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NBA 2K12


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Amazing game offline & broken online

posted by DikoNYaL1p (CHARLOTTE, NC) Oct 16, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Like my title says offline this game is by FAR the most realistic sim bball game EVER, no if, ands, or buts about it. From the presentation to the gameplay, you feel like your watching a real NBA game. The CPU could come off as cheap at times, but you can fix that by adjusting the sliders and difficulty. I'm not a fan of my player, I mainly play the association (online and off now ha) and team-up and ranked matches.

Which brings me to my problems with this game, online is a horrendous broken mess. When a player can hoist 20-30 contested threes and hit 10-15 of them every game! Something is wrong. Between that and not being able to draw fouls when the oppossing player calls a zone is brain numbingly frustrating. On top of players cutting to the basket, when they are wide open for an uncontested shot, resulting in an easy tip pass or interception of the ball because the person I'm playing called a zone, which was the reason why my guy was sooo open to begin with. All those things coupled with steals being absurdly easy online, someone could reach randomly and most likely get the ball from me, makes online extremely disappointing. It could of been something special, but with all those bugs and exploits, on top of the lag on team up, it falls short...

All those negatives aside, offline is one of the best sport game experiences ever. Online will make you hate the game! So if you're a competitor and hate being cheated do NOT play online. Stick with offline. IF you like getting frustrated and being on the verge of raging out, play online ranked matches and team up.

Nba 2k12 offline score: 9.5
Nba 2k12 online score (ranked matches and team up): 6.0

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We're playin basketball!

posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Oct 5, 2011

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Member since Apr 2010

22 out of 25 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

The guys at 2K have done it again and this time they have created the best basketball game ever. Lets start with My Player, because thats the mode i always dive into first, they've gotten rid of the summer circuit and draft combine and instead put you at the big rookie game(announcers included) with some decent stats this time. Play good and you'll get interviewed by some big teams, if not well...have fun on the Wizards. The Association mode isn't a mode i get crazy on but it is fun and they put online in it, which is awesome. NBA's greatest is a mode that pits you in a team at the height of its skill, like the 91' Bulls with Jordan and Pippen, while going against Mugsy's Hornets. Beat those games to unlock those teams.

Gameplay is just as good as 2k11 if not better, the defense isn't as extremely brutal, but will be challenging to get by. The Graphics aren't RAGE status but they are decent enough to look at, except the Draft itself, looks awful, luckly its not that long.

Enough of the details lets get to the Verdict!

The Goods:
-The sheer amount of modes will make you play this till next year, in fact My player mode itself will kill some time!
-The gameplay, they've fixed the broken defense so you can pass to a teammate now! But not from wing to wing of course.
-The Broadcast, every game feels like a game on TV, they've added a new announcer this time, now its Clark Kellogg, Kevin Harlan and Steve Kerr, which adds to less repetitive announcing during games.
-The soundtrack is straight up basketball.

The Meh:
-While they have fixed Kobe's alien looking face, they've still gotta work on the faces and hair.
-My Player mode can be frustrating if you don't practice, or get on a bad team.
-The NBA's greatest mode is pretty short, but thats not a bad thing.
-When i played online it was laggy the first game, but it improved the next few games, so its very unpredictable.

The BAD: Nothing too bad except some of the minor graphics in the game look awful.

Overall, BUY.

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12 out of 10

posted by mpatrissnyc (BROOKLYN, NY) Oct 5, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

14 out of 16 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Best sports game of all time period case closed!
Yes there may be a lockout there may not be roster updates but who needs that when you can spend days in a row just playing my player or the awesome legend challenges.


The Bill Russell challenge is incredible!!
You really feel like your back in the days watching it on your old black n white.
Looks like my wife wont be getting anymore sleep thanks to 2k12!! :)

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