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...
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.
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.
Summary: While you can make the case that fundamentally sound players like Tim Duncan win championships, it’s the high-flying antics of players such as Andre Igoudala and Ty Thomas that bring fans out of their seats.
Pros: Upbeat tempo is exciting, Progress through My Player mode is rewarding, Online play is a blast, with or against friends
Cons: Too easy to get into the paint, eliminating most strategy, My Player mode is plagued by frame rate issues and inconsistent grading, Lots of little bugs
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.
Conclusion: Concept: Introduce the new My Player mode to the already stellar Association mode and signature 2K gameplay
Graphics: Reworked arena lighting and facial animations keeps the visuals on par with NBA Live
Sound: With contextual analysis that discusses league happenings, this is the best broadcast...
Excerpt: EA’s attempt to monopolize the sporting games industry has mostly been met with white flags from other developers. While sports games were once everywhere from numerous developers, EA’s money, power and better games have wiped them off the landscape.