Originally Posted by And_75
Quick impressions (after 1 game)
- graphic is improved, including better player faces and models
- very fluid on a 4S, great framerate, noticeably better than last year
- better collision detection, better blocking system, and CPU actually misses shots if you are defending the shot
- nice presentation overall
- you now have 5 difficulty levels that seem to actually work. I don't know if the "away game glitch" from last year has been fixed though.
- play-by-play is still a hit and miss and very basic, but I guess it does the job.
- you still can't call plays, controls are pretty much the same as last year
- still no alternate jerseys
- still no trade logic in season mode
- Some courts are old, including Oklahoma and The Nets. While the Heat court is wrong (how could they miss this, really..). They did update the warriors court though and it looks great
Season is now multiseason mode but I don't see the value in it if there is no trade logic or contract management. Also I'm not sure there is a draft at the end of season one, I still have to try.
There is also a greatest games mode that allows you to use some historic teams. There are 4 available, and more "coming soon". It seems very nice.
Overall it seems improved from last year and the gameplay is really nice for a mobile game. But they didn't add any depth to the season mode, which is kind of disappointing. I would say that it plays and looks better, but the overall experience is pretty much the same
A few other CONS:
- no support for multitasking
: start a game, switch to another app, half of the times the game resets when you go back to it. This is a major problem for me
- simulation engine is broken
: Kevin Durant won the MVP award but he average 15 turnovers per game (LOL)? Top assist man averaged 0.8 assist per game, while the leader for steals per game avg 13 per game? completely broken...
- some players retire at the end of season, but there is no draft. Also teams seem to trade during season with no logic at all.
The Lakers traded D. Howard and Steve Nash and got a bunch of unknown players. There is no transfer section so you don't know what's going on, but if you check team rosters in season 2 they are all messed up
Overall, while still fun to play, this is a very lazy update from 2k
and absolutely not worthy the 7.99 price tag (if you own NBA 2K12).