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.
posted by kiloonthel (POMPANO BEACH, FL) Apr 29, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
i tried this game out because i read the reviews for nba live for EA and they said it was not very good, so i got this one. i played this game for 1hr and got sick of it the players making all sorts of crazy shots the players run all strange, and the game play is not very good to much like an arcade game. If i could pick between the two pick EA NBA LIVE.