Matt Hayes writes: Let’s be honest, 2K Sports has done for virtual basketball what EA has done with hockey, and Sony has done with baseball. And that’s create an excellent representation of their real life counterparts year in and year out. NBA 2k11 won countless awards and is easily the companies most successful franchise. So, how do you improve on a game that already has a lot going for it without messing up the formula? The answer is simple: don’t fix what isn’t broken. NBA 2k12 is the same great gameplay from 2K11 with updated AI, animations, and a new mode with authentic-style presentation. For fans of 2K and basketball in general, there is not a lot to complain about in this year’s outing and is a great way to play out the almost guaranteed canceled NBA season this year.