With all the stuff going on with the NBA right now, we might not be seeing some hard court action for a couple more months because the lockout. However, that didn’t seem to stop 2K Sports from pushing the development on the ever anticipated, yearly installment of the NBA 2K Franchise. If you haven’t noticed yet, or probably have been living in a capsule for a decade. EA Sports is out for the count when it comes to sports games, particularly basketball. It has been years since 2K has significantly raised the bar on their NBA Franchise with amazing game physics, superb graphics, and true to life gameplay. No wonder that they have become the most respectable sport game developers in the industry today, and we are extremely privileged to be on the receiving end of their greatness.
2K Sports has been improving each and every year, the bar goes just seems to go higher with each installment and when it seems like they can’t beat what they have done, they come out and do something outrageously magnificent. When we thought NBA 2K9 was beyond reach (Yeah, maybe a little improvement) Well, they did exactly that and even more with NBA 2K10. Then, we were pretty certain that there isn’t nothing else to do after what we have seen with 2K10, and they come out with 2K11 backed up with Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan.
This time around, more are invited to party as NBA 2K12 poses the widest variety of legendary NBA teams and players to be featured in their game. Yes, 30 teams and a couple of all-star teams is just not enough. We have seen a glimpse of this on 2K11, when it featured the great NBA teams from the past, running from the 1984 Chicago Bulls team to the 1998 team. We saw a glimpse of the old Celtics, Hawks, Pistons, Jazz , Cavs, Trailblazers and Lakers teams that made an impact on the game during the late 80’s and early 90’s era.
Now, fans can expect to see even more as NBA 2K12 is going Retro! And by Retro, it really does mean Retro – black and white screen, short-shorts, skimpy gameplay, the riff. Also, judging by the images that 2K released as teasers a few days ago, there is certainly a lot to expect this coming October.The game also offers gameplay tweaks, some bug fixes, improved commentator AI, and many more. What fans are going to be looking out for is the new gameplay mode simply named “NBA’s Greatest”.
For all its worth, there is no doubt, they are certainly NBA’s greatest. No kids, we are not talking about LeBron, Kobe, Wade or which rim rattlers you grew up with. We are talking about the “Big O” Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Bill Russel, Pistol Pete Maravich, Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, and going to the more recent guys who relished the hard court with their talent are Baby Shaquille, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, King Charles Barkley and more coming to your consoles.Undoubtedly, there is not going to be a dull moment for a long time playing NBA 2K12, there are just an endless supply of possibilities from the vast teams that is now in the roster.