Saturday, October 15, 2011

They're Playing Bas-ket-ball



Gameplay - 7/10
Storyline - 5/10
Graphics - 8/10
Game Score : 20/30






Well you heard what they said, today we are playing basketball. Welcome to another video game review here on Zalgo Cometh, today we will be reviewing the newly released NBA 2k12. NBA 2K12 is a basketball video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It was released on October 4, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, PC, Wii and for the first time on iOS iPhone and iPad. For the first time there will be three different covers to choose from when picking up the game, with Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan being the cover athletes of the game.




The game revolves around 3 main sections:
  1. My Player mode returns from NBA 2K10 and NBA 2K11.3 G.M.s interview a basketball player before the draft and good conversations can increase his Draft stock. Other improvements are more endorsements where a player can be on billboards, be on magazine covers, create shoes and even an NBA "Where Amazing Happens" commercial.
  2. Creating a Legend mode also returns from NBA 2K11 with improvements of its own. Now instead of taking a rookie Michael Jordan onto any team, players take control of any current NBA player and play out the rest of his career. It has most of the same features as "My Player mode" except the fact that players use a current NBA player rather then a custom player.
  3. NBA's Greatest mode: For the first time, gamers will be able to take control of some of the most iconic players in NBA history, such as Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan and put them against other classic and modern-day teams to create NBA dream matchups. Each of these 15 basketball legends has been meticulously recreated with an uncanny level of detail.


My experience with this game has been somewhat new as I have not played a basketball game in a while. I congratulate them on the technicality and complexity of the game but feel that their should be a bit of a lower entry point of learning for the game. As I found it a tad difficult to know what I was doing right off the bat had it not been for my limited real world basketball knowledge and the tips I received from my friend who is a fan of the series. Fans of this series will definitely enjoy the subtle tweaks to the A.I. and controls of the game as well as the updated rosters. The game features a exciting soundtrack and does a very good job presenting itself graphically capturing the essence and fast paced action of basketball...



7 comments

October 15, 2011 at 5:27 PM

was actualy gona look up on it to get it but u saved me the search for reviews LOL ^_^

October 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM

happy to help. thats what im here for...^_^

AL
October 16, 2011 at 10:11 AM

NBA 2K12 FINALLY!!! Now if only the actually season can start lol. Thanks to The R, for allowing me to embarrass myself like that, but the truthfully, the game has come along way. Whether in presentation, actually game-play, and entertainment. Last night i customize my player in detail. Took a whole hour lol. But i must commend the developers on job well done.

October 16, 2011 at 2:24 PM

i know you certainly got your ass handed to you in that video gameplay footage but you are bound to get better and better so enjoy your new NBA 2k12.

kouri/TDJ
October 16, 2011 at 2:34 PM

boy they turned up the presentation in this game, havent played it but from what ive seen they are really selling it with the amount of work they put into the overall look of the game. Wish they had done that in Fifa, isnt it the same company

October 16, 2011 at 4:30 PM

yea they did a pretty decent job overall with presentation. and no its not the same company as FIFA. This was developed by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Concepts

and published by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_Sports
which funny enough is EA Sports main rival in the sports game genre...lol

October 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM

poll on What Sport Do You Prefer? ended with 3 votes for football, 2 votes for soccer and 1 vote for basketball.

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