PC hoop fanatics don't have nearly as much going for them in 2007 as their archrivals on the console side. With no NBA 2K7 (or any other competitor, for that matter) vying for the attention of the mouse-and-keyboard set; this season, it's NBA Live 07 or bubkus. Unfortunately, this go-round EA bounced one off their collective foot, sending this year's Live right out of bounds.
A lamentable host of gameplay bugs and annoying quirks has sent the early purchasers of the title into an uproar, prompting the publishing behemoth to announce the issuing of the first of what promises to be multiple patches. At the time of this writing, the update has not yet been released, so we forged ahead with what showed up on retail stores on launch day - for better or worse.
Bugs aside, the visuals are decidedly dated. Anyone expecting a look and feel of a next-generation console will be checking the box to make sure it's not a copy of Live 06. It's not particularly ugly, so long as Xbox/PS2 style graphics are your cup of tea.