NBA Live 09 (Xbox 360)

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NBA Live 09 (Xbox 360)

LIVE 09 is back with the best playing basketball videogame in the category that rewrites the book on authenticity and connectivity - but is still acce...

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published 14/09/2011 | Graham1984
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Pro Good basketball sim
Cons Pails to nba 2k11
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"nba 09"

Nba 09 was the last nba live game i played in that series as i moved over to the 2k franchise again in 2011. I found nba 09 still a great game at the time as the gameplay still had an authentic feel to make you feel in the game.

The game had the usual dynasty modes where you can guide your team through the 82 game of the season or select a shorterned season if you prefer still while having the option to sim or play the game yourself. The option to jump in the game is there if you sim so if your down by two in the fourth quarter and have possession with 3 seconds left you can jump in and try and knock down a game winning three.

There is a xbox live update you can get throughout the season where players stats and hot and cold streaks get updated so if kobes has a run of bad shooting games his stats will reflect that in the game.

One new feauture was the be a pro mode where you select one player and guide them through the games being rated on effectiveness in the games by rebounding,steals,blocks,points scored and guarding effectively along with good position on offense but i personally thingg the dynasty mode is the best.

The typical all star game format was there again along with teams form fiba so you can pit the germans against the usa if you want although personaaly i always preferred the decade teams and having russell and wilt going against magic and bird in a 60's vs 80's which i mentioned in my 2k 11 review but cannot stress enough they should bring that back.

The other modes are the usual practice and the all star regular slamdunk and 3point contest that was a in areana event compared to 2k11 streetball style.

I found the game became particular easy due to the shooting style as each player had their own sweet spot to shoot from which when you run the right offensive play and get dwyane wade isolated in the corner it was an easy 3 points plus you could always position your point gaurd near the top of the 3point line and that would force the defender gaurding wade to sag off allowing you to re run the same play many times. The other way to score easilly is just a siple pump fake and attack the basket when the defender jumps which sadly is quite often.

The usual marv albert comentary along with steve kerr does a good job to keep the play by play info coming at you just like on tv with player stats pooing up at free throws while the crowd also respond to the games well at big blocks and threes at home the roars come loudest in the 4th quarter. The fans chant mvp when your at the line late in the game reflecting your mvp ratings from the during the season is a nice touch.

Overall its an old game now but if you want to have a a game on your own or with a mate at home or even 5-5 over xbox live ( i never played online so cant comment) its not bad for a few quid.

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  • beautybabiex published 14/09/2011
    my brother is always locked away in his room playing these kind of games x
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Product Information : NBA Live 09 (Xbox 360)

Manufacturer's product description

LIVE 09 is back with the best playing basketball videogame in the category that rewrites the book on authenticity and connectivity - but is still accessible enough for new users to get in on the ground floor. New features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers will make the NBA LIVE experience fun from beginning to end. For those in need of some extra coaching, NBA LIVE 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills. NBA LIVE 09 has rewritten the rules and fundamentally shifted the way you look at sports simulation games. Dynamic DNA emulates - with absolute precision - an NBA player in every sense of the word and it does so dynamically. NBA LIVE 365 takes the statistical data of DynamicDNA and brings it to life. NBA LIVE 09 is now constantly evolving and authentically reflects what you see on the court in your virtual experience. Just like the real NBA game, players get injured, free agents sign late, great players go cold and no-names breakthrough. If you're a sports fan, this is a dream come true - NBA LIVE 09 is made fresh daily all season long.

Product Details

Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA)

Developer: EA Canada

Release Date: 10th October 2008

Age: 3+

Genre: Sports

Sub Genre: Basketball

Max Number of Players Offline: 4 Player

Max Number of Players Online: 10 Player

Format: DVD-ROM

Platform: Xbox 360

Aka: NBA Live 2009

EAN: 5030930066574; 14633358643; 5030932066572; 5030931066573; 5030946066575


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