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The game throws you into Bulls vs Lakers in the 91 Finals, 5 minute quarters, I don't know what difficulty. Jordan was Player of the Game in a losing effort. Didn't get a chance to check the box after the game, but I believe I scored 32 points on 13-20 FG.
CPU defense is definitely cheesy in the passing lanes, but perhaps the most concerning thing is the lack of off-ball movement for non-Jordan players. Pippen and Grant will literally just stand around unless you are calling plays. The game feels stiff and unresponsive at times, and there were definitely a few WTF moments.
Most alarming is the ease I had dunking with Jordan. Of my 13 FGs, all but two were dunks. Nothing a few ratings changes can't fix, but it really felt like if I wasn't dunking the shot was going to miss, as the CPU had some blocks from out of nowhere (including on some dunks that SHOULD have been open but weren't because of delayed animations).
I ended up losing the game because my team simply wouldn't grab a defensive board. On two separate occasions "immortals" Vlade Divac and Sam Perkins were able to grab a rebound over two Bulls players, go up for a reverse layup, and the foul.
Also, Magic Johnson didn't play like Magic Johnson (ironic, since they talked all game about the Jordan/Magic matchup). He barely looked for his shot and ONLY took bad shots with the clock running down. One has to hope that is a rating/tendency issue, because 2K supposedly added in ratings that were supposed to fix things like this.
Time to get to work.