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 take a few games to get used to, but once you learn the boundaries between dribbling moves and shooting on the right analog stick, it’s a welcome improvement
Excerpt: 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. A 12-foot bank shot may be an effective tactic, but it's not going to convince a casual fan to jump out of his or her seat to bellow a rowdy cheer.
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
Excerpt: The NBA 2K series has stood at the top of the ladder for many years, even before they lost all competition. In many cases, this might lead to a lack of innovation, due to lack of pressure. For the last few years, though, developer Visual Concepts has continued to up their game and make each iteration more worthwhile than the last, but does this year bring more of the same? From the get-go, as with 2K13, you begin creating your personal player.
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. That being said, developer Visual Concepts continues to impress.
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. For $7.99, NBA 2K14 comes with a variety of features. Along with quick match-ups with teams around the NBA, you can tackle Path to Greatness.
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.