NBA '08 has a lot of momentum heading to the basket but can't complete the shot. The artificial intelligence is a beast, scoring lots of points and reading offensive and defensive plays like a prodigal genius. That's too bad, because other elements of the game work really well. Mini-games are back, including an Arkanoid-type clone and a Whac-a-Mole-like game of reflexes. Other modes, such as Conquest and online, attempt to add depth. In the end, though, these sweet ingredients can't overcome its bitter aftertaste.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. LEARN MORE