NBA Live 07
|a game by||Team Fusion|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, XBox, PC, Playstation 2|
|User Rating:||5.6/10 - 5 votes|
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|See also:||NBA Games|
We Have To admit it - we're guilty of owning the odd novelty LA Lakers jersey from our trips to la-la-land, but you don't have to be a hardened bailer to see that things haven't changed much in EA's latest basketball update, which is instantly familiar if you've played last year's edition - or even a couple of years previous to that.
Still, there's a solid basketball sim here and fast-paced multiplayer bouts are enjoyable even if you're basketball-ignorant. In terms of actual changes - obligatory graphical updates excluded (there seems to be some fancy new sweat technology going on) - NBA 07 owners can look out for updated Freestyle Superstar Skills that can now be switched on-the-fly. The Dynasty mode has also improved, letting you manage yourl team to balling stardom, along with fancy ESPN integration, touted in most of the EA Sports titles this year.
While a lot of work has obviously been put into improving upon last year's NBA Live, we can't help but feel that EA might be over-saturating things by piling 'Moral Meters' and 'Superstar Skills' on top of the core ball gameplay. Whatever happened to just throwing some balls into hoops, looking good in a vest-top and being far too tall for most other things in life? It's still one of the best basketball sims available, just don't expect much beyond recycled goods.