posted by Gamer8109 (GROVER BEACH, CA) Oct 22, 2008
Member since Mar 2003
gamers (57%) found this review helpful
After playing this game I really got disappointed. It's good thing that I rented this game first, otherwise I would've wasted money on this title. It's has a very poor control, almost impossible to dunk, very poor sound effects, even though it has good graphics but the game play is really bad. I was trying to choose between nba live '09 and 2K9 and it wasn't hard to make up decision after I rented both titles. NBA live '09 is far better game than the 2k9.
I have always been a fan of the 2k series. I have loved this game for years and honestly it has improved every single year except for this one. This game is just garbage. First of all the online play is TERRIBLE. How do you create an online play system with NO LOBBIES?? When you finally do get a game with someone you can not see there rank, dnf's, win/loss, nothing. Also the gameplay has definitely taken a step back. What was once a fluid game is no longer the same. It is extremely difficult to create a fastbreak without your own offensive player STOPPING as he catches the ball. Defensively...well there is no defense, every short layup or jumpshot is good, no matter the player. The graphics were a step up and that is the only thing. Overall this game sucks...I suggest that if you want to play this rent it and judge for yourself.
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Besides the major glitch that wouldn't let u inbound the ball, 2k9 has totally let me down. Trying to argue that this is the better franchise is as pathetic as saying McCain is as healthy as a stallion. Blocking shots are way too easy, but shot percentage stays in the 50s and 60s. Team rating dominate the game meaning bad players on good teams will murder some stars on the game. The 5 on 5 online link up freezes constantly with lag and really was put on the game apparently before it was ready. Players still miss too many lay ups and the worst of all issues, players still have out of character abilities; for example Jason Kidd hasn't been a dominate scorer in the league for at least 3 maybe 4 years but on the game, he'll definitely be one of the players to kill u with 30pts 14 assists and dee u up the whole game. Get NBA Live 09 and don't waste your time with 2K Sports.