as much as i hate EA, i actually gotta give it to them on this one. considering their history, i was surprised when i tried the demo. the graphics are really nice, but even just the startup sequence is really cool! and in the menu, u get to shoot around in real time! just you, like practice! its pretty sweet actually, and you even get to do it while its loading the game! its shit like that that grabs me. now, what they have as far as franchising and whatnot, well i was never into that before anyway. its the gameplay that i like, that they have some pretty cool context moves that you can string together really well.
but for the rest of EA, i was not impressed at all. i'm really into hoop games, so this was a surprise from them, but need for speed is about the worst crap i've ever played. and i love racers, but i cannot even finish one race of that crap. and madden? well, not into madden much either but nothing grabbed me in that game. but nba live is different imo.
btw, downloading free demos is the about the coolest shit. i didn't think they'd actually be free,