Conclusion: The sheer wealth of options, intuitive controls and excellent presentation make NBA 2K10 the best basketball title on the market by some margin. It simply plays a better game than its competitor and although it falls some way short of perfection - displaying occasional AI tics and a steadfast refusal to get rid of those godawful selection menus - NBA 2K10 still manages to take it all the way to the hole and slam it with authority.
Excerpt: Before I start this review, let me get something out there. Basketball is not my favorite sport. I really wasn't expecting to like the game, and to be perfectly honest, I wasn't really impressed with it. As far as general gameplay goes, NBA 2K10 is difficult to get into if you're A) not a fan of the sport and B) haven't played a previous iteration of 2K's basketball venture.
Excerpt: If I go out and run a mile on the track by myself, I’ll get a decent result (I’m still in pretty good shape), but if I go out and run a mile on the track with someone else who is just a bit faster than me, pushing me to go faster the entire way, I’ll get a much better result. This is the way we work. We are driven by competition—by wanting to match or exceed what others around us are doing. This has a point, trust me.
Excerpt: When I was growing up as a kid, I had one option—or at least one viable option—to choose if I wanted to play a good game of virtual basketball. That one option was EA Sports’ NBA Live series. And then the new millennium came, ushering in a new era of the basketball video game industry—one in which years of competition would push the genre forward in so many ways.
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: soon became a staple in the hoops genre. The series has provided an enjoyable playing experience for casual gamers while presenting a good enough challenge for those with insane stick skills. The franchise has also been known for dishing out a realistic NBA experience that allows basketball junkies like myself to live out their hoop dreams through our gaming consoles.
Pros: Presentation, My Player, Reduced Turbo
Cons: Play Calling, Excessive Alley-oops, Jump shots under rim
NBA 2K10 Review
19 December 2009
Excerpt: When 2K Sports released NBA 2K back on the Dreamcast a decade ago, it was a revelation not just in basketball games but sports games in general. It set a new bar on graphics, gameplay and recreating the authenticity of the sport on screen. Its first foray on the X360 was NBA 2K6 but that was a lacklustre first effort until NBA 2K7 showed us what next-gen hoops was supposed to be like.