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2k13 Maybe better than 2k11,
This review is from: NBA 2K13 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Okay i rarely write reviews but i have some time at work to do so. Excuse my grammar ... i spend most my time typing on FB instead of term papers ;-).
The game is simply awesome. It seems like they finally got it right with the physics for this one. With 2k11 (lets skip 2k12 because that was clearly satans spawn) the game play was good once you figured out the controls, but they were missing the actual physic to basketball ... accurate first steps, bumps, defensive recovers, chase downs, spacing, etc. This 2k13 has simply put the NBA Players mind in the full frontal this year. I was surprised how fast and intelligent game play was this year. Please be advised if you dont have any concept of basketball IQ this game will not be fun at all. It seems 2k was holding back with their AI for the past couple of years because they flawlessly implimented most aspects of real NBA basketball. In MyCareer mode you get actual points for spacing or better known as "Good Movement" which is just as important as an assist. Back to game play though
Game play is freaking sweet. You cant just string together a bunch of dribble moves like And 1 "Hot Sauce" and expect to get past a player. You actually have to execute with 5 dribbles or less. D Wade isnt going to cross you up to the right and left then spin around to get to the rim, he is realistically going to blow right by you with a hesitation and examine ur distance from him ... then prowl towards you before doing a crossover and getting around you with a first step and if he cant, he will pass the ball, move with out the ball around a screen and get to the rim on a cut. Respect his Game!
Lebron is simply a beast, you cant guard him nor see him on the court he is beyond intelligent with and without the ball. Allevhe needs is one dribble to make an assist lay up or jumpshot and please dont attempt to post him up.
The physics are incredible, you can actually hang around your man who is sitting a pick, walk past him slow if you choose to in which forcing your man run into him.
Game play is very fast and mistakes arent excused, if your in the wrong spot on the floor and the opposing team gets a rebound or makes a basket during MyCareer Mode, you will be benched like your last name was Lin. The avg time on each side of the court is around 4 - 9secs unless there is a play being ran.
Graphics are awesome, contact is realistic ... you cant run down the middle and just dunk on everyone unless you have a super all star player who can just part the lane like Moses parting the red sea. You will more likely going in for a lay up. You must be set to make you jumpers ... can dribble than toss it up unbalanced, yes ... they have unbalanced jumpers this year!
I love the game, its not as fustrating as the previous games of last year where you know the computer cheated you out of a win, it soley is based of the "decesions" you make on the court, and you have to be quick making the right choices cus each possesion only last a few seconds.
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Initial post: Oct 4, 2012 9:36:28 AM PDT
Are the same legends teams on this edition?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2012 3:59:20 PM PDT
Daniel B. Markson says:
yes and i believe they added the Suns as well
Posted on Dec 5, 2013 10:24:25 AM PST
Laron Cutno says:
do they let play online since 2k came out already
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