posted by bcrazy30 (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) Oct 8, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
gamers (43%) found this review helpful
This game is hot... It is more realistic than all the rest of the years... If they should make the gameplay better next year... I'm always a live fan... but I play the Nba 2k... Jus can't get into it...
I am sorry, but after Madden and NHL, I can't say this is a good sports game experience. In a time when FP Shooters, Action Games, and even RPGs are blowing our minds, how can these EA and 2K try to sell us these in 2009 ?! The game play doesn't feal any thing like playing a real game of basketball. This isn't a bad child where progress is promising, these are multi-million dollar franchises.
Graphics on NBA live are still to plastic, I get when some one sweats they get a little reflective of lights, but they don't look like metal robots.
The blocking mechanics still don't make sence. I watched a lot of basket ball last year, players that are good at blocking shots don't have to be facing perfectly at the opposing player. Dwight Howard (EA's Cover Athlete !) blocked shots in the playoffs while not turning his body at all.
Most bothersome to me is that in a day and age when we have shooters with alot of stuff going on in the background and becoming more and more realistic in graphics, it shouldn't be a problem for 10 people to play a basketball game ! We are talking about 10, not 32 or 64, but only 10 ! I have cable internet and there is still isues with the game speed. If this is about people with poor conections, then the game should be able to tell how fast your connection is, and if it doesn't cut it, it shouldn't allow you to connect to the server !
NBA Live 2004-09 were all disappointments(even tho i still buy all of them). Game has way better features than the 2K Series but lacks the gameplay. 2010 is a BIG improvement in gameplay, WAY better defense from the computer.. I still think that the dunks are way too easy.. and the freestyle ability in the paint still isn't there.. But overall I like what EA sports has done to NBA 2010 and I hope they come up with more in 2011. THANKS EA SPORTS and THANKS GAMEFLY-DOT-COM!