Summary: To complement the fast-paced basketball action, NBA ’08 introduces an all-new progression system where players earn skill and experience rewards that can be used to thoroughly customize player appearance and play styles.
Excerpt: I have to say that I really like the direction that Sony has taken the PSP versions of their NBA games. As opposed to just being ports of the PS2 games, the NBA franchise continues to differentiate itself and mark itself as the premier b-ball game for the PSP. While the first NBA game was really lackluster on the PSP, the series has made great strides in improving itself, and I applaud Sony for paying so much attention to the PSP titles.
Excerpt: I doubt that there's a portable game that gives you more for your money than NBA '08. You get a ton of gameplay packed onto that little, noisy UMD disc: mini games, arcade games, skills games, an awesome conquest mode, and, oh yeah, some NBA basketball action. With all of the options available in NBA '08 it will take you a while to get tired of the game and the variety of modes make it a great game to keep tucked away in your PSP's case.
Excerpt: Just prior to the start of the 07-08 National Basketball Association season, NBA on the PSP returns with NBA 08. This year SCE San Diego has delivered NBA 08 with promises of an expanded Conquest mode, an expanded Season mode, improved commentary from Ian Eagle and Mark Jackson, and a Block Party which includes the All-Star Weekend and brand new Carnival Mini Games. Additionally the game has been touted as running at 60 frames per second.
Excerpt: In the NBA, it’s important for players to know their role and attempt to stay within it. Guys like Shaq and Ben Wallace aren’t going to start floating beyond the 3-point line jacking up 3’s. Earl Boykins isn’t going to go low post. Antoine Walker isn’t going to pass up that jumper and focus exclusively on his defense. Players in the NBA know what they bring to the table and tend to stick with what works.