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Old 09-19-06, 12:21 AM
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NBA2K7 (2K Sports) vs. NBA Live 2007 (EA Sports) - Which One To Get?

No, this isn't a parody thread of the hockey thread. I'm being serious.

I currently have NBA Live preordered and paid for, but am not 100% sold on the game. What all have you seen, and what has influenced your decision?
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Old 09-19-06, 07:45 AM
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For the 360, NBA 2K7 seems pretty good. IT seems very similiar to last years game, which is not a bad thing. Graphics seem "shinier", gameplay is the same, which I enjoy, since I though 2K6 was a GREAT game.
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Originally Posted by abrg923
No, this isn't a parody thread of the hockey thread. I'm being serious.
I was honored when I thought that I had been parodied

FWIW, the 2K7 demo is up. I've played it for a while, but since I have no idea about the controls and haven't played any other bball games, I tend to rely on my three point shots.
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I usually prefer the 2K series in hoops. This year will likely be no different.
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I usually prefer the 2k hoops games. I used to be a huge NBA Live guy, but I haven't seem them do anything special in years. I just hope that EA doesn't get the exclusive rights to NBA licensing.
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Originally Posted by Michael Ballack
I usually prefer the 2k hoops games. I used to be a huge NBA Live guy, but I haven't seem them do anything special in years. I just hope that EA doesn't get the exclusive rights to NBA licensing.
I remember reading about the NBA flat out denying EA's offer for exclusive rights to the NBA license back when the NFL/MLB were making deals.
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Old 09-19-06, 02:58 PM
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NBA 2k7 over Live will be the easiest sports decision of the year.
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Old 09-19-06, 08:58 PM
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the gameplay and animation seems smoother in live where 2k has this robotic feel to it. 2k spends too much time with the graphics of the game. i would buy live and rent 2k.
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Live always seemed like dunk, fast break, dunk, block, fast break dunk, three pointer, repeat.
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Old 09-20-06, 12:24 AM
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Truthfully, this decision would normally be easy (buy 2K7 and rent Live), except that the franchise mode in Live sounds amazing.

The fact that almost all of Live's 15 achievements (360) are based around the stupid superstar moves leads me to believe they're not focused on making a truly great basketball game, and are more concerned with flashy moves.
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Old 09-20-06, 09:12 AM
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last year i got both but this time around it's just gonna be 2k7
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Old 09-20-06, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
Truthfully, this decision would normally be easy (buy 2K7 and rent Live), except that the franchise mode in Live sounds amazing.
I couldn't find anything about the franchise mode. Now I'm on the fence, do you know any details or any good links for info?
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I saw a commercial for NBA LIVE 07 and it seemed decent. I may rent both...we'll see.
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Originally Posted by nickdawgy
Live always seemed like dunk, fast break, dunk, block, fast break dunk, three pointer, repeat.
precisely why I haven't bought a Live game in about 5 years...
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try adjusting the sliders. anyway, the x-factor in live is neat.
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Originally Posted by bravesmg
I couldn't find anything about the franchise mode. Now I'm on the fence, do you know any details or any good links for info?
http://360.ign.com

Look for a Developer's Blog for NBA Live 2007. The franchise mode has a rumor mill based off of ESPN Insider, an assistant general manager who handles things like that, team chemistry, and more.

Still haven't decided which game to keep. Guess I need to make a decision by the weekend in order to change my preorder if necessary. Has anyone seen any information about 2K7's franchise mode? It's been virtually the same (and had a horrible, horrible interface) for the past 2-3 years.
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If Live's franchise mode is good, I might bite.
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I've actually just made my decision...I'm going to buy NBA 2K7 and rent Live 2007 through Gameznflicks. NBA 2K7 has online leagues.
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Old 09-22-06, 12:25 AM
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IGN just put up the review for 2K7, and gave it an 8.3...the 'alternate perspective' or whatever said it was one of the best sports games ever, though. Intersante.
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I played the demo for 2K7 over the weekend. It's pretty sweet. Sucks it only gives you one quarter!

Question.. The controls didn't say anything about doing any moves (crossover, etc). Is there a way to do more then just dribble around?
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Originally Posted by tbird2340
I played the demo for 2K7 over the weekend. It's pretty sweet. Sucks it only gives you one quarter!

Question.. The controls didn't say anything about doing any moves (crossover, etc). Is there a way to do more then just dribble around?
I know the RIGHT stick on the 360 can let you do crossovers....it's not that great, but it can work.

I'm still undecided. I always liked 2K series, but they are basically just roster updats lately.

The demo for 2K7 was good...graphics were slightly improved. Nothing really seemed "new" though. Not a BIG deal, since it's a great game as I said earlier.
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Really? When I did the right stick it shot.. (360 as well) Weird
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Different motions with the left stick and right trigger will get you various moves.
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Ok, maybe I'm wrong then....maybe it was back and forth on the left stick then. I have to have the game in front of me. Not sure if there is a modifier in 2K7...like the Left Trigger.

I wish EA would put a demo up....unless they don't have faith in their game again.
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I would just like to note that 2K6 is still my favorite sports game of all time. That game was so deep. Even now I play it regularly. That game was way too slept on.
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