3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Still has its ups and downs,
This review is from: NBA 2K12 (Covers May Vary) (Video Game)
Just bought nba 2k12 two days ago, I also bought 2k11 last year. I thought it was the best hoops game of all time and one of the best sports titles ever. That said 11 was still far from perfect. A lot of the players on 11 looked really hidious . I can say that 12 has improved on that greatly .There are still some akward looking players but its not nearly as bad as last year.As far as i can tell so far the gameplay remains largely the same. It's crisp as ever but the there are still age old problems. The passing system still sucks. You'll looking to pass to the player next to you and it will go across the court. It's still incredibly hard to run a fast break without turning the ball over. The AI still does some really goofy s&*%. For example a defender will leave a deadly shooter to double a player in the paint the likes of matt bonner. The legend mode dosn't always do its homework either. I was playing aginst the 1990-91 blazers and clyde drexler, a historically mediocore 3 point shooter ,went 7 for 10 on threes and most were contested . When playing as the 97-98 spurs i was able to turn avery johnson into chris paul and just blow by everyone in sight. Also if your playing aginst a legend and their feeling it good luck stoping them .I was playing against dominique wilkens and was routinely triple teaming him with bird, mchale,and parish to no avale. I know these guys are greats of the game but come on. I know this seems like knit picking but for a game that prides itself on being a simulation it kinda annoys me. All that said the game is still addicting as hell. The legend mode is unblevible. The level of detail is very impressive. I grew up loving the nba in the 90s and the majority of the stars move and play the way they did when they actually were lacing em up. They current rosters are largley the same with no rookies. This is not 2k's fault because the lockout screwed everything up. I kinda wish 2k had just ditched the association mode for a year and just focused on the legend mode. Overall this game is still far from perfect but still the best sports title out there.