NBA Live 06 GameCube
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  • Summary: NBA Live 06 continues the NBA live franchise and boasts a set of new features. Improved transition play captures the speed and feel of a NBA fast break, and increased attention to interior defense delivers the physicality of an NBA game. NBA Live 06 allows you to play as players in the NBA who can exhibit superstar styles like 'Playmaker' or 'Stopper'. These stars have their own controls and visual modes allowing them to dominate lesser players.
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  1. 90
    This is my favorite two-player sports game of the year so far. The Superstar moves really change the way you play the game, and for the better, as for the first time in years you can really tell the difference between players like Shaq and Eric Dampier.
  2. While not a full five-on-five "NBA Street," NBA Live 06 features just enough arcade elements to keep the game interesting while still remaining a full blown basketball simulator.
  3. NBA Live '06 gives you a helluva good game; solid on both sides of the ball. On the downside, there isn't as much innovation as you might be hoping for.
  4. EA is definitely focusing on an area of the sport that I feel that all developers should be, but the series has fallen far behind "NBA 2K6" in nearly every category. [Nov 2005, p.145]
  5. The camera doesn't swing around fast enough after a change of possession, causing some turnovers and missed fast-break opportunities. Plus, the dynasty mode, slam-dunk contest, and three-point shoot-out have all basically gone untouched.
  6. It's a decent attempt, but it lacks what it used to have, and if you own the 2004 or 2005 version then just stick with them and trade the appropriate players to the correct teams.
  7. Needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. [Dec 2005, p.109]

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