NBA Live 19
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About this game
Developer: EA Sports
Content Rating: Everyone
In NBA LIVE 19, you’re one of a kind. With a unique skillset led by Playstyles and the all-new Icon Progression system, you can move, shoot, and score just like your favorite NBA players. The new Icon Progression system is our deepest ever, providing incredible depth and strategy options that let you showcase your unique skills on the court. It allows you to excel throughout your career by unlocking rewards and learning abilities from the all-time greats. Get ready to hoop your way into a seamless, connected world. Any way you play, everything you do counts and filters into one unified progression tracker, your THE ONE score.
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NBA Live 19 offers interesting diversions when it moves away from its license and into the fantasy of The Streets and Court Battles. The NBA experience in franchise mode and The League, however, both need a lot of work to reach their potential. If EA can branch out of the canned animations to make the controls more responsive, the already decent gameplay could take a dramatic leap forward.
NBA Live 19 continues to trend in the correct direction in terms of overall success. The product on the court plays a fun and excellent game of basketball thanks to Real Player Motion. It might not be as detailed and sim-focused as NBA 2K, but it offers all the options needed to compete. In terms of career modes, nothing touches The One. Varying ways to make your player better while playing online with or against other players is fun.
The biggest challenge for EA is getting people to give NBA Live 19 a shot over NBA 2K19. Overall gameplay in NBA Live 19 is good, but nowhere near great. Live’s addition of real streetball/pro-am courts, leagues like Dykman and Drew League, as well as the WNBA presence are a welcome addition to the hoops simulator world. With improved gameplay mechanics, a future version of NBA Live could actually compete for the crown.