gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Once again 2k delivers the goods.AI is vastly improved on both sides of the ball.Spacing is very realistic and smart.No longer will you have AI defenders over pressure players that aren't a threat from deep and leave their overmatched teammate out to dry.Graphicly the game takes a rather significant step forward and gone are the unrealistic looking rookie players coming out of the draft.Overall gameplay builds on it's already strong core and pretty much all of the downsides to last year's rendition are gone.A definite buy for an NBA fan looking for a realistic basketball sim rather than the more arcade-like feel of Live.
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
I notice only a few reviewer mention the online problem. NBA gamers, if you love last years NBA 2K8 for it's online play... DON'T GET THIS GAME!!!
No more playing your friends online as soon as you get home from work or school.. nope, you have to wait in line like the rest of us. Yes, the graphics are GREAT! The graphic are suppose to be better from last year game, but to mess with the online play just make the game fun at home with the fellas.
Get the game.. if you love a real controllable NBA basketball game, but if you want to play online, play last years game.
This game destroys NBA Live is every aspect. Game-play, graphics, animations, features, you name it.
The graphics are a great example of what NBA games should look like. The court designs, logos, hardwood, reflections are all stunning. The players? About 85% of them look amazingly identical to their real-life counterparts. The animations are very, very good, and the crowd is as realistic as it can get!
The game-play is probably going to be the best part of this game. It's very easy to learn, and get used to it. Occasionally, at times, the passes in the game are going to frustrate the user. You also cannot full-court inbound, and you frequently miss easy lay-ups.
Overall, I think this game will suit any NBA fan's needs... for now.