NBA Live 2003 Retrospective

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NBA Live 2003 Retrospective

Postby Andrew on Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:45 pm

NBA Live 2003 Retrospective

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It's interesting how attitudes towards NBA Live 2003 have changed as the years go by. I've seen a lot of people mention that it was their first game in the series, which no doubt leads to the same kind of nostalgia people like me have for NBA Live 95. Even for those of us who were more critical, or at least had mixed feelings about NBA Live 2003 when it was new, it's a release that has since inspired more fondness. It makes sense, though. While certain design choices were controversial and didn't pan out, it's a very important release, in large part thanks to the way that it innovated with its dribbling controls. Let's take a look back at a milestone game in the NBA Live series.


Despite some of its sillier moments and a lean towards an arcade style, NBA Live 2003 is a very important release that shaped the future of the sim genre. Take a look back in this updated retrospective!

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Re: NBA Live 2003 Retrospective

Postby clutchcity1994-1995 on Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:41 pm

This was the nba live game that pushed me towards the nba 2k series. I just could not get past the arcade feel of the game. I had been play live since 1995.
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Re: NBA Live 2003 Retrospective

Postby Andrew on Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:04 pm

2004-06 was a return to form on PC, but yeah, 2003 didn't pan out as a lot of us wanted.
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