Dime’s Definitive NBA 2K12 Preview: “My Player” Mode

09.08.11 8 years ago 5 Comments
We recently got rid of one of the city’s most beloved players, Gilbert Arenas, and now we’re building around young talent like John Wall, JaVale McGee, Nick Young, and Andray Blatche. How would you feel about coming in and not being a star right away? Could you take a back seat? Need some time to think about it?

This is just one of the many questions that you are forced to consider as you wind your way through the draft process in NBA 2K12‘s “My Player” mode.

Two weeks ago, we took a look at “NBA’s Greatest Mode,” a feature which allows you to play as some of the legendary teams from the past 50 years – complete with that era’s arenas and playing style. In the “My Player” mode, you have the opportunity make yourself go from a college standout to having your own customizable Jordans in no time.

“My Player” mode has streamlined all the customizable features of your player and his style in a way that might have been confusing in the past. You fancy yourself athletic? A defender? A three-point shooter? Well that’s the type of player you can choose to be. Given your style of play, you pick an array of different shot types, dribbling moves, and layup and dunk packages.

For instance, a forward or center can be a strong dunker, while a smaller guard often becomes something called a “rim-grazer.” Nearly every move is customizable, should you choose to tinker with your release or your crossover. The depth in facial features, tattoos and sneakers is also quite staggering. However, don’t be alarmed if you’re choosing between Nike Zoom Huarache 2K5s and Nike Zoom Soldier IIIs. Once you make it into the league, you’ll have the money to afford all of today’s newest models.

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