I'm not a huge fan of sports games but I LOVE basketball (go lakers!) so I downloaded all the basketball demos and this one was by FAR the best so I went out and bought it. I read other reviews and a couple of them I was thinking.. did we play the same game here or what? Yeah, hands up in the air.. it's called defense. I didn't think it was slow at all and I love the six axis integration. The best part is the season feature, my friend and I always play the days game before watching it on TV. The only think that sucks... and it really... REALLY sucks is only having one profile at a time... what is up with that? I can't even find how to delete or remove it without just deleting the game save from the PS3 menu. Hopefully they'll make available a patch that will allow more profiles.
I will look for future releases of this game. I think it is a touch of both powerhouses (2K and EA). It appeals to me with the simplicity of button controls, great defense and nice motion capture moves. Its not nothing to knock you out of your seat, but will keep you in it. There are no multiple seasons or even focus or player editing, but that is made up for with the replay challenges and managing of you created star player. The post game is nice. Great moves in the paint.
There are some things that would be a great addition like the aforementioned, Multiple seasons as well as trade restrictions. I like the fact that you can adjust the cpu starting rosters which is good if you keep up with real time injuries and so forth. I am sure graphic will get better in the future, but not that bad to begin with.
NBA 08 is a good game to play with friends and family. The game play aspects of it, was slow and basic. The difficulty setting were very off. I liked all the awards to build points for your personal character, but were to easy to obtain. The players and graphics were excellent, but you have to have a love for NBA 08 to keep it around after you obtained all levels and awards. So basically its way to easy on rookie level and way to hard on any level above rookie.