Good look at the state of All-Pro Football 2K8

Posted June 13th, 2007 at 12:21 pm

I've been talking about many of the issues surrounding APF 2K8 for a while, and been taking some flack for it from 2K fans. Despite this, I felt that I was being fair, and presenting from a perspective that was relevant.

When evaluating what 2K needed to do to break into the market and come away successful with a game such as this, I took a look at what they needed to do to achieve that back in March. They simply haven't come through on much, and in many ways gone backwards. Cutting out franchise mode is probably the most obvious example. has posted up a back and forth discussion on 2K8 which includes analysis of how things are coming together. You can read it by clicking here. Many great points are made, and this is coming from two guys who are well respected in the community and have no bias one way or the other.

Amusingly (but not surprisingly) they are taking criticism and having insults slung their way. Some just can't seem to comprehend that their opinions are not be shared by many at this point and thus go on to attack the people who point those things out, such as Shawn and Mark at 5wg. 

This type of discussion should be important to 2K and fans of the series, since it is necessary that the game pull some general fans of football games in. It can not survive solely off the small group of hardcore 2K fans. Right now, the game just does not seem to have anything compelling that is going to sway people into purchasing it as a 2nd or 3rd football game for their library.