First of all, I would like to welcome our friends who have skipped down to this section - welcome back to the review. Anyway, to get back to our little tour...
Sure it looks and sounds good - but how does it play? First, let me give you a little background about my basketball game experience. To tell you the truth, I really haven't been much of a basketball fan. I don't know what it is about the game, but I just never got into them enough to become a regular watcher. Most of my experience comes from my roommate and his brother, but aside from that I found NBA Live enjoyable, even as a non-fan.
Like the graphics, except for a few AI changes it is just like last year's version. While it is not perfect gameplay wise, it still does an excellent job at making everything feel as good as it can. If I had to pick one thing that I did not like - it would have to be something that occurs in every sports game. The computer has this uncanny knack for getting just what it needs to catch up or beat you. While I wouldn't call this cheating, it's still a little disheartening when it happens and has been known to cause very audible litanies of curses (just ask any gamer's friend, family member...).
The single player mode offers both Exhibition and Season games, as well as the chance to go one on one with Michael Jordan. You can also hold practice and participate in a 3-point shootout. Of course, nothing beats a nice multi-player game with up to eight players.