definatly the best one yet dont listen to other reviewers saying its not as realistic coz its speeded up a bit thats why its so much more fun no games should be exactly like real life else all sports games would be BORING.if you watch a real heavyweight fight you will see they are not hitting each other and landing loads of punches and it is quite slow especially as the fight goes on now if the game was to much like that you would get bored.take fifa for example when you play online its 5 or 6 mins per half and the result usually ends up like a real football score eg.3-2.but if they were to make it as real as real life then how boring would playing for 90 mins and it maybe ending up 0-0 be.so like all the best sports games they have the balance between gaming and real life perfect which is why this one is the best.
also people saying the graphics have only just improved but come on there as good as any other sports game out there thats just the time we live in games are not going to marginaly improve like they used to eg ps2 quality to ps3 until maybe the ps4 but even then the graphics of today in most games is a very high standard. i mean whats next controlling real life people lol.
PLUS the story mode is by far the best in any fighting game ever or sports to be more correct and yes it is a bit short but imagine the possibillities with it, imagine when they start adding in customizing your own character into these stories and making the longer, i dont know if they are planning on doing that but they definatly should think about it.
nba2k12 should do this with there career mode and fifa showing your created player on the news and so on and so on, would be great.anyway 5 stars to a great game.