NBA 2K19 Review
Last year was an odd year for the NBA 2K franchise. On one hand they put out a brilliant game with stellar gameplay, rich modes, and a beautiful recreation of the NBA. On the other, they were marred by bad press (from media and fans) from launch onward for implementation of micro transactions. The short story was, in order to advance your created player in NBA 2K18, you had to endlessly grind to level them up - or pay the piper. A year later I was fascinated to see how 2K Sports and Visual Concepts would respond to the criticism. Well, let’s jump in.
If you dig basketball and own some shiny new hardware, you should pick this up. Managing a team on and off the court feels as good as ever. The new modes feel a touch underdeveloped, but they augment the excellent action in some interesting ways that are worth checking out. Even if you already bought the last-gen edition, the stunning visuals and accompanying glimpse into where this series is headed are worth the upgrade. Aspiring GMs may be disappointed, but the quality of simulated ball on display in NBA 2K14 can't be denied.