Basketball has its place in the gaming universe, and if EA Games have their way it will be a bigger place in 2015. The release of NBA Live 15 proudly delivers on its boast to bring you 48 minutes and 94 feet of end-to-end, dynamic gameplay.
Improved visuals and an intelligent full-team set of programming makes for an ever more satisfying gaming experience. Gone are the days of random defences and clunky transitions. NBA Live 15 draws on real-world offensive sets and defensive schemes to bring the gaming experience one significant step closer to the real thing. Just about the only thing missing is an online sports betting option to buy into the action with an actual wager.
There is no doubt that EA have pumped a huge amount of resource into the 15 version. What is offered at every point is more and better than what went before: more shooting options, better photographic rendering and animations, more body types, better emotional reactions, sharper controls, more defensive options and a much more realistic emphasis on the physicality of what happens on court. It all shows the great efforts that EA?s basketball bunnies have gone to .
Especially impressive are the interactive elements that are built into the game. The Live Season Hot Spot option allows you to re-enact moments from actual NBA games. The closer you get to replicating the original move, the higher you score. EA are promising that those will be available within an hour of the actual real-world move taking place. That?s pretty slick!
And of course there is the chance to assemble your own dream team of the likes of cover star Damian Lillard and compete online. With tutorials and the familiar selection of options to pick up tricks and tips, NBA Live 15 is a significant step forward for anyone with a gaming interest in basketball.