I really, really enjoyed this version of Live more so than I did the 2k offering. In my opinion the Live game has a much better atmosphere (for instance when you go to shoot a 3 you can hear the crowd go "threeeeee" - love that).
2K isn't a bad game, but Live just seemed more "fun" to me. I'd recommend it over 2K this year at least.
posted by SIRBUDS420 (WINTER SPRINGS, FL) Oct 7, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Listen up... I've been playing this game nonstop since i got it. There's so much to do, it's got the deepest franchise modes ever in a NBA game. The graphics look AMAZING!!!! I've actually played both games and NBA LIVE 10 wins hands down. One of the reviews said Live 10's graphics sucked, NO WAY! He must not of been playin in HD. The gameplay is SO real, like the way Shaq ACTUALLY plays like a brick wall, unstopable!!!! 2k looks really nice but for an overall life-like NBA experince, rent or buy this game depending if your a fan or not! 10 out of 10!
I went out and bought this game Day 1 like I do every year with this game and can honestly say the hype that was built was met and I was still blown away. Although it took a little bit of time to get used to the new shooting styles that seem similar to 2k9 to me, once you got it down its the truest to the game you can get. Also you need to work for dunks. I played both Live 10 and 2k10 and I can honestly say hands down Live wins.
Live worked on the flaws I found in 09, although I dont like that team play with an actual team is unranked this year Live Run really lets each player on your squad run with a player that they are comfortable with and makes the games much more competitive. Hussel plays are very real and though sometimes the players will try and save dumb balls and cost you a possesion, it is very true to the game and a great aspect added.
Graphics are amazing they got everything down to the actual players from faces...all the way to Vince Carters weird shaped head haha. Watching before the games when the starting 5 comes out is cool with the animations weither its Kobe brushing off his shoulders or Dwight Howard doing the Soulja Boy. Sometimes Ill think Im watching a real game with the commentary, even though its very much like 09 but I like it, and feel of the game play.
I will give 2k10 one advantage over Live10 and thats the fact that in online play you can use your created player which is so much fun but I feel like Live 11 will have that feature that so I will stay true to 10. By the way two words make up for that feature...Dynamic Season.
All in all this game is a must rent for any basketball fan. It is the truer to the game then 2k10 is and I actually lean towards Lives graphics more too but both are spectaular. Id imagine that you'd have to pay to get the 365 updates if you rent but I think it'd be worth it.
NBA Live 10 is the truest, reallest, and best basketball game on the market now. So what are you waitin for...rent it already