gamers (74%) found this review helpful
This game is the greatest I mean like the game play is real, the graphics are astonishing, the moves are crisp and clean, the reaction to big plays are heart-racingly spectacular. The game makes you rave over and over again if you get tired playing this game you simply aren't into sports games as much as you think you are. Everything from last year that was good is great...2K stepped up this year haven't played Live yet but 2K is definitely a keeper whether Live is good or not.
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This is my initial reaction to the game after about 5 days and 50 games.
The Good: Best graphics ever for a basketball game. You can see the players sweating and they look like themselves more than ever. Most realistic basketball gameplay i've yet to play. Improved post move control. My player mode adds another way to learn how to play and adds another dimension to the game.
The Bad: PS3 online has been unbelievably unstable. No more online lobbies. You can't pick who your going to play against online. Alley-oops are too easy to execute and are a problem. New iso-motion control which made chaining moves together less prevalent
The UGLY: Lead passing is impossible to stop. There is a slight delay for online games so makes timing the release of free-throws and jump shots unreasonably difficult. There is no way to customize and save online settings so you must reset it for every match.