From a TV presentation standpoint, 2K Games gets it. Kevin Harlan and Kenny Smith call a very good game, but they do an even better job of not overdoing it with non-stop crappy banter. Plus, 2K Sports does a great piece of work with replays, whether they are instant replays or highlights looking back at someoneís performance from the game. You might find yourself rubbing your eyes trying to figure out if itís a video game or a game on TNT.
Two things did catch my eye regarding the graphics that kept me from scoring NBA 2K6 even higher. The first was the camera, which sometimes wasnít zoomed out enough, so I would lose track of where the ball was off screen or where my player was. The other has to do with slam dunks. To me it looks like the guys donít actually grab the rim, yet it bends down. Itís not so much a ďcollision detection flawĒ as it is a ďnon-collision detection flaw.Ē
A fairly hip-hop/rap-based soundtrack highlights 2K6. The music is nothing I would listen to on a constant basis away from the game, but it does the job. Meantime, the other standard sounds from a basketball game suffice.