NBA Live 08

PS3 - MPN: 014633154146
Product Details
Description
When the game is on the line and the ball is in your hands, what will you do? Will you penetrate, drive the lane and rise above the rim for a monster dunk, or find an opening on the perimeter and sink a game-winning three? Take control of the game with a full arsenal to win the one-on-one match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA Live 08. Taking a page out of NBA STREET Homecourt's book, NBA Live 08 introduces Quickstrike Ballhandling. This intuitive gameplay mechanic is mapped to the right analog stick and gives you the direct responsiveness you need to perform a full repertoire of ankle-breaking ball-handling moves that let you dominate on the perimeter. Pass the ball inside and win in the post with all-new 'own the paint' post play for the big men down low. Use the new shot-countershot control to string together combos of fakes and shots to fool your defender into committing and create space for the game-defining bucket. On the perimeter, in the paint, and with complete authenticity to the sport of basketball, dominate with your go-to move with NBA LIVE 08.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Release Date 2007-10-2
Maximum Number of Players 8
Expert Reviews
NBA Live 08
4 Star Review  GameZone - Oct 2, 2007

Ok, right up front, if you play NBA Live 08 on a high-def screen you cannot help but be impressed with the graphical quality of the title. EA Sports has elevated its game into the next-gen console, with only frame-rate issues needing to be resolved for this title to be a clear-cut champion. But that aside, when you launch the title you are confronted with stunning graphics, play-by-play by Marv Albert and Steve Kerr that is what play-by-play should be, a deep franchise mode and a player-creation system that will have the gamer who wants to create the perfect ballplayer wasting hours in minutia.

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NBA Live 08
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

NBA Live 08 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.03 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,521 game of all time, #25 game of 2007 for the PlayStation 3 and #46 PlayStation 3 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 21 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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NBA Live 08
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 10 expert reviews for NBA Live 08 and the average expert rating is 72 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
A solid game
5 Star Review   By member reason99 - Oct 9, 2007   

Strengths: Graphics, gameplay, presentation.

Weakness: Dynasty modes, lack of "greatest" teams.

Let me just say that I watch a LOT of NCAA and NBA basketball and I very much appreciate the 2K8 series of games for what they bring to the table. With that said, I had NBA 2K8 for 3 days and I returned it. I know, I know you may read this and say "What in the BLEEP, BLEEP were you thinking?" I was thinking that NBA2K8 was not the right game for me period. A swapped it out for Live and have not regretted since. It is a wonderful game despite the minor weakness it has. There have been some major improvements made and it plays better on the PS3 to me... If you have a PS3 and not a 360, I recommend NBA Live this year and not 2K8. But as always to each his/her own. The most important thing to remember is, do not let media or anyone else influence your decision. Buy what's best for you and your tastes.

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Product Details
Description
When the game is on the line and the ball is in your hands, what will you do? Will you penetrate, drive the lane and rise above the rim for a monster dunk, or find an opening on the perimeter and sink a game-winning three? Take control of the game with a full arsenal to win the one-on-one match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA Live 08. Taking a page out of NBA STREET Homecourt's book, NBA Live 08 introduces Quickstrike Ballhandling. This intuitive gameplay mechanic is mapped to the right analog stick and gives you the direct responsiveness you need to perform a full repertoire of ankle-breaking ball-handling moves that let you dominate on the perimeter. Pass the ball inside and win in the post with all-new 'own the paint' post play for the big men down low. Use the new shot-countershot control to string together combos of fakes and shots to fool your defender into committing and create space for the game-defining bucket. On the perimeter, in the paint, and with complete authenticity to the sport of basketball, dominate with your go-to move with NBA LIVE 08.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Release Date 2007-10-2
Maximum Number of Players 8
Summary
Product Title NBA Live 08
Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Power Score 4.4 | 4 Reviews
General
Maximum Number of Local Players: 4
URL: Manufacturer Link
Network Compatible: With Online Multiplayer
Additional Specifications
Broadcast Format Supported: 720p (HDTV)
Parent Retsku: B001EYUTRU
Expert Reviews
NBA Live 08
4 Star Review  GameZone - Oct 2, 2007

Ok, right up front, if you play NBA Live 08 on a high-def screen you cannot help but be impressed with the graphical quality of the title. EA Sports has elevated its game into the next-gen console, with only frame-rate issues needing to be resolved for this title to be a clear-cut champion. But that aside, when you launch the title you are confronted with stunning graphics, play-by-play by Marv Albert and Steve Kerr that is what play-by-play should be, a deep franchise mode and a player-creation system that will have the gamer who wants to create the perfect ballplayer wasting hours in minutia.

Read the full review »

NBA Live 08
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

NBA Live 08 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.03 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,521 game of all time, #25 game of 2007 for the PlayStation 3 and #46 PlayStation 3 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 21 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

NBA Live 08
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 10 expert reviews for NBA Live 08 and the average expert rating is 72 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
A solid game
5 Star Review   By member reason99 - Oct 9, 2007   

Strengths: Graphics, gameplay, presentation.

Weakness: Dynasty modes, lack of "greatest" teams.

Let me just say that I watch a LOT of NCAA and NBA basketball and I very much appreciate the 2K8 series of games for what they bring to the table. With that said, I had NBA 2K8 for 3 days and I returned it. I know, I know you may read this and say "What in the BLEEP, BLEEP were you thinking?" I was thinking that NBA2K8 was not the right game for me period. A swapped it out for Live and have not regretted since. It is a wonderful game despite the minor weakness it has. There have been some major improvements made and it plays better on the PS3 to me... If you have a PS3 and not a 360, I recommend NBA Live this year and not 2K8. But as always to each his/her own. The most important thing to remember is, do not let media or anyone else influence your decision. Buy what's best for you and your tastes.

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