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  • Summary: NBA LIVE 07 plays as good as it looks with gameplay advancements that build upon the depth and authenticity that the NBA LIVE franchise has delivered for more than a decade. NBA LIVE 07 introduces the next generation of basketball gameplay with EA SPORTS Total Freestyle Control, a new feature that gives users more control over athletes than ever. By introducing a next generation AI system that is both intuitive and intelligent, combined with advancements to fan-favorite features like All-Star Weekend and Dynasty Mode, NBA LIVE 07 continues to deliver its award-winning gameplay experience. This year NBA LIVE 07 partners with the worldwide leader in sports to deliver more ESPN content in-game while you play than ever before. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. The core game remains unchanged, the AI still quirky, the music ace, and the commentary surprisingly intricate and relevant. [Dec 2006, p.101]
  2. There's a well-crafted basketball game here for the fans. [Dec 2006, p.108]
  3. It's still one of the best basketball sims available, just don't expect much beyond recycled goods. [Dec 2006, p.85]
  4. A severe disappointment to fans of the genre. While EA has added many of the features that were missing from last year’s offering, there are still too many issues that need to be ironed out, including the animations, the flow, the online gameplay, and the challenge.
  5. If you're desperate to dunk on a desktop, a patched version of Live 07 likely won't offend your senses to the core, but you can do better on just about any other platform.
  6. NBA Live 07 isn't much different from last year's game, and the numerous bugs and glitches make it not much fun to play.
  7. It may be time for EA Sports to do what it did with its old "Triple Play" series: Scrap the whole thing and start over. [Jan. 2007. p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 13 out of 16
  1. BillF.
    Sep 29, 2006
    NO skidding alright. Might be a new high for the live series.
  2. TomH.
    Dec 24, 2006
    While not perfect, it's actually a fun basketball game and IMHO better than last year. There's a defensive game now, rebounding is much better, and the game pace feels good. And unlike some of the reviews here, I don't see any of these overhyped crashes or bugs. Expand
  3. AlexK.
    Jul 11, 2007
    This game is not at its best especially from last year. When i exit dynasty mode it never did save, it's useless because thats the first thing i go to. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Oct 1, 2006
    DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! The game crashes on almost every occassion and there are numerous bugs within the game which can blow your mind, leaving you to wonder how did EA ever even let this game out in the stores. Its impossible to play the game without constant anger and dissappointment. Obviously they never did any kind of testing, and you can tell they have no respect whatsoever to their customers. It is said that there will be a bug fix, but whatever they come up with, EA cannot be trusted any more. They have lost their touch and also their customers who has been loyal to them. It seems each year NBA LIVE is getting worse, and this years version is by far the worst of them all. For years and years EA has done nothing to listen to their customers and finally have totally let them down. Again, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! There is no hope, NBA LIVE is just not worth it anymore. SAVE YOUR BUCKS! Expand
  5. DanMajerle
    Oct 7, 2006
    Did Bill F. and Mike C. below even play this game? "A new high?" I hope you're being sarcastic. "Fun as hell?" Literally, I'm sure. As in "This game is as fun as being set to fire by demons." The game is so buggy that you'll get frustrated up to the point of writing a bad review on some website. The guys below already said it: Don't buy Live 07. Get 2K7 or pray for 08, because this franchise can use some devine intervention. Expand
  6. BobH.
    Dec 21, 2007
    Game play is adequate if not buggy at times. The interface and underlying data management is very poor, they've broken some golden rules by shipping (and never fixing) software that is basically broken. Expand
  7. RazvanT.
    Mar 2, 2007
    Bad game, bad, bad game ... it's the nba that takes the series down.It's horible ... do not, under no circumstances buy this game !

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