NBA LIVE 06 Reviews

  • kingrich06kingrich061,942,729
    18 Apr 2009
    11 1 0
    EA Sports games has been making sports games for a long time. NBA Live 06 was one of the 16 games released for the 360 Launch. Having NBA 2K6 released made it have competition from the start. In this review I will be using the 2K sports version as a comparison.

    Game play: 7/10

    The game is setup with fairly easy controls to learn to play the game. Offense setup is fairly easy to learn as with the defense controls. All basics moves are there. Passing is not complicated as all you have to do is face the teammate to pass the ball to. In harder difficulties you just have to be aware of the opponents in the way to force turnovers. Depending on the distance to the basket you have two types of shots to use to score. The same can be said for defense moves in stealing, jumping to block and intercepting the pass. With the use of each of the NBA teams, their superstars have certain moves that will help you score slightly easier.
    There are quick games, season mode and multi player options. In local multi-player the game allows you to have up to four controllers. I did not play this game online and thus I cannot comment on it. The online multi-player was already shut down by the time I bought my copy so I didn’t get a chance to evaluate it.

    Graphics: 7/10

    The graphics are quite good especially for a game released in 2005. Not only can you tell their faces from their real life counterpart, you can notice height and weight differences between the players. Not everyone is a clone with a face rendered on. Only the crowd looks a bit two dimensional. The playable views are good with decent shooting perspectives.

    Sound and Music: 7/10

    I like the in game sound as you hear sneakers squeaking and the crow cheering. Seems like most sports games has real songs in the menu screens, the songs are good but get fairly boring with its repetitiveness.

    Difficulty: 1/10 (Degree of skill to enjoy the game)

    Basketball is a simple game. The game offers a variety of ways to adjust to your skill level. From changing rules to creating rosters you can adjust the game to suit your needs and help balance out matches between friends. Choosing a better team over another always seems to help

    Final Thoughts:

    In comparison to the 2K sports version, I would have to say they are basically the same, you cannot go wrong with either choice. The only difference is the online play. The price in most places is relatively cheap that you can have both to compare yourself.
  • Removed Gamer
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    3 10 1
    Very easy game to get 960 gamerscore on. You cannot get the 40g for online win anymore as EA have closed down the server.

    I followed this road guidemap:

    Got the 960 in 2 hours, a few things to add to the roadmap is that if you up your user settings to 99 for everything aswell it makes the single game achievements for Rookie, Starter, All-Star and Superstar a lot easier!

    When creating a player dont worry about naming him, changing his appearance or career record. All you need to do is up his abililtys to 99 and put him to play for the Spurs or Miami Heat. save and you have the achievement. Make sure you sim your season with the team that you put your created player in.

    I also had to sim the season 3 times but this could be just because i stayed the Chicago Bulls.

    Start hitting those 3 throws from downtown!