This is the best game I've ever played!!
This is the best game ever! If you like basketball this will blow you away. If you don't like basketball, then playing this will get you to like it. It is simply amazing. Let's start with the graphics. Every player looks real (with the exception of some terrible players that you will never put in, so it doesn't matter). Every court and arena looks real, except sometimes they can't use the company's name that sponsors the arena, Kevin Harlan and Clark Kellogg standing on the court talking. Very realistic looking. The stats are great. My only complaint is that the right analog stick is also shoot, which sometimes you move it and think you're doing a crossover around halfcourt, and it just shoots it, which gets annoying, and also there is no set dunk button, you have to do R2+square to dunk. Last, the Living Rosters is great, so sign up for online if you haven't so it updates EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Get this game, it's the best of NBA games ever.
Yes, To 2k9
Ok, first of all I've played the demo before playing the game on PS3, and I thought the game was excellent. The graphics were amazing and overall it was cool and I hadn't even got to the main features yet. Then I bought the game and found it was awesome. The player detail and design was so specific it was real. I didn't find the problems that others found with the controls. I found the players during the game reacting perfectly to their surrounding with no "invisible force" pushing the when they were driving in. The reality of the game is amazing. I can't find another game where you can actually recognize who the players are without look at their jersey. I though NBA Live was a fluke compared to this game. The set up of the game was better than average with the main menu screen, the game organization, etc. After reading all the negative reviews you shouldn't be discouraged in purchasing this game. If you aren't sure you could always try the demo game. But, don't get me wrong my opinion may flare your most favourite game purchased by far.
Best B-Ball game period...
I bought this game awhile ago and thought that I would get on here and recommend this game to any sports fan looking for the right choice of basketball game. Let me put it this way, this game doesn't have 1 single flaw in it and I have been playing this game for like 5 months now. NBA Blacktop is a brilliant idea, the dynasty mode is extremely deep, and if your like me and don't get into the create a player, then this is definitely your game. I like to play the game the way it should be played. I would definitely give this game a 9.9 out of 10. The graphics are amazing, the arenas are amazing, the sweat on the players is pure excellence. Please 2K keep these games coming and please bring back the college B-Ball game. Don't ever drop the ball like EA has.
Again another sick game!
This year 2k9 is the best basketball game out again. They always put quality and realism into their games. You can't beat all the new moves, improved low post movements, lay ups, dunks, blocks, rebounds and so on. I played Live 09 and NBA 09. Both of those games don't stack up to this game. 2k9 is way ahead of the competition with this game. Live does have one thing going for it and it's their in-game DNA and NBA 09 has their storyline within the game. Other than those two small factors there's no reason to not want 2k9. I can't wait to start dominating people online. Oh I know we will see somebody report that they think this game looks just like the last one. They did keep last year's concept and built from there. To me that's a good thing. If you see too many major changes it makes you not want to play it because you have to re-learn the games all over again like it's a new game just hitting the market.
NBA 2K9 Review
OK when I first got the game I was pumped. Then I started to play it and with every game I played I got less and less addicted to it. One of the cons is that you cannot create a basketball player and go through a career(like you could do in Madden Football). Also in the game you can create a franchise, but the bad thing about that is that you can trade anybody for anybody. So I could end up trading my worst players and get all stars. The actually gameplay of this game is pretty good. It is very easy to block a shot and strip the ball. THE GRAPHICS ARE AMAZING. It looks so realistic I thought I was watching an actually game. Also a cool feature I liked was Nba blacktop, which included 3 point contest, dunk contest, 1 on 1, etc. But overall I think that the game was ok.
Improved on some, worst on others
This game was a big disappointment for me. First of all I'm an ex-live fan that switched to nba 2k series in 2007 and the main disappointment is that they really screwed up the online aspect of the game. First they removed the lobbies so when u challenge someone, u have to play someone at random. This really sucks because you have to spend anywhere from a half hour or more trying to play an online game. They took away the ability to rate the player after the game. You can't play with the 2k camera view anymore which I thought was the best view. You are forced to shoot free throws using the right analog stick (which I hate). Basically playing online sucks, so don't buy this game if u liked the online play of nba2k8. What is the only good thing about this game is the fact that they rank players on a weekly basis, but I don't think it's entirely accurate since you can't choose who u play.
Incredbible!!! Smooth like Butta
This game is truly incredible. Gameplay is very fluid and gives you a real-like feel. Driving down the lane, pulling up for the J, is all done in a real-like feel! No knock on Live09, but NBA 2K9 is just an all around better game. Once again Live gives you that arcade feel. You have to use strategy in NBA2k9. I am using the Hawks in Association mode and was getting beat on man to man D. I went to a 1-3-1 zone and was able to get back in the game. This is hands down the best basketball game ever created. I also love the player's facial features, which seems to have gotten better from last year. The crowd reaction has also been enhanced. My man Joe Johnson hit a three that silenced the crowd, you gotta love it! The game has a really nice flow to it to the point you'll want to slam it down on Tim Duncan but be careful you'll be hit with a charge! THIS GAME IS SO SWEET! GOOD JOB GUYS!
amazing game, must buy for bball fans
this game is amazing. it was my first ps3 game i had. i downloaded the demo on my xbox 360 and it wasnt much fun but it looked worth it to me, so i bought it. when i played it i was amazed. there are so many things to do in this game. it is so realistic you can acually tell who the ppl are, wtihout looking at their jerseys. the graphics are plain out awesome. the crowd looks better than ever they stand up and distract the opposing team as they do free throws. you can even see the players sweat dripping on the floor. there is so much to do in this game that its just amazing. people say the controle scheme isnt very good. but i find it awesome, it adds a challenge. you dont just push a button to juke or to shoot. the living roster feature is great it keeps me updated on injuryes and trades in the nba. the signuature player moves is a great add to the game, doing fade aways with kobe to do high fly dunks with lebron. the only thing i find bad abt this game is the computer AI if you pass the ball they will sometimes catch it out of bounds. people say its imposible to make free throws in this game but it acually isnt once you get used to it. and again it adds more challenge, you dont much a button to do the free throw..... overall this game is amazing, a must get for bball fans!- and sports fans...
Phenomenal game play & graphics. NBA2K9 has revitalized the 2K brand. Brief updates: Modifications have been made on defensive lockdowns. Enhancements were made on shot selections. The game speed has picked up making the game twice as exciting. Legacy modes are above and beyond any hoops game in recent history. A definite purchase a your local video store. My only concern is the discontinuation of College Hoops 2k9. Handsdown the greatest College Hoops series of all time. 2k along with EA have crippled the avid college hoop fans from importing college players into NBA2k9. EA, won't even come close to fielding a College Hoops game worthy of comparison with the College Hoops 2k Series. Goodtymes. Keep the sporting world in tune with ground breaking news. Rating 5 Stars. If your contemplating NBA 2k9 vs EA's NBA Live. Get the biggest bang for your buck: NBA2K9
The most honest review ever.
On NBA 2K9 the graphics took an enormous step forward, showing the real detail to the players. But when it comes to the actual gameplay you can not help but to feel cheated when you are unable to make a majority of shots inside the paint getting stopped easily as if the computer knows the exact shot you are making and the exact time when you will make it and "surprisingly" blocks you, or when you are wide open trying to make the three and it takes 14 times to actually drain one from beyond the arc wide open or with a hand in your face. Also the lobbies have been taken out which is another bust for me because I liked the fact that you could challenge others inside a lobby and not have to wait. While the gameplay and minor details may present a problem to the longtime fans of the NBA 2k series, it still is worth it to play with your friends and against people online. While I am disappointed with this years game, and Next year I hope 2K revamps the whole gameplay aspect in terms of shooting the ball inside the paint and outside the arc and manages to fix these problems and then I will give them the score that they deserve.