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  • Summary: BounceTek -- Revolutionary physics-based dribbling allows for complete, organic control and authentic responsiveness. Utilize a full suite of dribble moves to unleash ankle-breaking crossovers, hesitations and more. CourtQ Delivers Real Time NBA -- Leveraging live synergy Sports Technology data, NBA LIVE 14 is driven by over 70 player ratings, tendencies, and team stats updated every NBA game, ensuring that your game is always in-sync with the real NBA. With fresh content and challenges updated on a daily basis, NBA LIVE 14 delivers a new experience each and every time you pick up the controller, delivering the pulse of the NBA 24/7/365. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 15 out of 25
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    60
    The problem is justifying an NBA Live 14 purchase when NBA 2K14 is on store shelves. As a newbie, I had fun with NBA 2k14, but I didn’t have nearly as much fun with NBA Live 14.
  2. Jan 6, 2014
    55
    NBA Live 14 delivers an unambitious, sporadically exciting basketball simulation held back by its slavish adherence to replicating the televised game.
  3. 50
    After such a long absence, this is a disappointing effort to say the least. EA has promised that they will remedy many of the predominately visual issues that plague it, but until that or a drastic price drop occurs, there’s simply no reason to own NBA Live 14 with NBA 2K14 in existence.
  4. Nov 19, 2013
    43
    NBA Live’s flaccid return is made all the more disappointing because we waited three years for it. After all that time, NBA Live 14 in no way advances the basketball sim genre and, worse, leaves little to be optimistic about for next year.
  5. There's simply nothing here to justify you buying it ahead of 2K's b-ball champ. [Jan 2014, p.84]
  6. Nov 20, 2013
    40
    The on-court action is so sloppy and unsatisfying that even rubbing defeat in Carmelo Anthony's face loses its appeal. NBA Live needs serious work in just about every aspect in order to raise its game to a respectable level.
  7. Dec 11, 2013
    20
    This game is not very much fun in any facet of its execution, and the supporting modes don't make the crappy basketball-playing any better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 16 out of 28
  1. Dec 5, 2013
    10
    This absolute masterpiece is one of the best recreations of a basketball that I have ever witnessed. Every single little detail is perfect to reward you with a grand experience that will not be outdone easily. It outclasses NBA 2K14 with ease beautifully constructed mechanics, extreme attention to detail and an overall feel. On the hardest difficulty, it reminds me of the days of my hero Magic Johnson slugging it out on the court and shooting some truly incredible. If Magic Johnson was a game it would definitely be this one. A close contender for game of the year and most definitely Sport Simulation game of the year. Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2013
    10
    Nothing but netttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    8
    I will have to give this game an 8 cause unlike nba 2k14 this game is super fun! so easy to play compared to 2k14 and a 1000x more fun. by the way i traded nba 2k14 for live 14 and 25.00 and im happy with the trade. Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2013
    2
    such good very basketball much next gen buy Just to be clear, I'm lying. This is one of the worst games ever created, and you should avoid it like plague. Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    1
    This game is garbage. EA at it's best, no effort making this game, just finish it fast and sell to the parents who are buying this game for their kids, because none of gamers will buy this garbage itself.
    Ugly graphics. Ehm...EA did you know that it's a next gen game? Looks like you don't. Just stopo releasing such garbage.
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  6. Dec 10, 2013
    1
    this is honestly the worst game i have ever played in my 15 years of gaming smh and it looks really bad too i do not know why anyone would want to play this game if your not a fan of 2k14 then just leave basketball games alone until next year seriously who could enjoy this?

    the net physics are really nice tho only positive thing i could say about it lol
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  7. Feb 8, 2014
    0
    Anyone giving this game anything above a 3 obviously works for EA. It's an absolutely atrocious game. One of the worst sports games ever created, by far. Expand

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