NBA Live 96 Retrospective

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NBA Live 96 Retrospective

Postby Andrew on Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:15 am

NBA Live 96 Retrospective


While NBA Live 95 tipped everything off, it could be said that the release of NBA Live 96 is what established NBA Live as a series. The NBA Playoffs series had seen annual releases and the reuse of the NBA Playoffs branding in its early titles, but they also stood apart with distinct names: Lakers vs Celtics, Bulls vs Lakers, and Bulls vs Blazers. NBA Live 96 ensured that NBA Live 95 wouldn't be a once-off branding in the lineage, as NBA Live 95 itself was originally intended to do for NBA Showdown. The question is, was NBA Live 96 a worthy successor to an undisputed classic? Did it deserve its back of the box tagline of "Back-to-Back Champion"?

Once again, I ended up making quite a few edits to my original retrospective from the 20th Anniversary, but it was worth it to expand on a few points.

Check it out here!
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