The game menus sometimes freeze for several seconds at a time, the in-game camera moves extremely slowly, and the player animations are mediocre at best.
Although player close-ups and cut scene animations are passable, the in-game graphics leave a lot to be desired, and it is not uncommon to see players dribbling the ball up court backwards.
All the same sound you've grown to expect from NBA Live.
GAME PLAY 6.5/10
This game plays extremely slowly and CPU-controlled players often ignore their assignments completely. And, as much fun as it is to throw down an alleyoop jam, NBA Live 09 makes it far too easy.
A full dynasty mode, coupled with the fact that you can play through a full season in Be A Pro mode, give this game strong lasting appeal and has the potential to keep gamers busy for months.