Summary: The motions & movement of people's bodies in this game in general is amazing, particularly on the defensive end of the game. Defenders are keenly aware of the man they're guarding, relative to where the ball is. So he'll kinda put his arm out, to keep contact and feel his man, as he tries to also watch the ball on the other side of the court.
Summary: It's the same as almost any other basketball game, just the price is cheaper. In the new games besides a few other newer features and the changes made from '09 to 2012 all you're really paying for is graphics when you buy 2K13 so yeah go ahead and buy this, or 2K10 whenever you can get 2K10 for a penny plus shipping&handling
Summary: NBA 2K9 is a fun game for basketball fans. First of all, I definitely DO NOT recommend that someone pays full retail price ($59.99) for this game if either A) you own another game in the series or B) it is more than 1/2 of the way into the season. That's just the fallacy of sports video games. There will be another coming along very shortly, which puts a shelf-life on the replay value.
Summary: At the time of this writing, there has not been any patches to correct the issues plaguing the game that the creators were too incompetent to see beforehand or prepare for. Even with these issues, which I'll talk about specifically in a moment, this is still the best basketball game I've ever played. No matter what happens in the future to correct this game, this will forever be remembered for its absolutely and completely broken online game.
Excerpt: This probably is a great basketball game, but it's massively unforgiving for beginners: No tutorials, no explanation of terms or tactics, it just drops you straight into whichever game mode you select and leaves you to find your own way. Not knowing much, I ended up in a big mess not scoring much (and not knowing why) but giving up a lot of fouls (and not knowing why). So... not for beginers.
Conclusion: It is the best basket ball game out so far the itraduction is just like on tv and a lot of fun but it is sad to say that it gets boring after a while buy it if all you want is a weaks worth of fun if not dont