NBA Live 2004 Retrospective

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NBA Live 2004 Retrospective

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:52 pm

NBA Live 2004 Retrospective

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After NBA Live 2003 leaned too much towards an arcade style of gameplay, NBA Live 2004 was a very welcome course correction. It took the strong points of its predecessor, such as Freestyle Control, and built a more robust sim game on that foundation. It was also the beginning of a very solid three year run for NBA Live on PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox, before the series began to struggle with its transition to the next generation. NBA Live 2004 was generally very well-received in its day, and it remains a favourite for many long-time basketball gamers. It was definitely a return to form for the series, and the game most of us wished NBA Live 2003 had been.


NBA Live 2003 wasn't everything we wanted it to be, but a lot of that changed in NBA Live 2004. Take a look back in this updated retrospective!

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Re: NBA Live 2004 Retrospective

Postby [Q] on Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:17 am

Played this one on PlayStation. I do recall it being fun but at some point I wound up trading the game in for something else
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Re: NBA Live 2004 Retrospective

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:02 pm

I also traded in my PS2 copy at some point, and deleted my save data. That's something I came to regret when I picked it up again years later on eBay. Still have the same copy on PC, though.
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