Not A GREAT Follow-up, but A Good One
2K12 is a good game. Better graphics, an updated roster, the whole package. The NBA Greatest is a rather fun edition as well, gettign to play a game out of 15 different greats' careers. This game, however, does NOT include the summer circuit in My Player mode like 2K10 and 11 had. 2K Games completely did away with 1 vs. 1 through 4 vs. 4 AND the dunk contest. The game DOES freeze now and then no matter how clean the disc is, new or used. Overall, it's a good game for 2K fans, but not the kind of 2K I would present to a newcomer.
Very Good Game
With the price right now under 20$, this is a perfect buy for any sport gamer. Hardcore or casual, this game is a must have for any sport fans. The my player can be kinda challenging for casual gamers but it is still fun.
Here we go.
NBA 2K12, one of the most realistic, entertaining, and fun sports games ever. With the NBA Greatest mode, you can step into the shoes of the NBA's truly greatest players, such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and more. And of course, you can still play with today's future Hall of Famers, such as Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. One thing that I find very easy to do in this game is getting steals. Once you get steals, you go straight down the other end of the court for easy fast break in-transition baskets. This is very easy, and very fun. The imagery is superb, and is one of the most realistic basketball games ever created. NBA 2K12 is a must own for sports fans and gamers alike.
the shooting is a problem and kinda annoying with the issue you have the best shooter and you miss. that does anger you but it is realtisc in the sense of it is real life. the graphics does get annoying when player disapper after the play over.the sound of the game is great but when you play when your not playing the music is bad and no way to skip it.the reasons it is addicting is greatest player mode where play every player wanted to play as from bil russel to michel jordan.
it is stupid i got this from my brithday and it look just like 2k 11 so i got 2k 13 instead do not waste your money get 2k13 or 2k 10 2k12 look just like 2k 12 can do better than that
NBA 2K12 Review
Following up to the hugely-successful NBA 2K11, you once again can step into the shoes of Michael Jordan, and for this go-around, he brought 14 friends, so now you also get Magic Johnson's no-look pass, Larry Bird's shooting ability, Hakeem Olajuwon's famous "Dream Shake", and Jerry West's clutch hitting. You can still also step into the shoes of today's soon-to-be legends like Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James. The My Player mode is way up from last year. This is a perfect game for fans of both today's NBA stars as well as yesterday's stars. This game sure helped me get through the NBA lockout. Overall, historically awesome!
Good, but not great
Much better than 2k11 but 1 glaring problem: gameplay for my player. The gameplay and AI for my player just ruins the whole mode reallly. Because despite the fact that you could have a 94 3 point rating a guy with a 70 rating will make 3s with much more ease. Also the team you play for usuallly sucks terribly.
wait for NBA 2K13 2k12 is good but wait for 13
this game is a good game all of us hardcore 2k fans expected more from 2k and 2k12 dissapointed 2k fans we thought 11 was better than 12. 2k12 is still a good game but at this point if u still have nba 2k11 just wait to buy nba 2k13 if you have the money allready and really want to spend it i recommend to pre order nba 2k13 becuase it will come with the full all star weekend such as a dunk contest the 3pt contest rookie challange and the all star game so like i said dont spend your money on this game if u stlll have 2k11 which you most likely do. pre order nba 2k13 if u have 60 dollars or wait to buy the game October 2nd . if u are really impatient than just buy 2k12 i guess
No Competition When It Comes To Basketball Gaming!
NBA 2k12 might just be my favorite game , I can't help but to play every single day. My player mode might be the best mode ever in a sports game! Throw that in with a bunch of other gaming modes they have & you'll never have a reason to not play this game. The players & courts look so real, & You got to love the mascots on the sideline. It gives you that feeling like your actually in the game. The crowd does need to look more realistic , But who cares it's still an awesome feel. & Not to mention online play is so fun!!! Ever since 2k10 , I've bought a new 2k every year & About to pre-order 2k13 ! NBA Live is trash & I'm glad theres 2k , It seems like they actually care about hardcore basketball fans like myself , Unlike Live .
Hard at first, Easier the more you play
Ok, so I have had NBA 2k5 for quite some time and it got to where i needed a new NBA game. So I go get this game and it is SO different from 2k5 (obviously) and I knew it was going to be. I knew it was going to have amazing graphics, great sound and lasting appeal. But what I didn't know about was the gameplay. First of all, I was used to the push a button and do a fancy spin or hopstep to get a layup/dunk. Now you have to do all sorts of things with the analog sticks just to even do a layup. At First, I was like WHOA!, Im never going to be able to do this right. But soon, after playing it for a while, I've sorta have gotten the hang of it but it's still a little difficult. So for those gamers who have been playing an old NBA game and get this one, be prepared for the sudden control changes.