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Great for the price, being last year's game, but forget about free, bonus Virtual Currency opportunities for this version.
on February 24, 2015
Fun overall, being able to play with teams of the 2013-2014 season as well as retro legendary teams!
This is my first NBA 2K game since the days of the Playstation 2, so control changes that many loyal fans complain about were not a problem for me.
-PS3 version's load time can test patience sometimes.
-Eventually, MyCareer play mode will start freezing your PS3 system while it's loading content to start your team's next game or sometimes after the post-game interview. Didn't figure out that these system lockups are not isolated to me until I searched the web for others experiencing the same problem. Unfortunately, it appears that 2K never bothered patch the game to fix this, so just be aware of that.
-If you buy this game AFTER JANUARY 2015, it may come as a surprise that bonus Virtual Currency (VC) opportunities that 2K Sports used to give away are no longer available, and that you can no longer use the in-game micro-transaction system to buy more VC with real cash.
VC is used in the game to "buy" MyPlayer attribute upgrades, outfits, shoes, etc. In other words, you can't create a player with superstar attributes/skills from the get-go.
You can however earn VCs by simply playing with your favorite team(s) and matchups. You can also earn them with your MyCareer character, if you don't mind playing a character that will struggle through the earlier part of his career.
-The MyNBA2K14 companion app on iOS and Android is gone, so no more bonuses and freebies from that either. We missed out. Boo!
-All Codes you find online have long expired. Yes, 2K Sports set a time limit on the freebies. Now they only give freebies for the 2K15 version.