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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: 4 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. NBA Live 07 improves on its predecessor best feature: the graphics. The game looks unbelievably good. Add to that some new features and improved gameplay, and it’s hard to turn your back on the game.
  2. It was just so damn disappointing. For a game that laid such a promising foundation last year, there really hasn’t been as large a leap forward as we would have liked.
  3. A solid game of basketball, but not one worth your money if you have Live 06.
  4. NBA Live 07 is an example of a game rushed to meet the deadline without paying any attention to quality. There are so many bugs in the game that any semblance of a basketball simulation is lost.
  5. But the list of shortcomings is so long that you wonder how the company has the cajones to charge $10 more for this version over the current-gen titles. Those are some big brass basketballs.
  6. 50
    This just doesn't feel like basketball: there's no drama, you'll go full quarters without bothering to glance at the scoreboard, and even the swish of the basket on a long 3-pointer feels off. Live 07 tries to bridge the gap between itself and its rival by adding features, but it doesn't come close to this year's clear basketball champion: "NBA 2K7."
  7. The sad news is that the game is filled with tons of bad gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. JimS.
    Sep 25, 2006
    10
    Wow! So much has improved from last year... all the different modes are back in, and the streaming ESPN content is a nice touch!
  2. JoBu
    Sep 27, 2006
    10
    Absolutely stunning. Phenomenal graphics, great features, groundbreaking gameplay.
  3. MarkE.
    Aug 24, 2007
    10
    A must have for the true basketball fan.
  4. BryanMccann
    Nov 5, 2007
    5
    this is the best live right now out for the 360. so if you really hate 2k just get this game. but it still sucks not much improvement. the only reason people get new games aka live 08 is because it has new players. same as madden. it is pritty much the same but live 08 went backwords unlike this game. gameplay was made a little better so I could play this game if I had to. this is the only live game worth buying or renting. 08 is worth a rental if you have a coupon that says rent one get one free because it is so easy to get the achivements in 08! and no I am not an EA hatter I got Madden even though 2k had theirs out in 2004 and when ever else. Expand
  5. MikeC.
    Feb 25, 2007
    3
    This is not a good game, I rented it to get all of the achievements, which I grudgingly did, and I have to say, this could be the worst sports game I have ever played. The gameplay is really dumbed down, I figured this out when I beet a guy who had won 100+, and I had won none, the gameplay is basically chucking the ball down the court so you can dunk it, you can mix it up by shooting 3-pointers, but theres not much of a point. As far as the online go's, it gives you a co-op option, which is a good idea and earns kudos, but what fun is it, if the game isn't even fun? The one glitch that made me more frustrated that anything was the "Double team", once the player you are controlling gets double team he picks up the ball, this might not sound like much, but it bugged the hell out of me. Stay away from this game, the only plus would be the easy (but frustrating) achievements. Expand
  6. KanceM.
    Sep 30, 2006
    2
    1. Gameplay - does not come close to how good NBA2K7's is. 2. Graphics - Players look better than 2K7's (which isn't saying much), but if the gameplay sucks, it doesn't matter. 3. Presentation - slightly better than 2K7's but again, the gameplay really hurts it. Conclusion - Thank God EA doesn't have an exclusive license to produce NBA games, like they do with the NFL. Compare the 2 NBA's and trust me, NBA 2K7 has it's faults but nowhere near how many faults NBA Live '07 does. Expand
  7. MannyR.
    Oct 1, 2006
    0
    Absolutely the worst game I've ever played. A huge dissapointment from the franchise. I can't bring myself to finish an entire game no matter what. Wide open shots eventually get blocked by incredibly slow shooting animations which allow defenders to come from underneath the basket. The ball appears to have way too much air in and the changes from animation sequence to sequence is too rigid. It would have been better off simply adding the new modes to last years engine. This was horrible. Expand

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