NBA 2K10

The piano laced intro lets you know the power of the game you are about to embark on. NBA 2K10 is one of the best basketball games I have ever played and will go down as one of the best b-ball games of all time along with Coach K and NBA Live ’96. One of the biggest reasons for this acclaim is the stellar presentation, the presentation alone is enough to purchase. If you are like me and grew up in the glorious era of the NBA on NBC then you will fall in love with NBA2K10. The commentary is amazing, Kevin and Clark will speak on past games, accolades, rivalries etc all in fluid motion not sounding automated. The biggest addition to the overall game is the new My Player mode; this mode has been done before in games, but never with such depth. I’m a true b-ball video gamer, been balling hard since Double Dribble/Jordan vs. Bird bee, so you know I had to get hands on with the game myself. My NBA career started in the summer league with the Wizards, getting used to the controls hindered my progress a little bit but that’s why I practice. When you play this mode you only control yourself, the emphasis is on being a good team player. Your overall grade is placed in the top left corner of the screen; you get graded for pretty much everything (box out, make an assist, alley, tight d, etc). I had to throw out all I previously knew about b-ball games and learn again, I had to learn that I am part of a team and not the team. After 6 games in the summer league I was cut and sent to the D-League, I couldn’t believe it! My SG wasn’t good enough so I packed up for LA and learned the importance of team ball. 8 games with LA’s D-League team and Utah called me up, the 2K Insider (a lil dude who gives you advice, NBA stories and critiques your game) told me I was signed to a 10 day contract so I knew I had to play at my highest level. My first NBA game I was in awe, all the people, the sound, and the TV cameras! Understand, when you play in the D-League you don’t get all that good stuff, you in small arenas with no commentary, just the squeaks and moans of 2nd hand NBA players. 10 days went by and Utah decided to offer me a 1yr deal and I took it. Never before I have I created a player in a video game and felt such a connection, hats off 2K fo real. HHTT APPROVED.  COP THAT NBA2K10 NOW!Don\’t Sweat the Technique – Eric B. & Rakim

NBA 2K9 Was Hot, Now Its Freezing

 

2K sports has been the hope for the sports gamer quite sometime now, offering up a great alternative to the demon which is EA Sports. One problem seems to persist with the 2K sports franchise is there god damn freezing issues! No its not your disc or your system, from reading online it boils down to 2K delivering an unfinished product. We can only hope 2K releases a patch to fix this issue which has been rampant in there pervious titles. I have an association with the Knicks and I can’t even complete a game without it freezing after the 1st quarter highlights!! 2K has showed us they have a great product but please take time to perfect the product, do you even test it? When ESPN 2K5 (regarded by some as the best football game made) came out it also suffered from slight freezing but what’s occurring in NBA 2K9 is ruining otherwise what would be a fantastic experience.
2K get it together please.
 

NBA 2K9

I have been playing basketball games since I can remember. I came up loving EA Sports and the NBA Live Series until I discovered NBA 2K on the Sega Dreamcast and switched over. NBA 2K9 keeps the tradition alive of a “true basketball” game, I’m not a big online cat im more about building my franchise. If you wanna run and gun and play with friends and not take shit too serious go pick up live, if you about ya biz and want an authentic sports title get 2K. Presentation to me is a must and to this day the best presentation I seen in a game is from 2K in “ESPN NFL 2K5”. NBA 2K9 does a damn good job keeping close though, at the end of every quarter you are treated to highlights of the top moments in the prior quarter. The music during these highlights is nothing short of epic sometimes I forget and think im watching TNT! That’s how captivating it is! The game play is stellar, the shot stick has been redefined and the overall feel is fluid. The game is seamless, meaning that you rarely have to press start to do shit, you can make subs, timeouts and etc all on the fly. Association 2.0 is where it’s at; this is the meat and potatoes. The new NBA.COM feature keeps you up to date with stats, injuries, milestones, awards, rumor mill etc. I think this feature is incredible now you don’t have to go through multiple screens to find info on teams or what happening in ya association cause its right in front of u now. When I created my player and started with the Knicks it felt more intimate than ever before, players talk to the press, discuss there delight or bitterness, shits crazy. I really can’t say enough about this game if you a true ball head give this game a chance fo real.