NBA basketball games are surprisingly hard to find in the app store. NBA Live is one of the few looking to fill that void by presenting a full-fledged basketball experience right on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The game offers many of the features one would expect to find in a basketball game such as complete Exhibition, Season, and Playoff modes.
Substitutions can be made and different plays can be chosen. The game is controlled by an onscreen joystick for moving and shoot button and pass button for offense which double as a block and steal combo for defense. The game itself felt somewhat slow and despite what other reviews might say, I had a hard time feeling like this was the best basketball experience that could be achieved on the iPhone. Too many times I felt like I couldn't move fast enough which ruined the fast-paced game feel.
The pass button can be held down to choose a player to pass to but that slows the game down even more when selected and makes the game feel like it's lagging even more. The animations weren't the greatest but the overall game of basketball was still well thought out. If you are a basketball fan this game might just make your day, but others of you out there might have a hard time getting into it. Check it out.
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