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Bar None The Best NBA Sim To Date,
This review is from: NBA 2K13 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Finally this day has come, my most anticipated game EVER! Why you ask ? Well I'm a huge bball fan I play the heck out of these games, and the improvements they made this year I just knew from the videos and information I've watched or read it was going to be the best 2K yet.
The game opens up with a edit page for My Player. What is this, where's my intro ? It takes about 10 minutes to complete your My Player creation, then the intro starts...Jay Z's music kicks in with NBA highlight videos & Jay Z screenshots of him performing on stage; a perfect marriage hip hop & the NBA. Could Jay be the next Madden? Once the video ends the main page is shown, your hub; your newly created My Player dancing to the Jay Z song in some chill outfit, haha! The default OKC vs. Heat matchup, and My Career. I selected the game and changed the teams to PHX (CPU) vs. NOR. I heard PHX is surprisingly tough and my online association league I am using NOR so I was geeked to try them out.
I immediately switched to the the 2K cam that I couldn't use in the demo (drove me nuts in the demo, broadcast cam ? Ahhh!) and had a blast, the gameplay was smooth, much more so than the demo. I didn't expect the final game to be so different from the demo, but it thankfully was. The demo seemed to plod along and to me it seemed like maybe the new dribble stick which is great, would hurt the flow of the game as a result, but that wasn't the case the game flows beautifully !
I played on Pro, now Pro isn't a cake walk in past versions. Playing against the CPU is always a challenge, even on rookie, but it seemed easier to me, which means maybe I can play against the impossible to beat CPU this season. I never am able to play a 2K season because it's not fun losing on pro or all pro when I consider myself an above average player, they don't miss even with good D. I win 75% of my games vs. random online opponents (quick match)and next to none vs. CPU, it just was frustrating.It seems like Pro is really Pro this time around.
Well that's all I got so far gents, it was a blast game that I played, 59-54 NOR, it was 2AM, time for bed. There's a ton to do in this game and I just scratched the surface, but the Jay Z soundtrack and the gameplay is beautiful and perfect, I know the rest of the features are going to be whipped cream with a cherry on top. Buy the game with confidence bball fans this game was made for you. BTW in case you are unaware, NBA Live 13 has been cancelled as of last week, that's a fact not an opinion.
Lastly, if you want to test your skill please add me MoultonHawk, PSN.
Updated 10/3...There are new rosters coming out this weekend, so if you are going to start an Association, Create A Legend,or My Player, you should probably wait to start so the rosters are more attractive. For example my SG on Boston is Avery Bradley, he's a PG, and the Lakers still have Barnes (now a Clipper), etc. My Player hasn't been that fun for me in years past because you start so weak and you get no playing time, but I am going to put the time into it this year. I gave CAL (Create A Legend)a go which seems like My Player in concept but with already created real life players. I selected Rondo, and when I earned enough VC (your in game currency, pretty much anything you do that isn't practice earns you VC) I gave Rondo Ray Allen's shot; now this is fun! I played some more online games and I really like the Hornets this year. I'll usually run with a lesser team. SAC,MEM,DET are the teams I've used primarly in the past,it might be NOR this year. All my games were close except when I used Philly and blew out BOS.
Updated 10/5...OK there is this addicting new mode in this game that I have yet to tell you about. It's called MyTeam. It's similar to Ultimate Team in Madden. You can make it faster by buying credits and paying for superstars, but that's not me I earn my keep. Total blast, totally addicted. So you get delt this team and they pretty much suck and you then can sell them and buy lower end players to start but maybe a player you like; e.g. I started with Willie Green. I sold him for Wesley Johnson, huge upgrade but very close in VC (your in game currency value). You can also buy home and away uniforms and attributes with your VC, playbooks, attributes, super icons like defensive stopper, ballhawk etc. You have to play on a court so you can buy different courts and jerseys, etc. You also can spend your VC on these surprise boxes of 5 items. Then once you get your team together you can take them online vs. another created team and battle. They aren't going to quit cuz you get VC for losing. I've heard some idiots are paying for DLC instead of earning it and slaughtering people online with superstars I have yet to find those jerks thank goodness. I only had one bad experience the guy only shot under the basket so frustrating. They said they spent the most time on this feature this year, and partly because it is completely new, that would make sense. This years 2K game is FULL of game modes, more than worth your hard earned dollars as long as you are a big bball fan.
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Initial post: Nov 16, 2012 5:35:34 PM PST
Jacob Miller says:
You wrote this long review but you have not been able to play association in the pas because you can't beat the CPU on pro difficulty? Wow
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 1:57:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013 1:59:34 PM PST
Sure I can beat it it I cheese the game, play arcade, adjust sliders and pick the best team, but I'm sim so. The problem is defense even if you have a hand in the face the CPU is gonna make it, that's the problem, it's infuriating. I said pro, more like superstar,
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