Submitted by NYC_Gamer 592d ago | review

IGN- NBA Live 14 Review

IGN:NBA Live’s flaccid return is made all the more disappointing because we waited three years for it. After all that time, NBA Live 14 in no way advances the basketball sim genre and, worse, leaves little to be optimistic about for next year. Here’s hoping EA figures something out, otherwise this series’ comeback is going to be short-lived. (NBA Live 14, PS4, Xbox One) 4.3/10

Chuk5  +   592d ago
Yet again, washed up drunk of a basketball game NBA Live comes back again only to pass out in its own vomit, smh. I used to love these games like 10 years ago but damn they have fallen on some hard times.
frostypants  +   592d ago
EA is as crappy as 2K is awesome. Imagine if 2K sports could still do NFL games...
MajorJackHoff  +   592d ago
That's what happens when you rehash your games for years and years and years. People eventually get tired of the same garbage.

I'm looking at you, Call of Duty.
DOMination-  +   591d ago
Hmm not really though cod has likr a 75% attach rate with ps4. I hardly call that consumers getting tired of the product
AliTheSnake1  +   592d ago
How is the gameplay, They didn't address it.
I hate NBA2k's gameplay, It's a simulation.
3-4-5  +   592d ago
lol they took time off to fix this and made it worse...

2k wins again
badboy776  +   592d ago
NFL 2K!!!!!!!
SilentNegotiator  +   591d ago
How do you screw up a BASKETBALL game??
sigfredod  +   592d ago
Ouchh that was a lower score than expected
Neonridr  +   592d ago
NBA2K14 is clearly the way to go
DrRobotnik  +   592d ago
That's why I wish so bad NFL2K comes back.
JeffGUNZ  +   592d ago
the laft NFL 2K made was amazing.
NYC_Gamer  +   592d ago
I'm not surprised by the score after watching EA play the game last night
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Ketzicorn  +   592d ago
So Live took a few years off to get worse.
bonafide732  +   592d ago
thats crazy. almost defeats the purpose of taking a off a few years
G_Hartley_  +   591d ago
they took two years off. Ate at Mcdonalds everyday, Didn't work out and thought it would come back bigger and strong.. Sounds like many people in today world ;)
ufo8mycat  +   592d ago
I don't understand.

How can a game take 2 years off to improve, actually get even worse?
sigfredod  +   592d ago
i was worried when they stated "next gen is the gameplay not the graphics" when some began with the PR excuses you know is damage control in effect, cough cough M$ revolutiongate
frostypants  +   592d ago
Yeah, gameplay is sports games is pretty much set in stone. All that CAN be improved in the core game is graphics, audio and AI.
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spaceg0st  +   592d ago
Nba live is like the group of kids in class, trying to peak over at the other groups to see what they're doing. And failing
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   592d ago
LMFAO!!!! EA just stop please your embarrassing yourselves !!!!!!
svoulis  +   592d ago
inb4 EA tries to buy out NBA license and eliminate 2k from making NBA games.

This is what happened with NFL2k series. :\ It was good too, I could imagine what it would look like today.
Ashunderfire86  +   592d ago
I'm surprise that Madden 25 didn't get this score as well, because it looks nothing like a next gen game, plus it doesn't change much. I hope to God that EA doesn't renew the contract for the NFL. It's time to bring back the competition in sport games. It's time for GameDay from Playstation to comeback, NFL 2K, NFL Fever, and the rest of them to comeback. Sony should make a basketball game exclusive to PS4, like their doing now with MLB 14 The Show. Heck MLB 14 looks even better than NBA 2K14, just look at the tease for the game. I am tired of EA monopolizing sport games so no other company can compete. NBA Live, And Madden have run their course time for a change.
WeAreLegion  +   592d ago
Sony San Diego is a great team. If Sony can find an equally great team to do a basketball title, I'd jump on that quick...and I don't even enjoy basketball games. The Show made sports games fun for me. I'd love to see that studio do a football game, too. Heck. Give Sony Santa Monica a try at a sports game. "Illegal use of Kratos. Ten yards!"
JetsFool3500  +   592d ago
Sony had NBA 06-10 imo its was the best basketball game back in 06
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   592d ago
Yea I miss the 2K football games. More variety of developers means more creative games and ideas for it. I honestly like the one football game before Madden took the contract, it was the one where you could play from the helmet view, ESPN or 2K? IDK
FanboyKilla  +   591d ago
Lol look again. The show was dissapointing after seeing 2k14. They set the bar, and from the looks of other games that gap is huge. Kudos 2k. The rest of you devs step it up. The show still is awesome though.
Ashunderfire86  +   590d ago

Will 2K MLB look as good as this?

HappyWithOneBubble  +   592d ago
NFL 2K would put Madden to shame. It did then. 2K5 a 7 year old game still have better running animation than Madden. Pathetic.
frostypants  +   592d ago
Oh no doubt...put NFL2K at 1080P and it's the better game immediately.
TheEnigma313  +   592d ago
Give it up EA, Live is done for. I wish they would let 2k make nfl again.
MoveTheGlow  +   592d ago
Oh EA, you tried. Again.
heliumhead2030  +   592d ago
woOow I knew it. Ea has dropped the ball on all their next gen sports games. Im guessing this review is a little harsh coming from ign but still, it is validated
Sub-Zero85  +   592d ago
Stop it EA just stop it , while your at it give up the NFL license while your at it ... This is pathetic !!
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   592d ago

I feel sorry for Live fans. :(
Grown Folks Talk  +   592d ago
Only advantage Live had over 2K was a dedicated button for dunks vs layups/shots. Get tired of having a breakaway in 2K only for a guy to pull up for a 1 foot jumper.
YodaCracker  +   592d ago
"Making the totally fair comparison to NBA 2K14 would be like LeBron James playing a pickup game against an arthritic giraffe."

LMAO, getting a little carried away there, IGN? Nonetheless, the game does look quite bad.
E2S  +   592d ago
when the third word of the review is 'flaccid', that gives you an idea of what to expect.
Toman85  +   592d ago
I preordered NBA2K14 one week ago for PS4. It seems maybe NBA2K14 is a better choice of those two games.
solidjun5  +   592d ago
No wonder they were very quiet prior to releasing the game. Sheesh.
strigoi814  +   592d ago
finally a score which i agreed upon
CPTN MITCHELL  +   592d ago
jajajaja EA please stop making sports game
Shellcase  +   592d ago
lol Im not surprised
KontryBoy706  +   592d ago
Who couldn't see this coming A MILE AWAY LOL. Just wait until 2K can make NFL 2K games again. It's a wrap for EA
Takwin  +   592d ago
NBA 2K14 is breathtaking to look at and a absolutely amazing to play. The right analog stick has maybe 50-75 functions but is entirely intuitive and easy to learn, but difficult to master.

NBA Live is a flaccid disgrace. Proof positive that the NFL needs to lose its exclusivity. Those suits probably have no idea how absolutely horrendous Madden is. Other commenters here are right, NFL 2K from years ago with 1080p and no other changes would be clearly superior to Madden.

Everything leading up to this game sounded bad. IGN generally has scores that seem reasonable, so the best this game shield get from an objective reviewer is a 6, but that just seems too generous after seeing the videos and reading the review. A pathetic four, a game I wouldn't play ifit was free.
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Max-Zorin  +   591d ago
The sooner 2K kills Madden the better.
SoulSercher620  +   591d ago
EA should've canceled this game too and waited another year. Ehh who am I kidding EA should just tell NBA were done making horrible NBA games.

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