Summary: This game is so much fun. I have this one and 2K11 for Xbox 360 and I play this one more. The controls are great, the rosters are fair, and the ratings are correct. THe jerseys are also fun and the season mode is great. Online play in this game is also great, playing either you vs. another or teams. The graphics and broadcasters are stellar. Get this game.
Summary: I've played both Live 09 and 2k9. I think the animations in 2k9 looks so much more realistic. However, it does need some work to get even better. A couple of things that annoy me the most such as the slowness on shot animations, it takes way too long to get a shot off with some players (like Kobe) and you will end up being blocked unless you have a wide open shot to take. Secondly, the commentary is still crap like last year.
Summary: I think 2K was a great game. But u have to work so hard to get good at it. The controls are so impossible to master. If your going to play on xbox live, practice hard because its a challenge. Its such a stressful game. I have both live and 2K and lives graphics don't even compare with 2K. The graphics are amazing on 2K. In live you miss layups sometimes but in 2K you miss way more its not a fair game. You can't even win against the computer on the hardest level.
Summary: Dont get me wrong if you like basketball games you should get NBA 2k9 over NBA Live no contest. But NBA 2k9 is a great game, it has great stadiums and the animations and the characters are great. But where everything really gets wrong is the gameplay or if you go into Association. Like if you want to change some settings in the association like tendencies or playbook or sliders or anything the gameplay will like mess up.
Terrell Owens fan go bills. Allen iverson fan.. , GameStop
29 March 2009
Summary: In this game i was the Detroit Pistons, i was Allen Iverson and I went to take a shot and got blocked by Juan Dixon, who is rated like 72. In this case Allen Iverson was rated 95. Also another one is sometimes there is no heads. Another one is I will go for a layup and get blocked. They will do they same thing, ( I will have a hand in there face) And make the layup. But when these things aren't happening, this game is AWESOME.
Summary: Be warned, you will probably need to adjust the game play sliders because the default settings cause you to miss too many easy lay ups in close games. This could have been the best basketball game ever made but the computer a.i. ruins it. I have never been more frustrated than I am with this game. It makes me want to smash my controller and yell obscenities.
Summary: I rushed home to play this game and the first thing I noticed was the improved graphics. The crowd looks better. There are a few gripes I have about the game. Although it's nice having Clark Kellogg instead of Kenny Smith, he still says some of the same exact things that Kenny said. He sounds just like him in many ways too. I was expecting a little more variety in that aspect.