NBA Live 98 Retrospective

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NBA Live 98 Retrospective

Postby Andrew on Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:35 am

NBA Live 98 Retrospective

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In a Friday Five some five years ago, I discussed the five biggest leaps in basketball video games, within the span of one production cycle. While I stand by the choices I made when compiling that countdown, I have to admit that it was a mistake not to at least include NBA Live 98 as an honourable mention. Whenever I dust off the game for a trip down memory lane, I not only recall a lot of the improvements that were made over NBA Live 97, but also that it's a game I personally underrated for a long time. I never disliked it or thought it was a bad game, but because I didn't buy the PC version as soon as it came out, I didn't appreciate how good it was back then.


A game that's sometimes overlooked and underrated, and I'm certainly as guilty of that as anyone. Take a look back at a big leap forward for the NBA Live series!

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Re: NBA Live 98 Retrospective

Postby [Q] on Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:15 am

Man I spent so much time on 98 PC. I was actually a big fan of the players backgrounds. On the injury screen they'd even be bandaged up lol. My 11 year old self was also a fan of the cheerleaders on the menus, as I had some favorites that popped up from time to time. Plus the halftime show videos gavr me another chance to see more cheerleaders!
Of all the games I owned on PC I would put it above 95 and 2001
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Re: NBA Live 98 Retrospective

Postby Andrew on Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:29 am

Repeatedly backing out of the "Are you sure you want to quit?" dialogue box so you could get your favourite picture to exit on. Ah, youth!
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