NBA 2K14 Review: beautiful execution with little things standing in its way
11 October 2013
Summary: NBA 2K14 rewards those willing ot learn a new way to use the right joystick and takes from still existing modes everything great that they have to offer. Though the experience may be narrow, the beautiful, immersive gameplay stands on its own among the rest of the sports gaming genre.
Pros: Joystick controls are effective and rewarding, Sports games never looked better, Gives new players immersive incentive
Cons: Limited games modes, Animation-heavy gameplay can be costly, Minimal incentive for veteran players
Conclusion: The champion stays on top for now with their strongest effort yet. NBA 2K14 combines the rock-solid gameplay of the series with a great new control scheme and a fun LeBron-centric new mode that will suck you in.
Excerpt: franchise, which has typically moved in the right direction. I still maintain that the sports genre is in dire need of the new hardware on the horizon, simply because it seems developers have hit a ceiling in terms of visuals, animation, AI, etc.
Excerpt: NBA 2K14 - Cheats And Tips | Score More Points | Top Ten Teams | Review 2K Sports' NBA 2K franchise is the king of video game basketball, at least on consoles. That said, the publisher hopes to dominate the mobile scene, and released NBA 2K14 for iOS devices.
Excerpt: I have spent a lot of time every year running around the DC area looking for stores selling the game early or bugging fellow OS'ers about eBay auctions or Craigslist listings. I’ve travelled to different states and paid almost twice the price just to get the game early.
Conclusion: Concept: Celebrate the current and potential future success of four-time MVP LeBron James
Graphics: Clipping animations and some ugly player faces are signs that we’re overdue for new hardware
Sound: The best commentary team in sports games returns with all-new talking points
Playability: It may...
Summary: You have to feel a little sorry for Tim Duncan. Labeled as boring throughout his career, The Big Fundamental captured four rings but never the hearts of the basketball-loving public. And there's no secret why; the man lacks style.
Pros: Tons of different moves that are easy to pull off, Action flows just like the real game, Ramped-up defensive intensity forces you to smartly plan your offense, LeBron's Path to Greatness offers a crazy version of the future