Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! If this is your first time checking out The Friday Five and you’re wondering what it’s all about, this is a feature that I post every Friday in which I pick a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, then either give my thoughts on the topic in five points or compile a Top 5 countdown.
Basketball games have come a long way, as have pretty much all video games as technology has improved through the years. As such, we’ve seen some outstanding basketball titles in recent years, with gameplay and features that allow us to easily sink many hours into them. That said, earlier basketball games still had their fair share of great features and concepts, some of which unfortunately haven’t been utilised in quite some time. Therefore, in this week’s Friday Five, I’m taking a look back at some of the features from the older NBA Live games and picking five things that I’d like to see return in future releases.