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  • Summary: Create your own player and rise to legend status in THE ONE. Play on different courts across the world, Build Your Squad, and challenge others for global dominance in THE LEAGUE and on THE STREETS. With new ways to develop your player and play the game, experience the most authentic feel NBACreate your own player and rise to legend status in THE ONE. Play on different courts across the world, Build Your Squad, and challenge others for global dominance in THE LEAGUE and on THE STREETS. With new ways to develop your player and play the game, experience the most authentic feel NBA LIVE has ever had. Expand
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NBA Live 19 - Official Reveal Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Sep 15, 2018
    80
    NBA Live 19 fully expands on its The One mode while adding a little more weight and momentum to its actual gameplay. While its in-game presentation and distinct style of gameplay might turn off players looking for a strict basketball sim, NBA Live 19 consistently rewards players for actually playing without trying to gouge them for more money.
  2. Sep 20, 2018
    80
    Another step forward for NBA Live, which although still far from the historical rival NBA 2K, manages to reach good levels with this new episode.
  3. 75
    There are many things to appreciate in this year’s installment of NBA Live. The addition of mixed gender rosters, female created players, the introduction of Court Battles, and the new commentary team all help the game keep pace with their previous improvements. It is not going to raise the quality bar anytime soon, but they’ve managed to deliver an authentic NBA experience. If you’re looking for a solid alternative to 2K’s offering, look no further.
  4. Oct 31, 2018
    75
    I’m inclined to give it all the benefit of the doubt in the world, and to say that it’s still worth checking out if you’re a basketball fan. I’m all for competition, and that competition is undeniably shrinking the gap between NBA Live and NBA 2K. But the reality is, as far as this game has come, it still has a ways to go before it can be considered a true equal.
  5. Sep 17, 2018
    70
    All in all, NBA Live 19 is a solid tip-toe towards what I think could be a great competitor in the basketball video game world. Even though The One is excellent and should be played, everything else is lacking and feels phoned-in. If EA were to put as much effort and innovation into their other modes as they did with The One, they’d have a real contender for best basketball sim out there. But please (please) change the shot meter.
  6. Sep 27, 2018
    70
    Though lacking in polish in some areas and simply outclassed by the NBA 2K series in others, NBA Live 19 seems to have finally carved the series a niche in the basketball game market. It’s less of an NBA game and more of a street basketball one, but if the modes that come out of this transition are this fun, what’s the problem?
  7. Sep 21, 2018
    60
    NBA Live 19 is an admirable attempt at snatching the NBA video game throne, but ultimately it fumbles. While there are a number of quality of life improvements in the career mode, it drops the ball in too many areas. Even diehard fans will be hard pressed to find many improvements to the series’ gameplay compared to entries from a decade ago.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Sep 8, 2018
    10
    NBA Live is coming people. While the 2k developers are out there publicly defending microtransactions, NBA Live is grinding every year toNBA Live is coming people. While the 2k developers are out there publicly defending microtransactions, NBA Live is grinding every year to improve. It won't be long, I'm telling you. Switch now to force some competition... Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2018
    10
    AMAZING FUN and WAY Better than 2K 19. Live needs to make some improvements and so does 2k BUT when it comes down to FUN. Live is much better.AMAZING FUN and WAY Better than 2K 19. Live needs to make some improvements and so does 2k BUT when it comes down to FUN. Live is much better. Isn't a game supposed to be fun? Franchise mode is not so amazing. It's lacking depth. EA next year, work on franchise mode for the NBA and MAKE a WNBA franchise mode. Also, give us MORE coach control (options) for defense and offense. Live 19 in one word = FUN. I have a ANNOUNCEMENT for The Live Community: PASS THE BALL. If you're playing online with a team of ball hogs, start passing the ball when you touch it and they should eventually start passing too. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2018
    10
    It isnt perfect but its grinding back up.
    Hopefully 2k will die out soon with their microtransation hell.
  4. Sep 7, 2018
    8
    It is still early but I am thoroughly enjoying this game so far. The game play looks great and feels realistic. "The One" mode is really goodIt is still early but I am thoroughly enjoying this game so far. The game play looks great and feels realistic. "The One" mode is really good and EA has made the grind of improving your player an actual enjoyable experience. There are still some areas that need improvement, like the commentary and passing controls. Overall, the in-game experience is great and this is worth the purchase for "The One" mode alone. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2018
    8
    This is overall just a fun basketball game, especially for those of us tired of microtransactions and the garbage 2k gave us last year. WhileThis is overall just a fun basketball game, especially for those of us tired of microtransactions and the garbage 2k gave us last year. While maybe the gameplay is not as polished as 2k yet, if you just want a fun basketball game, this definitely works. Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2018
    8
    Pros
    - intuitive dribbling system
    - leveling up your player is fun, fast and easy - skill gap to be a good defender - huge improvement
    Pros
    - intuitive dribbling system
    - leveling up your player is fun, fast and easy
    - skill gap to be a good defender
    - huge improvement over live 18
    - court battles
    - graphics are much improved!

    Cons
    - lack of franchise improvements
    - layups need to be nerfed very slightly
    - still needs more animations
    - body types are too similar

    Overall this is the first live in a long time I can recommend to a friend. It's just fun!
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  7. Sep 13, 2018
    0
    How are they charging $60 for this? The game still feels like the developers gave up on it midway through the release date. The one thing IHow are they charging $60 for this? The game still feels like the developers gave up on it midway through the release date. The one thing I thought Live had better than any other game (dribbling) is now less responsive than the previous entry. Every single contested layup goes in the basket...i mean EVERY CONTESTED LAY UP!!! The movement feels like i am stuck in slow motion, and every player has the same canned step back animation, with no other go to jumpshot. And the passing....PUTRID!! I dont care about anything besides gameplay, and NBA LIVE 19 FAILED AGAIN. Expand

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