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NBA 2k17 is a good game but the gameplay has some flaws that affect it and make it less enjoyable to play. Pros: The best basketball simulation. Shot and layup-meter works well. Good graphics. Gameplay is overall good but things can be better. Cons: Too relient on certain animations to trigger sometimes. Archetype system is limited and forces you to only focus on one aspect of the game which isn't good. Certain bugs and glitches are just frustrating. 2K has a tendency to patch things that do not need fixing.
I'm a big fan of basketball, I was playing it as a child and I've also played some nba games. I was playing like 4 different nba games (including 2k games and nba live) and I can say that if you dont need to have the latest version to be happy, than dont buy it. I would recommend to "update" your games from this series like 2 times per 5 years.
Nba 2k17 finally arrived and brought us probably best basketball simulation so far. Without any major flaws game definitely set sports game standards one more time on all gaming platforms. Standard game modes are again here with minor improvements. Many will be happy to know that you can also play Nba 2k17 Prelude as individual game mode for free. There you can create and build your character through college and prepare it for Nba draft. Gameplay is even more improved in compare to previous version. Game is fluid, player control is best so far and you can really "feel the game". Graphics are astonishing, especially players faces, reflections etc. Of that has its price, so for full enjoyment you will need very fast machine. I managed to test the game on ps4 and PC. PC version looks a bit better, but that if of course understandable due to pc hardware advantage. Famous commentary trio is also here like last year so many will be pleased to listen Shaqs funny comments once again. Nba 2k17 made good improvements from last years version but also left enough space for more to come next fall. Enjoy!
I'll be focusing on the Single Player portions of the game in this Review. MyCareer: The game mode is a disappointment this year. From unskippable cutscenes to 2K's ever increasing insistence that we play both MyCareer and MyPark, this years iteration is another disappointment. Justice Young (Michael B. Jordan's Character) is a black hole of charisma, which is a disappointment, as Jordan himself is a great actor. Young is outdone by your college roommate, Grant Alabaster, who disappears when you're drafted and is never mentioned again. Your teammates are as stupid as ever, passing up open looks (or just flat out missing them) and refusing to defend well, which is something that has been a problem for years now. The online integration this year is worse than ever, as you are forced to be online if you want to adjust your animations, buy and wear new gear, and countless other additions, which are blocked to those of us who play this game while on the move. As for MyLeague, it feels similar to 2k15's version of the mode, which is neither a good nor bad thing. The game runs smoothly enough, allowing you the full experience of running a team, but after a few seasons, the joy wears off as you repeat the same tricks you've mastered in 15 to get yourself extra draft picks or a new star with relative ease. 2K haven't advanced the series at all this year, instead deciding to take a sideways step and essentially putting out a slightly updated 2k15. If you're a hardcore fan of the series, you'll no doubt enjoy yourself, but this isn't one for the casual player.
For the people who don't like reading long reviews here is a quick overview for you. Is it better than 2K16? YES! Is it just another sports game reskin? NO! This game feels fresh and brand new. A breath of fresh air. Should I purchase it? Yes. Its the best 2K sports game period in my opinion. Rating : 8.5/10 (will be a 9/10 once a flew bugs get fixed) OK. Now into the real review We all love 2K right thats why you are here reading this correct? The main questions alot of us ask ourselves is... Is this game better than the last game/ is it a major update worth paying 60$ for.. My answer is yes here is why. PROS 1) The game overall presentation is amazing. You get sucked into the game as soon as it launches, everything feels refreshed. I haven't seen a sports game presentation this good since ESPN NFL 2K5. 2) The variety of animations make the game feel revamped and refreshing, something 2K has been needing for quite some time now. 3) The Steal System/Defense mechanics are on par and feel great to use. The new system also disable the steal spammers from 2K16 it actually requires some skill to use. 4) My Career so far is amazing. The whole setup in my opinion is awesome. The smart phone integration is pretty dope as well 5) (Depending On Your GPU) The load times are way faster this time. So no more long long long long mypark loading screens. 6) The character models look great. 7) The game is fun as hell, balanced, & fun to experience offline or online. 8) MyTeam is amazing as well this year, the pack odds seem to be increased due to even higher level cards such as the return of Ruby & Onyx from 2K15. 9) The shooting system/layup system is easy to get use to. 10) Tons of new features which are actually fun to play/use. 11) The HUGE selection of shoes, all the shoes are highly detailed this year. 12) The AI isn't dumb this year, you actually feel challenge. If you are making alot of shots expects double teams and the AI reacting aggresive towards you which is very realistic. 13) Last but not least the soundtrack is AMAZING! Alot of classics songs. I usually get bored with video game soundtracks but this soundtrack for 2K17 is amazing even better than 2K13. Cons 1)Bugs that need to be patched. (fast playing custscenes & disappearing limbs time to time) 2) Face scan app is GARBAGE! Final Verdict Despite semi flaws, none of them tarnish the game-play nor the game itself. The game is amazing to play, plus a quick patch could fix those little errors. If you are a 2K Gamer this 2K is a MUST HAVE! 9/10 once bugs are fix but 8.5/10 for now.
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