Ken Barnes writes:
"If you're a fan of the series, then you'll more than likely notice and appreciate these genuine improvements, and they'll make your purchase worthwhile. If you're the sort of player who checks in every now and again to see if anything massive has changed enough to make you want to pick up the game, then you're liable to overlook them. It isn't that the amendments aren't widespread enough -as they are gameplay-changing and actually improve on the overall experience - it's just that they aren't necessarily as obvious as the 2k marketing team would have liked. I'm a fan, I have to say, as NBA 2k9 plays a mean game on the court, even if the slowdown in the more presentation-oriented areas is nothing short of shocking on such a powerful machine."