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3.0 out of 5 stars Microtransactions ruining the game, November 26, 2013
This review is from: NBA 2K14 - Xbox One (Video Game)
I'm not here to hate on the game because we all know the game is great and highly better than it's competitor NBA Live 14 (If you want to call it a competitor right now at this time, as far as the future hopefully they'll improve majorly). As far as 2K14 is concerned it's already noted that gameplay it's really good, despite the fact the A.I lacks a bit at times especially on defense because they give your opponent too much space on the floor, so they can come back with a quick three.

But I'm not here to talk about gameplay so much, but I'm here to speak on the microtransactions and how its ruining the game if you ask me anyways. So lets get into it shall we? For one the accessories for your myplayer (compression sleeves, calf sleeves, headbands, goggles, etc.) you have to pay for each individual item and I what I mean by this is if you buy one color of the same sleeve and want to get the same style sleeve you have to pay for another color for the same item. Secondly, the attributes that they put on the adidias items aren't even that much of a boost to your myplayer in stats wise. For instance the dwight howard sleeve that costs 5,000VC for a +2 three point shot and a color of your choosing. It's as if your paying more for the name then the stats because if you use that on your MyPlayer then you could certainly achieve more then +2 to your 3 point rating unless its almost at max status. I'm sorry, but I believe they should go back to the nba 2k12 format of giving you the accessories for free and give your choice of team color 1/2, white, black, and also add any other colorway of your choosing. Also note that the headband accessory is 200 VC more then on last gen when it was 1000VC. Thirdly, you have to buy tattoos on next gen which is insane, I'd rather just have refined imagery from last gen and keep them free. But now you have buy tattoos that aren't even that cool, soon not even the shoes that you use in your MyCareer regardless of endorsement are going to be free more than likely. Plus you can you buy your Myplayer stats to make your guy ultra beast and be a troll online. The fun of the game is not where it used to be unfortunately.

To end this review off I'd also like to note that no matter the difficulty you play on even if you play on Hall of Fame and get a 2X amount in VC it's still a hell of a grind to even aquire a lot of accessories not to mention paying for signature skills, as well as jumpshots, dunk packages, dribbles packages, etc. Even if you conserve that VC it goes pretty dang rapidly more then you know it. In the end I believe they need to up the amount you recieve or in the end you'll just have to keep spending money in order to afford certain things just to get IN GAME. Not outside in life IN GAME and also note that if 2K15 doesn't allow you to bring your Myplayer over just like the past NBA 2K Games then consider all that money you spent gone and now have to respend it on a new character.

Oh and I'm sorry for those who can't do the VC glitch in order to attain there MyTeam players that seem to give a lot of duplicate cards by the way. Plus the contracts that they you recieve from a pack aren't even a lot, 5 contracts is the highest it goes unlike MUT on Madden where it gives you 25 contracts for a player which is awesome. 13,000VC for one gold pack (Only one type of gold pack, unlike last gen where they had 3 gold packs each having different traits) also you only get one gold player out of the pack, so it really limits you on who you could get plus the possibilities of getting duplicates are tremendously high unless your extremely lucky.

I'm sorry if you guys hate me for spitting the truth, but in the end I'm just trying to let you know theres not much free left in that game other then the game modes and that's about it. Its a huge gripe for me and I don't know about the rest of you but I hope someone agrees with me.
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Initial post: Nov 26, 2013 6:41:06 PM PST
Max H. says:
What about the VC Bug?? Isn't the trick possible on Xbox One? I saw that it works on the current gen version of 2K14.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2013 4:58:48 AM PST
Mike Golas says:
Unfortunately the VC bug is not able to be done in next-gen because when you do a quick match it won't let you save and quit like it used too in last gen. And no major youtuber that I know of has done it so far, seems like the easiest way of getting VC on the new current gen is to sim MyGM mode with the miami heat and turn off injuries. I'll give you a link to a tutorial:

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 7:38:14 PM PST
Troy S. says:
Do you think MyTeam is worth playing if you don't spend cash on VC?

Also, I miss Crew mode from 2K10 and 2K11 (2K11 is still, in my opinion, the greatest basketball game ever created).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2013 1:10:21 PM PST
Mike Golas says:
To be honest I think you can play the mode especially if you don't mind taking a team of bottom tiered players and bringing it to the top. What I mean by that is if you don't mind grinding and actually earning your gold/silver players by doing it the legitimate way I believe you will enjoy yourself more then those who pay to get the best. I mean it's going to be awhile before the next 2K game releases, so you might as well give it a shot. Now as far as playing online with bottom tiered players going against all gold teams oh it'll be frustrating, but if you keep the game at a slow tempo then that team will get beat. I did that a few times back in 2k13 but haven't bothered to play it this year especially since they took out the market system so you could buy players you wanted (but I guess 2K thought was a little cheesy and probably wanted to make more money off the packs). As for crew they should have brought that back instead of the mode called The Park which barely even works as is.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 2:00:49 AM PST
True Story says:
Welcome to next gen. Cliffhanger endings, rushed releases, paid public betas, more DLC and microtransactions. Devs no longer create IPs. They create franchises.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2013 6:48:23 PM PST
Mike Golas says:
Ain't that the truth, I do agree with that comment for sure though. The world is all about that almighty dollar which sadly a dollar won't be worth a dollar much longer. Lol xD

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 10:27:36 PM PST
Tyler says:
thanks for the heads up i would have bought this game until i read this information

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 10:09:43 AM PST

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Last edited by the author on Jan 29, 2014 1:18:45 PM PST
Pete says:
If you do play MyTeam and don't want to spend your real money on buying VC just be prepared to not play MyCareer or MYGM. The excessive VC requirements and greed in these modes is so high that you can only really expect to enjoy and be able to play one mode.

Agree, 2k10/11 Crew mode was a great NBA style Co-op mode in the game. Unfortunetly Visual Concepts/2K Sports would rather spend their time on casual blacktop modes (The Park and Crews) since they can make more money off their customers from this concept from people spending money dressing up their MyPlayers and other nonsense.
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