Summary: The Franchise mode or otherwise known as "the associations" is totally nice. You can assign players minutes and player roles that affect their morale & how much they play in the game. The trade engine also makes it alto easier to see if a trade is valid, by turning on a little green light telling you that the money will work out as well.
Summary: This was the best 2K Sports NBA game ever made on the current generation of consoles! I still prefer to play this edition today over any of the more recent ones. The main reason I say this is THE CAMERA ANGLES ON NBA 2K8 ARE FAR SUPERIOR than any of the more current editions!! There is literally about 20 different camera angles to choose from. My favorite is the FLOOR CAM. it actually makes you feel like you are down on the court actually playing the game.
Summary: I bought this game trying out the 2k series for once, and I will never make that mistake again. Ok, first of all, The NBA live series are much better than the 2k series. Listen, in NBA live the camera angles are much better, and the players and plays are smoother. Everything is so hard to control in this game, it bugs me a lot. And you can foul out so easily in this game, it is weird. You also cant make your own practice facility in NBA 2k8, but you can in NBA live 08.
Summary: This game is great.The game play is great. The association mode is great. Take your players to practice and win games. The character customization is great. You get to choose your players stats and make them great 3pt shooters. The playoffs are also great. You can enter your created team or just enter one of the original NBA teams. The rosters are obviously no longer accurate, but that doesn't really matter. The sound quality is great.
Summary: Nba 2k8's graphics are amazing, you could really see the sweat coming off their faces. In nba live 08 when you look at ray allen it looks like he's just got beat up on the street. In 2k8 he really does look like ray allen as do all the other players! The controls are just the basic ones but one thing I would give a 9 is the jumping. They jump slower than usual! The camera angles are just amazing.
Summary: this is a very realistic game with a nice amount of modes. the graphics are alright but they have some good anomations tht makes it look so real. the presentation is a step down from last year but it still is hangin in there. this is bettr than nba live 08 by a mile it has better gameplay but the graphics are better in live but i prefer gameplay over graphics.
Summary: NBA 2k8 is definately the best basketball game available of 2008. At least if you want a very realistic basketball game. I realize that NBA live has a more arcade style of play, which some prefer, but if you want a very in depth and realistic basketball sim, then you have to go with 2k8. The gameplay and controls are really the most important parts of a sports game, and they are great here. the only control complaint I have is that players miss layups way too often.