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NBA Live 18 Trial Available For EA Access Subscribers, Post Your Impressions Here

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NBA Live 18 Trial Available For EA Access Subscribers, Post Your Impressions Here

The NBA Live 18 EA Access trial is available now for EA Access subscribers, exclusively for the Xbox One. If you aren’t seeing it in the EA Access app, click this link to queue it up.

For those of you that might still be unaware, EA Access is an Xbox One exclusive, allowing members to try upcoming EA games, for up to 10 hours, prior to release, offering 10% off all EA digital purchases and more. It also gives users access to The Vault, which houses a growing library of EA games subscribers can play as much as they want. Users can subscribe to EA Access for $4.99 per month, or $29.99 for a full year.

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  1. Behindshadows
    I tweeted this out a few mins ago...the game is working just fine!!

    If you get a chance, could you do a deep dive into franchise mode? Wondering about whether we can edit/trade players/30 team control. Thanks in advance. :)
    trekfan
    If you get a chance, could you do a deep dive into franchise mode? Wondering about whether we can edit/trade players/30 team control. Thanks in advance. :)

    I'll be doing a Live stream in 2 hours, you can ask questions during the stream
    Well unfortunately my first impression is not good because I lost my facescan, body type and save spot in the "story mode". Facescan in the app is still there but in-game it won't redownload it.
    UPDATE: Ok the weird thing is if I load up the demo then everything is still there. It's only when I load up the EA trial. So somehow it didn't transfer things correctly.
    Otherwise though the game seems to run even smoother than the updated demo so I'm excited...
    pdawg17
    Well unfortunately my first impression is not good because I lost my facescan, body type and save spot in the "story mode". Facescan in the app is still there but in-game it won't redownload it.
    UPDATE: Ok the weird thing is if I load up the demo then everything is still there. It's only when I load up the EA trial. So somehow it didn't transfer things correctly.
    Otherwise though the game seems to run even smoother than the updated demo so I'm excited...

    Maybe double check to see if you're signed into the right EA account in the full game?
    Edit: Scratch that. I'm having a similar issue. My player is all there except the face scan. When I try to download it, I just get the link to the app. Not sure what the deal is.
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    El_Poopador
    Maybe double check to see if you're signed into the right EA account in the full game?
    Edit: Scratch that. I'm having a similar issue. My player is all there except the face scan. When I try to download it, I just get the link to the app. Not sure what the deal is.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    Ok so there is something going on then. What's the best way to let the devs know?
    Are you able to continue "the Rise" where you left off? I don't see it at all unless it is called something different now...
    El_Poopador
    Maybe double check to see if you're signed into the right EA account in the full game?
    Edit: Scratch that. I'm having a similar issue. My player is all there except the face scan. When I try to download it, I just get the link to the app. Not sure what the deal is.
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    assuming this is happening to everyone depending on which console you're on. or it might be both consoles. then i would assume its a database issue. the face scan is only linked to the demo right now. and they have not yet linked the face scan info to the full game trial. Since the full game trial is still not the actual full game purchase. They need to do some work in the background to have that stuff linked from the demo, to the trial to the full game.
    right now its only linked from the demo to the full game and I believe from the trial to the full game. meaning if you just started with trial today(never touched the demo) and you created your guy face scan and all for the first time. It will probably work fine in the trial and link to the real game.
    pdawg17
    Well unfortunately my first impression is not good because I lost my facescan, body type and save spot in the "story mode". Facescan in the app is still there but in-game it won't redownload it.
    UPDATE: Ok the weird thing is if I load up the demo then everything is still there. It's only when I load up the EA trial. So somehow it didn't transfer things correctly.
    Otherwise though the game seems to run even smoother than the updated demo so I'm excited...

    Check and make sure the ea account for the demo and full game are the same.
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    splashmountain
    assuming this is happening to everyone depending on which console you're on. or it might be both consoles. then i would assume its a database issue. the face scan is only linked to the demo right now. and they have not yet linked the face scan info to the full game trial. Since the full game trial is still not the actual full game purchase. They need to do some work in the background to have that stuff linked from the demo, to the trial to the full game.
    right now its only linked from the demo to the full game and I believe from the trial to the full game. meaning if you just started with trial today(never touched the demo) and you created your guy face scan and all for the first time. It will probably work fine in the trial and link to the real game.

    Looks like it's fixed now. I was able to download my scan.
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    Only home and away jerseys for the Raptors. Was hoping the purple dinosaur jerseys were still in.
    Atmosphere is incredible especially the audio.
    Wiggins is a beast. Timberwolves played like the Timberwolves.
    I love accelerated clock.
    Game intros are terrible. Compared to the rest of the presentation they are cheap.
    All in all so far so good
    Oh and the graphics are really something. Wiggins and derozan are spot on and I love how little things like wiggins corn rows bounce and move realistically.
    Played my first game as the Cavs against the Thunder. Came down to the last shot, and it was a lot of fun the whole way. The commentary is a lot more in depth than what was in the demo; at one point, a pass hit a player in the head, and Breen actually commented on it.
    This game is so far ahead of Live 16 in all areas. I'm seeing a great deal of realistic basketball happening, and it's awesome.
    That being said, there are still some areas that need some work. Still a few too many blocks, and definitely too many putbacks. I like the idea behind the halftime and postgame shows, but Jalen Rose just sounds so robotic in his delivery. I was also disappointed to see that the pregame was the same as in the demo: just the players doing things on the court set to music.
    The commentary is considerably better than 16 as well, but there are still a few moments where they don't show the proper level of excitement. There is also still some repetition that is very noticeable in Van Gundy's lines.
    All in all though, I am really happy with where the game is right now. They've made some major strides this year, and that extra year of development really paid off. Definitely not regretting my preorder.
    Blocking shots is too easy.
    Tried to start a franchise but the game took forever to advance to the game. I should probably wait for another roster update since Fultz's number is wrong & we cant edit numbers (yet).
    There's a small glitch on the score overlay in game, the 'ON FLOOR' text always says the starting five no matter who's on the floor.
    All in all, I'm really enjoying it so far.
    Playing the wnba the commentary is literally dry as all get out sheesh (drops pin)
    Other than that it's pretty much what I expected from the demo
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    swac07
    Playing the wnba the commentary is literally dry as all get out sheesh (drops pin)
    Other than that it's pretty much what I expected from the demo
    Sent from my Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator,

    How do their player models look? I am excited for my daughter to get to use them in a game. Hoping they were replicated well.
    I've had The Rise crash on me everytime I get to the draft. It would instantly close the game out so I had to skip the draft and now I'm freezing in the actual menu. Can't hardly get any gameplay in.
    vtcrb
    How do their player models look? I am excited for my daughter to get to use them in a game. Hoping they were replicated well.

    Yeah the women models don't look bad (to me)
    Sent from my Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator,
    1. The one /pro am mode,, much much smoother than the demo
    2. Heavily contested layups seem tuned down, but too many heavy contested shots still go in.
    3. Seems to be audio problems in every mode.. Crowd randomly going out or announcers not talking
    4. Pro am 5v5 fun, quick basketball when it's at least 6 humans.
    5. Player abilities seem a bit high, step back jumper still too powerful
    6. Oh and we get to play with the ladies,, but I didn't see online private match with them or nba teams,,, ranked only??
    Will play more soon
    For 35 bucks, I'm sold, good alternative to 2k when my friends aren't on and I want some run without my record taking a big hit.
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    killer miller31
    Is it true that if we pre ordered, we get a unlimited trial of the game? Thats what i saw on the ea site for the game yesterday.
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    Never heard that before
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    WNBA definitely not for me.
    The bug from the demo where if you have auto subs turned off the CPU doesn't sub unfortunately hasn't been fixed. This is a hugggggeee problem. Who wants to play a franchise with auto subs?
    After playing the demo on PS4 pro it's hard to get used to the XBOXONE graphics. They are very good just no comparison to the pro.
    Okay finally got a chance to sit down and look at this game.
    first of all let me jump right into my league game for the one.
    gave me an opportunity also to be traded to any team in the league that I wanted as a choice but I stuck with the Portland Trail Blazers
    I started my first game and I have to say it was silky smooth felt like butter I think they improved the handling even more since the last demo update.
    game felt very solid ran well Camera Action was good gameplay seemed very realistic and on point of course it didn't hurt that I had a pretty dang good game haha.
    Going to play some more and see how it goes going into a NBA play now game
    Disappointed, but not totally surprised about the lack of roster editing. Oh well.
    As others have said, I am playing this game for "The One", and will play the other game for everything else.
    I'm enjoying the mode for what it is. In the demo, I was drafted 4th to the Suns, but at the beginning of the retail version of the mode, I was given an opportunity through my agent to be traded to what seemed like any of the other 29 NBA teams. I think it was sorted by minutes/playing time, but I didn't pay close enough attention.
    I chose the Clippers, got my favorite number (same thing from when I was drafted to the Suns) and was concerned that I would be an instant starter, despite being a lower rating than Beverley. I was not, only playing 15 minutes a game at first, which I loved. I've worked my way up to 30 minutes after a few games, but still not starting.
    Upgrading your player is cool, although I'm not a big fan of getting a random item from a crate, instead of being able to specifically select what I want.
    I enjoy the game a lot, going in fully knowing that it isn't perfect. Gamepplay is fun, very solid. My biggest beef with the gameplay is that games are too low scoring. I'm playing 12 minute quarters and only once or twice has a team broke 80 points.
    Don't see myself playing the franchise mode, but there is definitely enough replay value in The One to justify the 39$ price tag.
    My .02.
    legendkiller5
    Disappointed, but not totally surprised about the lack of roster editing. Oh well.
    As others have said, I am playing this game for "The One", and will play the other game for everything else.
    I'm enjoying the mode for what it is. In the demo, I was drafted 4th to the Suns, but at the beginning of the retail version of the mode, I was given an opportunity through my agent to be traded to what seemed like any of the other 29 NBA teams. I think it was sorted by minutes/playing time, but I didn't pay close enough attention.
    I chose the Clippers, got my favorite number (same thing from when I was drafted to the Suns) and was concerned that I would be an instant starter, despite being a lower rating than Beverley. I was not, only playing 15 minutes a game at first, which I loved. I've worked my way up to 30 minutes after a few games, but still not starting.
    Upgrading your player is cool, although I'm not a big fan of getting a random item from a crate, instead of being able to specifically select what I want.
    I enjoy the game a lot, going in fully knowing that it isn't perfect. Gamepplay is fun, very solid. My biggest beef with the gameplay is that games are too low scoring. I'm playing 12 minute quarters and only once or twice has a team broke 80 points.
    Don't see myself playing the franchise mode, but there is definitely enough replay value in The One to justify the 39$ price tag.
    My .02.

    SO NO ROSTER EDITING AT ALL??
    IM HOPING EA ADDSRESS THE AUTO SUB GLITCH. I MANUALLY SUB BUT I NEED THE CPU TO AUTO SUB. THATS A DEAL BREAKER. AND ALSO IF THE SHOT METER IS OFF, ITS ALSO OFF ON FREETHROWS. IS IT STILL THE CASE ON THE TRIAL??
    Got another bug(?). Playing my second game of my rookie season in The One. Start of the second quarter & the game freezes, but the LED rings are moving. The players won't move, I can't pause to quit or anything.
    RAELpogi
    SO NO ROSTER EDITING AT ALL??

    None, whatsoever.
    There's an option to view rosters under "Settings".
    The only action you are able to take in that screen is to sort them by the different categories. No option to edit, trade, release, etc.
    legendkiller5
    None, whatsoever.
    There's an option to view rosters under "Settings".
    The only action you are able to take in that screen is to sort them by the different categories. No option to edit, trade, release, etc.

    DANG, HOPEFULY THATS FOR THE TRIAL ONLY. ANY WORD ON THAT?? AND I HEARD THAT AUTO SUB GLITCH IS STILL THERE?. THANKS
    The 24th Letter
    Did that motion option from previous games make it in the final version? Offenses felt way too stagnant to me in the demo....
    (I need to just stop being lazy and hook my Xbox up, lol)
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    I can check but what was the motion option? I don't remember anything like that in 16.
    rockchisler
    Wasting trial time on Ea servers not found... ughhh!
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    they're down for Madden too for some reason
    Klocker
    they're down for Madden too for some reason

    And the NHL 18 trial lol.
    I get NBA live, NHL 18 on the same day and was thinking it must be my lucky day. Lol shoulda known
    IS IT LIKE THE DEMO? GAMEPLAY WISE?? SOME PEOPLE WERE SAYING THAT ITS SMOOTHER ETC... HOW BOUT JUMPSHOTS? ON THE DEMO I FELT LIKE IT WAS NOT AS SMOOTH. THANKS;););)
    Well that just pissed me off was having a great game and Lut was almost to the fourth quarter really enjoying it and it froze I went to the home screen of my Xbox came back to the game and it said you have been disconnected and it kicked me out of the game had to start over.
    Come on man!
    Franchise has a huge Madden influence to it.
    Menus are nice and it has a play the moments option and it looks like you advance by the week like Madden.
    There seems to be a progression system like madden with points you earn to upgrade players but I need to dig deeper.
    Trades seem impossible
    There's some dude named Alan hinners in the free agents rated 90 overall and with no edit option he should be tearing up the league which sucks
    Franchise looks much nicer but I think functionally its the same as 16. Very bare bones. If I can't trade anyone I won't be spending much time with live this year which sucks. I'm one of the people really high on live but I'm worried.
    Not being able to trade any players between teams for play now games is a real bummer.
    I love the way this game plays and looks have really been enjoying it ever since the demo came out and the inability to create a player for play now games or adjust the play now games in anyway or teams is very frustrating.
    Sure hope they can patch that in soon this sucks but the game plays amazingly
    I managed to make a trade after trying about 30 combinations.
    Won't be able to trade for anyone good even if you completely rip yourself off it seems like.
    Someone else mentioned it but ive also been stuck on the loading game screen in franchise. Wheel just keeps turning for a good five minutes Mode might be completely busted lol can't even play a game ugh
    Okay gameplay.
    I am noticing fewer blocks much more lively balls on the floor, your players having a much better chance of recovering a loose ball.
    good crisp passing coupled with missed passes much more often than was in the demo.
    shot percentage seems to be very realistic, the game just seems much more polished.
    hopefully they can fix the trade and player creation and editing because this game is solid.
    Reset the game and same thing. Can't load into a franchise game. Seriously EA please tell me you tried to play a franchise game before you released this.
    What a disaster. Anyone that sees me post know I'm a big live supporter and that I'm pretty fair and objective but this is crap. You can't even play a franchise game. I'm beyond disappointed.
    I'm wondering if it's the server issues because I have been in a franchise game now for about 20 minutes
    Edit..
    Also noticing a lot more player movement than from the demo
    Klocker
    I'm wondering if it's the server issues because I have been in a franchise game now for about 20 minutes
    Edit..
    Also noticing a lot more player movement than from the demo

    Did you purchase the game? Wondering if that has something to do with it.
    I restarted my franchise and same thing.
    Can you try starting a franchise with the Raptors and see if you can play a game?
    Found a glitch my game went into overtime Houston at Miami and when it came back for the extra. It had the sound for the crowd noises all reduced
    Tried starting a franchise with Minnesota same thing can't play a game.
    I'm wasting my trial time trying to trouble shoot their mess. I'm beyond pissed at this point.
    CujoMatty
    Did you purchase the game? Wondering if that has something to do with it.
    I restarted my franchise and same thing.
    Can you try starting a franchise with the Raptors and see if you can play a game?

    Yes I purchased the game I will try a franchise with the Raptors real quick. Sorry just finished my game and saw your post
    Started a franchise with the Raptors left everything at default for the league settings simulated to the season start and started Bulls at Raptors game.
    Loaded up just fine. Playing now. Sorry
    Klocker
    Yes I purchased the game I will try a franchise with the Raptors real quick. Sorry just finished my game and saw your post

    the auto sub turned off glitch still there?? thanks in advance:grin::grin::grin::grin:
    Still didn't work. I didn't buy the game for XBOXONE I wonder if that's screwing it up. I bought it for PS4.
    Going to reinstall.
    Also gameplay is fantastic i will say that.
    One other thing that bothers me though is for some reason EA thinks brown is a color the Raptors use. Play a game with them on the road. All their shoes are brown It was the same in 16.
    PVarck31
    I started a franchise and got to the first game loading screen and it's been loading for about 10 minutes.

    Ya dude.
    Did you purchase the game? Trying to narrow down possible reasons.
    I hope this franchise freezing stuff is an easy fix or some reason for it. It's going to be my main mode. Still playing the demo and waiting for the full game. This better be sorted by release.
    CujoMatty
    Ya dude.
    Did you purchase the game? Trying to narrow down possible reasons.

    No, didn't buy it. I'm getting it for free because I'm reviewing it for another site.
    So maybe that has something to do with it, but it lets you set everything up, it just won't load into the game. Sounds like a bug to me.
    Well whatever it is im now under 8 hours left on my trial and pretty annoyed.
    I tried simmimg the first game and playing the next game didn't work.
    Tried play the moment and that didn't work.
    I'm calling it a night. This sucks.
    yea maybe a server issue with EA Access wrt having not purchased the game
    i have not had any issues playing any of the modes and tried them all
    Ok after further review the game feels like the demo(that's not a bad thing), the courts are BEAUTIFUL, everything that's supposed to be in the game is and everything we thought wasn't in the game isn't.
    I played my 1st street game and NBA game on the "One" mode. They were very easy to breeze through(I hope the difficulty increases as you progress)
    My main gripe is the WNBA mode. It's boring....not because it's the WNBA, but because of the lack of attention it got. There is literally little to no commentary for them which makes it seem dry and they didn't even give them a halftime show....so uh yeah I'mma leave that alone.
    Everything else NBA wise and the one wise is what I expected. I'll be playing my trial up on the one for sure...
    PS...I was playing the Wolves vs Kings and Wiggins was called for a moving screen that was dope!!
    Sent from my Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator,
    So for those who have this, sorry for sounding dumb but when some say they brought it and others say they are using EA Access (I know what this is) whats the difference and why does franchise seem to work with it brought and not access?.
    I just tried out the franchise mode. I simmed the first game and now I'm playing game 2. No freeze so far and I haven't bought the game...straight eachaccess trial
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    RAELpogi
    the auto sub turned off glitch still there?? thanks in advance:grin::grin::grin::grin:

    Loaded up a franchise game with the Raptors v Hawks, what a beautiful Toronto Court, fun game.
    played a couple minutes remembered to go in and turned off auto subs for my team , went back to the game played normally and the Hawks continued to substitute throughout the game.
    Oh and the gameplay is amazing, booted up the Prelude 18 for a little while and came back to this because it just feels so damn good
    Only just fired up the full game to give it a try and decided to give the WNBA a shot. I fully agree that the commentary and halftime show are downers but I like the novelty and feel of playing as them. The presentation for it at least makes it feel like it's something unique which is nice.
    One thing I really enjoy about this game that I've had with the demo and now is that it feels like there's a pace to ball movement if done correctly. Get the defense to crash in, pass out, swing in more and open up a three point shot. When it works, it's a thing of beauty. I want to play as a team like the Spurs to really test this out and see how it flows.
    Edit: Late timeout situation on auto wasn't good. Down 4 with 42 seconds left and 1 TO left and TO is called. Also had a laugh at the CPU having no respect for me firing up shots after notching the game instead of holding the ball and running the clock.
    Klocker
    Loaded up a franchise game with the Raptors v Hawks, what a beautiful Toronto Court, fun game.
    played a couple minutes remembered to go in and turned off auto subs for my team , went back to the game played normally and the Hawks continued to substitute throughout the game.
    Oh and the gameplay is amazing, booted up the Prelude 18 for a little while and came back to this because it just feels so damn good

    Maybe that's a good work around. Turning off subs once the games loaded.
    Have you tried it with the auto subs off before you get in game?
    CujoMatty
    Maybe that's a good work around. Turning off subs once the games loaded.
    Have you tried it with the auto subs off before you get in game?

    will try now... will edit this post
    edit... auto subs off in settings from home screen
    fired up play now game randoms... 0 subs
    will have to try another franchise game
    Klocker
    Loaded up a franchise game with the Raptors v Hawks, what a beautiful Toronto Court, fun game.
    played a couple minutes remembered to go in and turned off auto subs for my team , went back to the game played normally and the Hawks continued to substitute throughout the game.
    Oh and the gameplay is amazing, booted up the Prelude 18 for a little while and came back to this because it just feels so damn good

    THANKS FOR THE REPLY. I MEANT IF U HAVE AUTO SUBS OFF. BECAUSE I USE MANUAL SUBS. BUT IF U PUT MANUAL SUBS, THE CPU WONT SUB THE WHOLE GAME. THANKS AGAIN! BTW, IM JEALOUS! DONT HAVE XBOX. JUST PS4. ENJOY!
    ok started another franchise game Rockets this time Auto subs off from load.
    cpu made no subs
    turned auto subs on and back off. 0 subs.
    however the cpu did sub if I simulated any part of the game
    SO MAYBE ON HOMESCREEN HAVE AUTO SUBS ON. THEN WHENEVER U START PLAYING, PAUSE THE GAME AND SWITCH TO OFF. WILL TRY THAT LATER ON THE DEMO. AND ONE MORE THING. THE SHOT METER I TURN IT OFF. BUT DURING FREETHROWS IT IS OFF. I ONLY NEED IT TO BE OFF DURING THE GAME NOT FT'S. CAN ANYONE CHECK THAT PLS. THANKS AGAIN GUYS:y1:
    Klocker
    shot meter off is off for both FT and all shots

    THAT SUCKS. I WANT IT OFF ON THE GAME BUT NOT ON FT'S HOPE THERE IS A WORK AROUND. HAVE U TRIED THE AUTO SUB ON, ON HOMESCREEN THEN TURN OFF DURING GAME?
    RAELpogi
    THAT SUCKS. I WANT IT OFF ON THE GAME BUT NOT ON FT'S HOPE THERE IS A WORK AROUND. HAVE U TRIED THE AUTO SUB ON, ON HOMESCREEN THEN TURN OFF DURING GAME?

    yes, it works that way but not if you start game with them off
    Talk about an Athletic Shot Blocker!!! 76ers Embiid is a monster!!! Played against him with my beloved Lakers and it was ugly for me bringing anything inside the key.
    Now I just hope not every C or big man is this dominant on D.
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    rockchisler
    Where is the PA Announcer?????
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    He's there. Just very very faint on default audio settings. Not nearly as detailed as 2K either
    Gameplay and jumpers are MUCH smoother than the demo. I took one shot w/ Devin Booker on the run, and it felt awesome. Momentum jumper forward, which I don't think I saw in the demo. It looked and felt so natural, no hitch, just smooth seemless forward momentum jumper.
    The game plays so much smoother than the demo. My 10 hours with this game will go by really fast. I am liking everything I'm seeing.
    Player movement is great, graphics are beautiful.
    Franchise mode has a lot of similarities to madden's franchise (in a good way). It's not as deep as 2K's myLeague or myGM, but for me, franchise mode looks more than serviceable on the surface. Menus are clean, news stories are there (they seem pretty generic, but they're there).
    I didn't really dig too deep into franchise mode outside of navigating the menus but reading all the issues with CPU trades and not being able to edit rosters is disconcerting. But I'll reserve judgement until the official release.
    I did play the 2K prelude demo as well, and I'm not trying to make this a 2K vs live post, but I'll just say that I really enjoy the movement and player control in Live much better.
    I really hope these issues with rosters, auto subs, trades, etc. are resolved before official release. These are major issues that'll damper an otherwise stellar game. I really think I'll be enjoying live this year. (Glad it's back!)
    ****Issue with my player (the one) - has anyone had an issue with their player's head shrinking from the demo to this trial version? My player has a very small head that's not in proportion with my body. I look like an alien. I may have to just reset my player. Just wondering if anybody else saw this?
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    RAELpogi
    DANG, HOPEFULY THATS FOR THE TRIAL ONLY. ANY WORD ON THAT?? AND I HEARD THAT AUTO SUB GLITCH IS STILL THERE?. THANKS

    Looks like the roster editing, or lack thereof, is in the retail version.
    Auto subs - That I'm not sure about, as I've only played "The One".
    Having a lot of fun with this game, and as others have mentioned, the gameplay is much smoother than the demo.
    legendkiller5
    Looks like the roster editing, or lack thereof, is in the retail version.
    Auto subs - That I'm not sure about, as I've only played "The One".
    Having a lot of fun with this game, and as others have mentioned, the gameplay is much smoother than the demo.

    Did EA confirm that roster editing is gonna be in the retail version?
    Am I the only one with a small head on the one mode? I tried recreating my player (6'0", 190) and my head is smaller than it should be during gameplay. It's a little bit of an eyesore.
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    Game is smoother than the demo but it's a band aid.
    Players are a little too fast at their highest momentum.
    In my opinion online play was a disaster. H2H is similar to some old NBA Live games were you can go a million miles an hour all the time and throw full court passes at will.
    It took me about 15 tries just to get one person to play me (couldn't find anyone when searching)
    Franchise has no fantasy draft option, and they don't even have all the players on the Kings roster (missing Papa G, 1st rounder last year.
    When switching an inactive player slot for my active player on franchise mode, hoping he would pop up, the game froze, and it froze twice when doing this.
    So the one mode seems extra broken with ball hogs until they make more penalties, auto subs legacy issue exists, no roster editing, legacy issue with ball deflating, legacy issue with tip only going to the PG.
    They've made so many strides. I pre ordered because of it and I'm not pre ordering 2k because of Live.
    But now I'm re thinking everything. If they put all their efforts into fixing franchise and adding roster editing, will h2h still be a million miles an hour with fulcourt passes? Will they every fix legacy issues like no injuries in play, tip to pg or ball deflation? If they fix all those things somehow will they miss half of what's here? I really don't think they can fix all of these issues. It makes me think I may have to drop my pre order. Especially knowing things that happened in live 16, about mid season you couldn't find anyone for h2h online.
    I'm really struggling and wanting to support. Great game but countless legacy issues here
    Guys,
    When your player is traded to another team of your choice, can you see who you're traded for? I'd like to know if the rosters are affected when you're traded. I saw a video where Jimmy Butler plays with the Bucks after the trade.
    FerdBrown
    Guys,
    When your player is traded to another team of your choice, can you see who you're traded for? I'd like to know if the rosters are affected when you're traded. I saw a video where Jimmy Butler plays with the Bucks after the trade.

    Yup. It's right there when you pick the team
    + Gameplay feels even smoother than the demo
    +++ 76ers are playable competitively!! Embiid is a beast, Fultz is good complement, and Simmons is on his way to Lebron 2.0 in Live 18.:duck:
    + +Looks like they put in the beginnings and the guts of a Madden-like CFM, just needs to be available as a stand-alone online
    ---- No excuse for the lack of a play a friend feature (didn't see one)
    - WNBA is bland, for now.
    --- Editing?:jpshakehe
    My biggest concern as a long-time Live supporter, is the CPU decision making at the end of games. I haven't had a close game yet to really assess it but I've had one example already where the CPU was ahead by 5 with the shot clock off in the 4th and they just ran their offense like normal and took a shot with 10 seconds left rather than just running the clock out...this worries me...
    ultralow36
    buying the game today vs playing eaacess ? will I still only have 10hrs until the 14th
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    you can also create another user profile on xbox and pay $4.99 for a month of EA Access on it and get another 10 hours of all of the trial games, if so inclined but yes owners of game are locked out after ten hours until 9pm PT on the 14th
    Klocker
    you can also create another user profile on xbox and pay $4.99 for a month of EA Access on it and get another 10 hours of all of the trial games, if so inclined but yes owners of game are locked out after ten hours until 9pm PT on the 14th
    thanks for the info
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    Small thing I noticed, but EA forgot to add the Portland Tail Blazers new logo on the scoreboard/stat overlays and scorers table. They still have the old version from last season
    The 24th Letter
    Anyone seeing the transistion defense issues from the demo in the full game? With guys not covering the corners?
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    Yes, I saw this when I played in both play now and ultimate team modes.
    I got to say, overall, the wind has been taken out of my sails with Live. Live is still fun but I honestly wouldn't buy this for 60 bucks.
    I can live with CFM not being in (although in my humble opinion, it is 2017 and this should be something basic included in the game. Madden has had CFM for how long now???)
    But the lack of ability to play a friend in ANY mode is sort of a deal breaker for me. I mean it seems most people don't get sports games to just play randoms, but enjoying playing their friends.
    Live Devs, I am in NO WAY bashing you and I can see the strides made from 16 to 18, but PLEASE don't ignore the rest of the community that looks for more from a sports game than just "The One" modes.
    K_rob11
    Am I the only one with a small head on the one mode? I tried recreating my player (6'0", 190) and my head is smaller than it should be during gameplay. It's a little bit of an eyesore.
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    Live 16 had the same problem. It looks crazy.
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    sarlndr
    Live 16 had the same problem. It looks crazy.
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    Was there a solution? It seems random. My son made a player as well and his players' head well proportioned.
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    bran9413
    Did EA confirm that roster editing is gonna be in the retail version?

    I'm assuming that's the case (no roster editing), but there's a chance it could be patched in.
    Been working on sliders, but man this game feels and looks incredible. It's real basketball. Has some flaws it needs to work out, but it's the most authentic and complete basketball game I've played. Both ends of the court and the transition game are excellent. Everything is interwoven very nicely. Produces so many beautiful basketball sequences. I'm in love with the gameplay and visuals. Most of Everything just feels so right and real.
    Playing on 48 min quarters.... the shifts in momentum feel very natural and unscripted. They seem to happen organically, and not quarter by quarter boosts like the other game. I love that. Very sim. Each possession and shot feels like it's on its own, and that's adds to a huge part of the feel. I love that. Rhythm is still in the game, but unlike the other game, it's in your control. The organic feeling/unscriptedness and free flowing gameplay is a huge plus to NBA Live. Love it.
    The shooting feels good, but the mechanics could be smoother and faster.
    Fouls are good.
    Dribbling is really nice.
    Player likeness feels really nice. Harden, DLO were fun to play with.
    The core gameplay mechanics are phenomenal and ahead of the curve. Defense is damn near perfection. The AI, rotations, anticipation, on ball defense, footplanting, sliding... just amazing
    I've been sold since the demo but I Preordered the game last night. $35 for my basketball game this year, and my favorite one yet. Thanks EA, and amazing job on the game. I'm Finally back in the live series.
    Looking forward to a great cycle, and excited for the future of NBA Live
    I'm impressed, Live is back with a vengeance! Too good to be true, EA Sports hit almost all the right spots, this is the basketball game i was hoping for. Greatly improved from 16, every aspect of 2K than i hate is basically fixed. Attack is ultra fun and intuitive, some good actions, spacing is great, defense is solid, you can block and rebound is not frustrating. I love the new shot meter, courts are great and the crowd go nuts. The woman division is different and you can feel the new groove.
    There's still room for improvement: graphics is not on par with 2K (but i like much better courts), ESPN presentation is meh and there's some animations junctions. Overall the experience is more arcadey (and i love this), so for the first time we have a very solid alternative to 2K, more on the fun side.
    I know I just made a post feeling some regrets about pre-ordering.
    The reason I made that post was because of many legacy issues not being fixed:
    1: Ball being deflated
    2: Tip going to the PG
    3: No roster editing
    4: No online franchise
    5: Wonky animations. To cover up for the goofiness of the looks they just sped up the game to an extreme level.
    6: Online h2h is a speed fest with full court passes being made at ease.
    There were more issues, but in the end I felt very disappointed.
    Then I went to go play "The One" mode OFFLINE and was reminded of so many great things about this game. Defense is extremely fun, when your playing someone who slows the pace, or playing the computer, the game feels so smooth! It plays so realistic and fun. There were a good amount of fouls called and gameplay was just phenominal.
    On "The One" you can adjust the difficulty to your liking, you can adjust how many games you play per season in your season, you can request to be traded and be traded to who you wish (yes, it's a little unrealistic, but good.). You start out again at a pretty high rating. I'm already a 79 and I've only played a few games outside of the demo. In 2k I would have been a 62 at this point. I'm leveling up playing in the streets, or playing online.
    Also the camera angle used for "The One" (Similar to 2k camera angle) is phenominal and the graphics look so amazing with this angle.
    I guess if they fix most of the legacy issues, or half and add roster editing, this game may not end up better than 2k, but will save me a lot of money when you include the vc saved, and will be a lot more fun, since it is a change of pace. Only if they fix many of these issues.
    The difference between this lives and previous lives is that it is actually playable. IMO Live 16 got broken to where you could never hit outside shots unless 100% open. It was broken to the point I couldn't even play it. Live 18 is completely stable, just some legacy issues and other things, many of these things they will probably patch.
    So for $32 bucks with best buy+pre order discount it's worth it. They may even patch in editing. Worst case I could sell the game on ebay 3 or 4 months down the line for $20.
    Although I am disappointed in the lack of some basic features that I feel this game should have by now there is no doubt that I will be purchasing this game. This game imo is easily worth the $35 that it is going to cost me. To be totally honest I would have paid $60 for it.
    Is it better than 2K? I can only speak for myself and with not having played 2K18 I won't pass judgement but I can say that this game is pretty damn good. No way in hell can anyone say with a straight face that they have not truly put quality time and effort into this years game especially if you played the last 3 version.
    Thank you EA for finally seriously getting back into the Video BBall conversation.
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    Although I am disappointed in the lack of some basic features that I feel this game should have by now there is no doubt that I will be purchasing this game. This game imo is easily worth the $35 that it is going to cost me. To be totally honest I would have paid $60 for it.
    Is it better than 2K? I can only speak for myself and with not having played 2K18 I won't pass judgement but I can say that this game is pretty damn good. No way in hell can anyone say with a straight face that they have not truly put quality time and effort into this years game especially if you played the last 3 version.
    Thank you EA for finally seriously getting back into the Video BBall conversation.
    I'm with you 1000% I am having a blast with this game......EA just work on the small things to tightened up the game and this will definitely be a must buy for most people this year!!!!
    Kudos!!!!!!
    There is something about this game that gives you the element of surprise that just feels authentic. Already after only a few hours I saw things that made me go "WOW"....but it was completely unexpected which made it feel good. It really seems like players are doing things based off the situation and it gives an extremely rewarding random feeling that makes you want to keep playing to see what's next
    Is this really the full game? It seems like we're missing some simple modes/features like the ability to play the Drew Leauge. Also this picture that was leaked a few months back shows some menu items that aren't present in the trial.

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    DIRK41NOWITZKI
    Is this really the full game? It seems like we're missing some simple modes/features like the ability to play the Drew Leauge. Also this picture that was leaked a few months back shows some menu items that aren't present in the trial.

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    I thought the same. I figured we could play in the Drew League with NBA players, but outside of the demo it doesn't look like that's available.
    Played one 8min game on All Star I was the Spurs vs. cpu Thunder. This is a fun game but not very realistic, Steven Adams went 14/14 in the paint, Aldridge shot 82 percent, Gasol shot 80 something percent too. The crowd has good sound but it's not very realistic, even in regular season presentation the crowd is super loud and goes crazy even when the home team is up by 20, the cpu always shoots the ball at the end of the game even when their up by a bunch of points. I enjoy the game it's really fun all the things I complained about seems to be just easy updates or slider adjustments, if you like a lot of highlights and average players playing like stars then Live is for you, im still not sure if I'm going to by upon release but Live is on the right track.
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    sheehy83
    Can anyone tell me if Ultimate Team has custom jerseys and courts like My Team?
    No but in the past they've had some pretty sweet throwback jerseys so you won't be stuck with the generic NBA ones.
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    RoyalBoyle14
    Wait who said Auto subs are broke??? They work perfect
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    Auto subs do work. but if u turn it off the cpu/AI, does not sub at all. some like to manual sub, but again. playing against the cpu, the cpu wont sub for the whole game if it is turned off. the work around here is on homescreen turn it on, then on actual game turn it off. u can manual sub while cpu has auto sub
    RAELpogi
    Auto subs do work. but if u turn it off the cpu/AI, does not sub at all. some like to manual sub, but again. playing against the cpu, the cpu wont sub for the whole game if it is turned off. the work around here is on homescreen turn it on, then on actual game turn it off. u can manual sub while cpu has auto sub

    Oh ok, got it
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    Cavs2016
    Been working on sliders, but man this game feels and looks incredible. It's real basketball. Has some flaws it needs to work out, but it's the most authentic and complete basketball game I've played. Both ends of the court and the transition game are excellent. Everything is interwoven very nicely. Produces so many beautiful basketball sequences. I'm in love with the gameplay and visuals. Most of Everything just feels so right and real.
    Playing on 48 min quarters.... the shifts in momentum feel very natural and unscripted. They seem to happen organically, and not quarter by quarter boosts like the other game. I love that. Very sim. Each possession and shot feels like it's on its own, and that's adds to a huge part of the feel. I love that. Rhythm is still in the game, but unlike the other game, it's in your control. The organic feeling/unscriptedness and free flowing gameplay is a huge plus to NBA Live. Love it.
    The shooting feels good, but the mechanics could be smoother and faster.
    Fouls are good.
    Dribbling is really nice.
    Player likeness feels really nice. Harden, DLO were fun to play with.
    The core gameplay mechanics are phenomenal and ahead of the curve. Defense is damn near perfection. The AI, rotations, anticipation, on ball defense, footplanting, sliding... just amazing
    I've been sold since the demo but I Preordered the game last night. $35 for my basketball game this year, and my favorite one yet. Thanks EA, and amazing job on the game. I'm Finally back in the live series.
    Looking forward to a great cycle, and excited for the future of NBA Live

    i totally agree on this bro. it is just fun to play. i have been playing 2k for a long time, i think live '05 was the last one that i enjoyed (melo cover). it just surprises me everytime i play it! it is just so refreshing. and trust me, i did not expect this. i played my first time and kept thinking " man, this is pretty fun!!) and also realize i was doin manual replays. a lot still to improve. body types wud be one, 2k just nailed that one. hopefully jerseys, we get more in the retail version. NBA live is back and i am so happy for EA, good competition for NBA games. and we will benefit from it.:y220e::y220e::y220e:
    Got the chance to play two games (6-min. quarters, All-Star with no slider adjustments) tonight.
    Here's some impressions, starting with the positives:
    -The game is FUN! I found enjoyment out of Live 16, but 18 blows that game out of the water and I feel like Live is right on the cusp of something special.
    -The game looks GOOD! Some of the replays are jaw-dropping. Lower-third graphics for players at the FT line are excellent.
    -Shooting feels better than the demo.
    -You can take advantage of mismatches. Al Horford abuses Mozgov in the Nets-Celtics game I just finished, and in my first game 76ers-Timberwolves (me), I got burned on switches as Embid went to work on Teague.
    -Dribbling is responsive. I turned off right-stick shooting.
    -You are rewarded for playing solid on-ball defense.
    Monitoring:
    -Missed layups (HUM).
    -Blocked shots.
    Negatives:
    -Ball moves too slow for my liking on passes. The good news is that the sluggish passes weren't stolen, but I did miss some easy scoring opportunities because of it.
    -Could be me, but even when boxing out, rebounding feels like a dice roll. Can't tell if I'm really going to get the ball or not.
    -Again could be me, but can't figure out how to select what player I want performing a pick.
    I'm looking forward to playing some more. If you asked me right now, I'd say that Live 18 is worth a purchase, especially with the current discount.
    Good work, EA.
    Question for those with EA Access:
    At the team/uniform selection screen ... Do you have the option to select which color socks your team wears?
    I find the team colored socks to be hideous. But noticed in one Bulls gameplay video (road game vs. Minnesota) the players wore red socks. In another gameplay video (road game vs. Toronto), the players wore black socks. Are you able to choose sock color?
    Fixed the game loading issue in franchise.
    Deleted profile saves and save game info associated to NBA live in Xbox settings and restarted game and I can load franchise games nowK
    iLLWiLL
    Question for those with EA Access:
    At the team/uniform selection screen ... Do you have the option to select which color socks your team wears?
    I find the team colored socks to be hideous. But noticed in one Bulls gameplay video (road game vs. Minnesota) the players wore red socks. In another gameplay video (road game vs. Toronto), the players wore black socks. Are you able to choose sock color?
    Nope. You can only choose from two uniforms for each team also.
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    CujoMatty
    Fixed the game loading issue in franchise.
    Deleted profile saves and save game info associated to NBA live in Xbox settings and restarted game and I can load franchise games nowK

    Hey dude, as i don't have access and only the demo and a ps4, excuse my ignorance but can you go into a little more detail about this?. IF this isn't sorted come release i want to know exactly what to do haha.
    Also have you tried playing 12min quarters with the clock accelerated on and if so whats it's like?
    rockchisler
    Hopefully we will get more jerseys later
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    Yeah. That can't be it for the jerseys.
    It better not be.
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    I do recall Erika (Player Likeness at EA) tweet out how we were not gonna believe the amount of jersey's will be in the game
    Now I know in The One you can unlock the retro jerseys through objectives, but we'll have to see what this means
    CujoMatty
    Fixed the game loading issue in franchise.
    Deleted profile saves and save game info associated to NBA live in Xbox settings and restarted game and I can load franchise games nowK

    Can you be more specific. When you say deleted profile saves is it both the full game and demo profile saves you deleted.
    Played the Jazz and the commentary mentioned that if you were a player you want to play in Minnesota to play with Rubio. (Sorry if this was mentioned before) I'm sure other lines like that occur with players that moved to a different team.
    I really hope that EA Sports is consistent with their Roster Updates this year. Live 15 and Live 16 suffered from the lack thereof. I don't know if it's a Budget Issue, but it seems like straight up laziness at this point.
    There are players completely missing from the game. Rotation Players like Joe Harris (Nets) and Mindaugas Kuzminskas (Knicks). They also have Randy Foye and KJ McDaniels still on the Nets' Roster even though both were Free Agents all Summer. McDaniels recently sign with the Raptors.
    There are also Rookies absent like Abdel Nader (Celtics), Ante Zizic (Cavs), and Jaron Blossongame (Spurs) yet they have Isaiah Hartenstein on the Rockets'roster even though he has not signed with the team and will not for years.
    Skylar Diggins-Smith, Caris LeVert, and Jaylen Brown are some notable players that do not have their faces scanned.
    Nevertheless I had a lot of fun with the game, especially in The One mode. I hope do something with the alarming amount of Putback Dunks/Layups in NBA/WNBA games. It's up to OG NBA 2k on Dreamcast levels of crazy. I played one game against the Hornets where Kemba Walker had 16 Boards.
    CAMPBLACKMAMBA24
    Although I am disappointed in the lack of some basic features that I feel this game should have by now there is no doubt that I will be purchasing this game. This game imo is easily worth the $35 that it is going to cost me. To be totally honest I would have paid $60 for it.
    Is it better than 2K? I can only speak for myself and with not having played 2K18 I won't pass judgement but I can say that this game is pretty damn good. No way in hell can anyone say with a straight face that they have not truly put quality time and effort into this years game especially if you played the last 3 version.
    Thank you EA for finally seriously getting back into the Video BBall conversation.
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    tyberious4now
    Although I am disappointed in the lack of some basic features that I feel this game should have by now there is no doubt that I will be purchasing this game. This game imo is easily worth the $35 that it is going to cost me. To be totally honest I would have paid $60 for it.
    Is it better than 2K? I can only speak for myself and with not having played 2K18 I won't pass judgement but I can say that this game is pretty damn good. No way in hell can anyone say with a straight face that they have not truly put quality time and effort into this years game especially if you played the last 3 version.
    Thank you EA for finally seriously getting back into the Video BBall conversation.
    I'm with you 1000% I am having a blast with this game......EA just work on the small things to tightened up the game and this will definitely be a must buy for most people this year!!!!
    Kudos!!!!!!

    ProStylez
    There is something about this game that gives you the element of surprise that just feels authentic. Already after only a few hours I saw things that made me go "WOW"....but it was completely unexpected which made it feel good. It really seems like players are doing things based off the situation and it gives an extremely rewarding random feeling that makes you want to keep playing to see what's next

    NeptunePirate
    I'm loving it. The game is really smooth and refined. The 10 hours will not last me until Friday though. Wishing if you preordered digitally, you could keep playing. Lol.
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    So glad to hear these types of impressions coming in. I've witnessed the hard work these guys are putting in, and their passion for the game is unwavering.
    When I'm playing I see small little things that make me go into replay and just say Wow. They do so many things great, and they're going to continue to improve and enhance throughout the rest of the season.
    The game is flat out fun. I was playing Wolves at Spurs earlier on the Pro, and the sound was phenomenal, the graphics are outstanding, and just seeing the ESPN splashes etc are really immersive. I love EA Low (sideline) camera in SAS. It just looks Nice.
    I had another game where I was the Bulls at Knicks. Melo missed 3 straight jumpers (wide open, or lightly contested), he was shaking his head in dismay. The next 3 possessions, they went into bully ball mode with Melo, posting up on the mismatch w/ Dunn, or Lavine, and he went to work in the post. After he hit an and 1, his approval was awesome, haha.
    I love the game.
    Fiddy
    Played the Jazz and the commentary mentioned that if you were a player you want to play in Minnesota to play with Rubio. (Sorry if this was mentioned before) I'm sure other lines like that occur with players that moved to a different team.

    Yes, happened the last two LIVE releases.
    That type of stuff has been in for years. For all the team's undpubted work, this series always leaves stuff in that just screams sloppy / lazy / unprofessional.
    It is hard to fathom why all the smaller issues are never ironed out.
    KingWeigy23
    Hey dude, as i don't have access and only the demo and a ps4, excuse my ignorance but can you go into a little more detail about this?. IF this isn't sorted come release i want to know exactly what to do haha.
    Also have you tried playing 12min quarters with the clock accelerated on and if so whats it's like?

    I always play accelerated clock and love it. Gets you numbers the equivalent of playing about 8 minute quarters. The biggest thing is you have to put sim game length at 8 minutes to keep stats in line and accept the fact that your stats will be lower than real life totals.
    Just play a little bit of wnba, only played one quarter, the gameplay was good but a lot of the players faces and skin tones are way off not even close. Looks like only a few wnba players got their face scanned I'm guessing because a lot of them play overseas in the off season.
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    videobastard
    Can you be more specific. When you say deleted profile saves is it both the full game and demo profile saves you deleted.

    GO to settings
    Then system
    Then storage
    Then manage storage
    Hit a and select view contents
    Find nba live 18
    Hit the start button or whatever it's called. The little one on the right middle of controller
    Select Manage game
    Select saved data and delete the profile saved data and the reserved space data
    NeptunePirate
    If I have it digitally preordered and my 10 hours are used up, I still have to wait until Friday, correct? Or can I keep playing?
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    Create a new XBOXONE profile and purchase another eaaccess account. Repeat as necessary. Costs you $5 per account but you can play as much as you want.
    I have 3 going every year at this time with madden NHL NBA and FIFA.
    Just make sure to cancel the extras next month
    CujoMatty
    Create a new XBOXONE profile and purchase another eaaccess account. Repeat as necessary. Costs you $5 per account but you can play as much as you want.
    I have 3 going every year at this time with madden NHL NBA and FIFA.
    Just make sure to cancel the extras next month

    I'll just wait until Friday. Lol.
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    sarlndr
    Yeah. That can't be it for the jerseys.
    It better not be.
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    I'm sure they'll add the other jerseys when the teams release them as the season progresses. I don't expect any vintage ones though
    The news feed in franchise is actually pretty cool and easily accessible to make you feel involved in your franchise which helps deepen the experience a bit.
    Only problem is its bugged. I did some minor trades and the news feed reports them but all the trades say I traded for draft picks which isn't true.
    Hopefully Rocky sees this and they look into it
    The simplicity of this game is why I will buy it. Not really a knock against 2k, but when I start the game the UI seems very..."busy". I feel like I have to hunt for modes that I'm interested in. Live is simple and easy to navigate.
    This simplicity translates to the game. Haven't spent a ton of time with it, but I did start a Franchise with the T'Wolves on the All Star level. Some of the physics are a little goofy, but I have yet to see anything that I really have to extend my imagination to justify. While I am still looking for physics improvements in the post area, the game does the basics of basketball well. I also want to see more loose ball and reach in fouls.
    It's a simple pick up and play, graphics are good enough, menus are smooth and easy to navigate through, but most importantly, it seems to have the basic core necessities that a hoops game should have.
    Playing a bit more last night and today, I have to say what a great comeback effort from EA and Live, game is beautiful, the graphics for the courts and lifting IMO is unmatched, game flows great , and I will admit Lives gameplay is super sim to me, there is a learning curve no doubt but that's what makes Live different. I think this will be my only BB purchase this year, I always hit both BB games but after the showing live has giving me , I think I will be very satisfied with only owning Live. LIVE is back!
    Honest can't wait to play this on my X in November as well as Madden. The excitement is getting closer
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    Fiddy
    Played the Jazz and the commentary mentioned that if you were a player you want to play in Minnesota to play with Rubio. (Sorry if this was mentioned before) I'm sure other lines like that occur with players that moved to a different team.

    Good catch. We'll get it fixed. Thanks for the heads up.
    CujoMatty
    The news feed in franchise is actually pretty cool and easily accessible to make you feel involved in your franchise which helps deepen the experience a bit.
    Only problem is its bugged. I did some minor trades and the news feed reports them but all the trades say I traded for draft picks which isn't true.
    Hopefully Rocky sees this and they look into it

    We've got multiple devs reviewing the threads. Thanks for calling it out.
    EA Rocky
    We've got multiple devs reviewing the threads. Thanks for calling it out.
    There is a bug that the CPU won't sub when auto subs are off. I just wanted to let you know that extends to timeouts as well. Thank you :-)
    Edit: I played 3 games in a row and the CPU didn't call timeouts when I set mine to manual. But my 4th game they did call timeouts. Oh well...
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    Loving the game.
    My biggest problem with gameplay is how it's way too easy to get to the rim. Every game is a layup dunk fest with crazy points in the paint numbers. I can literally get past my defender at will.
    Too increase the difficulty of getting by the defender what sliders should I change?
    The jostle vs blow by slider would I want the number lower or higher?
    How bout dribble effectiveness slider?
    ALso what about the contact sliders?
    Any help would be appreciated
    Played both Demo and Trial
    Big diff tween the 2 and love this game!
    Just cant see myself spending 60 or even 40 for this game,
    Without create a player, Roster editing or Trades available!
    Great return effort EA hopefully next yr!
    CujoMatty
    Loving the game.
    My biggest problem with gameplay is how it's way too easy to get to the rim. Every game is a layup dunk fest with crazy points in the paint numbers. I can literally get past my defender at will.
    Too increase the difficulty of getting by the defender what sliders should I change?
    The jostle vs blow by slider would I want the number lower or higher?
    How bout dribble effectiveness slider?
    ALso what about the contact sliders?
    Any help would be appreciated

    Some of the wording in the explanation of the sliders is confusing. It would be nice if they had an explanation as to how moving the values up or down will affect what you're trying to do.
    Preferably someone associated with the game can give a break down of the non self explanatory sliders.
    And yes getting to the bucket is a tad too easy. But lowering driving lay ups, inside shot and raising in air contact has made finishing on drives less effective. But you can still pretty much get to the hole when you want to if you press the issue. Knowing this, if I'm cut off I'm not spamming cross overs, I move the ball to keep it realistic.
    I've only played the demo (PS4) so I don't know if getting to the bucket is a little tougher on the final version.
    CujoMatty
    Loving the game.
    My biggest problem with gameplay is how it's way too easy to get to the rim. Every game is a layup dunk fest with crazy points in the paint numbers. I can literally get past my defender at will.
    Too increase the difficulty of getting by the defender what sliders should I change?
    The jostle vs blow by slider would I want the number lower or higher?
    How bout dribble effectiveness slider?
    ALso what about the contact sliders?
    Any help would be appreciated

    In live 16 you had to lower the jostle and dribble slider to make it harder to get by guys. The descriptions aren't the best. Don't know if contact sliders would change anything.
    PhillyGuy11826
    I'm sure they'll add the other jerseys when the teams release them as the season progresses. I don't expect any vintage ones though
    I was just surprised that the Lakers purple wasn't an option. Live has had older jerseys in the game before. Ugh. I don't know what to do as far as picking it up or not.
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    Preordered today. Playing the EA Access in spurts so I don't run burn through it all at once. Have about 5 hours left and I go back to work tomorrow for 6 days straight so I think I'll be ok making it until Friday.
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    Is it my impression or the replay autosystem is sort of broken? They starts only after a foul, or before substitutions, never saw auto replays in game.
    I've been playing the trial all day and I love it. It's fun and rewarding, while at the same time being challenging but not frustrating. I do have one report, however. I made a new player and played through The Rise again. After playing through the first 6 chapters, I tried to go into the draft. I did the text message portion, but right when it finished the game crashed. Rebooted the game and tried to go back into The Rise but the game crashed again. It's definitely only with creating new players because everything works with my original player from the demo. Hope it gets fixed soon.
    Actually, there is a way around this. After the conversation and the game crash, when you go into the main menu for The One and try to go into The Rise from there, it gives you the option to "Play The Rise" and to "Skip to the Draft". Skipping to the draft allows me to continue using the player, and it upgraded me 4 levels (intentional?). It also put me on the team I was projected to go to based on my draft position (#10 to the Blazers). Still needs fixing though, it shouldn't crash at all.
    EA Rocky
    We've got multiple devs reviewing the threads. Thanks for calling it out.

    First of all, Great job guys! LIVE is finally back! Thank U! couple of things, yes the subs and timeouts need to be addressed. Hopefully before the release u guys can fix it. And is it possible to have the icon passing fixed or an option to toggle it? R1 on ps4, holding it for icons does not feel natural. Like i said maybe an option to have it on or off dor some that likes it that way. Overall, great job this year. :appl::appl::appl:
    EA Rocky
    We've got multiple devs reviewing the threads. Thanks for calling it out.

    Thanks Rocky!
    I LOVE all the ESPN splashes shown before and during the game. My only gripe being is that they don't stay on the screen long enough. They appear for maybe 1-1.5 seconds. If they could stay on the screen for even 2 seconds longer, that would be a great tweak to an already solid presentation.
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    I also wanted the devs to see this:
    I know this is going to sound dumb but ppl with the infinite load problem in franchise do you use a face scan for your player in the one?
    I couldn't load franchise games till I deleted my save data and played about 5 games no problem.
    I then realized that when I deleted my save data that my face scan was gone so I reloaded it on my guy and boom, couldn't load franchise games anymore.
    I deleted my saved game file again and I can now play franchise games again.
    Like I said that probably sounds crazy but i tried it again. If I add my face scan I can't load franchise games lol.
    The gameplay is overall in my opinion tighter and better than 2k. *They did a tremendous job there. *There are literally just two things that I feel have to be fixed.
    1- The legacy tip off issue is still there. *The bal always goes to the og and if you literally just rapidly tap Y you will win the tip off without fail against the cpu every single time. *This is immersion killing for me. *They promised to fix this after live 16 and all they did was zoom in the view.
    2- *I simmed two years in franchise and saw ZERO trades between any teams and no trade offers from the cpu to my team as well. *Also doesn't even give you a notification when the trade dead line is coming up.
    If they fix these two glaring issues I would be ecstatic with this years game. *
    EA Rocky
    We've got multiple devs reviewing the threads. Thanks for calling it out.

    Can you have them (and yourself) look into giving us options for the color of socks teams wear? Team colored socks look ridiculous!
    (Ok, sorry, I have to be that guy who comes into the Madden thread whining about JJ Watt's arm brace, even though I can't stand that guy. I'm just too old school! And, yes, I am complaining about socks, because as a PS4 owner, I cannot play the game yet!)
    iLLWiLL
    Can you have them (and yourself) look into giving us options for the color of socks teams wear? Team colored socks look ridiculous!
    (Ok, sorry, I have to be that guy who comes into the Madden thread whining about JJ Watt's arm brace, even though I can't stand that guy. I'm just too old school! And, yes, I am complaining about socks, because as a PS4 owner, I cannot play the game yet!)
    I'd rather they focus on fixing issues and adding things like that later with a patch.
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    Mintsa
    Any online ranked head to head impressions ?

    First game was ridiculous. Full court passes all game. Crazy speed. Dunk fest.
    Second and third games were extremely nice. I think the reason being is that I changed my camera angle.
    Sounds really silly but changing to the camera that's similar to the 2k cam really changed things. It personally made me slow down there pace. Looking from the point guards eyes made me more cautious of down court passes and full court passes as a whole. I think it helped to slow down the pace as a whole.
    When slowed down gameplay was great. I ran plays and defense was very good. People are missing layups a lot more often than the first version of the demo and I feel like my big men are more responsive when I try to block out and rebound
    dasunsrule32
    I'd rather they focus on fixing issues and adding things like that later with a patch.
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    Agreed, but I'd be willing to bet the game artists aren't also the gameplay programmers :waytogo:
    iLLWiLL
    Agreed, but I'd be willing to bet the game artists aren't also the gameplay programmers :waytogo:
    Understood, either way I'm glad Live is back!
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    PVarck31
    Anyone notice the game being a little juddery when it speeds up?

    Yes. I just went back and played a quick game from the demo on the pro to compare and it is alot smoother on the pro
    CujoMatty
    Yes. I just went back and played a quick game from the demo on the pro to compare and it is alot smoother on the pro

    Yeah that's weird. Its almost like the Xbox isn't powerful enough to handle to FPS.
    I will be getting the game on the Pro. I actually should have had my review code already but not sure when I'm getting it now. :(
    Wanted to add on to what someone said earlier about trades in franchise mode. I also simmed 2 seasons and saw zero trades beteeen any teams. Lots of cutting players and signing free agents, but zero trades in season or during the off season.
    The last two games I played on the demo I must have hit a green release ten times each game on all star. Is it too easy in retail? I don't like a guaranteed 100% make for that unless it's harder. It takes away from ratings too much.
    Also, jump passes are errant all the time. I am fine with bad passers turning over the ball but a guy like Chris Paul should be able to do them better imo.
    I have mostly enjoyed playing Live and nice to see competition and options when choosing a basketball game to play. From what I have seen so far I'll likely pickup, especially for the low pre order price....ultimately I am not a hard core basketball player so I am Ok if it doesn't have everything other games have. The game flow seems nice and a good variety of action.
    However, there are a few things that I have questions/concerns on.
    1) Think I have read somewhere that no in-game injuries occur and from my sample games so far that seems to be true. Although I do see an option for injuries to be on, which it is. With this said, is it confirmed injuries will only happen when games are simmed? And if that is the case, if I am playing all the games of one team, does that mean my team will have zero injuries throughout the season?
    2) I prefer to let the CPU auto handle substitutions, not a big fan of controlling myself. But I have seen some very questionable choices by the CPU. I mostly play as the Cavs and it seems in most games L. James takes a lot of time off, especially after the 1st quarter regardless of the score and game situation. For example in my last game, he played the entire 1st quarter which may be ok, but then he sat the entire 2nd quarter and a portion of the 3rd quarter on the bench. Therefore, L. James ends the game with lower minutes then typical but more importantly is on the bench too much. And then I have seen in the 4th quarter, a bunch of exhausted players left on the court, with little substitution.
    3) As others have mentioned, the no trades by CPU teams has me a little concerned, although I am hopeful maybe just a bug right now. If this feature is left out, I can probably live with it since I typically only play one season vs career.
    4) Like auto subs, I like to play with auto timeouts turned on....seems like this is hit or miss. Have seen many major scoring runs and the coaches don't routinely call a timeout to break up momentum....and towards the end of games, seems like they use sparingly and at times end the game with a number of timeouts remaining,

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