I was impressed when I played the demo, and immediately pre-ordered the game. I stopped playing basketball games when they started adding unnecessary stuff. Like concentrating on what gear and shoes your created player is going to wear on their next game. 2K is slowly becoming the COD of basketball games. NBA Live has everything I need in a basketball game, basketball. No need for haircuts, pool tables, scooters, or skateboards. The gameplay is smooth, and if you are a gaming veteran, you'll immediately adapt to it. It lacks classics team, which I hope they add sooner, rather than later.