NBA Live 07
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.
Download NBA Live 07
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP