Conclusion: When it comes time to actually throw down in Need for Speed ProStreet , you’ll probably be a bit exhausted with just how much can be done in the car tuning/customization and event set-up areas. But despite the game’s distracting robustness, it only takes a few laps to realize that the main shortcoming of Need for Speed ProStreet is the fact that the frame rate isn’t quite up to the task of processing the massive amounts of data.
Excerpt: Need for Speed ProStreet is one of the more bizarre high profile releases of the year. Given the Need for Speed series' history as an action packed, police chase filled, illegal street racing spectacular, EA's decision to focus on legal street racing in semi-realistic handling cars is hard to believe.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a straightforward college basketball title with incredibly advanced controls. Fortunately, there are enough tutorial options to allow players to learn at their own pace. However, younger, inexperienced players may consider the controls too complex. Otherwise, it's a great avenue for learning how the college game works.
Conclusion: And the game’s Legacy mode is deeper than ever. In fact, it’s almost too deep this time around. CH2K8 adds the Amateur Basketball Leagues to the high-school mix for virtual coaches to pull from. Coaches are forced to go through game after game and menu after menu to recruit players and flesh out their rosters. Sometimes there’s a fine line between depth and complication, and CH2K8 ’s Legacy mode trips and falls way too far over that line.
Excerpt: 2K8 is simply a fun, tight, clean basketball effort. Most of the glaring flaws that were present in last year's game have been tightened up, and there are several new features to the gameplay that will keep the game new. That has been one of the complaints of the series in recent years-that it's really just the same game with a fresh coat of paint each year.
Excerpt: For the past several years, in both NBA and College basketball games, the 2K series has been the game of choice over EA's ballers. This year is no exception. It returns the same excellent gameplay that we've come to expect from the series, and adds some new elements that enhance the experience. College Hoops 2K8 is definitely your best option for a college basketball game this season. 2K8 is simply a fun, tight, clean basketball effort.
Excerpt: It did not take long into this new generation before I felt like basketball games were stuck in a "one step forward, one step backward" continuum. It wasn't until I played Visual Concepts' brilliant new Career Legacy Mode found in College Hoops 2K8 that I felt like I was playing something complete and coherent, crafted carefully and almost solely for next-generation consoles.