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NBA Barely Live 08

posted by gorgeousp (HAMPTON, VA) Oct 2, 2007

Member since Jul 2007

10 out of 30 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

If you hated Live 07 you will be glad to know that EA has remained consistent with their practical joke of a basketball game. 08 is almost as garbage as 07, very pretty graphical garbage but still garbage. EA loves graphics and the players look like players, the balls look like balls (no pun intended) and the courts look like courts. HOWEVER, who cares about graphics if the gameplay sucks? Don't get me wrong, it has taken major steps above 07 but it's the equivalent of upgrading from a Yugo to a Ford Focus in terms of gameplay.

-Players still make weird shots (Dirk with a behind the head line-drive hook shot after a rebound)
-Glitches galore (EA loves to release unfinished games)
-More arcadish gameplay with superhuman, super hero players (Shaq pulling off cross overs, point gaurds posting up power forwards, etc..)

-pretty game, like a pretty girl till you realize she's dumb as a brick

-Slam dunk contest

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Not what i expected

posted by cmkiller (BROOKLYN, NY) Oct 3, 2008

Member since Sep 2008

I am a big nba/nba games fan. The graphics in the game was really good to me & very realistic. However, I didn't like the limited options to call plays on both offense & defense. This game was ok to me but if i had a choice would go with EA sports nba live 2008 all the way, all the time.

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Good game needs to get better!

posted by OGBANG (INGLEWOOD, CA) Jul 8, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

Graphics are good but there are alot of flaws

The Bad: inconsistent foul calls, players step out of bounds, no 3 second in the key calls, player ratings are not accurate (Kwame Brown on the Lakers is a beast, and he's really a bum)Too many all stars who miss lay ups. delayed response from controller to player.

The Good : Graphics are awesome, player signature free throws, timeouts are much better, oh and the graphics.

All in all its a good game would be much, much better if they would concentrate on realness of the game instead of graphics.

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