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A Short NBA Live 2010 Video Game Review For The PlayStation And Xbox by Rayne Wescotty
in Entertainment (submitted 2010-09-15)
This is a quick NBA Live game review for PlayStation and Xbox. NBA Live is one of Electronic Art’s most well known console games. Every year, several sports games are released however NBA Live’s annual edition always ends up being among the most popular. The latest version is no different, with its high tech graphics, new jerseys, and resolution, this final edition of NBA Live has garnered very positive reviews.
NBA Live 10 has bonus jerseys, a very first for these games. Vintage jerseys from the 80s and 90s were included as well as numerous alternate uniforms for many of NBA teams. Using bonus codes, even more jerseys and throwback shoes can be used. It is questionable if every NBA team will get new game uniforms but two bonus codes have been unlocked so far and more are probably coming.
The animations in this version received a major overhaul too. The video game boasts faster and more fluid graphics that allow for ultimate play. Details like the in game graphics and basketball courts were made to appear extremely real. It is a little grainy when zoomed in on some screens but overall looks very well.
The players, the background, and other smaller graphics are also more detailed. This year’s game has a more realistic background, unlike the previous installments. Crowd members were designed to look and sound more lifelike and real. The players themselves were made with more personal and exact details such as personal accessories, hairstyles, and tattoos. The stars in this year’s NBA Live game edition were made to be easily recognizable than previous ones.
NBA Live 10’s controls were changed slightly so that it is not essential to control the athletes every second of the game. Playing in the auto mode can end in many turnovers though. For users who desire to, it is very easy to expand the control to cover the athletes.
The game play is simple enough so that even people who have never played a basketball game can quickly get the hang of it. Actions like shooting and passing are both single button functions. And both the Xbox and PlayStation controllers use the right joy stick to move the basketball players. Playing defense is simple as well, simply position your player near one from the other team and he will do the rest automatically. The revamp of the players’ DNA from previous versions has largely improved too. The last edition’s DNA will update each NBA player’s abilities and attitudes nearly instantly. This latest version will also let players to compete in real games nearly as they occur in real time. And with the NBA’s rosters and change ups updating immediately inside the game, it means for a much better Dynasty Mode too.
This version’s soundtrack was revamped and updated to more current artists and bands. This year, there are a lot more songs, which drastically cuts down on the redundancy of music during the training mode and games. The tracks were even programmed to react to the tempo of the games to get the user more involved.
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February 18, 2011
Yeah!!.. HAIL to the King BABY!
This is so cool.All they need now is to redo the voice over with Bruce Campbell. I don’t know about most of you but, I have been really looking forward to this for a while now..Did I say a while? …….. I meant YEARS!