Not only is 2K Sports revered for their outstanding visuals, the controls, which are perhaps the most important quality of a video game, are consistently in-depth and intuitive.
Yesterday they released the extensive controls to this years game for the XBOX 360, each of which I will briefly describe. (The full video is below.)
Pass/bounce pass- Press A.
Jump shot/steal- Press X.
Crowd dribbler (when not dribbling)- Hold LT.
Post-up- Press Y.
Normal dunk (while driving)- Press RT then X.
Take charge- Press B.
Alley oop- choose recipient with left control stick, then press X and A. To throw an alley hoop to your self, point at rim with the left control stick.
All new control stick
Cross over- when the ball is the ball handler’s right hand, move right control stick to the left.
Spin- twirl the right control stick clockwise.
Stutter step- move right control stick toward hoop.
Behind the back- twirl right control stick clockwise.
Hesitation- when the ball is in the ball handler’s right hand, move the right control stick to the right.
Step back- when the ball is in the ball handler’s right hand, move the left control stick away from hoop.
All new shot buttons
Hop step layup- the left control stick decides the hop step direction, then tap B and hold X.
Rip over jumper- press B and move left control stick toward hoop, then hold X.
Step back jumper- press B and move left control stick away from hoop, then hold X.
Snatch back jumper- press B and move left opposite the ball handler’s momentum, then hold X.
Euro step- double tap X.
Spin layup- double tap B, then press and hold X.
Spin dunk- press RT, double tap B, then press and hold X.