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I'm sort of ready for some b-ball? Looks neat, but not exactly my thing. I have friends that play it, though, so maybe I'll cop out not to be lonely!

Posted by muralbat

Looks pretty good, will give it a rent when its out.

Posted by wickedsc3

I love me some 2k basketball!

Posted by g6065

Ballin'. 
 
But seriously, I have no idea how they intent to top last years effort. The only way I thought possible is if complete retro seasons could be played, however I think the NBAPA might have something to say about that....

Posted by TengoJuego

I think this is the first time, in about a year of Bombing, that I've seen a sports video featured on the front page.

Posted by JJWeatherman

I may not be able to afford the game this year, but...

:D

Posted by Vkramac

Dream shake looks good.  I'm in.

Posted by tal

judging by the end splash screen your basktiers will have 3 different upgrade paths, lightning fire and teleportation wonder how they will balance it so teleportation will not be incredibly overpowered

Posted by Keeng
@g6065 said:
Ballin'.  But seriously, I have no idea how they intent to top last years effort. The only way I thought possible is if complete retro seasons could be played, however I think the NBAPA might have something to say about that....
I'm wondering the same. I liked 2k10 a lot but 2k11 is the best year-over-year sequel I've ever seen and the greatest sports game I've ever played. It's not a knock to this game in the slightest to say that it almost can't be as good as 2k11.
Posted by bungalowbill79

@tal: @Keeng: How about a more interesting post game interview interaction for starters. That shit got so old. I agree that it was the best sports game I've played in a long time and I played the hell out of it and loved it! But it was far from perfect. You maybe can't expect a giant leap forward but there can be a lot done to make some of it more interesting. Expand the single player stuff. This legends of the NBA stuff is OK but it's all they are talking about, it's basically gonna be the Jordan Challenges again and I don't know about everyone else but I spent waaaay more time with my pro than I spent with Jordan last year, I'd like to see that part of the game more engaging. Give me more than just four dialog options at a press conference that doesn't mean anything except for a couple endorsement deals.

Posted by cb1115

Day 1 purchase for me. Hell, the fact that Penny is in the game is enough to convince me to pre-order it.

Posted by Tweekfu

Looks good, i havent played a basketball game for a while.

Posted by lead_farmer

Run TMC Warriors? Was already gonna buy this game. Now I'm just more impatient.

Posted by hwy_61

Did anyone think the player models look a little bleh? Other than that, day one purchase for me!

Posted by leejunfan83

good on the retro teams easier for me to do a ' 97 season mod

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Posted by JayDee

i wish they would at least quick look an nba 2k

Posted by Tuggah

PIPPEN!

Posted by Nate

Slo-mo doesn't seem very flattering for sports games. It's when it's been played really fast that it can almost look real if you're not looking closely. Slow motion just makes me notice "he's not really touching that ball" or "his pivot foot is sliding a whole foot", etc.  Maybe it's just me, but whatev.  Game will still be good and worth a rent.

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I can't wait to see what they bring to the table in 2k12! 
 
Also, the video gave me goosebumps xD.. So great to see the greats doing some cool moves!

Posted by ptys

Cool trailer, but first time I've seen an NBA game in a while where I've though "we need a new generation of hardware" looking very dated in 2011.

Posted by ahgunsillyo

I hope there are some outdoor street courts in this game.  I hear if you put the classic/retro Lakers on a street court, there's sure to be some Magic on the Blacktop. 

Posted by afjkidd5

Classic teams are looking sweet. Not looking as forward to this as in past years due to the bad taste the lockout has left in my mouth. I have been wondering how they would handle the rookies and current players in the event that the lockout isn't resolved by the time the game comes out. Hopefully everything is resolved and the game lives up to the high expectations.

Posted by JJWeatherman

@elsuperdonut said:

Did anyone think the player models look a little bleh? Other than that, day one purchase for me!

Yep, yep.

They've been looking aged for a few years now. As far as I can tell, they're still using the same engine as 2K6, which was this gen's first 2K basketball game. Despite some clear graphical progression, it's most definitely looking a bit aged. Every time I wish they'd use a new engine though, I think about how that could break everything that they've built to such greatness thus far. Eventually they're going to have to take that leap though. I hope it turns out well when they do.

Posted by hwy_61
@JJWeatherman

@elsuperdonut said:

Did anyone think the player models look a little bleh? Other than that, day one purchase for me!

Yep, yep.

They've been looking aged for a few years now. As far as I can tell, they're still using the same engine as 2K6, which was this gen's first 2K basketball game. Despite some clear graphical progression, it's most definitely looking a bit aged. Every time I wish they'd use a new engine though, I think about how that could break everything that they've built to such greatness thus far. Eventually they're going to have to take that leap though. I hope it turns out well when they do.

Thanks for the knowledge! I also agree with the gameplay being so perfect, I kinda don't mind the dated visuals.
Posted by Sander

there's more legends seen here than the NBA archives!

Posted by Resizzle

im ready for this...

Posted by Flappy

This version's art style seems a little...cartoonish?  I'm still gonna pick it up, but something changed from last year's game.  Oh well!  As long as My Player has been improved (The ability to make somewhat human-looking players would be nice. ) and the game is super smooth in motion, I should be happy.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

SPURS, BAYBEE

Posted by hustlerlt

Will definitely get this day one,but the graphics look worse than in 2k11.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

@ahgunsillyo said:

I hope there are some outdoor street courts in this game. I hear if you put the classic/retro Lakers on a street court, there's sure to be some Magic on the Blacktop.

Haha nice

Posted by Bruce

The game will probably be fantastic as always, with a ton of features, modes, and all-around great playing basketball. But, shit, when's the last time they updated the animations? I've seen those same dunks and passes since 2k8...

Posted by DjCmeP

What? People still play sports games?

Posted by PhilipDuck

Crap trailer, but love the games, so i'll be picking this bad boy up!

Posted by Greenlight13

I'm still playing the hell out of last year's game so I told myself I wouldn't get the update. But... legends... every team.... want!

Posted by CyleMoore

Well that looks awesome.

Posted by Eladren

this trailer has a severe lack of Sir Charles and the Reignman.

Posted by Capt_Ventris

Luc Longly? Hell yeah I'm in!

Posted by doublezeroduck

We have a Duckworth sighting!

Posted by skrutop

I don't play basketball games, but I grew up in Chicago in the 90s. Seeing Bill Cartwright's stupid free throw motion brings back some awesome memories. I'm tempted to pick this up.

Posted by BadSniper52

Looks Good!!!

Posted by HistoryInRust

A great trailer, but it looks like 2k11 with more back-rosters. Which, I don't know. That's not a huge selling point to me.

They need to improve some design issues and some AI issues before going all "Legends of Wrestlemania" with it.

Posted by theberserker

Magic Johnson FTW!

Posted by Keeng
@bungalowbill79: Really good points there. There are certainly some ways the next game could be improved. I just hope the huge leap from 2k10 to 11 doesn't spoil us. 
Posted by MeatSim

Character models still look kinda deformed.

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