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  • Summary: Freestyle Superstars: You are in control of the top NBA stars, performing like their real-life counterparts based on distinct character types, including Power, Playmaker, Stopper and more. Authentic 5-on-5 Gameplay: The all-new animation system helps to visually present the up-tempo, fast-break brand of basketball that makes the NBA thrive. Also featured, is an improved transition game and a more physical brand of play with collisions and dunked-on scenarios. New Player Visuals: A new graphics engine now has player models not only playing and acting like their real life counterparts, but looking the part with striking detail and realism. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. 90
    The ability to take a team like the Bobcats, develop your rookies any way you want, and watch as some young shooter off the bench becomes the next Reggie Miller is something that will keep you in the game until the real Bobcats make the playoffs for real.
  2. The game can be frustrating, especially when you have a higher-rated team get owned by a lower-rated one that seemingly can’t miss a shot and takes advantage of obvious lack of player movement on defense for easy buckets. But much of this part of the learning curve.
  3. Leader of the field of one, until some credible opposition appears. [Dec 2005, p.92]
  4. The actual gameplay is quite solid, although a few AI quirks remain from "Live 2005." [Jan 2005, p.106]
  5. With graphics and play modes that live up to what you expect from an EA Sports title, but gameplay that is seriously lacking, NBA Live 06 is mediocre at best.
  6. The newest addition to the offensive game-Freestyle Superstars-allows you to execute a dazzling and fun array of passing, shooting, and dribbling moves with your star players. Unfortunately, the joy of these moves is counteracted by the extremely frustrating inability of players to make layups and other close-in shots.
  7. New year, same old arcade b-ball. [Jan 2006, p.61]

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  1. Staiko79
    Nov 8, 2005
    6
    One would think that EA sports is advancing positively in all aspects of computer sports gaming in terms of gameplay graphivs etc. FIrstly, EA sports does not seem to have advanced positively in terms of NBA 's gameplay. Very cheap and sharp player movement, weird player rebounding as well as player details definitely disappoint. The only positive thing can be said about its sound (so what) and slightly about the graphics (which however do not help the gameplay). I was definitely expecting something more in terms of gameplay atributes than technical ones from EA which has gained "unlimited experience" in these kind of areas. Expand