NBA 2K16 vs. NBA Live 16 Head to Head Review

Measurable #5: Longevity

 

NBA 2K15: This is something that will be determined by the player themselves of course, but as a package judging how much content the game has versus will it be something that people hang on to is something that can be measured. Content determines much of longevity, and for 2K15 the content is vast. The problem for it is though is that not all modes work as they should which limits that amount we would recommend hanging on to it. One reason, they didn’t fix online with a patch last year and it didn’t get fixed going into this year either. That’s a black mark on the title and really hurts the ability to hold on to it after you’ve played a season or two in the MyPlayer and GM modes. There is a lot to do and it is fun, but it only last so long before you want some competition that isn’t controlled by AI. When it does work it’s fun, but with it being so hit and miss our recommendation to hold on to the game is less than stellar at a: C+

NBA Live 15: For NBA Live it is in a similar boat to NBA 2K, mainly because it doesn’t have the depth to the content that 2K offers. While it has some similarities, the level of control is much different and slightly disappointing. However, what keeps players playing is the online modes and they all work here. This is good news for Live because that makes it more suitable for the long haul. Where one lacks the other flourishes and vice-versa so because of that they split the grade at a: C+ too.

Aaron Cooley Themm
HR Professional by day, Freelance Writer and VLOGGER by night! Check out my opinion pieces at ThisGenGaming.com and while you are at it, jump to youtube.com where you can see my videos from Dumbbells and Joysticks focused on Video Games and Fitness/Nutrition. (You'll also be able to tune into the Video Game side of things on ThisGenGaming too!)
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Aaron Cooley Themm

HR Professional by day, Freelance Writer and VLOGGER by night! Check out my opinion pieces at ThisGenGaming.com and while you are at it, jump to youtube.com where you can see my videos from Dumbbells and Joysticks focused on Video Games and Fitness/Nutrition. (You'll also be able to tune into the Video Game side of things on ThisGenGaming too!)
  • Jeromy Hodges

    Well how the game looks is all that matters anyway, right? 2k is crap.

    • Mike Henderson

      I agree…2k stinks. I haven’t played live…but I am sure that I will never purchase another 2k game in my life.

      • Doug Hutchison

        I have 2k15 and chose 2k because EA is terrible and unfortunately have exclusive rights to NFL. I have always liked 2k over EA but Im willing to try Live 16, just dont have a good reason to yet.

      • John

        No. You do not know what basketball is. You have not experienced 2k16 then. Just stop

  • Mike Henderson

    In the 4th tab (Gameplay), it talks about NBA 2k16, but when compared to Live, it only mentions NBA Live 14 and 15…was this just a foul up? or are you just comparing 2k16 to Live 15? That seems unfair.

  • Sheunesu

    The guy probably made a mistake when he did this and thought live 15 or 2k15 was this year’s games

  • RagsOnYouSchwags

    lol, why the eff would anyone listen to a dude who can’t even figure out if he’s comparing 2016 versions or 2015 versions. go back and get your ged dude, then come back and write some reviews, mmkay?

  • Jimmy

    If we are talking straight visual fidelity and the realism of the faces and bodies of the players NBA Live 16 looks loads better. NBA 2K16 looks a little cartoony.