Summary: NBA Live 08 is undoubtedly an improvement for the series, but still lacks the necessary enhancements to call this one a winner. Though fans of basketball might enjoy the great graphics, the gameplay calls for something more.
Pros: Great Graphics, Solid team system, Great online Functionality with Leagues
Cons: Notable framerate issues, Unfixed free-throw system, Uneasy controls and lackluster defensive plays
Excerpt: Last year on the PS3, 2K Sports dominated on the court, spanking Sony's first-party hoops release. This year, things will be more interesting for the Sixaxis crowd. In addition to a greatly improved game from Sony, EA Sports joins the fray.
Excerpt: EA's NBA Live series has struggled a bit over the last few years. The series has always looked great and been about as feature-laden as any other top-shelf sports game, but the gameplay has always seemed a bit off.
Conclusion: is strong for a basketball game. This PS3 version is a great experience for those looking for a solid high definition basketball game. The graphics are sharp and the controls are very fluid. The real disappointment about this version is the lack of different modes and mini-games.
Excerpt: There isn't any other basketball franchise as long running as EA's own NBA Live series. Live's history dates back to 1989, as EA's Lakers vs. Celtics was the building block of things to come. Bulls vs. Lakers, and Bulls vs.
Summary: NBA Live's transition from the last generation of consoles to the current generation has been fraught with problems--too many to list here. Nevertheless, the team at EA has kept plugging away, and it seems the third time is the charm.
Pros: Controls are tight and responsive, Game is fast-paced but doesn't feel too unrealistic, Vastly improved over 07, Kerr, Albert, Johnson, and Anthony do a great job calling the action
Cons: Players miss too many easy shots and still attempt layups from behind the backboard, Transition animation could still be improved, Not a whole lot in the way of new game modes and features
Summary: Let’s be frank. The NBA Live series has not made a pretty transition from the last generation of consoles to the current generation. However, NBA Live 08, the newest entry into Electronic Arts’ basketball franchise, makes positive steps in competing with the vastly superior (up until now) 2K...
Pros: Gameplay is vastly improved, Visuals and audio are excellent, Online Leagues
Cons: Lacks features, Defensive AI could use some work, Small framerate issues
Summary: Snowboarding games are few and far between. And only a handfull are any good. Amped 3 was the last good one that springs to memory, which was released 3 years ago at the start of the Xbox 360's lifecycle.
Pros: The mountains look pretty, Online can be fun, Some good music
Cons: Multiplayer challenges get quite boring, No real story to keep you hooked, No feedback when pulling off tricks