this is an amazing game had great gameplay good graphis great appeal into it and excellent sound overall an great game
Great if you love 2K
It's a great game, I wouldn't say this game is for if you're just start playing basketball on here or anything like that, you need to learn the game before you can really enjoy it.
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...
2k9 puts LIVE 09 to bed!
This game is a classic....and I cannot wait until 2k10....if you like real b-ball and the real feel this game is it. This is not your typical run and shoot....this game takes strategy and is very accurate to the T! as far as b-ball it is 2k all the way!!! NBA live is DEAD!!!!!...........this game is crazy......any of you gamers out here have to pick it up, you have to!!!! So real from the arenas to the beads of sweat that run down the faces of the players....the only problem that I have with this game is the online setup....it really needs some true work. But as far as basketball EA Sports has not been good since Live 06 no joke!!!!! Get this game today and I promise you that you will not regret it a bit....as of a matter of fact Im about to play right now folks...see yall online!
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.
2k9 is a great basketball game. The gameplay feels so real as if you were really at the game. The camera angle options are great i reccomend 2k though. And it actually gives you some what of a challenge. The statistics are accurate and there are trade updates. The interface can get annoying at times. When you do the replay editor it's just not even worth it. The animations are very real. They have just about everyones jumpshot, free throw, and dunk very real. One thing that was also annoying was that i was creating a player and it seems that they won't show up on quick game. It has the all star teams from today to back in the day. Michael Jordan and charles barkley aren't on here because of the fact they don't want to have anything to do with it. However the jordan team is on here. The game is overall a great game and also very addicting
One of the best on the market
Ignore all the bad reviews this is one of the best if not the best games on the market. NBA 09 the inside is so unrealistic compared to this game. I think this game is better than NBA live 09 this game is so realistic and it's way better than NBA 2k8. If you play NBA 09 then you play this you'll never want to play it again because this game is way more realistic. The rosters are mostly up to date and if you have online service on your game you can update your rosters, and unlock Michael Jordan. I like this game because if someone gets injured while playing in real life you can't play with them. You should see it in HD it is so realistic it's like you're actually in the game. So if you don't have it by now please do yourself a favor and go get it.
This game is so freakin fun! I play for like 2 hours a day. When i first got it i played it like once and didn't touch it till like 2 weeks ago and now i cant put it down. If u make a season you get really into it. Its like I'm in the game where every shot matters and then its always fun to jack around with the all stars. Recently i download michael jordan and it so much fun to play as him. I know it kinda unrealistic but who cares it a video game! If i wanted it to be realistic i would go outside to play! Its also a great game to play against friends, a head- to- head match to see who is the best! Even though we all know kobe and lebron are cheap cause they make every shot the take it so fun! I defiantly recommend this game to all ages!! Go and buy it, its a great deal!
Buy it now
First off the general game is amazing and the graphics are outstanding. The thing i hate about this game is that sometimes people miss open lay-ups or shots. Another thing is that the controls aren't great but they are really good. This is the most realistic b-ball game out right now and if you really love NBA games you would buy this game for 100$. A feature that they're missing in franchise mode is the full all-star weekend with slam dunk contest and three point shoot out but good thing they have nba blacktop for all that . The realest thing about this game is the live auto updating rosters so you have the realest rosters, statistics, and realer people.online is okay because when you shoot free throws you have to let go of the stick you have to let go earlier than usual but overall this game is great.
Worst game I've ever played.
First off, I liked last years 2K8 game, with the exception that all-pro players missed easy shots and lay-ups... That was supposed to be fixed for 2K9 but I still see it happen like 3-5 times a game, and in critical moments. The worst thing is the defense; the AI of your players on your team is so dumb, they just stand around and a guy can get in to make a dunk or layup every time. The most unrealistic events and things happen that would never happen in real life. I have to give props to the Live Rosters™ which really keep things up to date and checks for updates each time you start the game. The menus are slick and responsive and really give you the options you want to see. Player models and animations are top notch, but sometimes the players don't move where you want them to, and if you step over the half court line you better keep moving, because for some reason players move back a step or two and you'll get a back-court violation. The player of the game award is usually always who you'd expect, but the Top 3 Plays show the dumbest plays that most the time shouldn't even be considered as one of the top plays of the game. There seems to be no superiority at all, I was the Celtics and lost by 15 points to the Oklahoma City Thunder after just beating the Lakers. It's a dumb game that makes things happen to make it a "good game" like making the opposing team hit a 3-pointer from 10 miles away to tie it up for overtime. The dumbest stuff will happen over and over again that will make you furious. There is too many things that need to happen for a good basketball game, and developers shot a brick on this one. Overall, I'd say, don't get this game unless you want to waste $40 +tax, or if you are a die hard basketball fan that needs an NBA game. It would probably be funner shooting a grape into a shot glass then playing this game.