latest basketball game on the XBox, NBA Live 2003 is the new King
of the Hill in the highly competitive world of basketball games!
With a new graphic's engine and improved gameplay, there's not
much to be faulted in this awesome title!"
common knowledge that the NBA franchise from EA had become stale
and that the last few versions of the game were just updates over
their predecessors. Gamers around the world had voiced their
opinions and EA had listened. NBA Live 2003 is a hybrid game that
merges arcade action into a true basketball simulation.
gameplay is NBA Live 2003 is quite straightforward and is
extremely easy to learn once you have spent a good hour learning
the basics of the game and finding out where all the buttons are
on the dreaded XBox controller. I would highly recommend that
gamers have a Controller-S when playing this game, unless they
want to have sore hands after a good gaming session. The analog
stick is used to move your characters around the court and players
can perform all the right basketball movements from real-life such
as spins, dribbling, dunks and passes to name a few.
have also introduced a new addition to the game that is called the
Freestyle mode and lets players have full control over their
characters. In laymen's term, the freestyle mode lets you have
full control over a player's dribbles and is an ideal addition to
multiplayer games where you can perform a variety of different
when playing against the XBox AI, it's quite difficult to maintain
an effect freestyle mode. Another addition to NBA Live 2003 is the
introduction of cutscenes that actual show a variety of aspects of
basketball games that you do not see on television such as coaches
talking to their players or various players on the benches, truly
a great addition to the game.
of the most dramatic changes between NBA Live 2003 and 2003 is the
introduction of a franchise mode that spans over 10 seasons and
lets you perform a variety of functions such as signing players,
trading and salary cap management that makes this basketball game
one of the most in-depth games around. The only downside to
trading is that the XBox tends to be quite greedy and aggressive
but every now and then you are allowed a great trade. The
franchise mode also includes a modified version of the NBA's real
draft pick that also helps add to the realism of the game.