Originally Posted by brakel
I'll see if I can answer this question tonight.
I will as well. You want to try and play, brakel? PSN ID is Machines. I hope the online for this is better than the online for NBA 2K7, which I could never get to work. Hopefully this will be an improvement. Not sure what time I'll be on tonight, but send me a friend invite and we'll see if we can give the online a shot.
I agree 100% with your review. The longer and longer you play, you do notice little graphic things that you wish were better, but the gameplay is so fantastic you really don't care. The animations and ground interaction, the way the players feel like they actually have weight to them, is the key here. It's the subtle details like the skinny sideways run, the little extra push from your RB when he's getting tackled, etc., that make it look like the real deal. The sliding in Madden got to be too bad for me to stomach anymore and I last purchased it in '06. I was going to hold out for it this year and pass on this, but it just looked too dang good.
My only major complaint is the sound. I'm not sure if I got a bum disc or what, but the audio is terrible. Every time the crowd goes into a loud cheer, my speakers crackle. I've tried it through headphones, too, and it does the same thing. I think they are pushing that audio level too hard and wonder if they could fix that with a patch.
I also don't like how the score bar covers up the names and stamina rating of your backfield. I wish they would have made that smaller or given you the option to turn it off. I feel like a great looking game is being covered up by your typical 2K Sports scoreboard nastiness. NBA 2K7 was just as bad. Make it smaller or give me the option to make it go away.