Will NBA 2k12 bring it? That’s the question many are asking these days, as to whether this NBA game will be a smart buy or not. NBA 2k11, with its poster boy as Michael Jordan was made with major advancements compared to the previous favorite, the NBA Live series. The NBA 2K series is currently the favorite of basketball games as there is not much competition. Last year NBA 2k11 was at a standalone of the shelves, so it sold nearly 4 million copies.
EA Sports vs. 2k Sports
Even right now EA Sports is still very below the mark of making a comeback, because there NBA Elite will not even be released until fall 2012. There are a few ideas of how this game will play out so to speak, 2K Sports can either make huge improvements, like they did in the NBA 2K11 game and stun everybody or they can wait until there is some Vidal competition to use what they have under their sleeve. Being the only big NBA game, consumers will buy this game anyway, whether there is big improvements or not, because there is no other option.
Will 2K Sports Wait on Selling a Much Improved Game
If 2K sports does decide to put everything they have into NBA 2K12, then there might be a very wide gap of quality in the 2K games vs. EA sports. There might be so many gaps, that EA sports will have to take years to catch up. By making NBA 2K12 just as good as its previous year, with tons of updates, then they might grab and keep fans even when EA sports decides to come to the table. Even though some fans and consumers will stay by 2K sports side, even when there is another option, not everyone will.
Consumers always want the next best thing, especially in sport games, where being realistic can have a huge impact. EA sports did have a very marketable game, in which was on top of the gaming world with NBA Live, but it did die out in the past few years. Being that EA sports had a good profitable game at one point, there will certainly be a ton of consumers who are looking to check out what EA sports has to bring to the table after being out of the game for a while. Having a big game by 2K sports next year, could be the only way to pull people away from EA Sports and show why they are the top game.
Well 2K sports did bring it, with NBA 2K12 it takes big to a new level. There is a new NBA’s greatest mode, which fans are very happy about. This feature basically lets you play as all the top notch players and teams of the past. You will find almost every great legend in this game, including the face of the game Michael Jordan. There is also new game play with new Total Shot Stick Control, what this does is give you even more control over your players than in the previous years. They also have a new post-game system that has never been seen before in any NBA game.
NBA 2K12 also brings to the table, the favorite from last year, the Michael Jordan feature. This game allows you to take control of Michael Jordan’s career as you play with him at different ages with different teammates. This feature also allows you to play in the life as Michael Jordan and complete all different challenges along the way.
As you can see, 2K sports do hold the title as far as the most popular and highest quality basketball game. Unless EA Sports finds a way to up their status, it will stay that way.
Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by in Previews
NBA 2K12 Reveal NBA’s Greatest – Searing Hot Info on the Hottest Basketball Video Game of the Season
Whether or not you liked the NBA 2K11 video game, has no significance on the fact that the NBA 2K12 is out to conquer the gaming world because of its better features. A player who wants to take his game to new heights ought to spend time getting to know the controls of the NBA 2K12.
Here are just some of the noticeable features that hardcore gamers can look forward to –
- A striking resemblance of the players to their human counterparts.
- You will be amazed at how the super stars of basketball will behave in the same manner on the video game. Look for those mannerisms and signature moves and you are likely to see them on the game as well.
- The addition of mascots takes the game to a new level of fun and realism.
NBA 2K12 Improvements
This new game has definitely leveled up as playing it is like watching an ongoing basketball game on live TV. There are also different camera and lighting angles on this game. Commercial breaks and ads are also added as well as revamped commentaries.
Going back on commentaries, Steve Kerr is added as a cast as he completes the trio together with Clark Kellogg and Kevin Harlan. These three bring about the most interesting and realistic sports commentaries. Their conversations, surprisingly, cover a wide spectrum of topics. And just like live TV, they are also bound to interrupt each other during a magnificent game play on the basketball court. And guess what? They will continue with the topic right where they left off!
The NBA 2K12 Gameplay
There aren’t any alterations with regard to the gameplay. Only the controls have improved as the shooting controls now gives the player the ability to make various unique shots.
Defense remains tight since you’ll feel the opposing team roughing you up each time that you try to go at the ball. AI is a lot more competitive and will force the gamer to work (or rather play) harder.
NBA’s Greatest Player Mode
Five legendary NBA players have been confirmed to take the center stage on this latest installment of NBA video games and they are – Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Julius Irving, Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In addition to these players, this mode will also offer the gamer a shot at playing any of the 15 greatest NBA teams in the history of mankind.
You also have the power to recreate the most unforgettable matches and to make two basketball stars fight off. Each match is recreated as authentically as possible. With each commentary made according to the movements that are being displayed on the court. Take a look at the time frame as well as the references and you can truly say that even NBA historians will marvel at this new video game.
If you enjoyed playing the previous installment of NBA video games, then you would surely appreciate NBA’s Greatest. The virtual world is yet to witness the actual teams that will be featured so be up on your toes for updates regarding this game.
Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by in Previews
The “My Player” mode on NBA 2K12 changes the way that most players play the game of basketball on their video game consoles.
Creating a player from scratch, you’re going to dig your way through the NBA starting as a rookie, trying to move your way to the Hall of Fame. Unlike the previous versions of the NBA2K series, this year the My Player mode has drastically changed, making it even better than before.
Creating Your Player – Details is an Understatement
When you boot up the My Player mode, you’re instantly going to be able to customize your player. You’re going to be able to fine-tune your player, giving him the look that you want as well as the movements that you want your player to acquire. You’ll be able to customize your player all the way down to the headband that he wears during a game, making it a very detailed customization compared to previous versions.
Building Your Attributes – It Takes Time
Like most versions, you’re not going to start as a powerhouse player. Instead, you’re going to start off just like any other rookie in the NBA. The difference in the NBA 2K12 version is that attribute points are going to be harder to obtain and are going to cost more money and skill points. Just like the past, you’re going to be able to get these points by completing tasks during your game as well as completing drills throughout your career. As you build your attributes throughout your career, they will get more and more expensive as you build your player from the ground up.
Starting Your Career in the Rookie Game
In the older NBA 2K11 game, one of the biggest complaints was that you had to send your player through three grueling pick-up games that weren’t any fun in the beginning of the series. In this year’s version, they had changed this by simply making you complete one rookie game. During this game, you’ll play a 5-on-5 pick-up game playing against all of the 2011-12 NBA rookies such as Kyrie Irving. During this game, your performance is going to be crucial as this will determine your draft status in the upcoming draft.
Getting Interviewed After the Game
After the rookie game has been performed, they are going to send you to the locker room where you’re going to interview with three random NBA team’s general manager. Each general manager is going to ask a series of questions, and depending upon on how well you answer them, it will increase your chances of getting drafted by that team. If you have no interest in playing with that team, a negative answer will more than likely shoo them away. Positive answers are going to sway them more toward you, increasing your chances of landing on the team. After the three interviews are done, you’ll proceed onto the draft where you’ll get drafted by the team that had interest in you.
Starting Your Season
Once you’re drafted by your team, it’s going to be very similar to last year’s model. You’re going to be able to play your upcoming games, complete drills and even view player stats and more. The only difference this year is that you’re going to be able to skip many of your games throughout the grueling 82 game season. Instead of having to play all 82 games, you can simply play the “key games.” During these key games, you’ll play against rivals and star players that you’re going to play up against. This feature alone makes the season fly by, making it more entertaining.
During your seasons, make sure that you pay attention to your goals as well as your Hall of Fame status. The ultimate goal of the My Player mode is to make it to the Hall of Fame. There are a slew of options that you can play around with and if you want to watch your single play progress from a rookie to a well known player in the NBA, this is a mode to highly consider playing when picking up the game.