CPU Nearly Unbeatable, leads to unrealistic gameplay
Keegan E. Dewitt, Amazon
23 February 2009
Summary: I have been a 2k user since it was on dreamcast. I loyally purchase it every year, and have ridden all of the ups and downs that the franchise has offered. The franchise has always suffered from one notable issue... difficulty levels. Instead of becoming more difficult based on overall statistics, 2k always seemed to simply make the game a bit "cheaper". Suddenly, come the 4th quarter, you couldn't make a wide open dunk. You'd miss it over and over and over.
Summary: Been playing nba 2k for a while and I am disapointed by this years' version which I bought it 2 weeks ago. My issues: 1. Lag when playing OFFLINE in 2k mode 2. Online mode - no 2k view. I don't like any of the views they have on the positive side they have really tried to improve graphics (which is what creates offline lag) and lack of certain views online.
Summary: First off I have bought every nba 2k game since about 04. I played 2k8 online quite often and was very good it it. Was in the middle hundreds of the hundreds of thousands that played (rank). NBA 2k9 has been reinvented maybe a bit too much. I experienced freezing, errors, not impressed with game play. The controls are awkward and very hard to learn. I started to learn how to play online, but the 2k camera is not in option in multiplayer.
Summary: I've been buying NBA 2k games every year since the Sega Sports / Dreamcast days, and I've thoroughly enjoyed every one. I like creating teams (even if they haven't upgraded the logos/jerseys for created teams since the start), I love fantasy drafting with those teams. I've lived with shoddy CBA simulations in previous versions, I've lived with weird AI, I've even lived with the phantom offensive foul bugs from last year. And I've loved every one...