My first 2K game!
I was hoping for 2K12, but long story short i got this. I was disappointed by the graphics, but what do you expect from a game made in 2007? second, the gameplay is good, but moves and shots can become monotonious at times. gameplay can also be very frustrating. by this i mean one game you cant miss a shot, but the next game your missing wide open lay ups. but still, a pretty good game.
When I learned this game would introduce the dunk contest, I was excited. I bought NBA 2K8 for the PS2; NO DUNK CONTEST! When I realized the dunk contest was only for the 360 and PS3, it was way too late. Even though, I tried to ignore that, and for the first 3 weeks the game was ok. But I was looking through the rookies in the game. How is there only maybe 16 roockies? No Jamario Moon, or Juan Carlos Navarro. When the disappointment coudn't get worse, I visit my nephew's house, and he had NBA 2K7 for the Xbox 360. I easily got hooked on it. Besides the graphics, of course, everything else was better: ball handling, shooting, stealing, and what made me angry, layups. My nephew told me that depending on the characters, layups will usually go in. In my NBA 2K8, layups are crap and only go in once in a while. Bottemline: 2K sports put in work for the NBA 2K8 versions for 360 and PS3 and did nothing to improve anything for the PS2.
Now I know why.
Now I know why this is the best NBA Game. 1st of the the Gameplay, great, simple and fun. I've been a fan of NBA Live since '99. This is the first time I bought 2K. This game is very very good. 2nd, the controls are very easy to memorize and you will not have problems with it. 3rd the rosters, 2K is giving downloads to users who has 2K8, the current rosters is downloadable in Playstation Store (online). The challenge? Pfff, Hall of Fame is the hardest, but you'll get used to it. 5th, 2K Beats (sounds) are good, so many songs to choose from like Run DMC or Common or etc. 6th, the graphics is a ok. It's like you're playing the real players. This game is a must for NBA fanatics out there like me. You need this game in your collection. Now I can't wait for 2K9.
Live for life
Liver for life. Nba Live fell off last year but it has recreated and outdid itself this year. I started my season and i havent noticed any glitches as yet so im good. i will however be checking out the 2k when it arrives......we will see if live takes back the throne.
nba 2k8 should be better
nbna 2k8 should be better . they should let u were 2 shoes for home and away all the shold not being wearing genrics.when u creatae a player they should let him get drafted.in nba 2k6 u could create ur own shoes.I hope i hope that you could creatae ur own shoes and have jordans. they should let u listen to what the player of the game is .
man, i've seen previews of 2k8's dunk contest and it looks siiiiiiick!!! I cant wait to buy it! you can use props to jump over in your dunks, bobbito garcia is doing commentary for the contest (you may remember him from NBA Street Vol. 2 and 3) and the controls are similar to NBA Live's Dunk Contest. Looks like 2k8 can chalk up another win for this basketball season too!
Draft Night should be a lot better in the future NBA 2k's. They should have clips of each player your considerin playing in college so you can see their style. They should also have training camp for the candidates instead of the one on one thing they had in nba 2k7. They should also make other teams have blockbuster trades right before the trade deadline or during the off season of "the association" mode. If they could do stuff like that then it would make the game a lot better to play.
things can be better
I would just like to start off saying congrats on the improvment of the game over the years. I have been playing since 2k2 and the gameplay changes have been good. The thing i dont like about the game is that there is no allstar weekend, there is no legend pool were you can add them to your team for example makeing an allstar sixer team with Wilt and Julius,etc. and with in the allstar teams you have made for the 50s/60s to 90s allstars where are the greats. Don't get me wrong there are good players in each allstar class but where is michael jordan,jerry west, Hakeem Olajuwon,David Robinson just to name a few. The last thing that could be changed is the jersey number of a player like in 2k7 the sixers still had webber so i traded him to the piston but there was no way to change his jersey to number 84. The game is still good keep up the good work.
u guyz should make a nba legend that is in college than they recriut him n u walk on 2 any colloge team you go to. and then youll see if u make it to the pros. like ncaa football 07-08 they have the campus legend thingy which you get recruited and than u go 2 the pros. y dont they do it for nba 2k8 that would be tight every one would love that game.
massive changes for 2k
first of all when you shoot a shot and your wide open somehow you miss it.also when you create some one and you give them cornrows, when you play them on the court they have bald hair. also when you block some one your hand doesnt even touch the ball. hall of fame difficulty in 2k is to easy. peace