04:47 PM - July 6, 2007 by Steve_OS
Our friends at the NBA Live Series Center have posted their impressions of NBA Live 08.
"One word I'm inclined to throw around a lot this year is "smooth". It's been well-documented that the game will be running at 60 frames per second and as a result it looks very sleek. It's not just the aesthetics though. The game also feels a lot smoother and this is particularly evident in the jumpshots. On the Next Gen version last year I found jumpshots quite awkward, often releasing them too late and being treated to the clutzy late release animation. Not so this year. Not only are the signature shots more apparent as players retain their shooting style even on a bad release, but the release points are much improved so shooting jumpers is a much more desirable option instead of constantly pounding the ball inside to keep up with the CPU as NBA Live 07 demanded. I guess the trade-off is that it will be less apparent when the release is bad, but that's all part of the learning curve and I for one would rather see the signature jumpshots in action."As always, some great information has been provided in this article, make sure you check it out.