11:48 AM - October 8, 2007 by Steve_OS
We have just posted our NBA Live 08 review. Find out what Aaron Holbert had to say about it.
"The less said about NBA Live 07 the better. I have reviewed basketball games for this site for the last six years and I’ve never seen a lazier effort by a major video game developer, but, there is a ray of sunshine that came from such a disastrous effort. Last year’s game served as a wake up call in the same way that the last year of the Triple Play series led to the great MVP baseball series. Without even delving deep into the game it's clear that this year’s effort is an improvement. The only question is how big of an improvement.
Let’s start with the new features. Electronic Arts (EA) started early with the promotion of NBA Live 08 and trumped out four new features - Go To Moves, Hot Spots, Quickstrike Moves and the FIBA World Championships. Go To Moves are pretty much self-explanatory. Certain star players like Kobe Bryant and Gilbert Arenas have their signature moves included in the game. Go To Moves are not the same as signature jumpshots. Players will use their go to moves depending on the player’s position on the court. This feature is well implemented and even though the name makes it seem as if the moves are automatic, they aren’t."