NBA 2k13 is probably the best sports game I have ever played. The guys at 2k really need to keep up the good work. The graphics are good for a sports game, although it could be more fluid with player movement and animations over all it runs pretty smooth. Passing is not as broken as it was in 2k12, improved that a lot. The new controls work great, makes everything from dribbling, shooting, and passing so much easier without losing depth. Defense is good for the most part. Blocking needs to be improved on the dunking as its not present in 2k13, not to say I don't get about 4 or 5 blocks a game on shooters and layups but dunks I know should be blocked never and I do mean never get blocked. Over all 2k is great at making every year better, something madden could learn from. Worth the money and time if your a NBA fan.