posted by MichaelW (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Feb 9, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This has to be the worst basketball game ever. The "All play" controls are annoying for anyone who actually wants to play the game. There doesn't appear to be anything that allows you to disable the "all play" settings, and just control everything on your own. Instead you'll constantly fight with the computer over control of movement and other controls.
The players all move slow, it's WAY too easy to steal, for instance, I averaged 20+ steals a game, while passing is annoying as it's completly too easy to have passes picked off.
There is nothing to this game, calling plays do not work, instead you just make a regular pass. Find your 3-point specialist on your team every play, and have him shoot it, as long as he's got some space he'll make it over 90% of the time.
I absolutely hate this game, it is horrible. Not to mention, the stats for most players are unrealistic.
Examples - Dwight Howard has range just short of 3, Deron Williams cannot dunk, and sucks at passing, Mike Dunleavy is a top 10 player, Carmelo Anthony is an elite rebounder, and the Knicks are decent.
The people who made this game obviously do not watch basketball.
posted by decourcy73 (FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Feb 13, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
A really terrible basketball sim. NBA Live games have been steadily getting worse since the creation of the 2K series, but this one is really bad. I only kept the game for one day and returned it. As far as I could tell, you cannot even create your own character. I thought that was a requisite to sports games nowadays. After I found out I could not create a character, the game was pretty much lost on me.