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Eurogamer: NBA '08 Review 7/10

Graphically, the game looks great, running at a smooth 60 frames per second in 1080p. It's no wonder that Sony used this game as an example of what the PS3 is capable of when gamers complained about the technical deficiencies of EA's titles. Gamers will notice the cloth physics of the uniforms, the detailed arena crowds, and the variety of player animation. Still, the game has a slight jerky feeling when a player transitions from one move to another, so there is room for improvement.

Although it is still not perfect, NBA '08 does give a good feeling of weight and momentum as the players bump into each other. And they'll definitely bump each other a lot, as the CPU-controlled defence sticks to your players like glue. Unfortunately, there is a bit of clipping where players (and parts of players) appear to pass through each other from time to time.

Overall, NBA '08 is not a bad game. It just tries to make up in presentation what it lacks in depth. But Eurogamer would venture to guess that most basketball fans would probably choose a title with a larger variety of options over one that looks slightly prettier.

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Real Gambler3384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

I though you were sick for a while because you finally had a few nice comments for the PS3 but I can see you're back.

A pretty nice 15 chapters review! Yet, you basically handpicked the only 3 negative chapters about the game for N4G... 15 chapters, and luck of draw, you picked chapter 10,11 and 15... Sure enough, a true PS3 fan may have stumble on any of the other 12 chapters. Not you.

Welcome back Bloodmask. Now let see how long it takes for your "others" xbox friends to show up : )

One last comment: How partial can a reviewer be when he finish a review with this line: "But Eurogamer would venture to guess that most basketball fans would probably choose a title with a larger variety of options over one that looks slightly prettier." It's not the job of a reviewer to GUESS what people will CHOOSE! Their job is to review a product, you give the pro and cons, and let the fans make their own mind!!!