Excerpt: Do you ever glance at your old consoles and reminisce about the countless hours spent playing EA Sports NBA Live? Yeah, neither do I. 2K Sports has had a lock on the console basketball simulation market for some time now, and after last year's stellar performance in NBA 2K12 fans can only wonder how...
Conclusion: NBA 2K13 is the unrivaled (literally!) champion of NBA action despite some struggles with implementing a user friendly interface. Jump right in with you own player or run the court with any of the dozens of legends included.
Summary: This game is massive. It will easily keep even the most hardened player busy until next season. Suffice to say, this is the new bar that any future basketball title is going to be gauged against.
Pros: Presentation, presentation, presentation - you are fully welcomed in, and embraced by the game's feel and looks, Motion, physics, animations are all spot on, The commentary is ridiculously accurate
Cons: Load times are still a little on the long side, Menus are not up to the same level as the rest of the presentation, Justin Bieber... really?
Conclusion: Concept: Keep this high-flying basketball franchise at the top of its game and restore its shaky online reputation
Graphics: From the accurate player tattoos to the authentic pre-game rituals, Visual Concepts captures the essence of the sport.
Excerpt: It’s interesting that my character began with two left feet and was all thumbs, because I’m pretty sure I didn’t select those options during the player creation process. Maybe there’s a slider for that somewhere. Oh well.