08:39 AM - October 19, 2006 by Steve_OS
We have just posted our NBA Live 07 review. Find out what Aaron Holbert had to say about it.
"The journey to the NBA Live 07 release day has been a strange trip, indeed. It's perhaps the strangest pre-release story Iíve ever seen from a sports game. First, the game was a no-show at E3, with only a pre-rendered video shown. Then, I saw a number of impressions from the Electronic Arts (EA) NBA Live Community Day; all praising the next-generation version and stating that it was much improved. Weeks later, I saw the first videos from Gamespot and IGN, and they looked horrible. A day later, EA released a few videos that looked better, but not enough to get me excited about the game. Then there was nothing for the entire month before release. No previews, reviews, videos or screenshots for the entire month before release. Now this may not be strange for most companies, but it was really strange for EA. If there is one thing EA does right, it's promotion. Even with the lack of promotion, I wasnít willing to write off NBA Live 07 based on a few ugly videos. After playing the game, I think I should have.
I want to make one thing clear: I review games without slider changes. While I am willing to make a massive amount of changes to make a basketball game more realistic, most people arenít. Most expect a basketball game to be fun and realistic out of the box. People expecting that from NBA Live 07 will be greatly disappointed. Last yearís game was the same way, though. Out of the box, last yearís Live was too fast and very disjointed. NBA Live 07 isnít as fast as last yearís game, but itís just as disjointed. Most of that can be attributed to the new foot-planting technology."