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Parents' Guide to

NBA Live '07

By Andrew Bub, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

For aspiring ballers, superstars dominate court.

Game Xbox 360 , PSP , PlayStation 2 , Xbox 2006
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Players experience that "me-first" attitude that tells these giants to take the glory themselves. Players will have better control, faster response, and much better accuracy while controlling superstars. Fortunately, the game reflects real life -- while Shaq is great at rebounding, he still can't make a free-throw to save his life. While superstar dominance is fun to watch and control (and the players' animations look terrific), it turns contests between teams that seem evenly matched into routs, simply because one team might have more stars than the other.

The only other problem with the game is the controls. There's a button to dunk, a button to make a jump shot, and another button to lay it up. Wouldn't a single button that reacts to how the character is moving make more sense? NBA Live '07 foregoes a bit of basketball fidelity in favor of glitz, glam, and slam-dunks; but again, it's a terrific way to simulate the highlight nature of the sport in your own living room.

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