Excerpt: NBA 2K games have fast become the staple diet of all basketball fans over the past couple of years. With their battle against EA Sports’ offering put on hold whilst EA lick their wounds and recoup 2K Sports could be forgiven for letting up a little on moving the franchise forward but luckily for us, they haven’t.
Excerpt: It comes as no surprise that at the tail-end of 2013, 2K Sports has released its latest (and possibly greatest) edition of the highly successful NBA 2K series, developed yet again by Visual Concepts. This release marks the fifteenth instalment of the NBA 2K series and continues to maintain the excellent standards that 2K Sports and its NBA series have become synonymous with.
Conclusion: NBA 2K14 is the only basketball title available on the market at the moment which pretty much guarantees that hardcore fans of the sport who are also video game lovers will pick it up and play it until they master all moves and turn their favorite team into multiple championship winners.
Pros: + Path to Greatness mode, + More dribbling options, + Improved AI
Cons: - Loss of some modes, - Right stick dribbling takes time to adjust
Excerpt: Writing an NBA 2K14 review is a lot like writing a review of NBA basketball. That’s a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good because it shows just how far the game has come in terms of overall quality, presentation and controls. If you’re not so distracted by controlling a video game, you can really feel like you’re playing “the game” itself.
Excerpt: For the first time in quite a while, 2K Sports' NBA 2K franchise will have some competition -- not that the publisher needed any, as the series has shown steady improvement with each installment. Regardless, NBA 2K14 is no longer the lone option for basketball fans, and for that reason, Visual Concepts and 2K Sports had to go big. That's just what they did.
Excerpt: No sports franchise has come close to matching the consistency of NBA 2K this generation, with the last three years proving particularly spectacular via well-executed flashback features. Whether it was the Jordan Challenge in 2K11 or the Dream Team in 2K13 , each was a fantastic addition to an already excellent simulation.
Pros: + Excellent sim made better with new right stick controls., + Presentation still sharp, with the best commentary around.
Cons: ? How slick does the Xbox One version look? (Super slick.)
Excerpt: 2K Sports has been dominate in the field of video game basketball. They will face a challenge later this year on the upcoming next generation home consoles (PS4 and Xbox One). But until that time, the NBA 2K franchise is still king of the mountain. NBA 2K14 is a fantastic sports game.