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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 downStep 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. Compete in One-on-One or all-new Online Tournament games, and chat in-game with EA SPORTS Talk. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. EA has done it again, implementing expanded Freestyle control, improved defensive AI, superior graphics and a brand-new announce team...Looking for the best basketball game? NBA Live 2004 is nothing but net. [Nov 2003, p.105]
  2. In terms of sound, NBA Live 2004 does a great job of presenting an authentic aural presentation with ripped-from-the-court sound effects of player's shoes squeaking on the wood floor, the undeniable swish of the ball slapping into pure net, and dynamic crowd reactions.
  3. The gameplay has been dramatically tweaked, but the changes haven't detracted from the quick and responsive pace of the previous game. [Dec 2003, p.182]
  4. 85
    Thanks to revolutionary ten-man motion captures, the look of 2004 will impress you. This is the first hoops I've played where everyone on the court acts the way they're supposed to.
  5. NBA Live 2004 has to get the nod over "NBA Jam" due to the deeper gameplay, sexier looks and fresher soundtrack.
  6. Now where NBA Live 2004 excels is in the gameplay department. NBA Live successfully gives you almost total control of the game of basketball, crossovers, pivot moves, shot adjustments, and fade-aways, are all aspects of the game that EA has given you control of.
  7. 60
    EA, please learn how to make a basketball game that's actually based off of basketball next year. Buy an NBA rulebook and have the lead designer thoroughly study it, please.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. DerrettG.
    Mar 21, 2004
    10
    Its a great all around game.
  2. RyanG.
    Nov 2, 2003
    10
    Best game ever.
  3. MikeC.
    Sep 17, 2003
    10
    This game looks great and the graphics are cool. This year of nba live is more realastic than before and you should get it.
  4. kjJones
    Nov 13, 2003
    10
    Its off da chain ya heards may.
  5. CourtneyM.
    Mar 24, 2004
    8
    Sometimes when you take and when your about to take the ball out the referee blows the whistle and gives the ball to the other team.
  6. Kairow
    Dec 15, 2003
    7
    It is not a sim. It is an arcade style game with sim graphics. EA brings what they have for years: good music, a play by play that only gets It is not a sim. It is an arcade style game with sim graphics. EA brings what they have for years: good music, a play by play that only gets on your nerves if you play seasons, and an 'idea' of what basketball is. Defense is much improved, and offense feels very clunky. What they've added for more contol ends up giving you more ways to not do exactly what you want. Expand
  7. Antz
    Oct 17, 2003
    0
    Best game ever!!!

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