Excerpt: It’s almost hard to believe that the NBA 2K series has been around for only ten years. It truly feels like I’ve been playing this franchise for my entire life. What’s even harder to believe is that the franchise has critically dominated any and all competition for nearly just as long.
Excerpt: By John Skidmore It's hard to believe a decade has passed since the first incarnation of the NBA 2K series. Though the game (which originally debuted in 1999 with the Sega Dreamcast) has outlasted many updates (and consoles) over the years, and for its 10th Anniversary 2K Sports has delivered its most complete version to date.
Pros: ...you enjoy playing as your favorite NBA star. ...you think you have what it takes to nurture the next up and coming talent. ...you weren't given any real athletic talent, but still want to win in the NBA.
Cons: ...you don't like sports games / are not competitive. ...you are disappointed when your player does not catch fire and soar into the rafters for an out-of-this-world dunk.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is We know basketball and we surely know basketball video games. Having played every NBA Live from the 90s till this day and every NBA 2K since the first Dreamcast game, we know exactly what to look for in our hoops simulators. The time of the year has come were the new season is about to begin and two new basketball games are about to bomber our wallets yet again.
Summary: NBA 2K10 is expected to deliver the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features.
Excerpt: NBA MVP Kobe Bryant says that playing NBA 2K10 is "a lot like practice but without the chance of getting injured." But of course he would say that; he's the guy on the cover. As it happens, it's also true.
Conclusion: I think 2K manages to keep the title of best NBA game again this year, but not by nearly as wide a margin as the last few years. 2K10 makes some great strides in presentation this year with fewer changes in gameplay. I'm hoping for 2K11 the team focuses more on continually refining the core game, because while it's sharp, it isn't without its holes or flaws.