ZTGD: After several years of being kings of the hardwood, the NBA 2k series has proven itself the champion as it relates to professional basketball games. This year's version attempts to defend that title against competition that seems to be getting stronger year after year. 2k has responded to this competition by making some great changes to their already winning formula, once again attempting to secure their place at the top of the ladder. For the most part, they succeed; although some frustrating elements keep NBA 2k9 from living up to it's full potential.
+ Great visuals and animation
+ Mostly solid on court gameplay
+ Incredibly deep Association mode
- Awkward post play
- Cumbersome menu system