GameOver: "The NBA Live series is the virtual baller that has been around longer than any other series. Dating back to fantastic titles like NBA Live '95, it has been fun, fast, and entertaining. In recent years, however, the clear king of the virtual court has been 2K Sports' NBA 2K series. NBA Live looks to steal back that crown this year with some slick new features, controls, and gameplay. There are some great additions to this game, but the actual gameplay does not do enough to set this game apart as the standard for basketball games this year. The control scheme is slightly awkward, the AI is sketchy, and the pace of the game is seemly not optimal. Don't get me wrong, Live 09 is certainly an improvement and a step in the right direction, but it's just not quite there yet."