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Title: NBA 2K19
Post by: TheNorm on January 09, 2019, 09:17:10 AM
It was on sale for cheap last week on the Playstation Store and I haven't played it in a couple of seasons, so I thought now would be a good time to pick the game up. Not disappointed. I always felt this game rivaled the MLB series in regards to atmosphere, and the MyCareer mode (think Road to the Show) with the story and immersing you into that life is something RTTS should aspire to.

This time the MyCareer mode starts off with a prelude of sorts, where your created player decides to leave school a little too early and ends up starting his career in the Chinese league.

Still getting used to the controls since it's been awhile, but the game plays a great game of basketball. Worth a look if you're needing a hoops game and can find it at a discounted rate.
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: TheNorm on February 10, 2019, 11:21:27 AM
The path I chose in regards to this franchise-maybe picking it up once every couple of years-is something I may seriously consider doing for other sports titles in the future. This isn't a knock on 2K at all, as a matter of fact, as far as sports titles go this team does an amazing job with the NBA product. I wish EA (and to some extent, SCEA with MLB) would put this much work into their sports franchises as much as 2K does here.

The reason I may go this route going forward is simply because this game just feels fresh, and less like a roster update with minor tweaks like other sports titles are notorious for feeling like.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: Crewe on February 10, 2019, 06:21:34 PM
haven't played any of the 2k basketball series so I don't have an opinion.
However, I can say, the simple roster update for $65 bucks got old fast. That said, I still succumb to MLB despite such little attention to RTTS (my focus) sans last year.
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: Rigg44 on February 11, 2019, 12:05:39 PM
The path I chose in regards to this franchise-maybe picking it up once every couple of years-is something I may seriously consider doing for other sports titles in the future. This isn't a knock on 2K at all, as a matter of fact, as far as sports titles go this team does an amazing job with the NBA product. I wish EA (and to some extent, SCEA with MLB) would put this much work into their sports franchises as much as 2K does here.

The reason I may go this route going forward is simply because this game just feels fresh, and less like a roster update with minor tweaks like other sports titles are notorious for feeling like.

Any thoughts?

I could not blame you for going that route.  I always wait for black Friday and just pick it up then for 30-40 so I don't feel I am paying to much for a roster update.  I will say that 2k puts a lot of work into the game and there is always more than just a roster update in most game modes.  If all you do is play one mode then I could see every other year as the way to go. 

Did you play any my league?  the feature I have enjoyed the most that was added this year is the ability to use prior draft classes.  I am trying to draft all the 80's celtics onto my expansion team. Its been fun.
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: TheNorm on February 11, 2019, 12:24:35 PM
Been meaning to try that mode but I've been having so much fun with MyCareer so far I haven't even ventured to MyLeague yet. It's on my radar though.

FTR, I created a 6'1" PG focused on Playmaking/Passing & 3-pt shooting. Signed with the Houston Rockets after the Prelude story finished since they offered the most in salary. Currently have him up to an 88 OVR.
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: Bucfever on February 11, 2019, 02:10:57 PM
Yeah, mostly I just don't, as far as the yearly goes. MLB I waited 2 years, 16 and 18. The rest I have are Madden and NHL 16, FIFA 14, and now that I have PS Plus back I think I can get NBA 2K16 back from when it was the free game. And I'm good with that.

MLB is the only game I buy semi-regularly.
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: Crewe on February 11, 2019, 03:58:05 PM

MLB is the only game I buy semi-regularly.

me also, except annually lol
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: Rigg44 on February 13, 2019, 03:06:48 PM
Yeah, mostly I just don't, as far as the yearly goes. MLB I waited 2 years, 16 and 18. The rest I have are Madden and NHL 16, FIFA 14, and now that I have PS Plus back I think I can get NBA 2K16 back from when it was the free game. And I'm good with that.

MLB is the only game I buy semi-regularly.

Madden is every other or every three years buy for me at this point. MLB is hit and miss.  I had access to the alpha this year and might pick it up.  NHL, FIFA are nevers for me.   
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: Bucfever on February 13, 2019, 05:36:51 PM
Yeah, mostly I just don't, as far as the yearly goes. MLB I waited 2 years, 16 and 18. The rest I have are Madden and NHL 16, FIFA 14, and now that I have PS Plus back I think I can get NBA 2K16 back from when it was the free game. And I'm good with that.

MLB is the only game I buy semi-regularly.

Madden is every other or every three years buy for me at this point. MLB is hit and miss.  I had access to the alpha this year and might pick it up.  NHL, FIFA are nevers for me.

I apparently had alpha access for MLB 19 and NEVER saw the notification until the other day. I am very upset about this.
Title: Re: NBA 2K19
Post by: TheNorm on February 16, 2019, 08:32:53 PM
Had to guard Steph Curry when the Rockets played the Warriors in MyCareer...I use the term 'guard' loosely, because the dude is as tough in this videogame as he is in real life lol. Entire team is as tough as they come.  :o