With solid, fast paced gameplay and an excellent presentation that's easily the best the series has ever had, NBA 2K10 continues its strong pedigree of great basketball. While the presentation holds down the fort, the inclusion of the NBA Today and My Player modes, as well as the addition of the developmental leagues make an already good title even better. While the technical issues, such as the slowdown and the legacy problems with the AI and shooting are dismaying, they don't completely destroy the on-court experience, which is still strong enough to allow 2K to hold the basketball crown for yet another year...In many ways, players might have been given a sneak peek at what this feature is like because of the Draft Combine demo that was released to XBLA and the PSN a few weeks ago. However, if you haven't already purchased this demo, allow me to save you some money, because the Draft Combine doesn't provide you with any significant bonuses that you wouldn't have the possibility to gain by simply purchasing 2K10. In fact, after you get drafted, you'll still have to go through summer games and will more than likely be sent to the developmental leagues regardless of your play, meaning that you're not really gaining any serious advantages by going through this...With solid, fast paced gameplay and an excellent presentation that's easily the best the series has ever had, NBA 2K10 continues its strong pedigree of great basketball. While the presentation holds down the fort, the inclusion of the NBA Today and My Player modes, as well as the addition of the developmental leagues make an already good title even better. While the technical issues, such as the slowdown and the legacy problems with the AI and shooting are dismaying, they don't completely destroy the on-court experience, which is still strong enough to allow 2K to hold the basketball crown for yet another year.
EA's attempt to monopolize the sporting games industry has mostly been met with white flags from other developers. While sports games were once everywhere from numerous developers, EA's money, power and better games have wiped them off the landscape. There are a few proud hold outs though, Virtual Tennis is one, but mainly because EA hasn't sunk their Scrooge McDuck worthy amounts of cash into developing a tennis game. Pro Evolution Soccer is another, the game that many football purists once used to vouch for, but FIFA far outsells it and is now gaining the upper hand with the critics too. This leaves us with the NBA 2K series, which has held firm for ten years now. The reasons for this are apparent as soon as the game loads. As NBA 2K10 plays a damn good game of basketball...Choosing to dig into the other modes also shows some other fun things. NBA Blacktop is its own little version of NBA Street, where the chance to play 1 on 1 ball, or even 5 on 5 is allowed. There is also the option to take part in a Dunk Contest, where the player completes with three others for the flashiest dunk. These modes are fun little diversions from the depth of the game, and are great for multiplayer fooling around. Speaking of multiplayer the game has its own online options which are also implemented well. There can be as many as ten players at once all taking control of their own player, to try topple their opponents. This means that users must play well as a team to defeat the other...So with an incredibly polished game like this, it is no wonder that NBA 2K10 still holds its own against EA's juggernaut. It wholly deserves a look, as it provides a rendition of basketball that is faithful, slick, fun and altogether well developed. Every department, from the presentation to the game play shines and it would be a shame to see this one fall off the face of the planet in the face of EA Sports pure fiscal muscle. Fortunately for ballers, it doesn't look like it will, as NBA 2K10 is the definitive basketball experience this year.
Deeper Association: The Association strives for the title of best franchise mode in sports with full incorporation of the NBA Development League, the ability to control all 30 NBA teams at once, restricted free agency, real-time practice, an all-new player progression system, & a host of other enhancements.
Living Rosters: The 2K Insider & his team of NBA analysts continue to provide the most up-to-date team & player information, including roster & lineup moves, trades, injuries & player ratings. Now track all of the changes through the season with interactive menus & analysis.
My Player Mode: Create the ultimate NBA player & guide his every career move. Start as an undrafted rookie in the Summer Circuit; work hard enough & you may get an invite to participate in an NBA team's training camp, or you may end up in the D-League. The road to being an NBA star is a long & hard battle.
NBA Today: All the real world matchups, news & stats are automatically streamed right into your game. No longer will your commentary and overlays be stale & out of date. NBA Today keeps everything fresh & up to date based upon what is really happening in the NBA.
New Intuitive Offensive Controls: All-new easy-to-use dribbling & post game controls allow you to pull off ankle breaking IsoMotion moves & dominate like Kobe from the perimeter to the paint.
Seamless Online Experience: Forget the past, with NBA2K10 online play is fully incorporated into every mode of the game. Now you can play the AI, challenge the friend sitting next to you or play your buddy across town anytime, from anywhere in the game.
Shut Down D: Shut down teams down like never before with innovative defensive controls that allow you to shadow your opponent's every move, deny position off-ball, & even select how you want to contest shots.
Signature Play: Signature Play pulls together all of NBA 2K's player Signature Styles & adds in all-new Signature Tendencies & facial expressions, creating NBA 2K10 teams that play & react like their real life counterparts for an unbelievably realistic NBA experience.
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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc
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Robert Workman, GameDaily.com
...NBA 2K10 wins at the buzzer.
Scott Pytlik, GamePro.com
NBA 2K10 continues its legacy of dominance!
...maintains its dominance of basketball video games once again...