Hi there, figured I'd create this topic to discuss basketball game. The latest I could find was one on NBA 2k10, but I thought this topic could encompass all publishers' games: past, present and perhaps future too.
The most recent game is NBA 2k11. EA were set to release NBA Elite 11, but decided against it as they didn't want to put out a poor game apparently. I think there may be some US college basketball games, but I don't think they're available in the UK, they any good?
Anyone got NBA 2k11? I bought it a month or two back for half price, brand new and I haven't been able to give it up since - it's addictive. It's my first 2k basketball game, I'd only ever played NBA Live 05 before and the two are totally different.
After dabbling in a few classic Jordan set-ups,I tried my hand at the 'My Player' mode. Found it quite difficult, but after a while I got the hang of all the drills in the Draft Combine and managed to improve my stats a fair bit. However, whenever I come to playing it I find it pretty difficult, not helped by the game's rating of your performance seemingly plummeting whenever the slightest mistake is made, yet barely rising when you do something good.
I decided to let that save game be for a while and tackle it later, after I'd played more of the game, so I turned to 'Association Mode' and this is where the majority of my time has been spent. Started with the Knicks and managed a pretty impressive first season. Made several trades, namely bringing in Devin Harris and Greg Oden (who isn't injured all the time on here), along with Chase Budinger to provide some cover from the bench. Finished the season top of the Atlantic division at 48-34, a game ahead of the Celtics and seeded 3rd. Come Play-Offs I edged the Celtics and then the Hawks 4-3, before falling 4-1 to the Heat, who were then beaten by the same aggregate in the Finals by the Mavs.
Approaching the All-Star break now, in my second season, and currently sitting 3rd (30-21) in the Conference behind the Heat (35-16) and the Bobcats (31-21!?). Got J.R. Smith as a free agent over the summer, and have just traded away Anthony Randolph for the New Jersey's 1st round pick this year and next, leaving me short for cover for Stoudemire but hopefully in good stead for two lottery draft picks as the Nets seem to be pretty dire on this.
I sim most my games for aesthetic reasons more than anything. I don't like going through my calendar seeing low-scoring matches from where I've played 5 min quarters - it drags all my stats down too. I do play fairly regularly on full, 48 minute games (on rookie mode, mind you...).
Anyways, just a topic to discuss what basketball games you've played, or still play now and how you're getting on with them. Wouldn't mind some tips for trade ideas or 'My Player' mode hints.
Also, added a poll just for something extra.