This game is horrible. It appears that no effort was put into this game at all. The thing that is the most annoying in the game is you'll spend most of your time trying to figure out how to finish a lap without wrecking. The controls are bad. Keeping the car from spinning out is nearly impossible and took me like 3 hours before I finally got the hang of it. In Nascar 07 the car would slow down automatically but in 08 you have to manually slow down. The AI cars are not at all good. They will run into you like crazy and when they start wiggling their cars they go faster and you can never catch back up thanks to the terrible car handling. You can change your car setups as much as you like but even if you actually find an okay setup you lose it. The graphics are awful. Nothing in the game looks good. The career mode isn't that great because you can't own a team and you can't even use your teammates. The only thing I like is the soundtrack. This game is not good.
I think that there should be some major changes from NASCAR 07-08. for one if you ever seen a craftsman truck series they are 4 different brands (chevy ford dodge and toyota) and they all look different (body styles) but you play the game and they all look the same i mean what is with that. anouther thing if i didn't already mention it is i wish a person could start there own team and get drivers to join ie. start a team and get dale jr. , geff gordon, jimmy johnson, plus your own driver and you could name the team and it would be cool if you could fire drivers. anouther thing i dislike is the fantisy tracks, drivers and the fake names of sponsers ( like jimmy built i mean comeon that is a weard name and is prob. the last thing i would want on my car) it would be cool if they introduced classic nascar racing with cars from the 50-80's and either than that the game looks pretty good though it could use a stronger story line.
What I want
i think that in 08 the damage should be better. like when you scrape the wall you get a decent amout of damage like in NASCAR. also when you flip you should be out of the race ar any other serios reck. also they should throw the caution when someone scrapes the wall hard like in NASCAR. When you are in multi player there should be 43 cars and when you pit it should show the people in every bodies pit and in 2 player. they should have real reporters like DW saying boogity, boogity, boogity, lets go racin boys at the start of the race.there should be manufacturers in the truck series and numbers 1-99. no fantasy drivers either. i hate them instead of real drivers.you should also be able to have happy hour, blown engine smoke, and less chance of flipping. also real sponsors in create a car like Home depot, lowes, budwiser, AT&T,DEWALT, and so on. I hope they really improved these things in 08. TONY STEWART RULES!!!!!!!!!!1
WELL, EA BETTER GET THIS RIGHT!!!!!!!
i am a huge nascar fan, and Ea is making nascar games look terrible. Here is what i think EA better do if they want us nascar fans to buy their games. *3 to 4 wide racing on superspeedways like talladega and daytona. *better personalties like when you are racing next to tony stewart for the win, i dont want him to act like kind mark martin. *no more fantasy tracks and driver like carl stewert from china. *let yourself drive yourself in pitroad and under caution and have a race off pit raod. *show allof the pit crews while yourv driving down pitroad as well as yours.let there be the pre race show and post race show and let the interviwers talk to the winner. * and when you win you can do your victory spin and if the fans hate you they can throw stuff at you. also drive yourself into victory lane and you can control if you get out of the car or not. Please EA listen to these because we dont want another NASCAR 07.
things needed to make nascar 08 a great game
i would like to see more real racers instead of the fake ones they get in your way and crash you for no reason. get a better drafting system. let you control the car during the whole race including under cautions and on pit row.. allowing real riving mistakes like hitting crew members and other cars. having the ability to drive the tow trucks when you wreck. pre and post race interveiws. no more charity events or at least better ones.. a better owner system. the cars of tommarow and the abilty to go race at local dirt tracks like kenny schrader and tony stewart do. add the option to drive a dirt late model or a modified in the beginning of your career. comintary from fox abc tnt and espn. and allow you to choose what type of trailer you bring to the track( ie a flat bed a open or closed trailer a big rig or a small 1500 pickup).. pretty much make it a more realistic driving simulator/ role playing game
I wish everyone would quit their whining about the blurr effect. You can turn it off in race now mode for god sakes. and as for set ups, they took out gearing and downforce online so that people like me, who have a life and cant be at home all day working on setups, can have a fair chance. If you cant beat people by running a better line then your just not good enough. Just like nascar is doing in real life, they are trying to make an even playing field, not give the advantage to people who sit at home and have no family to support, or bills to pay. If you cant make your car run a fast lap and a good line with wedge and tire pressure, then you just arent good enough at the game, and maybe you should play football or something. the main thing EA needs to worrry about for 08 are the online servers.. get rid of the laggy effect of a slow connection and everyone will be happier. chronicRcn RULEZ!!
well first of all i have to say i am the producer of nascar 2008. My name is nick lang.I no all of you fans say we need to step back and look at the sport overall.Well this year we really have.First of all we have the (cot) the car of tommorow which changes the sport.They might be slower but they are much better.And yes there are black flags on this years nascar 2008 series and also you get to drive under cautions and down pit road.While online has took another step forward.First of all we have 16 players onlinw without lag.Thats a big factor in this game.Another really big thing is all the rookie drivers and the paint schemes in this nascar game.So any doubts about this game all need to be put away. thank you, EA SPORTS
needs to be more like older nascar games
i hope that nascar08 is better than07 like you drive the car all the time like during the pace laps and under cation and down pit road. they should also have real commentaters like mike joy larry mac and DW or the espn commentators and in fight for the top u should get to walk around or durring rain delys i wish the wether would be real like rain or snow like in the football games ea needs to work on nascar than madden or ncaa 08 and the crashes should be real like at daytona if u flip all u can see the roll cage and the big one and the all star and budweiser shootout and have real sponser on the cars like budweiser and miller and coolar light. they should also have the cot and have real manufacturs in the trucks and modifeds.and also we need to get pit reporters and and have u going to victory lane and have better celebartions like the fence climb and the back flip
Alright, i've read some of the previews and some of the ideas are good, but some are kinda stupid. A lot of complain that there needs to be beer sponsors and adault products. NASCAR is a family sport you know. and not ever driver can be in the game due to contract issues, like Carl Edwards on 07, Fight To The Top can be a little bit better, driving on pit road would be kick @$$, and new fantasy tracks and more real tracks would be better like Nashville for Busch and Trucks. Driving under caution would look cool, but after a while you gonna want a break from the racing and complain about it. and it does need to be harder on the Legend difficulty. and for the record, Toyota is in the Cup and Busch series, and the Trucks will have different makes, but the COT probably would not, which is what i dont like bout the games, but other than that, its goin to be a great game.
What 08 Needs
First off dump all the fantasy drivers and tracks I cant stand that its not realistic in anyway. And put on the full rosters for all 3 series. No reason for last years game not to have schrader, bowyer, and edwards on it. I can sorta see their logic to not wanting to put the beer or liquor sponsors in the game. But whats the deal with schrader and edwards they dont want to promote snack cakes and office supplies or what. Also put on the rest of the tracks like gateway, nashville, and kentucky. Another thing i didnt really like about last years was when you started your team basically you bought one of the other teams and created your own car. How is that realisitc in any way. You should start your own team and also have the ability to add teams to your stable. If you wanna be like hendrick or roush and have 4 or 5 cars then thats what you should be able to do.