I've waited so long for NBA 2K9 to debut on the PC and well what can I say, the wait has been worth it. It is the best game ever.
Atlast you have control over shooting. In NBA Live, you can either press the shoot button or dunk/layup button and it will make a certain type of shot at random. However on 2K9 you have the 'Shot Stick' which is a very innovative way to shoot since you can perform many different types of shots, layups and dunks based on the direction you push the Right Analog Stick. This increases the number of shots you can perform since each direction has a different move. With a shot stick, you have more control over the type of shot you would like. Also timing is critical, release the stick too early or late and see your shot rim out!
This game also has great graphics since it is ported from the Xbox 360 version, so it has the next-gen graphics! If you have a high end PC and a HD TV, you will sometimes forget you are playing a game and think you are watching the real thing, the graphics are that good!
This game has pretty good commentary also and a realistic atmosphere. The crowd is nicely done since they cheer and react to the game. Moreover, check out the mascots, they are hilarious!
There are many different modes so you will be entertained for hours and won't get bored.
NBA 2K9 did the right thing bringing out this game on the PC since EA Sports decided not to make its game on the PC this year. Even if they had, this game is by far the superior of the two. I highly recommend this game, you just cannot go wrong! Grab a copy of this game if you are a true basketball fan.