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The Greatest Next Gen Basketball Game?

Reviewing: Xbox 360 Nba Live 2008  |  Rating:
By bmoney515 on
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Nba Live series transition into the Next Generation systems hasn't been good one. While the graphics has been great in their previous next generation live titles, the gameplay and presentation were downright horrible. This year EA sports promised to deliver a basketball title that will statisfy any basketball fan, and after playing it for many hours, let me tell you that EA weren't lieing. This game not only has one of the best looking graphics in any sports title, but also an excellent gameplay.

The first thing anyone would notice is the smooth 60 seconds per frame gameplay. Unlike previous live titles, where there were robotic animations, this year's title has one of the best looking basketball animations i have ever seen. Players move up and down the court smoothy, and many of the animation glitches are gone.Graphically this game looks amazing. Highly detailed player models, and interface is down right sexy.New gameplay features like the Low Post game, and Hot Spots are introduced.

Low Post game is where players can take control of their big men, and dominate the game. Using Hot spots players can see their superstars favorite shooting spot. These features help the presentation, and also give it a true basketball simulation feeling. The AI also respond well to all the user plays, and is vastly improved from previous titles.

Overall this is one of the greatest basketball game ever made for a next gen console.