As basketball fans would expect, NBA LIVE 10 is about speed, skill and fluidity of movement. Controls are simple on the surface, allowing anyone to jump in and slam-dunk like a pro, with a second layer of complexity for experts to stand out from the crowd.
Most actions can be performed with one button, such as the X button to pass and the SQUARE button to shoot, and variations are possible by holding additional buttons - hold the R2 button and shoot in the right spot to perform a slam-dunk, for example. Skill moves are assigned to the right stick, providing a set of twists and feints tailored to each player that are essential for finding space and, of course, that ubiquitous showboating.
Alongside Dynamic Season Mode, the main single player campaign is Dynasty Mode, giving you complete control of any NBA team, on and off the court. You'll have to hire staff, trade players, pick up new talent in the draft, train your squad and work on your tactics using the deep range of tools and settings provided.
If jumping into the action is more your thing, you can dive straight into the Playoffs and even compete in the FIBA World Championship and take your country to international glory.