NBA Live 09 is not an easy game by any definition of the word. By the time 411 traded it in, they were playing 08 on the highest level and winning by 40. They are having trouble beating the second-highest level on 09. They've fixed so many of the things that used to work, and made the game that much more realistic, that at times it can get frustrating. Once they got the hang of what they were doing wrong (cross-court passes don't work!) it became far more enjoyable.