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DescriptionNBA Live 09 is a simulation of the basketball sport. As usual the player controls the athletes himself and tries to perform typical basketball maneuvers with his gamepad. He can choose between playing a whole season, play-offs or the FIBA World Championship. In the Dynasty Mode the player takes the role of the executive of a basketball team which means he has to grapple with managerial tasks like transfers or training. The Live Academy Mode offers special challenges, e.g. scoring a certain amount of points in a limited time. The last special mode is Be-a-Pro were the player only takes control over one athlete.
The most important innovation of NBA Live 09 is the so-called "Dynamic DNA" which synchronizes the in-game statistics over the internet with the current data from the real league. Based on these statistics the game calculates the most promising tactical moves and chooses them automatically (if he wishes the player can disable this automatism and choose it manually). The player has also the option to replay a match exactly the way it happened in real live. Also new is the Pick & Roll controls for the offensive: if the player holds the assigned button the athlete with the ball blocks it while the player controls another player and walks into position.
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The Press Says
|NZGamer||PlayStation 3||Oct 14, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|Darkstation||PlayStation 3||Oct 07, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
|eXp.de - Extreme Players||Xbox 360||Nov 01, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Official XBox Magazine||Xbox 360||Oct 09, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|GameFocus||PlayStation 3||Oct 27, 2008||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Game Over Online||PlayStation 3||Nov 03, 2008||78 out of 100||78|
|1UP||Xbox 360||Oct 07, 2008||B||75|
|Cheat Code Central||Xbox 360||2008||3.5 out of 5||70|
|AceGamez||PlayStation 3||2008||6 out of 10||60|
|Game Vortex||Xbox 360||2008||45 out of 100||45|
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Online ServersElectronic Arts closed the game's online servers for both platforms on 8th February 2011.
Related Web Sites
- X360A achievement guide -- X360A's achievement guide for NBA Live 09.
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