Today IGN has an interview with NBA Live ’07 Producer, Brian Ullrich. There are a range of improved features as EA attempts to make up ground lost to the NBA 2K series.
Most hearteningly, Ullrich said that, “Last year I felt like the game was a little too frantic and arcady so this year we have worked hard to create a game that is more authentic to the NBA game experience.”
He also elaborates a little more on the Freestyle Superstar system – emphasizing the fact that players can now be classified into more than one Superstar category. For example, EA poster boy T-Mac is a “Superstar” High Flyer and Outside Scorer, whilst he is only the lesser “Star” category as a Shooter and Playmaker. These aspects should add a little more realism to the game.
He also said that there are “around 120 unique (player) animations.” I wonder if they will include the Reggie “Wedgie” Evans move…
There you go, they even have a shot of Big Ben in a