Great game, until it enters the ice age.
Mofright wrote this review on .
For starters, at random times throughout games, you'll have players on either your bench or your opponents bench just standing about 5 feet from their bench on the playing floor. I don't know if they're lost, or just sight impaired, but this really is a pain when your trying to push the ball up floor and see an open guy that will really isn't in the game.
During substitutions, especially at the free throw line, subs will occasionally get stuck, half the time off camera so you don't know exactly what it is that's holding them up. Possibly the referee, or maybe the coach, or possibly players on the bench, but either way your left sitting there staring at the player waiting to shoot the free throw, only to a minute later see the substitute player slowly making his way to where he needs to be.
The game still doesn't quit seem fluid. I remember nba 2k5 for xbox, a game which I played religiously and I still swear to be the greatest basketball game ever released....this game just flowed and made it feel like real basketball should be. Lately the 2k basketball games are sluggish and at times completely unresponsive....I'm sure it'll get there eventually.
Lastly, the game has freezing issues. I've had mine maybe 5 weeks and up until earlier today, the game had maybe locked up twice. Then earlier, I couldn't even make it past 4 minutes into the game.
My suggestion to you, rent it, if you enjoy it, I'd still wait till it's in the bargain bin, and once it reaches the bargain bin, just go hide it somewhere in the store so no one else is dealing with the frustration of a broken game.