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  • Summary: Step up your game with NBA Live 2004. With brand-new 10-Man Freestyle, authentic gameplay, and stunning graphics, NBA Live 2004 delivers the definitive basketball experience. Whether running the point with one-button Quick Plays, spinning free in the lane for a vicious dunk, or locking down on "D", NBA LIVE 2004 puts players in total control. With a dramatically enhanced Dynasty Mode, the ability to take the court at all NBA arenas, and all-new commentary from Marv Albert and Mike Fratello, NBA Live 2004 is all about authenticity. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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  1. One of the best five-on-five games for any platform. [Mar 2004, p.84]
  2. Despite its minor flaws, NBA Live 2004 could be the best basketball game ever made.
  3. Nothing is more basketball than humiliating your opponent with ball handling and dribbling, and the Freestyle Control offers the gratification and humiliation experienced by any player no a court that was just faked out in front of a sell-out crowd.
  4. The game's still far from perfect, but NBA Live 2004 is much more enjoyable than last year's version. [Mar 2004, p.77]
  5. The real star of NBA Live 2004, however, is the superb visual quality and the newfound ease with which players can call set plays and change defenses. [Dec 2003, p.84]
  6. Offering several new features, as well as improvements to the game's graphics, sound, and overall polish, NBA Live 2004 is a good game for Live fans and general basketball fans alike.
  7. Taking the speed of a play down a couple of notches may give the game more authenticity, but everything else feels unfinished. [Feb 2004, p.62]

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