PSX Extreme: "Maybe the franchise should’ve remained dormant. For many years, NBA Live was synonymous with video game basketball, even to the level that Madden was associated with interactive football. But the quality of the series began to tail off and at about the same time, 2K Sports came in with the extremely well-received NBA 2K franchise. Then, EA opted to temporarily retire Live while 2K’s series continued to excel on all fronts. NBA 2K14 was another fantastic addition…and NBA Live 14 does not hold up well in comparison."