gamers (87%) found this review helpful
2K Sports has done it again! NBA2K11 was the greatest basketball game ever made until Oct. 4th 2011. That distinction now goes to NBA2K12.
The easiest way to explain it is the word "Tight". Everything is just tighter. The graphics, the player movement, the post game, the animations, everything. They really took last years game and made everything slightly better. My Player is vastly improved also since your rating starts in the 60's and not the 40's.
The biggest improvement in terms of gameplay is the fast-breaks. So fluid. You actually have 3 on 1 breaks. Fast-break points are now regularly in the 20's and 30's per game. Such a blast. Last year, 10 fast-break point in a game was a lot. They really fixed it beautifully.
Also, the game has 34 old-school teams! 34! Unbelievable. I played a game with the '65 Celtics and the game was in black and white, with retro commentary. Need i say more?
If you love basketball, you already have this game. If you love sports, buy this game. If you love technical achievement in videogames, buy this game. If you love Larry Bird, get his cover!
For the second year in a row 2K Sports has made a love letter to b-ball fanatics. Thank you. Now i'm going back to play....
posted by hobbsheat1214 (CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI) Oct 5, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
I have been playing 2K since it was on the Sega Dreamcast and this is by far the best basketball simulation I have ever played. It beats out last year's version by a hair but it is that hair that makes this version better. Honestly, I don't know how they are going to improve this game next year.