Following the record-breaking launch of NBA 2K16, the NBA 2K franchise continues to stake its claim as the most authentic sports video game with NBA 2K17. As the franchise that “all sports video games should aspire to be” (GamesRadar), NBA 2K17 will take the game to new heights and continue to blur the lines between video game and reality.
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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This is another great addition to the NBA 2K franchise. It's not very different from previous years, as is expected as most sports games offer very few changes other than updated rosters and slightly improved graphics. They fixed the shooting for the most part in this game. In last year's game it was a little weird since there were times when the meters indicated that your shot would go in, yet it would miss for unexplained reasons. In this version, the shots rarely miss when the meters indicate that they will score, so it's definitely an improvement, albeit it a small one. The game is just as fun as previous incarnations if you like the sport and basketball games in general. I tend to buy a sports game once every few years since there's just not enough that changes year to year to make it feel different or worth another purchase so soon. This time I bought consecutive years and I am enjoying 2K17 much more than 2K16 because it just feels like it plays better and isn't as confusing with the fixed shooting mechanics. I don't play online, so I don't know how the network is, if there's lag or anything, but the single player plays perfect. No crashes or framerate issues or anything. If you love basketball and haven't played a recent release of the 2K series, this is an easy purchase. Otherwise, for me at least, there's just not enough new content to make the game feel fresh to warrant a full price purchase.
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.
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