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It's fun, but it's also terrible
on July 16, 2013
First thing I'm going to say is that I do have fun playing this game, it's a very enjoyable sports game and it is very addicting. Also it has nice graphics and runs smoothly. That said, it's essentially NBA 2k11. 2k put absolutely no effort into updating the version for the wii and it shows. They didn't bother to put in the 2012 rookies, they barely updated the rosters, they didn't include the signature skills, they didn't include my team and they barely changed my player at all. The only thing they cut is the 5 extra summer league games (which I am incredibly grateful for especially because the three games you do play are aggravating to no end.) Association mode is fun, but gets boring after 3 or 4 games so I keep on restarting. The mode I play most is my player, and after a while it gets fun, but I really wish you were allowed to customize your character better, you can't even give them tattoos or facial hair and they always end up looking the same. And you are incredibly, unrealistically, barely even playable when you start out, I mean by the time you come out of camp the max you can be is probably a 45 or so and that's pitiful, plus when you get started, no matter what your stats in game will be decreased by between 5 and 10 no matter what skill points you add on. When you actually start the season and happen get drafted to a team with horrible offense like the Grizzlies or Bobcats then watch out, the first month is completely unplayable since the cpu expects you do to most of the scoring and with your stats so low you just won't be able to. The cpu on your team is incredibly stupid and has absolutely no basketball IQ early on and since play calling is broken, you just kind of have to hope that the cpu does what you want. This isn't a problem if you are on a team like the Heat or the Thunder, but if you get drafted to terrible offensive teams be prepared to be incredibly frustrated for at least the first month of the season, also be prepared to be stuck there because the request a trade option is broken as well and the GM doesn't trade you ever, even if you request one. That said, when you persevere through the season and get better the mode gets much more playable and more fun, but there are just too many glitches and bugs for me to say it's a truly good game. It makes perfect sense that the wii isn't developing NBA 2k14.