Why is NBA 2K12 so damn difficult?

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 5 years ago '05        #1
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Left Hook 28 heat pts28
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Why is NBA 2K12 so damn difficult?
 

 
Like, for real, this game is one of the hardest games ever. I do fine when I'm playing All-Madden on Madden, World Class/Legendary on FIFA and Expert on Top Spin, but I can't even win against All-Star in 2K12. I'm usually decent at sports games (dare I say, even pretty good), but this game is k!lling me image

Why's it so hard to drive and do a layup? Everyone seems to crowd in the paint whenever I want to drive and they (70%+ of the time) block my layups. I'm pretty sure I suck at this game, or at least I'm missing something, because I just can't attack the way I want to. Most of my points are from shooting floaters and getting the occasional 3 pointers.

I use the Clippers, so it frustrates me when I can't dunk with Griffin or layup with CP3 when I want to. Pretty much relying on Butler, Billups and Young to shoot around. I've been playing against the Heats, and when I'm focused, I lose by like 4 to 6 points by the end of it.

tl;dr: Any tips re scoring? I heard pump fakes help, but other than that, how do you pull off an effective layup? image

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50 comments for "Why is NBA 2K12 so damn difficult?"

 5 years ago '12        #2
DahStoryTella 4 heat pts
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YouTube has tons of videos on how to score effectively in NBA 2K12. Before 2K12, the last 2K game I played was 2K10; imo, it's a lot more difficult to get a clean slash to the basket in 2K12. Also, you're going to get trolled by the CPU sometimes regardless of the difficulty. For example, I had a game where Russell Westbrook backed down Tyson Chandler in the post and hit a turnaround jumper. In another game, Joakim Noah hit a buzzer-beating three from the corner.

I almost only play My Player mode as a Small Forward (only PG's get to call plays in that mode, smh), but I hear that running Pick & Rolls/Parallel Pick & Rolls will help you score a lot in a regular game.


Last edited by DahStoryTella; 07-02-2012 at 10:34 AM..
 5 years ago '12        #3
iSpeakGenius 1 heat pts
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Run plays, use screens, play real life basketball. Use the post moves tutorial so you can learn how to score with big men. You're not gonna touch the Heat using the Clippers, it's a mismatch in general. Use a defensive team like the Celtics, Thunder or Bulls and focus on taking good shots in areas where your players can shoot the ball well.

Hope this helps.





Otherwise you may jus suck.
 5 years ago '06        #4
made in the bay 23 heat pts23
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use the L2/left trigger while you shoot...you can pro-hop or euro-step that way..
 5 years ago '04        #5
D. Norman 6 heat pts
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 iSpeakGenius said:
Run plays, use screens, play real life basketball. Use the post moves tutorial so you can learn how to score with big men.
I dont no y ppl say this. I do play like its for real (swinging ball around, running plays), but im playing as a nba star. when i have an open lane, no1 in front of me, and go up for a dunk and this guy decides imma do some stupid falling down shot like im getting fouled with 2 guys in front of me i just say fu*k this. Gets me like srs


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 5 years ago '11        #6
bd2eazy 38 heat pts38
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2k12's biggest problem is how cheesy it feels sometimes.
it doesnt feel as hard as it feels ANNOYING.
2k11 was great (possibly greatest) but i find 2k12 is most
enjoyable when played in small doses.

that said

euro step helps alot when trying to drive, usually ends up with
layup attempt or draws the foul. If u find the AI is shutting you
down in the lane for 2/4 possessions chances are theyr gonna
be vulnerable to jumpers. Jumpers are strong in this game, even
when covered. most of the time, spin moves, screens and sprinting
arent even half as effective as Slowing up, running a play or postin
somebody up. Use less turbo and more basics.
 5 years ago '10        #7
SmoothTay 23 heat pts23
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Can't win on all star ?

Hall of Fame is some bullsh*t tho
 5 years ago '04        #8
Tastemaker331 46 heat pts46
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because you probably have a low basketball IQ
 5 years ago '10        #9
Hovi Bryant 676 heat pts676
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NBA 2K12 doesn't really require too much BBall IQ to win. For example, play the game online. Most players that consider themselves to be elite, employ tactics I consider to be cheese or exploits.

Anyways, playing defense against the computer can be a pain. You have to play tight on shooters. Period. Big men, play tight on the ones that can shoot.

You also have to value every possession to build any momentum. Just play inside-out. Don't fall in love with the jumper. You'll lose.
 5 years ago '06        #10
DonYBE 3 heat pts
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I never did like 2k12, it just didn't have that same feel that 2k11 did. I gave it away and been playing 2k11 with the current rosters
 5 years ago '10        #11
ineedmusic23 2 heat pts
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I find it hard sometimes to beat even All-Star difficulty. they seem to make everything too.
 5 years ago '10        #12
ineedmusic23 2 heat pts
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 ErnieB said:
because you probably have a low basketball IQ
damn
 5 years ago '11        #13
KING JAYY 535 heat pts535
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Computer hits every post shot, remember that
 5 years ago '08        #14
YoungRay20 290 heat pts290
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The steals are unreal
 5 years ago '05        #15
fabolous_iam 4 heat pts
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made this same post bout 3 months ago i fill yo pain brother.... cpu hits EVER SINGLE OPEN 3 AND I MEAN EVERY while i be 50/50 and do not let me start on that 4TH QURTER RUN THE CPU ALWAYS SEAMS TO GO ON you can be up buy 40 at the start of the 4th and win by 1.......
 5 years ago '06        #16
allstarookie 1 heat pts
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Quick question about this on ps3. I just tried to play someone on my friends list. We were both in the locker room modes n settings were set. But there was no way to advance.
 5 years ago '10        #17
murd410 31 heat pts31
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 allstarookie said:
Quick question about this on ps3. I just tried to play someone on my friends list. We were both in the locker room modes n settings were set. But there was no way to advance.
Thats most likely because one of out ranks the other by a lot
 5 years ago '06        #18
allstarookie 1 heat pts
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 murd410 said:
Thats most likely because one of out ranks the other by a lot
Oh well I'm at level 5 and he's just 1. That's stupid though I should be able to play my friends.
 5 years ago '08        #19
RokkyRok 50 heat pts50
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I tried playing on HOF in MyPlayer, the ball went through the palms of my 6'10 player's hands straight into Mario Chalmers'. I had to put down the controller for a while & didn't play my xbox for a month
 5 years ago '04        #20
djinferno 1 heat pts
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thing is, the collision detection is very poor
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