NBA LIVE 18 might be one of the most underrated sports games I have ever played. It isn't perfect, but wow, it sure is fun! I have honestly not played NBA 2k18 at all, since I picked NBA Live 18 up. What keeps me coming back for more, is the unpredictability of each and every game. The outcomes of every game feel as if they could happen in real life. The physics engine in this game is a big reason why this game feels, in my opinion more realistic than NBA 2k ever has. The stars on every team play like stars and come up big in clutch situations. There is actually defense played in this game, unlike 2k. You cannot score at will nor should you be able to. Each possession feels as though there is strategy involved and not just crossovers and dunks. There is a sense of momentum that can go back and forth like a real NBA game can and even when I am on the losing end of it, it sure is fun to witness, because of how realistic it makes the game feel. There have been numerous instances during games where something happens, that I have never witnessed before in any NBA video game ever. These are totally realistic, physics based animations that at times have me picking my jaw off the floor in amazement. The cool thing is, when these moments occur in the game, the announcers acknowledge it, which make it even more convincing. These moments I have experienced have only happened once each and have not been duplicated in the dozens of games I have played during my franchise season. In most all sports video games, there are events/animations that occur, that feel pre-determined and not at all physics based or generated. This is not the case here. Again, I am not saying this game is perfection. But for the price you are paying for this game, it is a unbelievable bargain and makes me super pumped for what's next to come in this series' future. NBA 2K better take notice, NBA LIVE IS BACK!! Let the competition begin!!!