IGN - NBA Live 15 Review

Although NBA Live 15 looks significantly better than NBA Live 14 at a glance, it still suffers from clumsy controls and stiff animations. A few nice changes and additional game modes can’t make up for poor gameplay, but there are some great ideas here that just don’t get a chance to shine, like the pick & roll and the ESPN license. All in all, NBA Live doesn’t feel as hopeless as it did a year ago, but hope doesn’t make a good basketball game. Practice those fundamentals!

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DEEBO1512d ago

Damn! Sunset overdrive was a good choice.

Travis37081512d ago

You mean NBA2K15 was a good choice! what does SSO have to do with Basketball?

MrSwankSinatra1512d ago

I'm pretty sure he is implying that he almost bought NBA Live 15 over Sunset Overdrive. He possibly lamented the choice until the reviews came and shown that NBA live is still hot garbage. Therefore DAMN! Sunset Overdrive ended up being a good choice.

Myst-Vearn1512d ago

I have been playing the game all day, and I am enjoying it a lot. 5.5 is too harsh IMO, I would give it 7/10 myself.

GoPanthers9991512d ago

I tried the demo via EA Access, it is not even close to the fluid gameplay of 2K15. Robotic animations and strange control choices.

mrmarx1512d ago

demo is free on ps4 lol

johny51512d ago

Gee, if they can give this a 5.5, why can't they do the same to Madden? Why does Madden get a free pass when they haven't changed much for years?

lsujester1512d ago

Madden is still a decent football game, even the core gameplay doesnt change much. Live is a pile of crap printed to a disc.

KwietStorm1512d ago

It's not about what hasn't changed. I'm not saying Madden gets any pass, but Live has just been a terrible game for a while now. Madden is not a terrible game. It might be stagnant, but Live was so bad that it got cancelled. An annual sports game actually got cancelled to retool, and this is the result lol..

Deividas1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

Yup. That seems about right.

Animations are still its biggest issue...Just doesn't feel right...really really stiff.

XanderZane1512d ago

Oh lord, what happened here? EA gives us another NBA Live flop? I'll have to read other reviews for this game. I wouldn't pay full price for it anyways.

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