Excerpt: I so thoroughly enjoyed NBA 2K10 on the Wii that I decided to check out the previous year on the Playstation 2. NBA 2K9 can be found on the Personal Computer, Playstation 3, an Xbox 360 as well. I should have gone back into the archives and noticed how NBA 2K7 did. But it helps fill a hole in our extremely full reviews section, and it may help over one million people make a decision on this game. Especially if you see it on clearance as I did.
Conclusion: Concept: Continue to refine an already great title with the deepest franchise mode in any sports game
Graphics: Amazing crowd animations make you feel like you're in the arena
Sound: New additions to the broadcast team gel well
Playability: Controls well until you're in the low post
Entertainment: Still the best basketball game around for hoops aficionados
Summary: The gap between EA and 2K's basketball games is slowly closing, and I feel that some of this is 2K's fault more than a giant leap forward by the competition. While 2K9 can be a fluid, responsive title, the lack of smoothness in the low post game is clear. There were times when trying to do something as simple as backing down and spinning to the net for a shot could produce unexpected results.
Conclusion: NBA 2K9 comes out of the Xbox 360 arena as the
undisputed champ, despite some stiff competition
from EA’s NBA Live 09. The game definitely holds
more weight in capturing the NBA experience,
especially with the inclusion of “living
rosters” that provide up-to-the-minute
statistical changes. The new revamped gameplay
offers a more balanced action on the court and
more room to express your skills without getting
into foul trouble.
Conclusion: Another thing I Hate is that the achievements for this game are extremely easy (except for a few Online ones's) Most of them are either a player achievement or a match-up achievement. Personally, I don't care but I like a little challenge sometimes. To sum up, NBA 2K9 is definately a must buy. 5/5 stars!!! Can't wait for 2K10 to come out. I will be writing a review for 2K10 when it comes out. Thank You For Reading This Review Of NBA 2K9.
Conclusion: NBA 2K9 is definitely “here to play” this year pulling no puches from the competition. You can tell the team behind the game truly wanted to stuff the game jam packed with features and make improvements here and there to graphics and gameplay. NBA 2K9 is a sure bet for basketball fans and sports fans in general. This latest basketball title from 2k Sports is definitely worth the purchase if you haven’t purchased it already.
Conclusion: basketball gamers will appreciate NBA Live 09’s complexity on the court. Free-throw shooting is much easier in NBA Live 09, relying on a button timing schematic, than in the thumbstick-controlled charity stripe shot in NBA 2K9. And those free throws can be very important in a close contest, so having a much easier shooting setup definitely improves the chances of not wasting those precious free points, something that happens in NBA 2K9.
Excerpt: Put simply: it doesn’t get better than this for videogame basketball. NBA 2K9 basically took a blueprint which was already established as genre-defining and leading, and made some tweaks in order to provide the best experience available. That being said, my score reflects the fact that they left room for improvement for subsequent releases -- this year's minor refinements are just that: minor.