Summary: OK when I first got the game I was pumped. Then I started to play it and with every game I played I got less and less addicted to it. One of the cons is that you cannot create a basketball player and go through a career(like you could do in Madden Football). Also in the game you can create a franchise, but the bad thing about that is that you can trade anybody for anybody. So I could end up trading my worst players and get all stars.
Summary: On NBA 2K9 the graphics took an enormous step forward, showing the real detail to the players. But when it comes to the actual gameplay you can not help but to feel cheated when you are unable to make a majority of shots inside the paint getting stopped easily as if the computer knows the exact shot you are making and the exact time when you will make it and "surprisingly" blocks you, or when you are wide open trying to make the three and it takes 14 times to actually...
Summary: Any fan of the NBA2K series know what to expect whenever a new title is upcoming. I have been a fan of the series since it made it's debut on the Sega Dreamcast system. The folks at Visual Concepts have always seem to get the job done right. With NBA2K9 however, these guys put all their efforts into graphics and moves and the result is a game with messed-up controls. This game would without a doubt be the best basketball game ever if the controls was up to par.
Summary: This game was a big disappointment for me. First of all I'm an ex-live fan that switched to nba 2k series in 2007 and the main disappointment is that they really screwed up the online aspect of the game. First they removed the lobbies so when u challenge someone, u have to play someone at random. This really sucks because you have to spend anywhere from a half hour or more trying to play an online game. They took away the ability to rate the player after the game.
Summary: It is my first attempt to play 2K game. I used to play Nba Live on a computer. I must admit that 2k9 is very entertaining and some players' dunks and moves are breathtaking. Before you buy this game you must know that it takes a while to master at least basic controls and before that happens the game might be a bit frustrating. Some players are too good to defend them. Another annoying thing is mad 3pt. shooting (very easy to make these shots even under heavy pressure).
Excerpt: The last NBA 2K game I bought was 2K6 so it was time for an upgrade. The first and biggest improvement I noticed were the graphics. The shorts and jersey actually move with the player and don't look like they are made of wood anymore. The close ups of the players' faces are very detailed and look much more accurate to the real players, than before. When you're playing a game, it is getting close to looking like a real game on TV.
Conclusion: Simple matter of fact is, this is the best sports simulation I have ever seen. The graphics are absolutely sublime, exceeding all previous 2Ks. The commentary has actually been reworked, the Blacktop games are extremely addictive, The Association will last you the whole year, and the All-Stars no longer miss easy lay-ups. That said, the game is extremely hard, especially for b-ball newbies. And the soundtrack is a load of (expletive removed).
Conclusion: The gameplay is great no real problems there other than sometimes players still layup behind the backboard and consequently go out of bounds although this is not very often. Also playing a season or association franchise has one annoying feature that other players simulated rebound per game are all below 10 bar one or 2 so doesnt reflect actual life counterparts performances. One thing to 2KSPORTS..
Conclusion: If you love b'ball then this is a must! I'm addicted to it at the mo, after getting my hands on it finally on the 7th march 09....... It looks amazing, and wish that ea would do the same with there kits on the fifa's as they look so real.... Also the features are getting so spot on now, and the sweat is not just on there heads and arms, but you can actually see it form on the jerseys too!