Has it's ups and downs, fun with friends but gameplay needs to be improved.

User Rating: 7.5 | NBA Live 09 X360
Well where should I start off. I was very excited about this game when I first bought it. Well here's my mini review of this game:

The gameplay is fun overall but lacking many things to be a truly great basketball game. Lets start with the good things:
1. Extremely fun
2. Signature shots look very nice
3. Calling Plays never been so much easier.
4. Hot and cold streaks on line really impact and make the game more realistic.

Now the part gamers keep an eye when deciding to buy this game, you guessed it; it's the thing that lack in the game:
1. Hard to get rebounds over CPU
2. When CPU is open they never miss
3. Steve Nash does not miss when hot beyond the three point line
4. Dunking seems unreal
5. High Fliers can dunk from the free throw line with a man on them.


I have to say the graphics are very impressive and is a big improvement then last years game. The Faces look much better and more realistic. Sweating seems realistic as well. One thing that was bothering me was either the players faces were dead on right or some didn't look like the real life player. Anthony Parker looks horrible and nothing like him.


Everything sounds real, the squeaking of the floor to the ball dribble, the crowd. This was one of the better features of the game.

NBA Live 365

Amazing, this makes up more every flaw the game has. NBA Rewind is extremely fun to play and the updated rosters help a lot. Don't lose your code or you won't be able to access this feature. If you want a code you'll have to buy it for 800MS points.

In conclusion, I would buy this game even though the flaws it's still a fun game. I would rate this 7.5/10 but don't get me wrong it's still a must buy.