Tom Price writes: I've always found it remarkable that the NBA 2K series sells so well. Not that it doesn't deserve to, it's more than earned it, but a game that's this dedicated to realism and is so demanding of the gamer -- in terms of both understanding of the sport and precise controls -- seems like it would turn off the average basketball fan. But maybe I'm underestimating them. NBA 2K12 continues the tradition of making the finest, most detailed yearly basketball sim on the market with an effort that builds on all of the good things in the franchise. But the biggest addition to the equation pushes it into the debate for greatest sports game of all time.