The EA Sports “NBA Live series” is trying catch up to the NBA 2K series juggernaut with a brand new name – it’s now called NBA Elite – and it features a fresh control scheme that pulls from the successes that the NHL and Fight Night series found years ago.
NBA Elite aims to revolutionize how gamers take to the court introducing several significant changes centered around user control. allowing for one-to-one responsiveness of a player’s movement and actions on the court, as opposed to traditional predetermined animations that require users to wait while a scenario played out before making the next move. This will affect the dribble moves, dunks, drives to the basket, fadeaways, mid-air adjustments, blocks, steals and more.
Brandon Jennings, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant who will be on the cover of NBA ELITE seems to like the changes, but chances are they are kinda bias on this one. The work in progress looks good, but until real basketball knowledge is needed to dominate in this game. It’s going to be an uphill battle to catch up to 2K Sports.