- The most advanced ESPN integration package ever – Receive updates, scores, and breaking news from the worldwide leader in sports
- Use Create-A-Player to design an unstoppable baller – Choose from thousands of customizable options, including hair styles, body types, and the latest gear
- Intuitive game engine specifically designed for Next Generation consoles. Take full control of your offensive game with team-specific plays, such as the triangle offense and the pick-and-roll. Assert your dominance on defense with the ability to elevate into the air to block shots or grab one-handed rebounds
- Dynasty Mode – Run an NBA franchise and manage player morale and team chemistry as you make key decisions based on player personality, ability, and age
- Take complete control of Freestyle Superstars to perform the true-to-life moves of a High Flyer, Shooter, Scorer, Playmaker and more; elevate your game by changing skill attributes on the fly
List Price: $9.99
NBA Live 08 Description
Reviews By M. Aldrich : Date February 29, 2008
I just bought this game yesterday and have not even began to examine this game in-depth, but I’m already almost completely turned off. I installed the game and got to the menu screen with no problems, the irritation began when I started a new dynasty. Made it through the draft, staff signing, and training camp and was looking forward to the upcoming season. First things first, I had a couple players I wanted to add to my roster so I went to the trade screen and was immediately irked that I could not find player salary listings. This makes it almost entirely impossible to trade if either team is over the salary cap as player salaries on both ends of the trade need to be equal (or within 20%). It took me forever to get a trade completed that was equal, as you are offering blind. Moving on very irritated, I went to update my starting lineup to plug the holes that my trade had just created only to learn that the idiots at EA forgot to add the reorder rosters button into 2008. You literally have to manually adjust the starting five before entering each game, but that doesn’t solve the issues if you sim games… Anyway, highly irritated, I moved on to my first game, manually setting my starting 5. Tipoff, game starts I’ve got the ball hit Peja Stojakovic who is wide open on the perimeter for 3. Missed, got the rebound, back out to Peja, missed, over and over again. I’ve always been a good shooter in the NBA live series and by the time I exited the game, about half way through the 1st quarter, Peja had missed 10 straight 3s (most of them wide open…). Other problems in game were as listed in the other reviews. One player taking every shot, wild baseline fading while leaning left/right shots for 3 being drilled, awkward player movements, inaccurate game fatigue (Shaun Livingston about ready to drop dead from fatigue 6 minutes into the 1st quarter), etc… Irritated beyond belief and amazed, I quickly checked NBA Live’s website for an update, “there has to be an update for these problems, there must be…”, I said to myself, I was almost speachless when I found that there was not a single update to be had on NBA Live 2008′s website. Keep in mind that this is MONTHS after the games release. Sure, amateurs have thrown together workaround fixes, but these require downloading game modifiers and manually loading them into the game folder. EA really dropped the ball on this one. They have, in effect, released a half completed game and have failed to remedy the situation. Do EA employee’s even try out their junk before it’s released? It took me 5 minutes to find fatal flaws in this game that make it well near unplayable as is (and retailing at 50-30$, this is a complete slap in the face).
Reviews By NOEL : Date January 9, 2008
I haven’t played the NBA Live series for a few years but this one turns out to be a disappointment. What I’m saying is, it is not as realistic as before .
In the game, the opposition’s offense concentrates almost on only one, or maybe two players. For instance, when I play against the Raptors, Chris Bosh would attempt like half of the team’s field goals. Other similar examples are Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas in the Wizards, and Kobe Bryant in the Lakers. Often times half of the points scored by the opposing team are from only one player. I remember, in the previous versions, say 2003 or 2004, the attack was more balanced.
The opposing team also tends to make some very unbelievable shots, like off-balance/fade away from beyond the arc while I could miss layups. And players like Kobe, Lebron would just dunk, dunk and dunk and you couldn’t stop them no matter who you have in the paint. Maybe it’s me, but I’ve been playing the game since 1998 with Tim Hardaway on the cover. I can say I’m a pretty experienced player on this and these didn’t happen.
The biggest joke of the game is its simulation which is completely unrealistic. I opened a season mode and I checked the boxscores of the CPU-against-CPU matches.
Reviews By Music Fan : Date June 20, 2008
The game hasn’t changed much since the last couple of years, but it still keeps you entertained. My favorite part of the game is playing on Dynasty Mode. You get to choose your players and your coaching staff. It feels like you were a real GM of your favorite team.
I like the new FIBA World Championship. I just wish you could play single games with international teams instead of having to play the whole championship.
I feel like the commentaries while you play for this game are not as good as the ones from NBA Live 2005. Creating your own player was better, in my opinion, in that game too.
I kinda miss the option of watching the cheerleaders coming out at halftime in NBA Live 2000. I wish they still had that option. Even though it serves no purpose for gameplay, it feels more realistic.