Posted September 04, 2011 - 01:23 PM
If lockout cancels the season 2k12 will release at a low price
I was watching GTTV last week on Spike, and the show featured 2K12, they showed exclusive new gameplay clips, and they had some of the 2K staff on, anyway, the 2K dudes never mentioned anything about a reduced price or lower price if the season is canceled.
Currently it's up for pre-order for $60 everywhere.
Edited by ace™, September 04, 2011 - 01:24 PM.
Posted September 04, 2011 - 01:50 PM
Posted September 07, 2011 - 12:44 PM
It's cool that they have the legends on the covers, but I'm worried this means they aren't going to have rookies in the game, and they'll be removing other features (may have last season's contracts, for example), all because of the lockout...and that's going to piss me off.
I hope that's not the case, but the fact is, none of the rookies will be signed to their teams as long as the lockout is in place, so legally, there's no way 2K can add them. Maybe as free agents? It'll probably be in roster updates once the lockout is out the door.
Unlike the NFL Lockout, where EA Sports had rights to rookies for Madden NFL 12 regardless of whether there would be a season or not, the NBA lockout will cost its league licensed video game from introducing the incoming rookies. NBA 2K12 will not include any of the rookies drafted in June – as confirmed through a blog posting at Operation Sports from a long-time member who attended a PR event for the game yesterday.
The plan would be to add the rookies through a roster update – but that could only be done once the lockout is lifted and at this point that seems unlikely to happen anytime soon. In the meantime players like #1 pick Kyrie Irving, #2 pick Derrick Williams, Kemba Walker, Jimmer Fredette and all those chosen in the 2011 NBA Draft will be absent from NBA 2K12.
It’s an unfortunate situation and presents yet another reason why the company decided to put so much of their resources into the “legends” and historic teams. Those will transcend the current NBA – which now will not just be using rosters based on the end of last year but won’t even have the rookies to look forward to.
GARBAGE. I hate the NBA right now.
Posted September 07, 2011 - 04:28 PM
Pau Gasol is GONE
Posted September 12, 2011 - 08:45 PM
Lamar Odom 2005-2011
Posted September 15, 2011 - 12:22 PM
5 Letters... 'YMCMB'
Posted September 16, 2011 - 08:41 AM
NBA 2K11 was a fantastic game. The classic teams (mainly the Sonics), the graphics, the gameplay; the game had it all. No chance 2K was going to be able to even match what 2K11 accomplished.
We were wrong.
After getting some quality time playing NBA 2K12 I can safely say that the crew has done it again. For the umpteenth time, NBA2K will almost certainly be better than its predecessor.
The gameplay has taken it to another level. Every year you hear us at OS talk about how the game feels better or the game is more fluid. After playing 2K12 I take that comment with a grain of salt. 2K12 has shown how much more fluid a game can be. Player movements are seamless while running across the court interacting with the other nine players. All animations run smoother. Jump shots, alley oops, lay ups, and dunks all look like the way they should. I saw a loose ball roll across the court and it made my jaw drop.
I had about six total hours of game time and I didn’t see one clunky animation. I was never stuck in an animation that caused me to lose possession. Instead, with the player falling out of bounds, passing is still an option. Total control has finally found its way into sports gaming.
One of the bigger improvements this year was all in the post game. The ‘Y’ button is now the button to post up (hop step is part of the shot stick now). I was able to figure out a couple post moves, and enjoyed it thoroughly. But Rob Jones recreated Hakeem’s shake – it was beautiful. One of my more proud moments was when using Ewing to spin around a young Shaq for a monster slam that caused the whole room to scream. And there is still a lot left to uncover.
Also, at long last, help defense actually does what it supposed to do -- help. This goes hand in hand with the improved AI. The CPU isn’t stupid anymore – in fact you need to be smart in order to win. If you don’t know the game of basketball, your frustration levels will cause your head to explode if you try to play the game on a higher difficulty setting.
A lot of the cheese moves have been addressed. Spin dunking is still in the game, but you can stop it easily with good defense. Defenses are more aware of lead passing, which will not allow users to abuse the new fast break (which is fabulous in its own right).
Signature style is better than ever. Durant’s shot is a thing of beauty. When you play with Dirk, enjoy posting up your defender and sinking awkward looking fadeaways all day.
I know you’re sick of hearing about legends, but it really is as good as advertised. One big change with the classic games this year is the ability to change the difficulty and quarter lengths. Game developers felt the goals from the Jordan challenge were fun, but didn’t allow the user to play the game. Too many people would just take every shot with Jordan rather than playing the game how it’s meant to be played. So if you want a challenge, beef it up to All-Pro,; if you want to unlock the teams for quick play, rock Rookie until all 15 challenges are complete.
My favorite part from this mode was the presentation. The crew over at 2K did a great job capturing what it felt like to play in all decades. As you know, when playing in the ‘60s the presentation is grainy and black and white. Another nice touch to it is the dark, shaded out corners. Even the game clock in the corner looks like an old school digital clock.
As you advance to the newer era games you’ll notice the changes. You’ll slowly move into the Technicolor era, but still have the grainy feel. Eventually you’ll see a broadcast similar to the good old days of the NBA on NBC with the big fatty yellow text taking up the entire screen.
One final thing to be mentioned is the rules from each era. If there was no 3-point line when the game happened, there won’t be one when you play. Players will play the way they did in the ‘80s. When Pistol Pete is on the floor you’ll be able to tell he is the best player by far. The defense won’t be too much different, so zone may pop up on the occasion. Also fouls will still be called as often as they do when you play with the current teams, so you won’t be able to rough the opponent too much.
My Player is this year’s bread and butter. The mode has been taken to a whole new level. Everything Ronnie has released the past week or so is not just a gimmick, it’s flat out awesome. But what you all want to know about revolves around the gameplay.
The gameplay has vastly improved in My Player. It seems as though 2K has finally been able to translate the regular gameplay into the mode. It runs as smoothly what I mentioned earlier in this article.
CPU AI is greatly improved, both on your team and the opponent. Sometimes your teammates will get a little selfish in the Rookie Showcase, but that’s expected. After the showcase you’re thrown straight into interviews with three teams. I was a 3-point threat shooting guard and was interviewed by Charlotte, Sacramento and Utah. Each team asks questions based on your position, how much you can contribute, if you’re OK with riding the pine and questions revolving around their star player. The way you answer these questions can make you look like a nice guy or an arrogant bucket case, so be careful.
The next step is a mock draft, which will give a fairly detailed description on all prospects. I was slated to go No. 9 overall to the Bobcats, which was spot on. Steve’s point guard was projected No. 18, but fell to No. 21 after being pretty arrogant in interviews. Contract negotiations are in the game, but you can’t do anything about the rookie contract.
Now don’t be discouraged by the Rookie Showcase gameplay from your teammates. Once you get into the NBA (no D-League in My Player this year), teams will play the way they’re supposed to play. On Charlotte, Augustine took a lot of shots and Thomas did work in the post. I know Charlotte isn’t the best team with the best options, but you won’t be the No. 1 option off the bat. I only had a couple of stints off the bench in my one game.
Your player’s grade is more accurate this year. You won’t be knocked points for taking a last-second half court shot anymore or for your teammate allowing your man to score. The only frustration I came across was on defense. Once in a while your team’s defense will get out of sync and “your man” will switch constantly eventually leading to him scoring taking away points. It isn’t a game-killer since it doesn’t happen often, and I’m sure a patch will easily fix it.
There is a lot more to My Player I can rant on and on about, but it’s all in the Insight, which you should have already read.
To sum it all up, NBA 2K12 offers so much more this year that it will easily surpass the greatness we experienced in 2K11. From head to toe it has been improved. Honestly, I definitely missed some details in this article since it was a massive overload of 2K12 info for me, so hopefully when Steve posts his impressions article on Monday he fills you in on what I may have left out.
But for now, do your best lasting another three weeks with 2K11. After playing 2K12, I can’t even enjoy that game after playing what potentially looks to be the greatest basketball game of all-time.
Posted September 18, 2011 - 09:03 AM
One of the things basketball gamers look for when they rip open the packaging and throw in a new game is the rankings of the different players, because, in a sense, that number determines how good the guys can be within the gameplay. Well, according to Pasta Padre, LeBron is ranked 98, while Kobe tops out at 94: “In NBA 2K11 both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James entered as 97 overall prompting discussion with each having their own factions of supporters but it was mostly harmless since they were tied atop the ratings. With NBA 2K12 though one has gone up while the other has dropped leading to some more contention between those who feel one should be above or at least at the same level as the other. LeBron James will begin NBA 2K12 as a 98 – the highest rated player in the game – while Kobe Bryant has settled in at 94. Miami also features the 96 rated Dwayne Wade and the 80 rated Chris Bosh (who drops from the 87 he started 2K11 with). Bryant and the Heat, who have no players outside the “big three” above 68, are the only ratings revealed so far.”
He should be higher than Kobe but 98 is too much. Especially with Wade being 96 too.
Edited by LikeABosh, September 18, 2011 - 09:04 AM.
Posted September 18, 2011 - 12:47 PM
He should be higher than Kobe but 98 is too much. Especially with Wade being 96 too.
This screen shot is of someone creating a Kobe Bryant in My Player mode, that's probably not his real OVR
Posted September 18, 2011 - 09:25 PM
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