NBA Live 07 Xbox 360

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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 newNBA 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] Collapse
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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. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    60
    While we love NBA Live 07's showy moves and new modes, the gameplay ultimately feels unfocused and unsatisfying. [Dec 2006, p.88]
  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. It appears that the new foot-planting technology destroys the flow and look of the game when in motion.
  7. The sad news is that the game is filled with tons of bad gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  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. JugsterJams
    Sep 30, 2006
    5
    Bad Mistake Shaky camera Effect SUCKS, this is a BIG problem there is an auto camera shake that happens a lot (like you see when you watch Bad Mistake Shaky camera Effect SUCKS, this is a BIG problem there is an auto camera shake that happens a lot (like you see when you watch 24), and there is no way to turn it Off because it makes me dizzy (like its a very bad framerate). The graphcis are the same, player movements changed but feel cpu controlled. If you have last years version don't buy this, I will try 2K7. Expand
  5. LJ
    Oct 3, 2006
    3
    This years live is one of the worst. I was really looking forward to this years live like all other years, but this one is just flat out This years live is one of the worst. I was really looking forward to this years live like all other years, but this one is just flat out sucks. With no effort put forward. I expect gameplay, graphix and camara options like this from the 2K series but not my beloved NBA Live....I'm very unhappy with it and i will discontinue buying this game if it keeps heading in a bad direction.. especially with all the new technology we have to work with. Expand
  6. JonU.
    Sep 28, 2006
    2
    Gameplay sucks - This looks like a last generation game.
  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 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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