Mike November 1st, 2008 (Visited 6307 times)
There are reasons why NBA Live is no longer the king of basketball sims. Aside from the fact that the NBA 2K game franchise has taken over, earlier versions of NBA Live have devolved into an arcade game devoid of basketball science. Has NBA Live 09 bucked this depressing trend? I dive into the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s PlayStation Portable version to find out.
Visually, almost nothing has changed since Live 08, save for EAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s strange decision to cut back on the court lighting. Playing a basketball game in Live 09 hearkens back to the seemingly-darker courts of the ABA days. There are also no noticeable tweaks to the player models. The heads still look bigger than they should be.