NBA Live 2005 has many different options and qualities of a brilliant sports game. It has pretty good graphics with an increased focus on players faces, skin, clothing etc and realistic gameplay with also a large and quality career mode. You can be a manager and go through all the events and processes of a real manager, sorting through finances for players contracts and team expenses as well as play the games and try and take the team to great heights. The game also has brilliant tricks, without taking it to the unrealistic extremes seen in games like nba street. There is also a more advanced AI system whereby the computer is smart enough to move around and not get clustered in certain areas such as defence or offence. NBA Live 2005 was the first NBA Live game I bought and I wasn't dissapointed. I played for many seasons without getting bored and finally stopped after endless hours of play.