Polygon - 8/10 - "Taken as a whole, NBA 2K17 is a worthy if subtle upgrade".
Forbes - 9.1/10 - "NBA 2K's depth continues to set the bar for the Genre."
The new NBA game is here, NBA 2K17 might not be a Spike Lee joint, neither can you become the hoop gawd, but the core of the game remains. This realistic NBA simulation gives you some of the best-looking graphics in modern gaming, and not only that, but you can also customise your own players as well as play as leading NBA teams!
Other improvements to the game include changes to the MyGM mode, where you can manage an NBA team and participate in off-season events. This fully featured mode is coupled with the MyLeague draft! Another brand-new feature is also the ability to play as Olympic teams such as the US Olympic Basketball team and much more!
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Haven't played a NBA 2K in a while, so I might not be too familiar with the latest changes introduced in the most recent entries of the franchise, so I obviously enjoyed 2K17 a lot. It is visually stunning, super fun and smooth to play and the My Career mode has lots of depth, it seems that it is never going to end. Has a great value for its price, I think I'll be playing this entry for quite some years in the near future (never get this kind of games in a yearly basis, seems like a dumb approach for my wallet)
So many options in this game: - Play the story of a young high school basketball player make his way into the NBA. - Play offline managing your favorite team or play with your favorite players. - Play online against other people You're gonna have a great time in this game!
NBA 2K17 feels like it has made improvements from the previous title. There is a greater focus on player control while shooting with the right stick (you will want to play the game with a controller) or when it comes to chaining moves together to get around defenders. Mycareer is more enjoyable than the linear story mode of the previous year but is held back when it comes to a need for grinding points to improve your character, the amount of time you will spend in training which can get old, the extremely low stats you have when you first start, and the inability to skip cutscenes will likely bother some people. The MyGM mode has also seen improvements. The grind required in the Mycareer and Myteam modes also make it seem likely that they want you to spend money on micro-transactions to get the credits that you will need to otherwise grind for. Problems are the usual with sports game with passes not always feeling as responsive or as accurate as they should and AI players doing strange things and not getting into good positions. The Legend Edition Gold adds another $20 to the price compared to the Legend Edition but comes with more cosmetics, $20 worth of extra currency, makes the 92 Dream Team playable in quick game, and includes two additional card packs. If you had planned to spend money on in game currency and want the cosmetics this could be a more worthwhile purchase then the Legend or regular edition but it can be avoided for those that don't want to spend money on those things.
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