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NBA 2K General Thread

Isslander

Gordon's alive!
3 August 2003
Iceland
Liverpool
Fine, I will make a thread then!

Unlike PES I have interest in the Classic players. Do you know if I need a certain version of the game to get the classic players and teams?
 

nevcapr

Conference
21 July 2005
Fine, I will make a thread then!

Unlike PES I have interest in the Classic players. Do you know if I need a certain version of the game to get the classic players and teams?
They are in the normal version I bought by default

For instance 3 different eras of Chicago bulls pipped and Jordan etc.

Great game enjoying so far
 

slamsoze

Premiership
28 September 2010
I bought the game yesterday. It is on 42% sale in PSstore EU. It looks brilliant, it has much much content compared to FIFA and PES, i was shocked. I do not even know which is the old dynasty? ,the counterpart of Master League and Carrier mode. The last time i played NBA 2K was the 2011 and 2014 versions which were also AAA+.
Only one notice, as i come from PES and the "editing decease" hunts my body. In 2011 and 2014 you could create TEAMS besides players. Is this feature removed? Cause as i explored a little bit the menus i found only edit players and rosters, not teams. Also the Euroleague teams are not present this year?

For real KONAMI and EA should feel extremely embarashed when they look at what possibilities 2K is offering. A community download center for ROSTER updates!!!Oh God! 1000 times superior than the live update and roster updates bs of KONAMI and EA!!!
 
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Milanista90!

Option File Creator
12 October 2006
I bought the game yesterday. It is on 42% sale in PSstore EU. It looks brilliant, it has much much content compared to FIFA and PES, i was shocked. I do not even know which is the old dynasty? ,the counterpart of Master League and Carrier mode. The last time i played NBA 2K was the 2011 and 2014 versions which were also AAA+.
Only one notice, as i come from PES and the "editing decease" hunts my body. In 2011 and 2014 you could create TEAMS besides players. Is this feature removed? Cause as i explored a little bit the menus i found only edit players and rosters, not teams. Also the Euroleague teams are not present this year?

For real KONAMI and EA should feel extremely embarashed when they look at what possibilities 2K is offering. A community download center for ROSTER updates!!!Oh God! 1000 times superior than the live update and roster updates bs of KONAMI and EA!!!
The game has a lot going for it vs FIFA/PES when it comes to immersion and authenticity of surroundings, commentary etc. But it's really not all roses. When you buy the game you essentially buy the base pack, for nearly everything you need the Virtual Currency (VC). If you just play MyLeague you can look past it, but for all other game modes you can't their shoving their monetization scheme right into your face. The MyPlayer career is an endless grind unless you spend quite a bit of actual money, in turn when your player is below 85 OVR you will barely find a match online cause the community is toxic. The whole MyPlayer career is terrible - as a general statement. The storylines have been dreadful and so has quality of animation.

Bought NBA 2K18 and will not spend money on another one for quite some time. On the pitch it's quite fun (though I think the shooting mechanics were much better in the likes of 2k14), but there is a hell of a lot that's wrong with the game off it.
 

slamsoze

Premiership
28 September 2010
The game has a lot going for it vs FIFA/PES when it comes to immersion and authenticity of surroundings, commentary etc. But it's really not all roses. When you buy the game you essentially buy the base pack, for nearly everything you need the Virtual Currency (VC). If you just play MyLeague you can look past it, but for all other game modes you can't their shoving their monetization scheme right into your face. The MyPlayer career is an endless grind unless you spend quite a bit of actual money, in turn when your player is below 85 OVR you will barely find a match online cause the community is toxic. The whole MyPlayer career is terrible - as a general statement. The storylines have been dreadful and so has quality of animation.

Bought NBA 2K18 and will not spend money on another one for quite some time. On the pitch it's quite fun (though I think the shooting mechanics were much better in the likes of 2k14), but there is a hell of a lot that's wrong with the game off it.
Τhanx for reply and Merry Xmas/happy holidays. Yeah i have read much about micro-transactions hell in 2K the last years. THe good part for me is that i play at most offline tournaments/exhibitions/offline carrier mode (if i figure out how to play this) and it makes me happy, so the money grab part does not affect me until now, although i can understand it is a core problem. I hope offline editing players does not require any VC in-game currency.

I forgot to mention above, that in contrast to my football gaming mentality in PEs/FIFA where i "hate" classic players, shallow friendly cups/games, in Basketball for some reason i can feel delighted with only a friendly match or against a friend/wife etc and i like to mix match teams with classic player, like having a team with Kobe, Iverson against a created Team USA 2006 or 1992 Dream Team.
 

ISS1970

Conference
20 September 2016
I love the nba2k series, despite its terrible vc issue, but lately i find the foot plant animations have gotten worse, the "skating" feeling is really getting on my nerves. I find hard to find decent sport titles these days.
 

rockstrongo

World Cup Winner
25 August 2006
Sweden
Hammarby
Τhanx for reply and Merry Xmas/happy holidays. Yeah i have read much about micro-transactions hell in 2K the last years. THe good part for me is that i play at most offline tournaments/exhibitions/offline carrier mode (if i figure out how to play this) and it makes me happy, so the money grab part does not affect me until now, although i can understand it is a core problem. I hope offline editing players does not require any VC in-game currency.

I forgot to mention above, that in contrast to my football gaming mentality in PEs/FIFA where i "hate" classic players, shallow friendly cups/games, in Basketball for some reason i can feel delighted with only a friendly match or against a friend/wife etc and i like to mix match teams with classic player, like having a team with Kobe, Iverson against a created Team USA 2006 or 1992 Dream Team.
Try Myleague,I haven't bought 19 yet,still on 18.
Find some realistic sliders,it's an amazing game mode!

I play myleague with a created player,that grows declines depending on how well he does.

I control all teams (but I chose to play with just one where my player are).

If you control all teams,you can block stupid AI Vs AI trades.
You can chose to control everthing,or just play and let the CPU manager run the business.

I play with a player lock in my player (just controlling him)
If my player gets traded or chose to move on,I just switch to that team.

Brilliant game mode.
Love it,haven't played it in a while,but soon as my fifa 19 season is over,im going in!
 

rockstrongo

World Cup Winner
25 August 2006
Sweden
Hammarby
The game has a lot going for it vs FIFA/PES when it comes to immersion and authenticity of surroundings, commentary etc. But it's really not all roses. When you buy the game you essentially buy the base pack, for nearly everything you need the Virtual Currency (VC). If you just play MyLeague you can look past it, but for all other game modes you can't their shoving their monetization scheme right into your face. The MyPlayer career is an endless grind unless you spend quite a bit of actual money, in turn when your player is below 85 OVR you will barely find a match online cause the community is toxic. The whole MyPlayer career is terrible - as a general statement. The storylines have been dreadful and so has quality of animation.

Bought NBA 2K18 and will not spend money on another one for quite some time. On the pitch it's quite fun (though I think the shooting mechanics were much better in the likes of 2k14), but there is a hell of a lot that's wrong with the game off it.
Who plays mycareer?
Dig into the real modes myleague/mygm that's where the game shines
 

rockstrongo

World Cup Winner
25 August 2006
Sweden
Hammarby
Started my 2k18 last night,first banner that turned up "NBA 2k19 limited time offer 70% off"
A no brainer,paid 19 € for it.
Downloaded it and set up sliders,this year's slider option,holy shit!
They've implemented progression/peak/regression sliders as well.
Took me 1,5 hours to set it up.

Finally created a player,put him in my custom roster (thank you 2k) and started a myleague with the leagues worst team, Phoenix Suns.
Even downloaded sliders/settings (thank you 2k).
Only had time for one game,since I play 4x12 Qtrs (but with a player lock that's 20 minutes for my bench player)

Guess all my other gaming will suffer...
 

Tinker

Championship
23 April 2008
Juventus
Not sure if there is a separate topic for NBA 2K series in general, so I'd just post it here:

Wanted to ask a couple of questions:

1. What's the best NBA 2k game for you? From what I read online, 2k11 and 2k13 are considered top. Is there an agreed "pes5/6" of the series?
2. What are the best NBA 2k mods, especially for those older titles? Any individual mods worth of attention or a database you know? Can be classic mods, new season updates or anything else?

Cheers guys,
 

rockstrongo

World Cup Winner
25 August 2006
Sweden
Hammarby
Not sure if there is a separate topic for NBA 2K series in general, so I'd just post it here:

Wanted to ask a couple of questions:

1. What's the best NBA 2k game for you? From what I read online, 2k11 and 2k13 are considered top. Is there an agreed "pes5/6" of the series?
2. What are the best NBA 2k mods, especially for those older titles? Any individual mods worth of attention or a database you know? Can be classic mods, new season updates or anything else?

Cheers guys,
Pretty much depends on what kind of mode your playing.
I've only played myleague since 2k17,and with sliders there's very little difference between the games.
Though I think 16 is much better than 15,17 is good,not liking 18,currently playing 2k19 with updated rosters and sliders and it's a very good game.
Missed out on Xbox free to play weekend on 20 ,and I haven't bought it yet,but it's some improvements in off ball moves etc (much needed)

Me to liked 13 a lot,didn't play 11,but it's considered to be a great game,but then again people tend to romanticise older titles:)

If your playing mycareer,anything after 17 is a hopeless grind to upgrade.
I know they've got a lot of critic,and it's changed (mycareer) on 20.
My favourite games are 16-17-19.
 

slamsoze

Premiership
28 September 2010
Pretty much depends on what kind of mode your playing.
I've only played myleague since 2k17,and with sliders there's very little difference between the games.
Though I think 16 is much better than 15,17 is good,not liking 18,currently playing 2k19 with updated rosters and sliders and it's a very good game.
Missed out on Xbox free to play weekend on 20 ,and I haven't bought it yet,but it's some improvements in off ball moves etc (much needed)

Me to liked 13 a lot,didn't play 11,but it's considered to be a great game,but then again people tend to romanticise older titles:)

If your playing mycareer,anything after 17 is a hopeless grind to upgrade.
I know they've got a lot of critic,and it's changed (mycareer) on 20.
My favourite games are 16-17-19.
You know mate, i have a problem here, i did a long post in an other forum about this, to explain my NBA2K profile first, unfortunately it is in greek, so i will try to explain fast and short. In all my life i was NBA Live until 2008. After i tried NBA 2k09 (ps3) , i "discovered the light of truth" :APPLAUD: and after i owned NBA 2k11 and NBA 2k14 (pc versions) and NBA 2k19 (ps4). So i cannot say i am a crazy fan of the series, or that i watched them closely. But for some damn unknown reason i find NBA 2k11 to be the best of all. Not that the rest games are bad, they are all AAA+, but if i could find differences i would say every title is a AAA+ while NBA 2k11 felt AAA++. Maybe they do not make such huge leaps in improvements that they used to do, maybe they progress slower after that.
IE the difference from 2k09 to 2k11 was extraterrestrial in my eyes. The difference from 2k11 to 2k14 seems closer, i can even tell that they seem to be same generation, while 2k14 is next gen i think (ps4/xboxONE). Not even 2k19 compared to 2k14 has so obvious differences to spot the 5-years gap!

Furthermore after 2011, don't know when it was introduced, but some gameplay mechanics seem to regressed, like the shooting/dunking/lay-up ALL DONE with R-Stick ( i prefer the old system with separate shooting/dunking buttons), the REMOVAL??? of the jump-stop & pivot ala EUROPE-style, not the NBA-style (which produces more highlights and crazy dunks, but in most cases in Europe it would called Traveling by the referee) that is just a jump-stop for the shake of it , you know in Europe jump-stop and pivot is crucial, cause players make it to combine a fake shot with some pivoting to slow the pace of the attacks, in NBA it is just to make 3-4-5 :P steps instead of two allowed, for the shake of fancy offensive play. I cannot make a proper jump stop or pivot, neither in 2k14 nor in 2k19. Also low sweep seems a little bit nerfed. All in all , it favors the NBA 1vs5 playstyle more then the EUROPEAN 'teamgeist' playstyle. Ok i know the game's name is NBA 2k, but i mean in 2k11, it was more possible to play like a Europeal team playstyle.

I will also add, the removal of possibility to create a Team in 2019. USed to create many fancy teams in 2k11 and 2k14, Dream Team 1992, USA Team 2006, Team USA 2010, Team USA 2008 "THE REDEEM TEAM" (from Beijing Olympic Games, one of my most favorites!!!) and other fantasy teams like my local one, with fictional players, etc, etc..

In conclusion, i can't explain why, but 2k11 touches me more than the rest titles, BUT I LIKE ALL OF THEM TO BE CLEAR , just seeking the perfection. And the most crazy part is i cannot tell for sure why i feel like this, cause for sure i am neither a "fanboy" ( i have played only 4 titles of the saga) nor i can tell i wear "nostalgia googles", cause again it is only 4 titles that i have played. I think it is something else, not the PES 5/6/we9le case.
 
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rockstrongo

World Cup Winner
25 August 2006
Sweden
Hammarby
I'm quite tempted to buy 11 in my ps3.
But just like older Pes games,it's tough going from 4k to 720p,probably why I haven't.

One of the issues is that basketball is such a fast paced games,and trying to replicate those fast moves, Kyrie Irving and his step back threes for instance,very tough to perform since it's a bit heavy (the game)
Too bad NBA live is rubbish these days,even though it's footplanting and quite responsive controls,so many things are so bad nowadays,and will there be a 20?

The good thing on 19 and probably 20 as well (and older games) us that sliders do affect gameplay so much ,not only sliders for the gameplay ,but also individual sliders (tendencies) if you get the roster downloaded you'll have a really good game.
If you compare sliders here and Vs FIFA they actually matters.
I wish the controls would be snappier,react faster,and having the options of link feints,manual passing etc.
But right now,I don't think there's any sport sim touching 2k both for fun and being authentic and true to the sport.
And I'm talking about the myleague/mygm side of it.
Playing mycareer hasn't got those slider/gameplay options at all.

I can't really go back and play fifa or Pes after i start 2k every year
 
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