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8.5

1260 ratings

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GF Rating
4

Weak

The Ball Went Through My Hand Coach!

posted by angryarmytony (FAIR OAKS, CA) Nov 23, 2013

Member since Sep 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Immediately into playing this game I knew how many bugs there were going to be and I am not surprised at how many there were. The main menu navigation is confusing and not explained at all, at the title menu you are given 3 options: My character, Quick play, and My Career. At first I thought they got rid of modes like Association or Dunk Contest because of this. I first tried the My Career which the system to create your character is still large and diverse however it throws you directly into the action with your character who will suck going against players like LeBron James in your first game along with a confusing upgrade system. I wanted to change the difficulty and rules for in game but since the menu navigation was confusing I couldn't even find the options section. Yes the graphics received much more detail however I still managed to watch the ball go through my hands on rebounds, players jumping through me to either dunk or get rebounds. It does not tell you any of the controls except for the new features but not how to call for a pick and roll. What did manage to impress me was how in depth they went with the My Career now making you focus on how you play, answering interviews, having a fan base, and signing contracts. However gameplay is annoying to figure out, free throw shooting is impossible, glitches still occur almost the entire game, and the menu navigation is terrible.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

So Addicting

posted by AC3_fan (WASHBURN, ND) Jun 9, 2013

Member since Oct 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is so addicting I can not believe it. I was not really a fan of 2k12 and really didn't get into the MyPlayer game mode. I think the MyPlayer in this installment is much better and funner than 2k12 MyPlayer. I am now a 99 overall and the best player in the league at 10 years pro. The only small problem I had with this game was online. When I would play with friends sometimes the game would freeze, become glitchy, or just throw me out of the game. Oh forget about that only small problem, I have one more. I was playing MyPlayer and while a finished a game I exited out and came back a couple minutes later and it said can not connect to the 2k server. Would you like to switch to SP. So I selected yes, little did I know that I could not change back to VC unless I called the company, and they would have had to reset my MyPlayer, deleting all my progress that took for ever to get. The graphics in this game a pretty great, for instance, my uncle walked into the room and said "Oh my god, is that a video game, I thought you were watching a game." The gameplay is great and fun. The announcers are spot on in this game and that adds to the experience. Overall this game is great aside from the minor problems this game is very addicting. So beware if you get into MyPlayer trust me you will never stop playing.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best basketball sim ever...but,

posted by ALeonard28 (PHOENIX, AZ) May 11, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you're reading this, odds are you're debating on whether or not to either rent or purchase this game. If that is indeed the case, then I urge you to try this game. The 2k franchise exploded with NBA 2k9, and has only gotten better since. Every year 2k astounds me with improvements. This year, the gameplay is more realistic than ever. Players play like their real life counterparts, and individual teams have their own styles and it shows. And this year with the addition of Signature Skills, players strengths are more well implemented than ever. They are not meant to make great players greater, but further define role players. With infinite contact animations and new physics, NBA 2k13's gameplay is more realistic than ever.

Onto game modes. There is, of course, the return of My Career. And boy is it amazing. From getting drafted and coming off the bench in your first game to leading your team to the NBA Finals, NBA 2k13's My Career mode is a wild ride. As you become more noticed, Nike and Jordan will attempt to sign you, you'll be put onto billboards, and you'll get your own commercials. As you get used to your teammates, your chemistry will increase. And it is very noticeable. Soon it will feel as if your teammates know your next move before you make it. A timely pick, or a great entry pass can be that extra something to win a close game. And all of that comes with chemistry. Franchise is also back, of course, along with My Team (very similar to Madden's Ultimate Team), Create A Legend and more.

Overall, this game is a blast. There are a few animations that are very common and will occur so often you will be able to predict them before they happen. That and the inability to defend dunks can become annoying, but the rest of the game shines so much it hardly takes away from the overall experience.

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