Jordans, Jordans everywhere …
HIGH: MyCareer is now 100% Spike Lee-free, and MUCH better for it…
LOW: …Although that’s not to say it doesn’t get silly at times.
WTF: Purple-faced created players that appear due to poor rendering.
HIGH It's light years ahead of NBA Live 15, in every way possible…
LOW … so is a colonoscopy.
WTF Based on the audio, it's not uncommon for everyone to leave the arena mid-game, including the announcers.
PlayStation owners get the better end of the stick as far as the console versions go. The PSX version gets the Michael Jordan one-on-one and Legends modes, whereas the Nintendo 64 version only gets the addition of Michael Jordan. There are also certain multimedia features that are only available on […]
The whole 'Live' franchise is already a legendary one in this industry; every year, no matter how bad or unimproved the new version was from its predecessor, NBA Live is annually proclaimed the basketball game of choice by video game players and critics. So much so that newer and more revolutionary titles like Nintendo's NBA Courtside and Acclaim's NBA Jam (64-bit version) were consistently overlooked. I, for one, was never swept up in the 'Live' hysteria so I've always been a bit more objective and with this latest release, I am even more disheartened seeing the amount of praise already being showered on EA Sports.
With his review, Dale has thrown down the gauntlet on the myth of NBA Live's dominance over the genre and I'm right there beside him. I'm totally baffled as to how a game with so many flaws can get so much praise from the media. This game is far from flawless (as some have actually described it!).