IGN have posted some hands-on impressions of the Xbox One version of NBA Live 14. The author, Ryan McCaffrey, notes that while the game doesn’t match up to NBA 2K14 next gen in the graphics department, it is more aesthetically pleasing than what we’ve seen in the trailers so far. He also praises the ESPN presentation, confirming the presence of Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy along with Jalen Rose, who will provide custom weekly commentary based on what’s happening around the league in real life. ESPN Wired audio will also be in the game and relate to what’s happening on the court.
The controls are described as an evolution of the old Freestyle Control, as indicated by last week’s developer blog. Ryan also delivers some good news on game modes, comparing Rising Star to MyCAREER while also noting a 30 year GM mode (presumably Dynasty), head-to-head seasons against friends, the previously announced FIFA-like Ultimate Team, a Best of Seven mode and LIVE Season, which will feature challenges based on individual game data.
Overall, the article sounded quite positive and promising. Check it out and add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion taking place here in the NBA Live 14 section of the Forum.