NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 Full Court Comparison on the PS4

Tom judges NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 on their graphics, animations and players' AI. Who will be crowned the champion of basketball games on the PS4?

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tsunami2311
tsunami2311

damn ea is slacking off, I rather see them bring back NHL series

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

Now if only 2K could make baseball games this good...

dipdish
dipdish

Oh, God. That guy looks nothing like LeBron. They cannot even be related. = )

oflow
oflow

The last good Live was 2003 with Jason Kidd on the cover.  After that they started phoning the game in and made it into an arcade game, while 2K actually kept improving their game to make it actually a real basketball sim.  Live got so cartoonish and jokey letting you shoot 3s from half court every time down the floor that people stopped playing it. I dont trust EA to make a good basketball game ever again after ruining Live.

Also, GS needs to get some actual sports gaming fans to review and talk about  sports games  with some semblance of knowledge of the sports they are talking about. 


snaketus
snaketus

EA is just three year behind 2k. I really want 2k take another crack on NHL game. I love hockey and really want to play good NHL hockey game, but EA just puts out one new game every console generation, because there is no competition. And 2k really missed another great opportunity to make next-gen NHL game for PS4 and Xbone now that EA are just ignoring this year on next-gen consoles when it comes to NHL. There's port of Madden, Fifa and NBA, but no NHL. 2k had great chance here to come back. But no. No next-gen hockey untill next year. God I hate EA.

luxemboss
luxemboss

The only thing missing is "Jesus Bynum"

limelight022
limelight022

I know my computer is not the best...is it just me or is the video player choppy- even on low setting?

IronKid89
IronKid89

 I havent played an NBA game for like 8 years but daamn I might do that again after seeing 2k14. 

But before I do that how does the game look and perform on PC? cuz developers for some reason use crappier engines on the pc unlike Consoles Thx. :)


And please 2k make a FIFA game i beg you!! so tired of seeing PES ruin themselves each year and EA selling the same game over and over.

pozium
pozium

Do they have boobs in NBA Live 14? cos their chests keeps bouncing

AzNoLiMiT
AzNoLiMiT

Watching comparisons like this just pains me to no end that we don't have an NFL 2K14 on Next-Gen to gawk at.... 

Munstable
Munstable

Thanks EA, for making sure that NBA2K doesn't hold a monopoly on basketball games.

If not for this reason, I don't even understand why it's there.


chiche_06
chiche_06

NBA live  is to NBA 2k, same as PES is to FIFA. No comparison, period

Silv3rSt0rm82
Silv3rSt0rm82

EA should track every single copy of NBA Live sold, offer a full refund and fire everyone who worked on this piece of shit so they never screw things this bad again...

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

comparing 2k and Live is dumbest shit I ever heard in my life....why would NBA live be like 2k if their two totally different games....That's like saying WCW and WWF/E need have the same matches, products and pay-per views at the same time at the same place

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

I seriously thank people hate NBA Live  and like 2k more because Madden got exclusive right to make NFL games

Rohan233
Rohan233

RIP Live... you were great on the ps1, those memories. 2K is on a whole new level of epicness

painpas
painpas

I am officially addicted to NBA 2K14. I have not put KZSF in since I put that disc in. My Player is awesome. 

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

I really wish 2K could make NFL game again, but there may be hope since EA was rule guilty of a monopoly they may have to relinquish there exclusive NFL rights. I know that they had to refund money to those you signed the paper work, but as to the extent of how far the ruling go I have no clue. 

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Echh, Uncanny Valley all over the place... I don't care how close to realism it is, it would be kind of painful to play 2k14 for hours on end with that creepiness. Hopefully in a couple years we'll be out of the valley.

kidmoon
kidmoon

Why doesn't the PC version of 2k look and play like this?

Daian
Daian

The NBA Live LeBron , kill it with fire!

sixerjones
sixerjones

We all need to hope and pray the NFL comes to there senses and dumps that EA exclusive deal. I played Madden alot this season BUT it really isn't that different than the Madden's from the last five years. The caption video that was suppose to be live game action at the 360 release show was a complete and udder lie. 06 Madden was nice but for some reason they couldn't capitalize on it's graphical king status. So here we go to Live. Who in there right mind signed off on thisgarbage. This thing could have ran on the ps3! Though I was always partial to Live feeling 2k to being too slow and mechanical I really feel there will be no consumer any longer that will buy this thing again. Unless they do some of that 2k5 19.99 marketing that stormed the market back then. Right now there is nothing that has came out that makes me want to buy next gen. So what you get a little more bells and whistles when I watch this video I see no real difference that makes me want to spend 400 dollars. Then you put 720p all over the ONE it makes it really that much of a reach. I'll stck to playing graphical powerhouses Dirt 2 and 3, Uncharted 2 and 3, Bioshock Infinite and Last of Us and all of you slappies can waste your money on this crap. That's exactly what the sh*t that has came out is, re-packaged crap! The blue light of death and 720p upscaled to 1080p..NO THANKS..I'll pass until a price drop!!!

Guimengo1
Guimengo1

2k looks better than Live by miles (and better than pretty much any next-gen game) but it is still limited regarding the (extreme lack of) variety of player models and it somehow continues to lose "things" it had on PS2-PS3. AI sucks on both, although on Live post play actually exists and players perform better on their own. The 2k AI gameplay problems are very longstanding but yet to be addressed. Funnily it gets completely overlooked year after year by reviewers but not by proper players. Kevin Durant sucks on 2k (Jeremy Lamb is the Kevin Durant for OKC in the game).

Another year to skip on sports games.

mont345
mont345

For real , if anyone gives EA there money for live after this shame on you, you deserve to be taken the bank..SHAME ON E.A. For putting out this garbage. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if EA suddenly canceled this garbage!!

mont345
mont345

Bro is EA SERIOUS WITH THIS, Lebron in nba live look like a crackhead lmao that's a shame how live looks compared to 2k14 lmao, yo I got a much needed laugh for today thanks to looking at this, lmao!!

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

Lol, three years and that's the best they can come up with? Hell, even NBA 2k6 looks better than Live 14

starjay009
starjay009

As always EA have f**ked up another game. It is the turn of a DEAD franchise to look even hopeless after having been revived. NBA LIVE 14 blows. NBA 2k14 is light years better than this piece of garbage. Not just from a graphical stand point; game play, realism, authenticity you name it NBA 2K 14 has it.  

snaketus
snaketus

@limelight022 It's probably your computer. I have no problems on my kick ass desktop PC, but when I'm on my slow laptop it's really choppy and slow.

xanthic09
xanthic09

@AzNoLiMiT Exactly! Stupid Greedy NFL. I think I would still rather play NFL 2k on a dreamcast than any Madden.

snuppedupen
snuppedupen

@chiche_06 Please don't insult PES (especially the last in date) by comparing it to the worst NBA Live ever made.

robEZ8
robEZ8

@honeycomb06 Comparing NBA 2k and NBA Live is probably the most valid comparison there could be lol!  I don't think I've every seen a worse argument... even in forums like this one.  NBA 2k is a basketball sim, NBA live is a basketball sim, both are on the same consoles, both use NBA licensing, both are trying to replicate actual NBA play in the most authentic and realistic way possible.  2k is far superior in every aspect.  It is certainly fair to compare them side-by-side, but when it comes to the best basketball sim... there's no comparison (see what I did there).  PS... NBA Jam is an arcade game, not a basketball sim lol

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@honeycomb06 How the fuck is one NBA game totally different from another NBA game. Of course the comparison is warranted you stupid fuck. If they made a WWE game and a WCW game of course they would be compared to see which is more realist than the other. NBA Live was cancelled for 2 years because they couldn't compete with 2K. They even changed the name to NBA Elite and scrapped it because it looked inferior. EA should just give up

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@honeycomb06 WTF did you just type?  For the record, Madden got the NFL license because it was up for sale and they had deeper pockets. You cant buy anything that's not for sale idiot. Why do you think they didn't buy the NBA license...BECAUSE IT WASNT FOR SALE. Read before you post. They said this shit like 6 years ago. The NBA never sold their license because they believe in free enterprise. MLB sold to 2K in case you didn't know genius

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@BigBossWato  They can and they will. EA no longer has the rights to NCAA or AFL any longer. College and Arena are wide open. I don't think the NFL will renew

Andy72774
Andy72774

@spikepigeo Good luck living that long Spike. There is an infinite space between the uncanny valley and pure realism. It's just like Absolute Zero...they can get close...closer...within millionths of a degree, but it's still not out of that, "is it really absolute zero?" stage. It's the same with graphics. Oh they'll get better, but they'll never stop making you sick. Not until we have quantum computed games...and that's at least 50 years away. Sorry bro!

Andy72774
Andy72774

@sixerjones Wow dude...buying a $1000 PC for $400 isn't a bad deal. Bugs or not. They will be fixed, and it'll still be a good deal. You'll even say it's a good deal when you get it, and you'll wish you would have gotten it earlier. You're gonna miss out because you're judging the Ps4 before you've even played it. Streamers online can't handle the 60fps that Ps4 games run in. Believe me when I say it looks SO much better in person.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@sixerjones Well since EA was ruled guilty for having a monopoly on NFL titles that glimmer hope should grow a little larger.  

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@mont345 He does not just look like a crackhead he looks like a caveman on crack in Live. 

chiche_06
chiche_06

@snuppedupen everybody know in the past years, FIFA kick ass big time to PES, say it by a guy who used to play PES couple of years ago.

AzNoLiMiT
AzNoLiMiT

@2Black2Strong @honeycomb06 Normally I don't condone mindless attacks or calling someone a stupid fuck on a message board.  Totally warranted in this case however.  'Liked'

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

@2Black2Strong @honeycomb06 dude you sound mad about every comment I post.......and kmsl u seriously need to school yourself on what a true comparison is.....EA had already said that they was not tryna compete with 2k they just wanted see how fans would accept their game,,,,,NBA live and NBA 2k has always been different for years jus like any other basketball game.....and what's funny  about your comment is you don't see people comparing NBA 2k to NBA jam even though it's still a basketball game but people understand and know the difference between the 2.......another stupid Idea Is comparing WCW to WWF I mean it's both wrestling it's not gonna be that much different about it beside the fact that one will be favored more over the other...because that's by choice.......EA not forcing nobody ro like their game they brought NBA Live back to show their loyalty to the people who supported them thru out the years

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

@2Black2Strong @honeycomb06 What u cant fuck'n read.....and dude why the fuck are giving me a history lesson on shit I already know....i never said anything about EA tryna buy the NBA license I'm talking bout that hatered That NBA live recieve from 2k fans......U need to come correct 1st before you thank about responding to shit that has nothing to do with you...it's not my fault my comment made u feel some type of way Im jus giving my honest opinion on how I feel about this article

Andy72774
Andy72774

@sixerjones Price isn't going to drop for at LEAST a year. Sony stated that there will be a longer wait in between price drops this time around. Probably because they need to make a little profit this gen...lol.

mont345
mont345

Lmao, EA is just terrible when it comes to NBA games, I would have respected EA more if they would have just came out and said hey we canceling this junk this year, but you no EA they want to do a strong arm Robbery, &59.99 for this, game looks a mess!!