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NBA Live 06 Review

Basketball has never really been one of my favourite sports. I’m not a huge fan of non-contact sports. I’m more of a football/Rugby fan myself. So when I got NBA Live 06, let’s just say I wasn’t leaping for joy. However, I decided to give the game a try with a very open mind. And in all honesty, I was quite taken aback by how addictive the sport is — in a videogame at least.Presentation plays a major part in all games, and as always, EA Sports really hits the nail on the head. As soon as you load up the game, you’ll find yourself watching what look like a pre-animated intro, with the camera panning around and watching tall images of NBA legends light up. Then you watch as the NBA court lines light up and a futuristic basketball net creates itself. On comes Dwayne Wade — computerised and looking seriously good…Wait, he’s not moving. That’s because this is an ingenious new idea from EA. It’s actually a little training area. The menu system starts off with your controlling Dwayne Wade, and bashing in as many two point dunks as you can. It’s a great way to start off the game, as you instantly get a taste of what’s in store and how the game reacts — you can practice dunks and three point long shots to your hearts content. Once you’re happy with that, simply press the start button, and the menu will appear bottom left. This practice arena also comes in handy whilst a game loads. Instead of just sitting there watching a “loading…” animation, you can actually continue playing. Once the game has loaded, the camera will pan to the big screen and enter the game.Graphically, NBA 06 is stunning. It’s probably one of the most impressive looking sports titles to date. Every single player looks identical to their real life counter-parts, with players like Shaquille O’Neil towering above his opposition. As the players run about and start to get sweaty (Easy ladies!
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