NBA Live used to be one of my favorite video games ever, up until Denver Nuggets Melo graced the cover in 2005. Nothing personal against him the game just lost all it’s luster after that. For some reason, EA Sports simply stopped giving a heck about player faces and gameplay, so I swore it off forever.
Fast forward a decade later and IT’S STILL THE FRIGGIN SAME. Meanwhile NBA 2k has universally become what all the cool kids play these days so I’m not sure why EA tried to resurrect a sinking ship. Granted some of this stuff is from the demo and most rookies haven’t had their faces scanned yet… but how about you make your product NOT suck before telling people to buy it?
EA Sports… it is NOT in the game!
NAILED IT pic.twitter.com/VisD0SvcRm— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) September 18, 2015
NBA Live 16 Tyus Jones is not realistic pic.twitter.com/mLcSNNoHim — Professor Big Tweets (@HoosierWolves) September 18, 2015
NO. NO. NO. pic.twitter.com/ClLwjRSWZc— Professor Big Tweets (@HoosierWolves) September 18, 2015
@rudygobert27 it gets worse, friend. pic.twitter.com/ev0A11LXb7 — Brian Schroeder (@Cosmis) September 18, 2015
nailed it pic.twitter.com/zMtzl5I5IN— Friendly Bounce (@FriendlyBounce) September 18, 2015
WHO DID THIS FAM pic.twitter.com/IFcIZkzkYh — Friendly Bounce (@FriendlyBounce) September 18, 2015
good job good effort pic.twitter.com/ZNfNuYQb9q— Friendly Bounce (@FriendlyBounce) September 18, 2015
But maybe you’re not even a fan of the NBA and don’t know what any players look like. You just wanna get a video game where you can enjoy basketball the way Dr. James Naismith intended. Fundamentally…
Hustling On Defense
Using The Backboard To Your Advantage
Going Straight Up With Good Form When You Practice Shooting
Wearing Something Light To Leave Arms Unencumbered
ALWAYS Practice Your Free Throws No Matter The Hoop
There are some bugs in the NBA Live 16 demo… (via NeoGAF) pic.twitter.com/2AuHGteU87 — Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) September 21, 2015
NEVER Shoot With JR Smith Unless You’re Ready For An Adventure
And to top it all off, Ronny 2K (no one knows more about basketball video games than him) COMPLETELY ethered NBA Live when Rudy Gobert pleaded for justice on Twitter.
Aye @rudygobert27 what happened to you fam pic.twitter.com/d3pLkEj25g — Mark Russell Pereira (@Mark_R_Pereira) September 18, 2015
Who did this to me??? https://t.co/NGJx97okjg— rudy gobert (@rudygobert27) September 18, 2015
@rudygobert27 pic.twitter.com/Mv5IPdRUe9 — Ronnie 2K 2K16 (@Ronnie2K) September 19, 2015