Summary: I'm giving this such high ratings because this game cost me less than a cup of coffee to purchase. But aside from the pricepoint it is seriously the most fun I've had with a basketball game since the one I've played on the Dreamcast years ago. It's definitely arcadey so one player on your team can win it for you, but that's the type of game I want. If you want a simulation, then please skip. The graphics are really good even by today's standards.
Summary: I WAS A DIE HARD NBA LIVE GAMER, BUT NBA LIVE HAS SUCK ALONG WITH MARCH MADDNESS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS. SO WHEN PS3 CAME OUT I SAID I WILL GIVE NBA 2K8 A TRY AND WAS I IMPRESS. THEY HAVE A NEW FAN OF THE SERIES.
Summary: I don't know of all the different variables that go into peoples reviews but this game is a blast. It looks real & 3D on a 1080p tv. It is easy to pick up and play plus the sound thru digital is amazing. Is it perfect? I don't care...it's too much fun!
Summary: 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.