Summary: i got this game because it was only $10 I should have gotten a basket ball because with a basketball, you dont do random things randomly. This was my first basketball game and i should have gotten NBA live (my friend has it). For starters the main menu is like a start menu. i had to look in a manuel to find that out. there is a really cruddy career mode and other modes. the controls are for people who are perfectionists. the manuel doesnt help with the controls at all.
Summary: I thought that this game was alright, not good but alright. There are a few turn offs from this game that prompted me to return it, lets start with the controls. They are alright but they could be better, and as far as good controls go this year NHL 09 is tops. Anyway back to the topic, if you are a hard core gamer nerd and basketball fanatic you will not be impressed with it.
Summary: I have played several basketball videogames over the years for several different systems and this game is a total disapointment. NBA 2K9 just isn't as good as NBA Live 09. The controls on the 2K series are a bit confusing, especially the "shot stick" feature. The graphics are terrible, and the arenas look more like football stadiums. The 3 point contest in NBA 2K9 is horrible. The shot stick doesn't do very well in this mode either.
Summary: Don't buy it, it is a waste of money. I love basketball and I loved all of the 2k games but this one is just ridiculous (in a bad way). The players are WAY overrated and some of them are WAY underrated. like Chris Paul is rated a 99 but it is literally impossible to score because I mean you got big huge shot blockers like Dirk Nowitizki who blocks everything in that game and because paul is little he gets everything blocked so it is just mid range jump shots, and then...