NBA 2K14 PS4
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- ASIN: B00DBRM3G8
- Item Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Media: Video Game
- Release Date: December 31, 2013
The true next gen experience.
+ The crowd is 10 times more realistic and sounds more realistic. When you do a crossover and break someones ankle crowd reacts. The people in the crowd actually look real now too finally.
+ the graphics are completly insane they could have same graphics next 10 years and it’d still be fun. Scary to think it’s just 1st the ps4 game, imagine 2k15 will look even better.
+ park mode
+ player models are completly accurate except a few like chris paul but thats a minor flaw, 2k actually did facial scans which no other sports game has done so they really care.
+ the sound in general of the crowd and hoop and basketball is so much more realistic
+ the arena lighting is so much better and everything from scores table to shot clock and backboard looks fully in detail.
+ I noticed 1 thing different from last gen gen (well atleast on HoF difficulty) is that less dunks happen. Which is a good thing considering it was too easy on last gen even.
+ The way players react is more realistic, players get more frustrated and seem more emotionally involved.
+ Ecomotion engine makes the shooting in the game look just like real life, you have like 5-10 animations now of shooting. Realistic foot planting
I could go on with alot of small things but you get the idea, if you’re a fan of 2k or nba and not getting it cause of call of duty or something then there must be something wrong with you.. buy this game you wont regret it. true next gen experience.
Best Next Gen Sports game at launch — worth buying for sure
When NBA 2K came out on Dreamcast, I remember the “wow” factor when comparing it to N64 & PS1 basketball games.
Based on what I had read prior to lauch about Next Gen systems, I was not expecting be “wow-ed” again, but I was wrong. The game looks & plays noticeably better than PS3 versions (I played them all from 2K7 to 2K14). The ball physics are great, there are many more animations & the PS4 controller gives a much better feel. Also, this game is not a port of the PS3 version — evident in the gameplay & the pre-loaded 9/27 rosters. Of all the 3 sports games, I like this one the best — it’s a PS4 show-off for sure. FIFA is also very good while Madden is ok at best. Kudos to 2K as they continue to raise the bar with every release. This and MLB The Show are the two finest sports franchises in video gaming.
Fun Game, Always On-line for certain game Modes, Forcing you to purchase VC to advance
Hoping either 2k takes away the emphasis of micro transaction or EA puts out a decent product to force their hand. All and all a fun game and the only game in town for a basketball game fan.
The Next Gen Choice for BasketBall
Graphics will get you in the door but the gameplay will keep you inside. If you played the PS3 version then there really isn’t much new as far as controls go. The guys might move maybe a bit better (or worst) but it still has it’s flaws in some areas. The players move fluid but still get tighted up when trying to cut between defenders. Ray Allen knows how to slip and slide through defenders as he finds his way to a corner for a big three. Here, you can get tangled up, not as bad as 2k13 though. On defense, your players can get shaken off pretty easy if you’re controlling them. They don’t seem to have quick reactions and can get left in the dust if you try to do too much. It’s almost better not to guard to tightly. Given the space, you defend better because the offensive player usually run into you, trying to get to the hoop. But then they can also pull up for a jumper and you need to be on your toes to at least put a hand in the face. This balancing act can frustrate a new comer or a non patient player. But once you start getting that experience and know how to counteract these flaws, you’ll find yourself enjoying a nice game of simulated b-ball. No arcade feel here, though I’m sure if you adjust a couple of sliders and difficulty level, you’ll be able to get that feel if that’s what you prefer. I put in quite a few games under my belt and I’m getting use to how things flow. Once you know what to expect, it make dealing with things a bit better. Hopefully future games tighten up the controls.
The game modes are not as robust as the PS3 counterpart. You have your basic quick matches, a GM mode (which I haven’t tried out but can get all the info you need on it on the 2k website). My Career which I spend a majority of my time playing. The Park which is pretty much an online pick up game. Just like in real life, you hit a park which just happens to be a basketball haven of ballers. I don’t play much online anything so I haven’t tried this mode yet but I will test it out once I develope my player more into a worthy pick up. I haven’t seen a mode for your standard league season play though I believe it might be tied into My GM mode. I’ll update this once I dive into the menu setting a bit more.
Why don’t I know more about the modes….we’ll it’s all MY CAREER mode’s fault. Since it was first introduced as MY PLAYER, I’ve been hooked. It’s was rough in it’s introduction year but it’s made strides. And though the last few years felt exactly the same as the previous, on the PS4, it’s totally different. Now you got a storyline you follow. I’m still pretty young into my season (damn work, bills and family getting in the way) but so far I’ve enjoyed this version way more than ever before. You start off creating your character. This time around, you can’t get super detailed as you could in the PS3 version. You pick a face out of many, and you give them a hair style and facial hair, change your eyes and hair color. Add some tats if you like….and your done. No more tweaking faces for hours on end…which I miss. I like my player looking as much as me as I can. But I made due. You kick off the story by getting an invite to the pre-draft scouting game…same as before…but this time you got yourself a rival. Without spoiling the fun…you get to chose how you react to this guy throughout the game. The game will put you in situations that can help or hurt how people view you. You’re choices will directly effect your team chemistry, the way local fans and the GM view you and your overall fans. It’s up to you if you want to be a humble player or a cocky player. The interviews after the game are not frequent at all unlike the previous games. It only takes place after something happens, usually through your interactions and if you had a good game where you set a personal record. It sucks that some of the interactions repeat it self so much already and I haven’t even made it to the All-Star break. There’s also times where the game just totally breaks the immersion. For instance, you’ll have a player who will haze you…nothing serious and you can chose if you accept it or not. But in my version, I was having a conversation with this player and then in the background, I see him, in different gear. Unless he has a twin he likes to hang out with, it totally ruined the scene for me. Also, even thought they got some players real voice recorded during half time and end of game interviews, none of them talk when you’re interacting with them. They just speak with their minds and you have the ability to read it. But the interaction with LeBron James is fully voiced. I got use to this quickly though. Not like you interact with them after every game. And as fun as the story is I’m here to play basketball. I’m hoping if they go with this mode again, they’ll fix these issues. There’s so much more I haven’t seen yet and excited to experience this year which has made my other games take a back seat.
I always loved this series and this one, with it’s minor flaws, is the best one available in my opinion. There’s still a few bugs that I wish would go away…even with a new engine, it still pops it’s head up like the shorts getting flipped inside out. You’d think they would have solved this issue. But as long as the one bug that has killed my experience on 2k13 and also popped up on 2k14 (PS3) from time to time doesn’t show up, I’ll be one happy guy. What’s that bug you ask….the one that freezes the game. For me, and it happened every single time on 2k13, when you try to skip the screen where it shows the up coming schedule of a team. Usually it’ll happen in the 3rd or 4th quarter. When ever I pressed x to take it off the screen to soon, it was an automatic frozen system. I tried to just not press anything but every so often when I’m trying to get through the games, I’d do it and it freezes. It did it to me once on 2k14 on the PS3. I haven’t had that issue on the PS4. All that aside, if you enjoyed 2K in the past and you happen to have a PS4 just laying around, you’d have fun with this version. If you’re a basketball fan, you really have no choice. I know there’s another game you can choose but you’re better off renting the two and making the easy choice. Don’t spend your hard earn money on a game that looks like it should had been put on a PS2 game. The gameplay couldn’t save that game. This is next gen and this game is as next gen as they come.
Best Basketball game ever?
Inching ever so close to perfection
This game isn’t perfect, but I found myself playing hours on end with a huge grin on my face because it is so life like. My favorite team is the Chicago Bulls and watching the Derrick Rose free throw animations, how he jogs up the court to set up a play, along with several other players’ unique attributes were all captured here. Player interviews are the best in any sports game ever, though it doesn’t have much competition. I think this is an area where they can improve (all players cross their arms awkwardly during the interview sessions.) It is a minor issue, but not enough to affect my experience. The presentation is second to none, yet again. Overall, this is a nearly flawless effort from 2K Sports.
EA TAKE NOTE!!! THIS IS HOW TO DO A SPORTS GAME!!