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Ok ok,check it.

For the past 2 years the NBA 2K series has been THE basketball game to own. NBA Live, from EA, has fallen off BIG TIME to become some of the WORST BASKETBALL GAMES EVER MADE(anyone who disagree's is a shittard)

 

Ok. So, apparrantly EA has stepped it up this year and I'm thinking of getting the Live 08.

 What is your guys' feelings on this years NBA games??

 

 

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They make sports games? I didn't know EA did so many different things.



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I don't know or care much for the hardcore realism of basketball games of late.

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I am not sure how to answer as I am in the same boat as you, and am looking forward to reviews to determine which to get.

There is NBA 2K8 which looks really cool with the player reactions to good and bad times on the court, mascots, fans, and players all cheering when one player makes a shot looks really cool. More lifelike, less robotic.

There is also NBA Live 08, which from the demo has a lot of cool online options, and the best graphics of any NBA game in my opinion.

Then there is NBA 08 from Sony which is in 1080p at 60fps, but from the demo- it is hard to tell, it really looked very un-detailed,(kind of left me disappointed) Also the game's menu had punk music-which is not basketball appropriate imo. Supposedly this game has really cool options allowing you to control 2 players at once, and some innovative six-axis controls, as well as cool unlockables and online stuff similar to Live 08.

Without the reviews, I am leaning towards NBA2K8 because of how fun and lifelike it looks. they are moving fluidly- doing illegal moves, signature spins, un-necessary flash and celebrations- seems like a winner to me!



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Ok ok,check it.

For the past 2 years the NBA 2K series has been THE basketball game to own. NBA Live, from EA, has fallen off BIG TIME to become some of the WORST BASKETBALL GAMES EVER MADE(anyone who disagree's is a shittard)

 

Ok. So, apparrantly EA has stepped it up this year and I'm thinking of getting the Live 08.

What is your guys' feelings on this years NBA games??

 

 

*Flashing lights* -Kanye West


 I thought the 2K series was the premier basketball game for the past eight years?



 
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Yea I would would go with 2K8 man. Its proven to be the better basketball sim year by year. Live is fun too but to unrealistic for me. But if you like basketball games as much as me you would buy both.



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The problem is that with these ultimate graphics near realism(nba live 08, and 2k8) the games dont play as good as they did before, the framerate drops to the 30fps range(when its uspposed to be 60fps). NBA 08 is my favorite demo thus far, with not so great graphics, but the best gameplay out of all of them.



 

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homelesscarl said:
I want to get a Basket Ball game for my Wii. I love the Pistons... So much.

 Smart man lol. Im a pistons fan too. I wonder how basketball would be on wii though.



I'd go with NBA Live 08. Last one I bought was 05 since I only buy basketball games if the Pistons win the Championship and if they get a good center they will this year.




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