Excerpt: NBA 2K13 is intent on keeping the hot streak going. There are the base concerns with any sports thing; a few fundamental mechanics are stirred in, a new control system introduced, and a slew of small changes. 2K remains adamant about labeling the new on menu while quietly addressing less impactful changes. It’s mechanically fine and how you want it — like last year, but hey, there are a couple new control stick ideas.
Excerpt: All the talking is done. All of the hype has stopped. NBA 2K13 has arrived here at Family Friendly Gaming. The time to look at images, watch videos, and read news stories has come to an end. It is now time to share my impressions after playing it. This year it is a mixed bag.
Summary: " NBA 2K13 " is a very in depth sports title which contains a vast array of game modes backed by superb presentation and impressive gameplay which makes this a title that is essential for fans of the sport. The more casual fans such as me may struggle to get to grips initially but if you show patience then I am certain that you will enjoy what must be considered one of the best all round sports titles of 2012.
Excerpt: NBA 2K13 is without a doubt one of the most comprehensive NBA videogame simulations. Sporting all-new features in addition to the established game modes from previous iterations, including an enhanced MyCareer mode, this time the developers have also teamed up with legendary hip hop mogul JAY Z to jump NBA 2K13 to the next level in sports simulators, and the game certainly delivers on its high flying ambitions.
Excerpt: NBA 2K13 theoretically offers everything you’d possibly want in a basketball video game. You can play as today’s best (or worst) teams, seeing what tried-and-true veterans and untested rookies alike will offer this coming season. You can customize every aspect of your own player a la a Role-Playing Game by spending Virtual Currency to define his appearance, attributes and Signature Skills.
Conclusion: NBA 2K13 scores big once again, although it fails to offer little in the way of sweeping changes or innovations. It's still the undisputed daddy of basketball games, but we'd have liked to have seen more ideas being brought to the hardwood.
Excerpt: NBA 2K11 had Jordan, 2K12 had legendary NBA games, so how will NBA 2K13 be remembered? Surprisingly, for Jay-Z. If the NBA 2K series didn’t already hold the title for slickest sportsgame presentation, it certainly owns it now with Jay-Z credited as Executive Producer. Stylish menus, an exceptional soundtrack that includes Nas and Kanye West, and music videos recut with 2K hoops action create an infectious vibe.
Pros: + Revamped controls make for a better and more accessible game., + Kinect controls let you call in plays or make substitutions.
Cons: ? What NBA GM would give into a rookie’s trade demands?