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NBA 08 Featuring The Life Vol. 3

NBA '08 The Life: Volume 3 focuses on Coach T's final season, de Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

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GamesAreFun
24 December 2007
  • Excerpt: The biggest problem with this series has always been the gameplay. Despite a few cool ideas, these games have yet to get the gameplay right in any installment. From the start, it felt wrong, the AI stunk, and everything was rather bare bones. However, the presentation was good. The Life, a story mode which is more in-depth than any previously seen in a sports game, gained the series some fans who were tired of generic basketball game presentation.
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Overall 7
6.7

NBA 08

Game Over Online
21 December 2007
  • Excerpt: I review a lot of sports games-mostly on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Whenever I am faced with the task of reviewing a PS2 game, I have to remember that in one sense, I can't hold it to the same standards as the next-gen games (it costs less right?). Obviously, the hardware is not as powerful, and not capable of the same depth and visuals. But I am not ready to admit that the good ole' PS2 can't still churn out sports games that are fun, play great, and are entertaining.
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 1
1.0
Replay value 5
5.0

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Video Game talk
4 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Unlike it�s Cell fueled brethren NBA 08 on PS2 is a different beast than the other version. Gone is the NBA Replay mode, and the constantly updated gameplay during the regular season. In its place we get The Life V3, an obvious third attempt at a �story� driven stroll through skill challenges. Playing through The Life was exactly like it was playing through NBA Replay on the PS3, with the exception of a few different and welcome challenge types.
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Overall 6
5.9
Gameplay 6
5.9
Graphics 6
5.7
Sound 6
6.0
Multiplayer 7
7.0
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 7
6.5

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PSX Extreme
24 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Over the past few years, Sony has managed to make decent strides with their NBA franchise. Debuting NBA 06 with its all new "The Life" mode, the series managed to get a solid shot of life, as the game was met with better than expected criticism - albeit still far from anything great. But now that we're in the new generation, should we really expect the NBA franchise to change much on the PS2 when Sony is concentrating more on improving the PlayStation 3 version?
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NBA 08

uk.gamespot.com
8 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Because the PS2 is on its way out, you wouldn't expect Sony to put a lot of new features into NBA 08, but it certainly wouldn't have been unreasonable to expect a bit more effort cleaning up some of 07's flaws. Still, if you've previously found yourself enjoying The Life or you're tired of the bland franchise options of other games, NBA 08 is worth a cautious look.
  • Pros: The Life is still enjoyable, Tricolored shot meter is good, Low-post moves work well.
  • Cons: Lousy frame rate, There's nothing really new here, Ugly graphics, Gameplay is generally poor.
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Overall 6
5.8
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 6
5.5
Sound 5
5.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Control 7
7.0
Replay value 5
5.0

NBA 08

Project COE
2 October 2007
  • Conclusion: There’s not much that can be said of NBA 08 on the PlayStation 2 and that’s likely because of the platform itself and not so much about the game. Sony’s running out of ideas for the PS2 and that’s fine. The developer has moved onto better pastures and the results of their work will pay off in the near future. Hopefully Sony lets the PS2 rest and moves the series permanently on the PSP and the PS3 where they can experiment more.
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Overall 7
7.0

NBA 08 Featuring The Life Vol. 3

Playstation Illustrated
9 June 2007
  • Excerpt: For the past few seasons, "The Life" has made Sony's NBA franchise worth playing. The mode, which lets you go through all of the off-court antics of players, was originally more of a side feature but has quickly become the game's main attraction. It is no surprise then that the mode has received top billing this time around and seen a majority of the tweaks.
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Overall 4
4.0

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PixiTroc
1 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Quand le match est serré et que le ballon est entre vos mains, qu'est-ce que vous faites ? Vous pénétrez et montez au-dessus du panier pour écraser un dunk monstrueux, ou bien vous cherchez un espace libre pour tuer le match avec un tir à trois points ? Dans NBA LIVE 08, prenez le contrôle du...
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Overall 7
6.5

NBA 08

GameStorm
4 June 2008
  • Excerpt: La storia del basket videoludico è contraddistinta da sempre da un marchio, quello della Electronic Arts che da sempre si è proposta come la software house più vicina al mondo sportivo. Da qualche anno però, la EA ha trovato un antagonista davvero ostico, la 2K Sports, capace in poco tempo di realizzare titoli intuitivi e di impatto, rubando il palcoscenico e una buona fetta di fans.
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Overall 7
6.5

NBA 08

GameStorm
4 June 2008
  • Excerpt: La storia del basket videoludico è contraddistinta da sempre da un marchio, quello della Electronic Arts che da sempre si è proposta come la software house più vicina al mondo sportivo. Da qualche anno però, la EA ha trovato un antagonista davvero ostico, la 2K Sports, capace in poco tempo di realizzare titoli intuitivi e di impatto, rubando il palcoscenico e una buona fetta di fans.
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