Conclusion: As I mentioned near the beginning of this review, the game’s new animation system is very nice, despite some clipping and framerate issues. Character models have been improved too, although some of the notable players look downright creepy. I particularly loved the new in-game animations, which make finger rolls and spin moves look sexier than ever. You won’t really notice it during the game, but it’s definitely distracting during timeouts.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Getting to the top is fairly easy if you work hard, but staying there is what requires you to be unique. And basketball fans know that since the release of NBA2K eight years ago on the Sega Dreamcast (RIP) it has been the top basketball simulation game. While competitors such as EA and Sony have been trying to improve their games by consistently changing them, Visual Concept has kept the core almost the same since the release of 2K.
Excerpt: In 1891, at a YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, a physical education teacher was given a task by the administration. The 30-year old Canadian educator was asked to invent a game that had to meet three very specific criteria. One, the game could not take up too much space. Second, it must not be to rough. And finally, it would be played indoors.
Conclusion: There’s a tight basketball game to be played here. The amount of game types, controls, variables and general content is enough to keep any NBA fan glued for hours. I tend to assume anyone thinking of picking up NBA 2K8 would be a fan of basketball, but if you’re not, the game may be a bit slow and fidgety to enjoy for long. Quick play provides some fast fun but can grow tiresome.
Pros: * Great visuals, * Convincingly realistic, * Lots of game modes and content
Cons: * Lack of proper training, * Can be a bit slow, * Feels like team control isn’t 100% there
Excerpt: Year after year, the NBA 2K series has shown absolute superiority over its rival NBA Live . This difference in quality was perhaps at its most obvious last year, when EA Sports released the laughably bad NBA Live 07 , only to be stomped all over by NBA 2K7 , 2K Sports' best entry yet. Unlike EA Sports, 2K Sports is not one to rest on its laurels or buy exclusive rights to shut out its competition – developer Visual Concepts is dedicated to making the best game they can...
Conclusion: Wat kunnen we hier nu uit besluiten? Dat Star Wars Galaxies een slecht spel is? Zeker niet. Is het dan een topper? Dat nu ook weer niet. Het spel ligt eerder in de middenklasse van MMORPG’s en schiet er eigenlijk alleen uit door zijn overbekende universum. Dit zal ook vooral de reden van een aankoop rechtvaardigen. Als je fan bent van het universum is dit spel zeker iets voor jou, maar je zal er toch je tijd moeten instoppen om alles onder de knie te krijgen.