10:16 AM - July 15, 2007 by Steve_OS
IGN has posted their hands on impressions of NBA Live 08 Mobile.
"With the 08 edition of NBA Live, EA Mobile has adjusted the controls to fit what it has done with Madden 08 -- the main gameplay is just a one-handed session of movement and button presses of the center button for passes and shots. The way the system works in NBA is that you hold down the button for shooting, but quickly tap it for passing. Like in Madden, the pass sequence puts the game in slow-mo and brings up pass choices with color coding over your teammates for how safe it is to pass to them. There's also a new shot meter that gives you rhythm timing for what percentage you'll get in a shot based on your timing and coverage. In play, the system works fairly well, although it's not as clean as Madden since you need to pass much more often -- shooting takes a bit of holding down of the button, so not only is it harder to time sometimes than a dedicated button, but also it's difficult to make shots on the move. Still, the system is much better in play than most button set-ups that over-complicate the mobile experience, and you can play the game for the most part with just one hand. If you want to complicate things, you can change plays and set picks with the 10-keypad."