Nba 2k7 Or Nba Live
Posted 18 June 2007 - 12:16 AM
They're pretty much the same just with college players. I'm more of a NBA fan so I get NBA instead.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:03 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:47 PM
Dubb, do you know why it wont let me play an game online? It just says recieving your tournament info and it wont let me on. Its been like that for 30 minutes. (its for the 360)
Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:06 AM
Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:16 PM
Its still not fixed yet. The past couple of days it works and sometimes it work. I just tried to get on and it won't let me. (Which might be good cuz I can't get a win if my life depended on it)
Posted 21 June 2007 - 09:40 PM
EA revitalizes Live with four new features that let you play like an NBA superstar.
by Hilary Goldstein
June 21, 2007 - NBA Live has been in the crapper for the past few years. That is not up for debate. But the once proud series is hoping to make a miraculous comeback. Having never been much of a fan of EA's NBA series, I'll admit that I had little faith that Live could resurrect itself; it looks like I was wrong. With a new dedication to creating a true sim basketball -- and actually making it a challenge to drive to the hoop -- NBA Live 08 looks to be the start of a new era for EA hoops.
EA Canada's initiative for Live 08 is creating "Go-To Basketball." Every team has a go-to guy and the superstars have go-to moves that they rely on to create scoring opportunities. Getting the ball to the right player when he's in the right spot on the floor, with the best match up, is going to be key to racking up points this year. You can try to play Live like an arcade dunkfest, but you will likely end up with your ass planted on the parquet. You'll need to play smart with 08 and to your players' abilities. If not, expect the route to be on -- but not in your favor.
Live introduces four new features that bring the Go-To experience to the court:
Signature Go-To Moves: Beyond last year's Signature Shots, Live 08 recreates the tried-and-true moves of the NBA's greatest players.
Quick-Strike Ball Handling: Freestyle moves are gone, replaced with a deeper system of dribble moves and defensive counters.
Own the Paint: The post game has been completely remade and turned into a shot/countershot battle for positioning where size truly does matter.
Hot Zones: The standard three shooting zones (close, medium, 3-pt) have been broken up further into left, center, and right sections. Bruce Bowen loves shooting treys from the corners, but put him at the top of the arc and he's likely to brick.
Over the next few weeks, IGN will break down each element of Go-To Basketball. It may sound like a marketing buzzword, but take it from a longtime NBA 2K fan: Live 08 is the real deal.
Close your eyes and picture Kobe Bryant. There's only four seconds left on the shot clock. Kobe's eight feet out, back to the basket. Raja Bell is draped over Kobe, keeping him from driving to the hoop. What does Kobe do? If you've watched much basketball, you already know. He turns 180 and pulls up for a fadeaway jumper, his right leg kicking out as he pushes back. That's Kobe's go-to move. He does it all the time.
Now imagine the rest of the NBA's top players using their own Go-To Moves. There's no special button to press, no "power meter" to fill, no gimmicks. NBA Live 08 is about contextual moves. So when in a similar situation in Live 08, you can expect Kobe to pull that fadeaway, because that's who he is. That's how he plays.
The same can be expected from Dwayne Wade. He'll do his trademark hop-step jumper. Mav's fans can rest assured that Dirk's jumper is identical to the real thing. It even clanks off iron in pressure situations.
The Signature Go-To Moves aren't limited to jump shots. Dwight Howard has multiple power jams recreated with such care that you'll swear you're watching a Sportscenter highlight. Slip Tony Parker through a tight gap in the lane and he'll do his little flick runner. The only thing EA Canada didn't have time to add was the obligatory camera cut to Eva Longoria cheering on the sidelines. But hey, they have to save something for Live 09.
But what about Kidd or Nash, guys known for their fancy passing more than their sweet jump shots and dunks? A few Go-To passes are also in the game. And again, it's all contextual. The type of shot you take or pass you make is dependent on the ball handler and their position on the floor.
EA has been working on collecting Go-To moves for the past several years and decided it was time to finally put it in Live. The care taken with these moves can be seen in Practice Mode. Take D-Wade on the court and you can see a picture-in-picture NBA video of his moves in action while you practice. We tried to see AI's Go-To moves, but he didn't show up for practice.
Of course, ballers are made in big games, not in shootarounds. Whether it's in the paint, the top of the key or behind the arc, the superstars look and act like their real-life counterparts. Still, it's up to you to find the sweet spots on the floor and take advantage of defensive mismatches. Kobe may shoot like Kobe, but it won't matter much if you don't find ways to get him some spacing on the floor.
Signature Go-To Moves is just one of four pieces expected to breathe new life into EA's hoops game. We'll explore the other three pieces in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.