Few weeks ago, EA Sports announced that NBA Live 17 was cancelled and starting to focus on NBA Live 18. In recent years, NBA Live series has been an ultimate failure. Costing their downfall and NBA 2K’s upraise to the top sports video game series next to Madden. If NBA Live wants to make a comeback, they need to do these five things.
- Follow the Frostbite engine train
With FIFA 17 became a success with the Frostbite engine and Madden announced that they will use it, NBA Live developers should be smart and go with Frostbite. With the Frostbite engine, there are more advances and animations NBA Live can add to the game. In NBA Live 16, the dribble moves are not good because you can’t through the defender like the AI can through your team.
2. A Story Mode for MyPlayer (but deeper)
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Due to having the Frostbite engine, NBA Live can add a story mode to the game. However, if they want more people to try the MyPlayer mode, they need to add more features. Some of the features from NBA Live 16 were good such as only earning attributes points based on how you play instead of buying them. The features they need to add are a draft combine and workouts, a practice mode, and more options. What I mean by more options is I can talk/complain to the owner or coach, different responses that actually have weight on my player’s personality.
3. Better AI
In NBA Live 16, the AI on defense was terrible. There were multiple videos on YouTube that shows the AI’s lack of or superior intelligence. It was difficult to finish a game without getting frustrated at the computer. They would know what will be your next move before you do it or your teammates can’t defend a bench player even if their defensive rating is high.
4. More classic teams and players
Since NBA 2K11, 2K Sports has added classic teams from the past such as ’95-96 Bulls and ’00-01 Lakers. Now it’s time for EA Sports to do the same thing. I don’t know if they can’t get Michael Jordan since he been signed with 2K for seven years. If they can’t him, then try to get everyone else’s rights. Just don’t try to underpay them like y’all did with Terrell Owens.
5. Have All-Star weekend
Every NBA fan has been missing the All-Star Weekend in both NBA Live and NBA 2K. In NBA 2k, they only way the players can play the Slam Dunk and Three-Point Competition is in MyCareer and it sucks. Not only bring back the Slam Dunk and Three-Point, add other events such as Skills Competition and Rookie Challenge. People would love to play All-Star Weekend and this would be a money maker if you do it right.
If you have any more suggestions on what NBA Live should do, leave a comment!!
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