Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by in Reviews
NBA 2K12 Brings The Finals To Life
NBA 2K12 has excited many gamers with its top of the line graphics, sound, playability, and game play. Many gamers have stated that playing this game is like watching an actual NBA game in person. The detail of NBA 2K12 has improved from recent years and is considered top quality compared to other basketball games.
Broadcast and Audio Programming
The game starts off with a new broadcast presentation system. This system helps break down team matchups, player streaks and coaching strategies. Former NBA player and Coach Steve Kerr joins commentators Kevin Harlan and Clark Kellogg. The booth commentary in NBA 2K12 is better than in previous years. There is far more discussions about player evaluations and game outcomes. The audio programming in NBA 2K12 is very improved from recent years and makes sure that when a big play happens the sounds are easy to hear. The camera angles and sounds make this game feel like you are watching a real life NBA basketball competition. The sounds of the crowds echo throughout the court as well as the chants from the fans.
The Association mode in NBA2K12 makes the gamer feel like they are the owner of the franchise. The gamer controls every part of the team and has to make top rated decisions to make his team a champion. The game is loaded with an informative scouting system for prospective players, and a player management program that has the gamer trying to figure out how to help its team improve. The gamer will be able to cut players, sign new free agents and trade UN wanted players. The best part of this mode is that you decided what kind of team you want. The gamer can go out and sign a bunch of great shooters to become a better offensive team or it can go after better defensive players. The gamer also must make sure that the players on the team are getting enough playing time and are happy. If the players get upset with the coaching staff or management, they may request a trade or play bad. You can also run a specific offense or defense to suit your player’s strengths.
The graphics of this game feel like real life. When you play at a particular arena it feels like you are actually in the arena watching the game in person. The players look exactly like the players in real life. The facial features are strong and they have all of their playing styles. Their bodies are also built just like they are in real life, especially skin color, and muscle definition. All of the player’s real life traits are added in the game. The uniforms are also very accurate and detailed. The visual part of the game also brings change from previous years. Player aggressiveness looks more real along with the dribbling moves, stealing moves, and shooting moves.
NBA’s Greatest Mode
The NBA’s greatest mode is a mode in the game in which you can play as the legends of the sport. The gamer has the ability to control the greatest teams or players that they wish to be. The gamers can play as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, or Larry Bird. They also can play as a legendary past NBA team. The actual game mode is very detailed and has a strong presentation of past NBA players.