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NBA Live 08 by Electronic Arts




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NBA Live 08 is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
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  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Category: Sports , Basketball

Product Details:

When the game is on the line and the ball is in your hands, what will you do? Will you penetrate, drive the lane and rise above the rim for a monster dunk, or find an opening on the perimeter and sink a game-winning three? Take control of the game with a full arsenal to win the one-on-one match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA LIVE 08.

Taking a page out of NBA STREET Homecourt's book, NBA LIVE 08 introduces Quickstrike Ballhandling. This intuitive gameplay mechanic is mapped to the right analog stick and gives you the direct responsiveness you need to perform a full repertoire of ankle-breaking ball-handling moves that let you dominate on the perimeter.

Pass the ball inside and win the battle in the post with all-new 'own the paint' post play for the big men down low. Use the new shot-countershot control to string together combos of fakes and shots to fool your defender into committing and create space for the game-defining bucket.

Providing an unrivaled level of authenticity to the sport, NBA LIVE 08 introduces hot spots, where real NBA shot data is used to illuminate the locations on the floor where your players are most effective. Couple this with all-new signature go-to moves that capture the essence of the NBA's best, and you can now play the game on a console like you see it from the stands.

On the perimeter, in the paint, and with complete authenticity to the sport of basketball, dominate with your go-to move with NBA LIVE 08.

  • All-New Quickstrike Ballhandling - Whether you're pushing the ball upcourt or backing down a defender inside, quicker, more responsive ball-handling moves allow you to break down opponents and take complete control of your game with the right analog stick.
  • Own the Paint - Put the ball in the hands of your big men and go head-to-head in the lane. With all-new moves and counters, including pump fakes, drop-steps, and spins, post play has never been better.
  • See Who's Hot and Who's Not - Using actual NBA shot tracking data, know who to feed and who to defend based on a shooter's Hot Spots, an all-new on-screen overlay showing you exactly where a player is most dangerous.
  • Dominate with Your Go-To Move - Every player has a go-to move that they consistently go to when the game is on the line. Now the signature go-to moves of the NBA's best players have been realistically re-created to help you score when it counts. That patented step back jumper? A fadeaway with the big leg kick? If it's in the game, it's in the game.
  • A New Look and Feel - 5-on-5 gameplay has never looked so good. Featuring enhanced player spacing and behavior logic in the half-court, upgraded passing and rebounding mechanics, and an all-new two player interaction engine.
  • All-New Shooting Mechanics - From deep three-point shots well beyond the arc to 10-foot jumps shots in the paint, every shot attempt has been redesigned to provide more fluid, realistic results. Dunks and lay-ups are now assigned to the same button command making highlight reel plays even easierto perform.
  • The NBA Goes Live - Player faces, team uniforms, and authentic arenas jump to life behind the power of next-generation game graphics. Whether you're working on your game in the revamped practice gym or playing in front of a packed house, feel what it's like to be an NBA superstar.
  • Like Butter - Running at a smooth 60 frames per second, NBA LIVE 08 is as close as you can get to the court, without dropping dime for courtside seats.

Important Information:

If you are a fan of the NBA Live franchise, check out all of the latest NBA Live 16 games and accessories available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sorry, I hate myself I just realized that I dissed the game, then gave it a six. This is what I really meant. P.S. Buy this game for 360, PS3, or PC. It's actually good on those.
Date published: 2012-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's OK... It's OK, but far from the best. The running confuses me. I don't get how you're supposed to run. If it does it for you it doesn't do any good. Other than that, the controls are good.
Date published: 2011-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Where's the in-depth sprts game for we? NOT HERE EA Sports really slacked off with the Wii version of NBA08. The key game modes are missing that are in the other systems verions, the create a player is missing, and EA thinks that sports fans that want motion want a party game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Overall, this game is average, and I'm being nice saying it that way. I'm a big fan of sports games that involves the Wii motion system, but trading 90 percent of the games features for it is stupid and unacceptable EA. And now EA has stopped making NBA games for Wii. Go figure!
Date published: 2011-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best nba game for the wii Nba live 08 is a great game.Is way better then any nba game for the wii
Date published: 2010-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's ok This game doesn't really have good graphics and doesn't live up to the wii's potential. This game's controls are all right but noot the best. When I first got the game i was trying to shoot like you would with a regular basketball and shot a lay up every single time from three point land. Once you get used to it it's all right. One of the negatives that this game has is when you go up for a lay up or dunk and hits off the side of the hoop and goes out of bounce. EA really needs to fix that. Another negative was that there was no starting lineups in this game. I wanted to see how it would come up but there wasn't any. Also when you call a timeout you will realize that there is no coach. That didn't ruin the game but it was weird. It was pretty awesome to see that you could hit almost every three you took though. If you like basketball then go out and get this game right now. You will love the older all-star teams that you can play with and you will like the season mode even though there is no dynasty. Once you catch on this game is really fun.
Date published: 2010-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from pretty bad /but for the first wii basketball game I sencerly don't like this game, but it is the first game for the wii. The shooting is so fake i was shooting 3 pointers and i made every single shot.The stealing its pretty cool but it only steals when it feels like it. The blocking is impossible. I guess the passing is ok, but it gets intercepted a lot. To make it worse it dosent have dynasty mode, or create a player; and the slam dunk contest is so overrated and boring. And for last but definetly not least the graphics are like nba live 05 for the ps2. I really think sincerly that this game is definetly not worth what it costs. If you want a basketball game for the wii badly, and this is the only choice right now i suggest waiting for nba live 09 it may be way better, remember nba live 08 is the first basketball game for the wii.
Date published: 2008-04-05
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