NBA 2K12 was a huge milestone in the NBA game franchise, taking a defined step forward from 2K11 and still being hugely popular now despite the release of several titles for the following years. This is the title which fell into the sweet spot of having all the features people liked, but also being very cheap to buy as time went on. On the downside, it did suffer from a lot of bugs and other issues on release, so the hotly anticipated and free NBA 2K12 Patch 1.0.1 is a must-have for all fans.
All about NBA 2K12
The reason for the NBA 2K12 Patch, aside from fixing a raft of issues, is that the game itself is hugely popular and really earnt an overhaul. The game features some innovative career modes such as My Player mode where you get to work through a character’s career down to being signed, making contacts in the world of basketball and holding press conferences. Those conferences had an upgrade in this instalment to include league popularity, team chemistry and fan support. Gameplay has been similarly praised, with everything moving fast and easily, quick to pick up and difficult to master. Nevertheless, there were things to improve, which the patch does perfectly. It’s now harder to steal the ball, passing is more accurate and defensive AI has been tweaked. Lob passes move faster to make them less vulnerable to tips and steals. Other AI improvements have been made to get rid of bugs and make the whole experience tighter.
Several issues fixed
The huge NBA 2K12 Patch addresses more than just gameplay, with several changes being made to the handling of online play and game setup. The online bugs are especially important as time goes on and little changes in network setups start to affect older games. For example, matchmaking has been optimised to reduce waiting time when looking for opponents. Network errors that cut off games have been addressed and so has a frustrating issue in Team-Up where a player could be left idle for a long time. There was also an issue where players would be disconnected if one or more users modified their playbook, so fans will be glad that was fixed. On a broader front, there are fixes to issues with unlocked teams reverting to locked, games hanging after skipping presentations and players becoming duplicated. The team have really looked at every little potential bug. Also your team’s GM in My Player mode will be better at acquiring recommended players, so in the words of the patch documentation, ‘Be careful what you ask for!’ Finally and importantly, changes have been made on the Association side to improve your experience in tournament play.
Keeping 2K12 Alive
The NBA 2K12 Patch fixes so much, that it’s a must-have for all players. Even if you didn’t experience these bugs, you never know when they might pop up, especially as the game gets older. Patches like this are great for keeping games working and showing players that the company cares and wants to perfect their product. With 2K12 having such a strong legacy, this free patch is a great way to revisit a milestone in the franchise.