Parents' Guide to

NBA Live 10

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Exciting sim of pro hoops with challenging shooting.

Game PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2009
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NBA Live 10 definitely looks and sounds like the real thing. Developers did a great job of making the pro players look exactly like their real-world selves. Arenas are filled with chanting, lively fans.The announcing team, led by Marv Albert, packs strong levels of energy.

Overall, gameplay is solid but the shooting controls aren't very friendly. Taking shots is based on a momentum system where player movement dictates what type of shot they will take. If a player moves off a screen to shoot, they may take a running jumper, or they'll attempt a lay-up when driving the lane. It simplifies the shooting mechanics, but experienced players might find the lack of control frustrating. Dribbling and other ballhandling techniques are pretty easy to pick up and execute. The intelligence of computer-controlled teammates is questionable at best. They don't contest shots enough, attempt steals, or move effectively without the ball. Opponents, however, play quite well, particularly once you try the tougher difficulty settings. While the game does pack some solid additions, it could use some on-court practice.

Online interaction: Online chat is available and open to all other players which can create an unpredictable situation.

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