NBA Live 10
|a game by||EA Vancouver|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Basketball Games, NBA Games, Sport Games|
Like the title states, this article will serve as your detailed guide to everything you need to know about NBA Live 10. It was a great game with center Dwight Howard, former Orlando Magic, player on the cover. It served as a rival to the popular NBA 2K series and it still does to this day. NBA Live 10 was such a great game that it actually earned the highest reviews out of any game in the franchise up until that point and for many more years to come. Let’s take a look at some of the features that made this game so great.
Great Graphics for Its Age
This game was a huge step of improvement for graphics as a whole in basketball video games. They included tattoos on the players and went as far as to include the shoes that the basketball players wore most often in real life. EA sports also went above and beyond with the animations, giving each player their own signature shooting forms or post moves, including Kobe Bryant’s famous fadeaway shot. They really stepped up their game when it came to customizing the players in the league correctly.
Throwback Jerseys for the Very First Time
Not only did they improve individual players as a whole, but they expanded the amount of jerseys that each team had. Rather than only included the team’s home and away jerseys for the season, they also included throwback jerseys for the first time. Now EA Sports released this feature in the form of a special code, but when you download this game those two codes will be included so you can have immediate access to throwback jerseys from the second that you start up the game for the very first time.
New Practice Facility: “The Hangar”
In addition to these aesthetic features, NBA Live 10 also introduced a new game feature known as “The Hangar”. This serves as a training facility which you select a player that you would like to work with to practice the game in general. There are no computers in this mode and there is no time limit either, so you can spend as much time in “The Hangar” to work on your skills. They also provide tutorials in the pause menu, so if you are not sure what to work on or how to do a move, simply hit pause and the game will walk you through everything that you need to know. This really set a precedent for all future basketball video games to come.
The Bottom Line
With all of these features, you can see why NBA Live 10 was one of the most successful games in the franchise’s history. It introduced a lot of brand new features to players which set a high bar for all basketball video games moving forward. From improved graphics and attention to detail for every single player, to throwback jerseys for the very first time, EA Sports pulled out all of the stops for this video game. We highly suggest that you give it a try and start playing it today. You will not be disappointed!
This game was ahead of its time which made it a lot of fun for me to play!
- Throwback Jerseys
- “The Hangar”
- Outstanding Attention to Detail with Players
- Lacking Proper Game Mechanics
- Can Get Boring After A While