Excerpt: Is the hegemony of the EA Sports series crumbling? Where the FIFA series is getting more and more its ass kicked by Pro Evolution Soccer, the biggest adversary on the basketball court is the NBA 2KX (insert year at your own choice) series.
Excerpt: A sport that’s less popular over here than soccer of basketball is ice hockey and with the hole in the ozon layer it won’t get much better. Eventhough we’ll be without any ice soon, 2K Sports succeeds in bringing the hyped atmosphere of the NHL to the PS2.
Excerpt: Despite being invented nearly 150 years ago by a bunch of British soldiers on a frozen Canadian harbour, not many people in the UK have any idea what ice hockey’s all about, so Take 2’s NHL 2K6 might take a bit of working out.
Excerpt: While EA is in no uncertain terms, king of the annual update, 2K games are marking a play for a corner in the market. Unfortunately for 2K, EA have already snatched the British monopoly with boxing, golf, rugby and most importantly football, well and truly covered.
Excerpt: It's hard to imagine that there are still other sports developers out there in this EA world. Think about it. You've got a competing publisher that's already bought out the ESPN licence, you can no longer develop football games, and that publisher still has enough money left over to acquire the...
Conclusion: The in game action is quite good, the individual player control is excellent and the controls that allow you to change the team’s direction on the fly is quite cool. You can direct assistance to weak positions, or change up the type of power-play strategy with a quick directional push – it’s a good...
Excerpt: Again, since the days of the Dreamcast, the NBA 2k series has been at the pinnacle of basketball simulations. No other title made defence so important, and provided such a feeling of accomplishment when you jumped to block that game-winning shot.
Excerpt: Ever since the days of NFL 2k for the Dreamcast, the 2kx brand of sports games have been a more-than-pleasing alternative to the behemoth that is the EA Sports range. EA got the upper hand when it comes to the NFL, by tying up the contract ‘ forcing NFL 2k6 into retirement.