except for online play just because not many people are going to do the play now mode a lot, but it has great use in online. Online I think is where this game really comes through for me, the challenge in online is always very great and it almost always comes down to the last minute. This is because EA pairs you up with someone that is your own skill level. My friend and I played this game online for 3 hours straight, and it was the most fun I have ever had playing a video game. So, if I was you, I would go out and get this game as soon as you can, but remember, dont get 2k9!!
2K Has No Chance!
NBA Live has always been an ok game compared to 2K's sweet basketball games. But... this year, I was shocked! This game is great! Now don't get me wrong, NBA 2K9 is a good game. NBA Live 09 is way BETTER! I love the new NBA 365 that comes free with the game. If you don't know what NBA 365 is, it's an update every day of players statistics from last night's game.They will play like they did the past night. The NBA Academy is a great addition to the game. If you're new to NBA games, or just not very good, then at the academy you can do drills to help practice with shooting, defense, ect. There is also the FIBA Olympic Tournament. Last year, there was 8 different countries playing, this year there's over 20. In the game, they actually shorten the 3 point line just like they in real-life in FIBA. They didn't include the Season Mode, but that's because you don't need it! The Dynasty Mode this year is deeper than ever. It actually makes you feel like you're the head coach of the team. Plus, the online play is great. No lagging or glitches, which is a big plus compared to any game before. Anyone that says that the graphics aren't as good as 2K's are lying, NBA Live 09 graphics are just as good, if not, better than NBA 2K9. The gameplay is GREAT comepared to 2K. Anyone who likes 2K and not NBA Live this year are just to stubborn to switch. Adding all this up NBA Live 09 is definately a must-buy.