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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 15 Oct. 2008
By 
Gary Simmons (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: NBA 2K9 (PS3) (Video Game)
One word. Wow. I knew that from the 2nd me and my brother on co-op stepped onto the field as the Cavs, went up against the celtics and were 10 - 2 down inside 2 mins. The game ended up being a 20 point defeat but all that I could think after playing was "£40 well spent". NBA 2K7 was great. NBA 2K8 (and I know some will hate me for saying this but anyway) was a slight disappointment. Lock on D was far too easy. NBA 2K9 hasn't just raised the bar, its put it so high that no one can see it any more.

Let's get to the game itself then. Gameplay has been much improved. No longer can you just run to the ball handler and get an easy steal or put him under any pressure. That's what me and my bro tried to do for the first quarter. The end result was Rondo would dribble up the field, our 2 guards charged him, he threw it to Allen and Allen drained 6 consecutive threes due to no pressure. If you lose your man on this game your going to pay. A second improvement is that stars are realistic. Gone are the days where you restrict McGrady to 8 pts or something. The game has finally recognised that certain players (Bryant, Wade and especially LeBron) are virtually impossible to defend against and will score past you. Much like in the real NBA you have to accept that. Sure you can stop them scoring but if you give them an inch they will beat you. I don't want this to sound like a disadvantage because your stars are similarly good but it makes the game play out as a real game would.

Other fine improvements are the fast paced nature of games where your players will dive on lose balls, the AI will score fast breaks and there are less stupid things happening (like the AI trying to lay up from behind the back board). Lay ups are now realistically makeable so don't worry about having a fast break lay up missing that often and the Lock on D control has been greatly improved.

The AI of the opposition has been stepped up as well to the point where the computer resembles human players. The computer adjusts its defensive schemes to cover frequent plays your using. I scored over 20 pts in the first half with LeBron but mid way through the 3rd quarter the computer started double and tripple teaming me. In those 2 minutes (before I passed to other players to stoip this happening) LeBron scored 0 points and turned the ball over twice.

The in game visuals are great as well. The crowd reacts to your performance and players look life like.

I'm unable to comment on Online play at the moment as I have decided to train some more before I humiliate myself. However I do know there are frequent roster updates available just like the ones in Live.

Out of 10 this game is a 10 and I would certainly recommend buying this over NBA Live 09. This game is the benchmark all future NBA games should be judged against.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who's Da Best Nba Live 09 Or Nba 2K9?, 29 July 2009
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Saf "Safx" (peterborough, england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: NBA 2K9 (PS3) (Video Game)
So Did this season matter in terms of basketball games? In terms of both games on the PS3 in my opinion Nba Live 09 Just about edged out Nba 2K9?
Why. Because the gameplay seems more quicker and better dan Nba 2k9 and in terms of soundtracks and game modes and the Fiba International tournment Nba Live 09 edges out dan Nba 2k9.
Overall Nba Live games are better because they have been out more longer but Nba 2k series are catching up but are just not there yet.

Dont get me wrong Nba 2K9 is a stunning game. The presentation in the game is just something to behold. The graphics in the game are so real life like its georgous to look out and are spot on i would give the graphics 10/10. Nba Live 09 graphics are also stunning but not better.. In HD Nba 2K9 its abousluteley breathtaking. You can see sweat behind the player shirts and you can even see sweat dripping off their foreheads. The graphics in this game is the best ever seen in a game and in a sports game and that is truley saying something.

Gameplay is Ok. The dunks are the best in any basketball game i have seen. The dunks that Kevin Garnett, Lebron James and Shaquille O'Neal do are just awesome.
They just outclass everyone else in terms of what they do. They have like raw power they will always score everytime they are near the rim.

The commentary is the best in any sports game. The commentators jump at any oppurtunity when you score a dunk. They also get excited in any situation. But they do get too excited for my like but i like that.
The commentators are Kevin Harlan and Clark Kellogg who replaces Kenny Smith thank god for that he was annoying as everyone will agree?

So in the end Nba 2K9 is just as stunning game as Nba Live 09. I will defo reccommend purchasing both of them. they a different games. Some will like Nba Live 09 and some will like Nba 2K9. But in the end the choice is yours. You choose whatever you think is better. Remember im not even a basketball fan and im also not fan of Nba Live Or Nba 2K.

So 10/10 for Nba live 09 and 9.5 for Nba 2K9.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest sports games ever, 11 May 2009
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MisterDerp1975 (Northamptonshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: NBA 2K9 (PS3) (Video Game)
First things first - I am from England am not, not now or ever, been a Basketball fan. However 2k are might fine games makers, and I thought I would try this game out to see what all the hoo-ha is about.

GOOD POINTS:-
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+ Truly breathtaking brilliant HD graphics system
+ Most player likenesses are spot on, including the way they play
+ Menu system has been redesigned and is easier than ever to use
+ Music and sound effects are top notch
+ Easy to play, difficult to maser - difficulty curve is perfect
+ Brilliant TV style presentation

BAD THINGS:-
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- Online (at the moment) is not the greatest. Still a bit glitchy.
- No real new modes. Pretty much the same as NBA 2k8.

OVERALL:- NBA 2k9 irons out nearly all the flaws and faults of NBA 2k9 and is the king of the basketball games. Even if you are not into American sports/basketball this game is worth a look just for the grandeur of it and the whole TV style presentation. Truly, a sporting great. This is the benchmark now for ALL sports games.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beat LA!, 4 Oct. 2009
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P. Grabowski (Krakow, Poland) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: NBA 2K9 (PS3) (Video Game)
It is my first attempt to play 2K game. I used to play Nba Live on a computer. I must admit that 2k9 is very entertaining and some players' dunks and moves are breathtaking. Before you buy this game you must know that it takes a while to master at least basic controls and before that happens the game might be a bit frustrating. Some players are too good to defend them. Another annoying thing is mad 3pt. shooting (very easy to make these shots even under heavy pressure). This often spoils your effort on the court. Anyway, the game is great and I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars emence game if your a basket ball fan this game is a must buy., 30 May 2009
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This review is from: NBA 2K9 (PS3) (Video Game)
nba 2k sports games have went up since the nba 2k7 that was good nba 2k8 was better but nba 2k9 is the best 1 yet. on ps3 it got aswell as good game play its graphics are incredible. career mode is very good a bit tricky but very fun to do. a bit of a downside is that online is still a bit glitchy but apart from that a must buy worth all the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good game with sick graphics, 26 July 2009
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W. Kumordzie - See all my reviews
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: NBA 2K9 (PS3) (Video Game)
This game is sick, it is a must have. The graphics 5*s, I've had people comin to me she thinking the people in the game
are real. Online is briliant and multiple player option is very good too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars nba 2k9, 24 Jun. 2013
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thanks for the game good quailty game thanks again will do business with u again in the future thanks again
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NBA 2K9 - THE basketball game to have, 18 Nov. 2008
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Mr. T. Brookes "Brookey" (West Mids) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: NBA 2K9 (PS3) (Video Game)
hey. what a great game. looks fantastic and plays really well too. ok this is far more sim than arcade but it really does dunk all over the far too easy, no defence NBA LIVE 09. NB2k9 has amazing atmosphere and controls to suit all levels of play, as well as customisable difficulty levels for all shots etc. The mini games include a dunk and 3 point comp and really add to this. The simulation and realism is spot-on and its only faults are maybe the presentation at times and the emotionless player faces. A steal at £20 and a real fans game with good online updating, player specific moves and some great season modes. One for the fan indeed. I can wholeheartedly recommend this without doubt over LIVE 09 and advise anyone who remotely likes basketball to give this a go.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun - even if you don't love this game, 23 Feb. 2009
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Jose Guilherme Chieira "JGChieira" (Coimbra, Portugal) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: NBA 2K9 (PS3) (Video Game)
Not much to say - other than it's almost perfect.
The ambience, the details, the sound, the 'weight' and 'height' from each and any player, we can almost feel it.

If you love the game of basketball - don't buy it or you'll never have a real life ever again.
If you simply love this game - enjoy each and every moment of it.

Cheers!
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