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: I read the terrible reviews of 2k9 so I decided to try its predeccesor instead. The graphics are great, varition of the crowd, player likeness, court. The game play sucks. In its defense however there isnt a better game out. I still think 2K2 for dream cast had better game play. So these are the pitfalls: The moves suck, when playing against the computer you do wierd stuff that is not even real like do spins and crossovers in the lane to get free.
Summary: I've been an NBA 2K fan since 2K3. Up until 2K6, it was THE BEST basketball franchise out there, hands down, no doubt. I was a huuuuge fan of 2K series until 2K7. In 2K7, they had a big problem with the online play on Xbox Live (framerate issue, that 2K tried to avoid fixing even after many people complained to them) which was just a horrible disappointment to everyone. well, it's a new season now and a new game from the 2K series. So I was expecting so much from 2K8.
Conclusion: A sorry downfall in a great series of games. NBA games have saddly fallen into a deep dark hole. There is almost nothing good to be said about any of the new nba games. When a game that is produced year after year only gets worse, something has to change. The control and the ability of the older nba games been forgot. To many steps have been taken in the wrong direction. We finally have the graphics we have all been looking for, but the game play is just aweful.
Summary: Dont get me started on the graphics. this is by far the worst graphics i have seen on the xbox 360 so far. the combat is probably the only good bit of the game. im usualy a big fan of rpg games i really thought divinity 2 would be really good. but i must say stay away from this game an i would adavise you to buy either risen or two worlds. and of course oblivion.