Great B-Ball Experiance. Definite Must Buy!!!!!!
If you are looking for a pure simulation basketball game with some flare then this is the game for you. The gamplay mechanics are good(they should make the shot stick Iso-Motion dribbling again)the signature style dunks, shots and free throw routines are the best around. The graphics are much improved over last year and are very eye pleasing. The realism and presentation are so indepth that you'll catch yourself thinking you are watching a live game. The Dunk contest is a lot more fun than Live08 and more user friendly. The association is what sports gamers are looking for with 3team trades,Morale comparision and playing time alotment. This is the best and most realistic B-Baller game out there. You'll find yourself playing this game for many months to come.
Where's the other features?
i love the flow and feel of the game conpared to live and nba 08, but i noticed the ps3 demo has a bunch of missing features. The main one missing is the on the fly controls(play calling, subs, strategy etc) and they still havent brought back the change your shot in mid air(just push shot while on a dunk or attempt and it changes your shot). I hope the full version has at least on the fly controls.
2k8 is the one to get
I gotta agree. For years EA made the better game. They then changed up their production team and cut some staff. The smaller, new staff seems to be just working on graphics, game hype and strange gameplay hooks instead of refining their gameplay mechanics. About 2005 or 2006, the 2K series really came out nowhere when they started putting in the effort to make a great game. It's a lot more realistic and makes the gamer feel like they are making real choices in a basketball game rather than playing madden on wood. In 2006, 2K really stepped up graphically too and is now the superior game in that regard. For gameplay, realism and graphics you have to go with the 2K series at least for basketball.
2k7 nba07 and nba live 07
yo.. nba07 gave any 'nba's' a bad name.. NBA 07 AND NBA LIVE 07 ARE TO DIFFERENT THINGS!!!!!!! NBA LIVE DIDNT COME OUT WITH ONE FOR THE PS3 IN 07 ..... *clears throat* now that i got that off my chest.. nba 2k7 was pretty good but so is live..nba 07 for the ps3 sucked last year :P;... i guess it is a matter of styles and screen set.. more clasic but fun is 2k.. modern stylish will rockya type styl is DEFINATELY NBA LIVE 08.... i think i will get both.. i enjoy this years 2k (even got college hoops :P.. and after march madness at that).. though the both have their emphases.. both rule!!!!.. and master dunks and replays.. so i am fine with either one :P
2k8 vs live
like buddy like i see theses posts and stuff like are u guys stupid or what , like how do you even talk about this , this should be like no answer obviously 2k8 is better then live , till nba 2006 i was a live fan and always played that but Ea does not put anymore effort on to the game , go look at nba live 08 , every player is skinny and has bony legs , you will see shaq on the game skinnier then kobe on 2k8 lol , like live is so lame , 2k8 is releastic and you will actually feel like ur on the nba with 100x better graphics , so please dont even compare this and 2k is cheaper ROFL its aowsome :D
NBA Live is the most amazingly terrible game ever. Its got horrible graphics, horribly physics (the net doesn't even move) and the gameplay is horrible at best. 2k8 is going to be amazing, the 2k series is always addictive and the graphics are always amazing. The only complaint from me is the floating jerseys and disappearing uniform glitches...maybe that's just me but I got it like 4 times a game last year. I am extremely excited however to play as the Hawks, they should be extremely exciting to play with this year.
I'm not impressed
No wonder NBA 2K and NBA Live were neck and neck through most of the last decade plus. Graphics are average at best. Controls are not to my liking. I love the NBA 2K games, but I'm certainly not in love with this one.
Should be good
I think NBA 2K8 will be amazing. I like 2K7 last year and I thought it blew away NBA Live and I'm a big NBA Live fan. I just bought a PS3 and I can't wait for NBA 2K8 to come out. I downloaded a demo for NBA Live 08 in the Playstation Store and really hated it. I liked the fact with 2K7 last year was that you could use the motion in the SIAXIS controller when you were shooting a free throw. I can't wait for NBA 2K8 to come out I will be buying it the day it comes out.
NBA Live Killer
im sorry but whoever says live is better really needs to get off of that haterade quick live had its time at the top yrs back but now even with all star weekend cant even be compared to 2K thats just not fair to live and im not saying live is a terrible game its just not and will never be again on that level of playing field with 2K and you and i both know that whoever wants to say differently just play 2K8 you wont be dissappointed
Not Feling NBA Live Demo
As a new PS3 owner, I was curious how live translated over to the new platform. I like most b ball gamers switched over to the 2K series around 2006 because Live turned into the Pokemon of the sports gaming wold with superstar icons all over the place.. Look, I watch and follow Basketball, I know Tim Duncan is a post threat!! So I downloaded the NBA Live demo.. and the very next day I went and put a deposit down on NBA 2K8..