I'll admit. That gave me some pause as well. I want either the Jordan cover, or the Magic Johnson one. I definitely don't want the Bird cover. I'll hope that I get one that I want. It would suck if I don't... as I don't have a color printer.
Yeah that means shelling out for color ink (well, already have that) and glossy paper (don't have that). Glossy paper is expensive. I'm already paying $59.99 for a game in a lockout season. Would it be that hard for them to give us an option? Magic Johnson please!
I think what they should do is include high-quality printouts on quality, thick paper (glossy even) of either all three covers, or at least the two alternatives to what we do receive. But... it'd be easier just to throw in all three with every game.
I've seen some CD scores do that; for example, the Lord of the Rings scores did. The label threw in about 7 or so alternative dual-sided slip covers in the box set.
I don't know who to blame for this: Amazon for being too lazy to add extra SKU's in order to diferentiate between cover athletes or 2K Sports for not adding all 3 of them on one cover at once. It would have made sense to include all of them on one cover since one of their trailers mentions "MJ is back.... and he brought some friends along"
I just cancelled my pre-order. Combine the lack of control over which cover I'll get, with the current state of the NBA, I'll just wait until the price drops. I sense that will happen sooner than later, given the lockout. And it the lockout affects the regular season, then it surely will result in big sales. I can decide then. Otherwise I'm just buying it for a 10 dollar credit and for lack of choice in which cover I get. So, forget it...
really? i mean really? if youre more concerned about what the cover looks like instead of the game itself somethings wrong with you. ok i understand collectables but seriously? youre playing the game not the cover, i dont think ive ever payed attention to a games front and back cover after the first day i got it. smh
By the way, check out the 9.5 review score it got on IGN. I'm not passing this game up due to the lockout or not getting a certain cover. I know the lockout sucks, but I'm enjoying the Hardwood Classics being shown on NBA TV. And in that same vein, I'm extremely looking forward to playing as the legendary players and teams of the past. Then again, I've been playing basketball games since Tom Chambers could double pump a slam dunk from the 3 point line.
Well I think the problem here is having multiple covers of a game, but not offering the customer their choice of which cover they want. If all there was was one cover, then it would be a non-issue. The fact that are three choices, yet we don't get to choose? Now that's bunk. If they have to be printed off, then Amazon should let each customer pick one, then Amazon should print it off and send it along with the game. And on high quality, glossy photo paper and high-rez image!
Exactly my thoughts, the 'my player mode' alone from 2k11 kept me busy for several months. The improvements to my player mode and legends mode will be more than enough to keep me entertained until the lockout is over.
Right on man. This game only comes second to actually playing some pickup hoops. I'm sure that anybody who's been a fan of the 2K series in the past few years will not be disappointed. This game just keeps on improving year after year and any true hoophead will not regret the purchase.
Thanks. Cheating Chambers was SO automatic! I remember not knowing who Tom Chambers was until playing the Lakers vs. Celtics video game, and then being genuinely disappointed when I saw he couldn't do it in real life.