Summary: This game is great to unlock easy achievements for XBOX 360 users. In a day where most achievements have to be earned online, this game offers less than 100 points for online use. I picked up 395 points in one game.
Summary: I liked this one a little bit better than the last one. But I don't like how you still have to change the settings in terms of the strengths of the team. To me, it should automatically save, for example, the coaching setting for auto and or manual timeouts and/or substitutions. You should be able to save that once you select it but you cannot, you have to keep changing it. Also, when you create a player, why not show his face on the screen?
Summary: In the last review I was overly harsh on the game! In this review I give it more credit for being great. It's definitely better than 2k7, but I could not find a dribble move button to shake defenders which makes it difficult to make shots and drive to the lane without being called for a charge. The rest of the game is great with a few small complaints here and there but nothing significant to not recommend it to other gamers.
Summary: I enjoyed 2K7 very much and 2K8 was definitely on my short list of 360 games I would get. For the most part NBA 2K8 does not disappoint, but other than graphic improvements, I really don't a drastic improvement over 2K7. This is not to say 2K8 is a let down, because its not. NBA 2K7 was already a solid game, so 2K8 would be hard pressed to improve on it drastically given only a year to do so.
Summary: This years version of NBA 2K is definitely a step above any basketball game that has been released to date. The juke system while not as innovative as Live is still easy to use for beginners and has the level of complexity to keep gamers digging for extra moves. There are a bevy of moves at your disposal, some can be triggered by holding R Trigger down and doing motions with the left stick.
Summary: With improved graphics, gameplay and features NBA 2K8 is a solid game for NBA enthusiasts. The greatest flaw in the game is the broadcast audio which fails to meet the standard that the graphics have set. It is often choppy and monotone. It sounds it was recorded at different times and spliced together. But overall this game is fun and worth taking a look at.