Nba2K Or Nba Live

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Avatar image for KurupSoldr
KurupSoldr

4094

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 6

User Lists: 0

#1 KurupSoldr
Member since 2006 • 4094 Posts

i have seen the reviews, looking for more first hand perspective on which one is usually better to pick up. I am not a hardcore basketball gamer so keep that in mind as well.

Thanks

Avatar image for MassiveKaos
MassiveKaos

3876

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

#2 MassiveKaos
Member since 2006 • 3876 Posts
play both demos. Most people would say nba2k(and most of them ahvent even played both,they just take 2k8 because it had betetr reveiws or they ahvent played either and say that) I preferred NBa Live 08. The controls and graphics are better on live 08 also. So try the demos
Avatar image for baller72
baller72

1847

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#3 baller72
Member since 2007 • 1847 Posts
if you want an arcade type of game get live...but if you want a realistic type of game i say nba2k8... i prefer 2k,, but that nba live online 5 on 5 is kinda cool idea to me...
Avatar image for Ownsin
Ownsin

1331

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#4 Ownsin
Member since 2007 • 1331 Posts
Dude get NBA LIVE, NBA2K sucks i have them both.. so deffinetely get Nba Live!
Avatar image for bigblunt537
bigblunt537

6907

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

#5 bigblunt537
Member since 2003 • 6907 Posts

play both demos. Most people would say nba2k(and most of them ahvent even played both,they just take 2k8 because it had betetr reveiws or they ahvent played either and say that) I preferred NBa Live 08. The controls and graphics are better on live 08 also. So try the demosMassiveKaos

BS... I went with Live this year because i was getting bored of NBA 2k, but it was a bad mistake. I think both Live and 2K this year did pretty bad. Live was better then last years and 2k was worst then last years ,BUT overall 2K is still the better game. Live will frustrate you unless you adjust 99% of the sliders or Vince Carter will have a 25/25 game against you with 15 shots being 3 pt and the other 10 unstoppable dunks. The graphics in Live are far superior though but the very slow and terrible animated passes will frustrate you as well as the dunkfest that happens do to the inability to defend. You can be right on somebody playing them as hard as you can and the allstars(including people like Ben Wallace and other big men) will dunk on you at will as if you were a 4 ft kid. It is really frustrating.

NBA live isn't a BAD game its decent with just a few flaws, but those flaws will make you not want to play the game after about a week. NBA 2k has solid animations, great passing, decent visuals, great shooting(NBA live doesn't matter how long you hold the jumpshot button the shot will miss or go in regardless there is no timing involved) and overall it feels like a game of much higher quality. You will not regret this decision if you buy 2K and if you do you will regret it alot less then if you bought NBA live and this coems from someone who owns both. Dont judge NBA 2K by that demo because i did and i regret buying NBA live over 2K even though i regret 2K because i feel as if it was a downgrade from 2K7.

Avatar image for BHS_LineMen
BHS_LineMen

612

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#6 BHS_LineMen
Member since 2008 • 612 Posts
NBA Live 08
Avatar image for xoxINSOMNIACxox
xoxINSOMNIACxox

647

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#7 xoxINSOMNIACxox
Member since 2008 • 647 Posts
I'm a fan of Live ever but for this year i went for 2k for the first time. I rented both but i bought 2k. Getting Live is a mistake I would say.
Avatar image for realistic44
realistic44

8458

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#8 realistic44
Member since 2008 • 8458 Posts
I actually got nba 08 because it came with a deal when i bought the ps3 on black friday. and i actually kind of liked, although its more arcadish style, its the only basketball game to run at 1080 with a very fast rate of 60 fps. framerate per second. the graphics were very smooth on hd. and the shooting mechanic is the best out of any game, although i like to see it in more realistic terms, have a franchise mode, and dont allow me to trade kendrick perkins for amare stoudemire . :lol:
Avatar image for titanium2108
titanium2108

305

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#9 titanium2108
Member since 2008 • 305 Posts
There is a review here that compares all 3 2008 NBA games for PS3. It's a short review but NBA2K is apparently the worst out of all 3, so I would say get NBA Live.
Avatar image for realistic44
realistic44

8458

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#10 realistic44
Member since 2008 • 8458 Posts
Anybody tried nba 08, i used to have it, but i was an idiot who traded it in at gamestop :lol:, the game was actually pretty good though.
Avatar image for KurupSoldr
KurupSoldr

4094

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 6

User Lists: 0

#11 KurupSoldr
Member since 2006 • 4094 Posts

There is a review here that compares all 3 2008 NBA games for PS3. It's a short review but NBA2K is apparently the worst out of all 3, so I would say get NBA Live.titanium2108

LOL Are you serious, thats not you is it?

Avatar image for SnakeLMR
SnakeLMR

640

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#12 SnakeLMR
Member since 2006 • 640 Posts
NBA2K8 pisses all over Live 08....get 2K8!! LAKERS 07/08 NBA CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar image for realistic44
realistic44

8458

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#13 realistic44
Member since 2008 • 8458 Posts
Lol im still mad over that game, :lol:, oh well, always next year for my back up team.
Avatar image for realistic44
realistic44

8458

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#14 realistic44
Member since 2008 • 8458 Posts

Actually it goes like this Nba2k8>Nba 08> Nba Live 08.

Kurup have you ever used buy.com if not, you can get 10 dollars off and get nba 2k8 for 27 dollars, just letting you know :D.

Avatar image for 417alum
417alum

1468

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 9

User Lists: 0

#15 417alum
Member since 2007 • 1468 Posts

NBA Live FTW

Great game

One of Best lives of all time

Avatar image for Silverdragon17
Silverdragon17

664

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#16 Silverdragon17
Member since 2005 • 664 Posts

I say NBA 2k8 even though I've owned nba live for years. NBA 2k8 is just more realistic and it actually takes some strategic playing to play at your best (Running sets and etc.) In NBA 2k8, you'll have realistic shooting percentages, scores and etc. I have to play 9-10 minute quarters just to put up a realistic amount of points against the computer. If you like a more arcade type of game, pick live.

Check some similar topics on this for more opinions. There are some lengthy topics.

NBA 08 is by far the worst. I got it on accident since NBA 2k8 was sold out. (2k8 was hard to find a few days after release).

Avatar image for nkair23
nkair23

724

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#17 nkair23
Member since 2007 • 724 Posts

I prefer nba 2k8

Avatar image for bigblunt537
bigblunt537

6907

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

#18 bigblunt537
Member since 2003 • 6907 Posts

[QUOTE="titanium2108"]There is a review here that compares all 3 2008 NBA games for PS3. It's a short review but NBA2K is apparently the worst out of all 3, so I would say get NBA Live.KurupSoldr

LOL Are you serious, thats not you is it?

lmfao @ video thanks for the video man it was great.