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The greatest players aren't limited to simple pick up and play as there are two modes focused on ending the debate. The first is the Teammate Challenge where 15 of the best NBA teammate combos ever to grace the NBA face off against each other. You'll have pairings like Alonzo Morning and Larry Johnson of the Hornets; Shaq and Penny from the Magic; and even Pippen and Jordan. You pick the pairing that you like and then face off against the 14 others to claim the title of best duo.

For those who may want to see which era had the best players, the Era Challenge mode provides the answer. Here, teams of three consist of the best players from a given decade. If you're a fan of the '80s, then your team of Isiah Thomas, Patrick Ewing, and Larry Bird will face off against other teams. Here, there are 10 teams to choose from, with two from each decade up to the present.
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While those modes add a lot to the new experience, my favorite new mode is easily HORSE, where the classic playground trickshot challenge is brought to life with all these classic players. The menu of moves you can pull off is deep, and includes pedestrian stuff like behind the back and no look shots all the way up to kicking shots in or bouncing them off the ground into the hoop. You can even call banks or swishes for added difficulty, and a little exploring will unlock special areas to make shots from like the rooftops of nearby buildings. It's addictive fun, and not as easy as you might assume.

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# 1 VDusen04 @ 11/14/11 08:49 PM
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You can set up a 2 on 2 matchup with anyone and any rules you want, or you can play the "2 on 2 Teammate Challenge" which functions a lot like the original NBA's Greatest mode. Beat those and you'll unlock all of the classic players into the main game where you can draft them onto current teams or set them loose on the free agent market. If you want to bring current NBA players into the modes available under the Legends Showcase, then you'll need to beat the ladder of teams in the 3 on 3 era challenge, which pits great players of a certain era against each other.
So to unlock classic transactions, a portion of this game mode must be completed, yes? I'm usually a fan of unlocking things, but usually when it's bonus features like retro jerseys or something of that ilk. I'm not as big a fan of having to unlock basic game functions.

To expound, maybe I don't have as much a problem with me having to unlock the classic transaction ability as I am about the potential for complication in sharing classic rosters over 2K Share. If someone unlocks the ability to trade legends, then creates a roster full of traded legends, would I (as someone who had not unlocked that ability) still be able to download that roster off of 2KShare?
 
# 2 NYdreams @ 11/14/11 08:59 PM
its a must not buy since the online servers are still trash...
the end
 
# 3 Paul Pierce_OS @ 11/14/11 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by NYdreams
its a must not buy since the online servers are still trash...
the end
I want to buy it but the servers are messed up badly.
 
# 4 alexthegreat @ 11/14/11 09:59 PM
can't wait to play.
 
# 5 breakitdown @ 11/14/11 10:56 PM
I was just thinking since players will be in there prime what current players will you be looking foward to?
Carmello for Nuggets
Amare for Suns
Grant Hill for Pistons
Garnett for Wolves
Billups for Pistons
Lebron for Cavaliers
Vince Carter for Raptors
Tracy McGrady for Magic
Jason Kidd for Nets
 
# 6 jyoung @ 11/15/11 12:20 AM
THE BLACK LINES ARGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
 
# 7 Mr_K @ 11/15/11 12:31 AM
Meh...I really have no interest in this. Especially since the CPU cheese is out of control and online servers suck.
 
# 8 JohnDoe8865 @ 11/15/11 12:46 AM
The cel-shaded look is sooo badly done if these screens are any indication. Just an awful decision IMO.
 
# 9 LebronGarnett12 @ 11/15/11 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by breakitdown
I was just thinking since players will be in there prime what current players will you be looking foward to?
Carmello for Nuggets
Amare for Suns
Grant Hill for Pistons
Garnett for Wolves
Billups for Pistons
Lebron for Cavaliers
Vince Carter for Raptors
Tracy McGrady for Magic
Jason Kidd for Nets
that would be bomb also
 
# 10 Marc_Rez @ 11/15/11 05:34 AM
Why the cell shade 2K? Why?
 
# 11 lsalas76 @ 11/15/11 12:41 PM
alright I'm confused.

so according to this thread http://www.operationsports.com/forum...details.htmlit states that "Disappointingly, though, the jerseys and PLAYERS that are added to the DLC will not be available anywhere in the RETAIL GAME."

yet in the Game Pro article it stated: "You can set up a 2 on 2 matchup with anyone and any rules you want, or you can play the "2 on 2 Teammate Challenge" which functions a lot like the original NBA's Greatest mode. Beat those and you'll unlock all of the classic players into the MAIN GAME where you can draft them onto current teams or set them loose on the free agent market."

This seems contradictory unless I'm inferring wrongly
 
# 12 almostbobsaget @ 11/15/11 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by VDusen04
So to unlock classic transactions, a portion of this game mode must be completed, yes? I'm usually a fan of unlocking things, but usually when it's bonus features like retro jerseys or something of that ilk. I'm not as big a fan of having to unlock basic game functions.

To expound, maybe I don't have as much a problem with me having to unlock the classic transaction ability as I am about the potential for complication in sharing classic rosters over 2K Share. If someone unlocks the ability to trade legends, then creates a roster full of traded legends, would I (as someone who had not unlocked that ability) still be able to download that roster off of 2KShare?
I'm assuming this pertains to the players only included in the DLC of the game? I read it as it unlocks the DLC players into the main game, so hopefully the already included legends are automatically unlocked with the DLC purchase.
 
# 13 DoWork @ 11/15/11 02:53 PM
Its looks and sounds pretty juvenile to me. I'll pass.
 
# 14 VDusen04 @ 11/15/11 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by lsalas76
alright I'm confused.

so according to this thread http://www.operationsports.com/forum...details.htmlit states that "Disappointingly, though, the jerseys and PLAYERS that are added to the DLC will not be available anywhere in the RETAIL GAME."

yet in the Game Pro article it stated: "You can set up a 2 on 2 matchup with anyone and any rules you want, or you can play the "2 on 2 Teammate Challenge" which functions a lot like the original NBA's Greatest mode. Beat those and you'll unlock all of the classic players into the MAIN GAME where you can draft them onto current teams or set them loose on the free agent market."

This seems contradictory unless I'm inferring wrongly
On second thought, I can see where your inference comes from. The word "into" seems to insinuate the user having the ability to move the legends over from somewhere else, as opposed to simply unlocking the legends already in the main game. Some clarification from a higher-up would be most beneficial.
 
# 15 Paul Pierce_OS @ 11/15/11 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by VDusen04
On second thought, I can see where your inference comes from. The word "into" seems to insinuate the user having the ability to move the legends over from somewhere else, as opposed to simply unlocking the legends already in the main game. Some clarification from a higher-up would be most beneficial.
Actually with hex editor it dose unlock players but you have to have dlc to get this players on 2kshare fyi.
 
# 16 KB2009Champ @ 11/15/11 09:44 PM
2k can gtfo with this mode.

No way in hell I pay for this.
 
# 17 oldschool127 @ 11/16/11 04:30 AM
I'm a HUGE NBA 2K fan but I have zero interest in this DLC. The cartoon look is terrible. Also, you are asking me to buy modes of game that you left out on purpose? You picked the wrong time for this 2K. The lockout has killed your sales. Most sports gamers have already moved on to other games. In a few short months The Show will hit the shelves and I won't even care about the NBA.
 
# 18 sportjames23 @ 11/16/11 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Pierce
Actually with hex editor it dose unlock players but you have to have dlc to get this players on 2kshare fyi.

My concern is if those players that are hexed have the black arms.
 
# 19 basketballfreak24 @ 11/16/11 07:56 AM
its so obvious that the brains at 2k prepared for a year of losing money and low sales. after the virgin gaming tourney is over, i gotta hang this up and get serious with BF3 and MW3. that 10 dollars for the DLC is going towards my gas tank. cell shaded graphics? why did i spend all this money for an Xbox360 so you could give me atari graphics? no thanks. classic teams available online but NOT in quick ranked matches? my last 30 games online, 25 of them were against the heat. more options would only help, not hurt. Mike Wang, love the gameplay improvements by the team this year but 2k12 goes to show that its really NOT just about solid gameplay like many want to believe.
 
# 20 Tomba @ 11/16/11 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by basketballfreak24
its so obvious that the brains at 2k prepared for a year of losing money and low sales. after the virgin gaming tourney is over, i gotta hang this up and get serious with BF3 and MW3. that 10 dollars for the DLC is going towards my gas tank. cell shaded graphics? why did i spend all this money for an Xbox360 so you could give me atari graphics? no thanks. classic teams available online but NOT in quick ranked matches? my last 30 games online, 25 of them were against the heat. more options would only help, not hurt. Mike Wang, love the gameplay improvements by the team this year but 2k12 goes to show that its really NOT just about solid gameplay like many want to believe.
atari graphics were never cel shaded

playstation 2 gamecube and xbox were...

that outta the way.

I was hoping this would have already been out. They are trying to preserve this game for the holdiday season that why they're doing this. Its just more reason to promote the game is all.

Cant blame them for trying as i think this IS the best NBA 2k game thats ever come out...gameplay wise and graphically

Anyway complaining about NBA 2k12's gameplay has not EVER looked into finding edits for the game. As edits ahve been able to provide even better gameplay throughout the years.
 

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