NBA Live 14
EA Sports may dominate football, hockey,
and golf video games. They have been off the basketball court for some
years now. So I expected EA to have a learning curve on their return.
NBA Live 14 is not the best basketball game of all time. It can not
compete with the 2K Sports basketball game. Maybe in a few years EA will
step it up.
NBA Live 14 is an interesting basketball game with a few things going for it. The players are huge looking in NBA Live 14. This impressed me. The scantily clad cheerleaders was a different story. Seeing the mascots pump up the crowd was nice. The fans look stale, and would cheer at the wrong times.
NBA Live 14 confused me at times. Some games things were going along just fine. Then I would miss everything - even slam dunks for a certain period of time. Then my players could play normal again. Wide open three point shots would be missed by high percentage shooters when no one was near them. Then later someone is in their face and they make it - nothing but net.
The announcers in NBA Live 14 are really bad. If you read my preview of NBA Live 14 then you know who I think EA should have hired to do the voice commentary for them. Maybe they will listen. The music play list is just as bad. I turned off all the songs because they are just horrible.
NBA Live 14 is really heavy on the online modes, and having an account with EA. Then connecting to their servers. I prefer playing multiplayer locally where we are learn how to play a game together. Where we can compare notes and help one another out in the same room. All that online jazz is wasted in my opinion.
I figured out how to run by the defenders in NBA Live 14. In fact I wound up doing more dunks than anything else. Which made NBA Live 14 feel more like NBA JAM than a simulation basketball game. I got my twenty dollars worth out of this game. - Frank
Family Friendly Factor: 70%
System: PS4/Xbox One(tested)
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Tiburon
Rating: ‘E’ - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY
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