The players move and flow with the ball realistically. For example, star players like Kobe Bryant or Lebron James have their own signature styles for shooting, dunking, and laying-up the ball that are shown amazingly in the game.
In addition of the current superstars of the NBA, you can now play as the all-time greats including: Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Dennis Rodman, and much more. Michael Jordan also makes a return from the last game, featuring new moves and all of his signature shoes. This adds extra fun when you want to just pick up the controller and play a quick game with friends.
It has enjoyable game play and stays true to the franchise. Too true.
The presentation is great, with the realistic broadcasting and film-grain when you play in the retro era. While these new features are appreciated, not many things have changed from its predecessor.
The whole interface is relatively similar to NBA 2K11’s menus and it shares all the game modes of the game before it. Rather than being a brand new experience that should have blown me away, it feels like the same game as last year’s with a couple tweaks and add-ons. Other than the improved graphics and selection of the NBA’s Greatest, the game doesn’t have much to show. I believe that the company will have to make some bigger changes to the franchise if they wish to get more people playing their game.