NBA Live 10 PS3 User Review
In NBA Live 10, post play has been de-emphasized and no matter what the reason is there is absence of a modifier which is needed for posting up and instead, blocks posturing is performed by maneuvering the left analog and you can already utilize the right stick to do well in the variety of moves once you get the ball. In contrast to the post play, the passing has also improved. It is now simple to get the ball through your best player.
Apart from that, the team has strengthened the gameplay with brand new emphasis in the defense which accelerated the pragmatism satisfactorily. Much credit is given to the crisp difficulty settings which will force the player to think of ways and means in attacking various situations. Shooting is also simplified into a single press of the button regardless of how hard you try to score. The basic jumper can be transformed in many ways with the use of the right trigger and the left analog stick.
There are still peculiarities that will arise now and then even if artificial intelligence has made some improvements in the defensive side of the court. Though there are gripes visible in the game, the positive advances have overwhelmed the game series. There is fluidity and authenticity in the game’s experience particularly in contrast to what the game has stood for in many years. The Dynamic Season of the game will permit every player to take part in the existing NBA games and be able to create your personal version on a particular season.
Another kind of feature which is known as the Adidas Live Run will allow 10 players to be connected online and will run a 5-on-5 game. The squad mechanics that is built-in will permit the players in the formation of teams together with other users and will keep a record and stats as you encounter other teams. Meanwhile, the dynasty mode is the destination where you spend some time. Here, you will begin by setting your goals and employ personnel for the year to come and then train the players with the training games done in the past year.
In contrast to the modes which were not given much attention, elements in visual and presentation have significantly improved. The audio quality is also a mix combination. Although, the crowd sounds are fantastic, the announcers on the other hand are most of the time very redundant. While the game has various issues to complain about, the game is precisely what the game series require to trigger a fan base that is dwindling with additions of new players. The whole gameplay is fantastically refined and imitates true basketball with greater amount of success compared to the previous games.
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One great thing about this franchise is the Dynamic DNA feature. This is a feature which was started with last years release, and has been continued this year. While only the most hardcore of fans noticed the changes that occurred in their players as they went through the season, the new version of this mode actually implements the major changes that occur in the league during the season. Such items as injuries and trades are faithfully represented in the Season mode, allowing fans to play with their favorite team in the real circumstances that face the team in the league. Improving this feature in this new game is something that EA Sports did very well.
The game on the court is usually where a basketball game sinks or swims, and this version has a lot to offer gamers. The tactics that players can utilize are realistic, and the control that you are given over your players will allow real-life players to enjoy overcoming the difficulties that they come across. Such things as setting up a pick-and-roll are made simple to accomplish, and you can bring your playbook up at any time and change your strategy. Picking the right play on the fly like this, and then watching your players execute it exactly as you planned, is a rewarding experience that youll enjoy again and again.
If you want to control the player yourself, there are plenty of opportunities for that, too. You control your dribble with the right thumbstick, so one-on-ones really feel like a challenge. Dribbling past a defender and opening yourself up for a shot feels extremely real, since timing is everything. If youre off by just a little bit, the defender can stop you up, or steal the ball, resulting in a definitive risk/reward payoff.
The issues that this game have are few, but notable. One is that the ball physics dont quite resemble those of a real basketball. There are also some clipping issues, and times that your players hand will slip right through the ball. This is incredibly annoying, but fortunately doesnt happen very often. Also, the AI doesnt seem to be in the game as much as you most of the time, so youll likely have to keep them moving yourself to get them to where you want them to go. Its unfortunate that more time wasnt spent on making the AI more focused on the game at hand.
All told, NBA Live 10 is a great basketball game. Enhanced playability from previous versions as well as upgrading of the Dynamic DNA feature to make it more applicable to the real season makes this game shine out as an example of what a basketball game should be.