Nascar '08

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

What's The Point?

on 8/17/2007

What They Did Wrong: · Graphics are no better than they were 2 years ago despite having claimed next generation graphics. · Drivers are more violent and try to wreck you a lot. Even their slightest touch will send you in circles but if you hit them just about nothing happens. And whatever you do, don’t T-Bone a guy. Their car will stick to you like glue. Try to go left or right and their wrecked car will follow you. It’s the most unrealistic thing you’ll ever experience. The wrecks also go into some kind of slow motion, which also adds to the horrible game experience. Maybe they were trying to create a cool effect but it comes across like when a PC gets bogged down and everything gets slow and muddy – Not Cool! · The blur effect also has to go. It was a nice thought when they added it to Nascar ’07 but it really doesn’t work. Basically when you hit a fast enough rate of speed, the edges of your screen get really blurry to simulate speed. The problem is, it can’t determine what’s going fast and what’s going slow. Any image that is in that area will become blurred. So even a car going the same speed as you will become distorted. And the blurring effect is weird. It’s more like an acid flashback than the kind of blur you would expect with high rates of speed. It’s more like that mirage effect you get when you’re looking down the road on a hot day. Get rid of it or make it work better. · The worst thing is they take the adult product brand names off the cars like Bud Weiser and Jack Daniels. I think they should offer a code that lets you play in adult mode so us adults can see these cars instead of the castrated preschool versions. What They Did Right: · It’s more realistic regarding racing into the corners. The older versions would automatically slow you down. In NASCAR ’08, you can pin it and go as fast as you want…you’ll wreck – but at least that’s your choice. · And though I ripped on the wrecking, I did like that the drivers get aggressive. In the older versions, you could smack into everyone and they would retaliate very little. I just don’t like how unfair the balance is. You tap them and they barely wiggle, they tap you and you’re dead! Conclusion: · Lets step it up a notch! I feel like I keep buying the same exact game year after year. When is it going to improve? That’s what disappoints me the most. I like the game overall but I expect to get something for my money – not just the same thing with a new title! Read More

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Best version of Nascar 08

on 1/4/2008

Best thing I can say is this is very close to the 07 version which is a good thing! The chief addition of course is are the COT cars, if the real ones wear tires as fast as those in the game, the real world should be very exciting next season :). I am a big fan of the older PC based papyrus games and miss the level of customization those products had, this version does include the ability to tweak some attributes and they do have a dramatic effect, although you can spend lots of time tweaking to get another tenth of a second, mostly minor adjustments from the default are good. Saving games in progress is amazing, no more numb hands as you try to finish a long race and there is a great new feature that allows you to spend your skill points to ¡§go back¡¨ a few seconds to avoid a crash that might have taken you out. This alone makes this game more fun! Read More

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Product Overview

Take the wheel of NASCAR revolutionary new car and drive your way to the Nextel Cup championship. As the new rookie driver on the circuit, earn licenses and contracts from hungry car owners and go from a hotshot rookie in the Whelen Modified Series to a seasoned veteran racing for the Nextel Cup. Gain new experiences during every race as you master each track, fine-tune your skills, and fill your trophy case along the way. Experience the thrill of tomorrow racing today in NASCAR 08. Race the Real Car of Tomorrow - Experience the true physics and handling of NASCAR newest race car, and unleash new racing strategies to capture the NEXTEL Cup championship. All-New Career Mode Earn your stripes by completing dynamic challenges that earn you new contracts in all four racing series, including the NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Whelen Modified Series, and NEXTEL Cup Series. Gain new experiences during every race as you master each track, fine-tune your skills, and fill your trophy case along the way. Experience the thrill of tomorrow racing today in NASCAR 08.

Specifications

Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Mfg Part# 15400
SKU 204235390
UPC 014633154009
UPC 14 00014633154009
Format PlayStation 2
Sales Rank 1865
Features
Gain New Experiences During Every Race, then modify your car's handling with over 40 tuning options to truly master every track!
Share Your Setups with NASCAR's Gaming Community, then challenge the field in live races with up to 16 players online!
Features
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 15400
Manufacturer Electronic Arts, Inc
Product Name NASCAR 08
Brand Name EA
Compatibility Broadband onlyAnalog Control (for PS2)Memory Card (for PS2)Network Adaptor CompatibleVibration Function (for PS2)
Platform Supported PlayStation 2
Features Race the Real Car of Tomorrow:Experience the true physics and handling of NASCAR newest race car, and unleash new racing strategies to capture the NEXTEL Cup championship.All-New Career Mode:Earn your stripes by completing dynamic challenges that earn you new contracts in all four racing series, including the NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Whelen Modified Series, and NEXTEL Cup Series.Instant Rewind:Relive countless scenarios at any point of the race by rewinding the last few seconds of action on the track.Test and Tune:Record your best lap at all 22 NASCAR-sanctioned tracks, then race again against your phantom car and see if you can beat your best time. ·Mid-Race Saves:Save your game progress at any point during a race, then come back later and make your run for the checkered flag.
Software Name NASCAR 08
Software Sub Type Racing Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 15400
Manufacturer Website Address www.ea.com
Manufacturer Electronic Arts, Inc
Product Name NASCAR 08
Brand Name EA
Additional Information Players: 1-2 Multiiplayer
Compatibility Broadband only Analog Control (for PS2) Memory Card (for PS2) Network Adaptor Compatible Vibration Function (for PS2)
Platform Support PlayStation 2
Features Race the Real Car of Tomorrow: Experience the true physics and handling of NASCAR newest race car, and unleash new racing strategies to capture the NEXTEL Cup championship. All-New Career Mode: Earn your stripes by completing dynamic challenges that earn you new contracts in all four racing series, including the NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Whelen Modified Series, and NEXTEL Cup Series. Instant Rewind: Relive countless scenarios at any point of the race by rewinding the last few seconds of action on the track. Test and Tune: Record your best lap at all 22 NASCAR-sanctioned tracks, then race again against your phantom car and see if you can beat your best time. · Mid-Race Saves: Save your game progress at any point during a race, then come back later and make your run for the checkered flag.
Software Name NASCAR 08
Software Sub Type Racing Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)

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