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Developer: Visual Concepts
Content Rating: Everyone
The NBA 2K franchise is back and bigger than ever, allowing fans to finally END THE DEBATE as to who are the best teams and players of all time. Featuring such NBA legends as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird as well as all of your favorite NBA players of today, NBA 2K12 is packed with new features that will put fans center court of an unprecedented basketball experience.
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Online shortcomings and the lack of including last year’s rookie class on the rosters until the lockout lifts aside (thanks for that dumb rule, NBA), you won’t find a better franchise mode, single-player mode, historical mode, or presentation package anywhere else. NBA 2K12 isn’t just the best basketball game; it’s the most complete sports sim I’ve ever played. This is the new benchmark.
No sports game has ever made me this excited to play. Seriously it's all I've been able to think about for the last week. The realistic, challenging, gorgeously animated gameplay carries across a cornucopia of modes. Playing legends of the past, the stars of today, and my own personal NBA rookie are all different flavors of f#$%ing rad. Any one of these modes would be reason enough to purchase the game, but all of them together make for a game that any basketball fan has to pick up.
Last year's NBA 2K11 opened up with Michael Jordan's entrance from the tunnel to the adulation of the Chicago Stadium crowd and the flavor of the entire game was tinted red as you guided His Airness through his storied career. The experience was special for a sports game, and while 2K12 offers many improvements on the various modes, I never felt so engaged. NBA 2K12 is an excellent game, but it just doesn't capture the magic of an overall theme like its predecessor did.