Excerpt: EA Sports and 2K Sports have become bitter rivals since 2K joined the craziness that is basketball video gaming a few years back. The last few years have seen 2K Sports at the top of the leaderboard, achieving unanimously higher ratings than EA's NBA Live series.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Excerpt: So I had NBA 2K9 going, and without bothering to pause it, I left the room (I was probably getting pummeled). A few minutes later, I walked back in (probably with a drink to take away the sting of the pummeling), sat down, and thought for a few confusing moments that a live NBA game was on...