NBA Live 98 (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 5.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Overall User Score (3 votes) 4.5

Critic Reviews

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Consoles Plus
Ce NBA Live 98 s'impose comme un très bon jeu de basket. Ce qui impressionne le plus, c'est la quantité d'options et de réglages disponibles.
Overall, the game gives you more stats than you will ever use, but they are still fun to look at during the season. The skill levels should have been a bit more optimized and after playing a few games, you will never even go to anything below all star. The three point shootout was a great addition that really added something to the Basketball genre. All in all, if you are looking for a fun and great-looking game, look no further than NBA-Live.
Absolute Playstation
EA have captured the feel of an arcade basketball game perfectly with NBA Live 98. If you don't already own a copy of NBA Live then you must find room in your collection for this excellent rendition of your favorite sport. If you already own an earlier version then trade it in against the sequel and you won't be disappointed.
Mega Fun
Oberflächlich betrachtet ist die Welt komplett in Ordnung. Die Präsentation ist recht stilvoll, die Sounduntermalung modern und teilweise sogar mitreißend, und die hochauflösende Grafik bietet feinsäuberlich modellierte Akteure mit modernsten Motion Capture-Animationen. Grundsätzlich spielt sich NBA Live '98 sogar sehr gut, wobei mir vor allem die Möglichkeit des gezielten Paß-Spiels sehr gut gefallen hat. Dennoch wirkt alles irgendwie „steril“, nicht so cool wie heim (japanischen) Produkt „In the Zone 2“. Zu diesem Bild passen die äußerst emotionslosen Kommentare des deutschen Sprechers. Das größte Manko ist jedoch die mangelnde CPU-Intelligenz. Selbst auf dem neuen Schwierigkeitsgrad „Superstar“ konnte ich die Teams mühelos abfertigen, da ihnen kaum ein Steal gelingt. Dennoch: Im 2-Spieler-Modus kann EAs Korbjagd durchaus begeistern.
Game Revolution
While the rough spots are still here, the overall feel of NBA Live '98 make it a worthy title. The face mapping is too cool to miss, and the gameplay and control will keep you playing. So even if you used to be a stellar point guard, even if you once made 15 straight three pointers with a broken foot in a pick up game, even if you claim to be the rightful heir to the rightful Air, you're not too good to miss this one.
Honestly, NBA Live '98 is a strong hoop title that deserves a high-five from PSX. However, there are a lot of hoop games that look really promising this year... but they're not out yet. So for now, NBA Live '98 is the hoop game to get.
In the end, NBA Live 98 has more of what players liked about the previous NBA Live titles and less of what they didn't. NBA live 98 is truly the first 32-bit Live that will make die-hard fans of the 16-bit versions happy.