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As an NBA fan for all my lifetime heres my review.NBA 2K10 is truly the king of Nba games due to its sheer realism and gameplay.NBA LIVE made by EA sports has been its Pepsi to Coke but NBA2K always comes through for the real basketball gamers. Graphics are great with smooth player movement that much more natural than any NBA game out there.Having played both Live and NBA 2K10 this one wins hands down with its Streetball addition and dunk contest adding more for you money and this year a Player rookie mode where you create a player and train and hope to make an NBA team as you go like a career mode. Dunks are the best as well as the alley-oops which are actually hard to learn but very rewarding when you do learn with a full practice mode for those begginers.If you have a favourite player you will love the detail of their moves and their style shows with every individual in this game. OVERALL=NBA2K10 is the Jordan of NBA games and you cant go worng as a fan and to those of those new to the game it does get you learning quick and is very fun. Realism,graphics,Fun and its cool nature make this the best NBA game ever-made!.
NBA 2k10 is the main competition to EA`s NBA Live series. Im not a big enough Basketball fan to be able to say " that would never happen in an NBA game " so Im going to try and review this as a complete novice to the sport. Gameplay The main things you notice after a few games on NBA 2K10 are the speed and the defending is quite poor which makes me think this game is more geared to be more arcade than simulation. If your not that into Basketball and just want a fun game then this should be it, but NBA Live has a horrible surprise up its sleeve in the form of its over complicated control system.For a sport which to be fair doesent seem to amount to much more than a load of tall blokes running up and down a court trying to get a ball in through a ring the amount of commands needed seem way too many using both the buttons and the stick can get fiddly during a fast paced game and for me at least caused too many passes when I was trying to shoot etc.To try to keep some sim elements to the game there are tactics you can use during the action but they involved even more finger gymnastics and the tactics menu covers a lot of the screen making it hard to quickly get your players positioned, keep hold of the ball and not run out of time at the same time.I gave up on tactics after the first game, not that I knew what I was doing anyway. My other gripe with the game is that it can be quite easy to do everything with one player as long as hes quite fast, meaning its very easy to just dribble your way through the slower players untill you are close enough under the hoop to just pop in in, doing this ten or more times in a match can make the whole thing dull and pointless. Graphics and Sound The graphics are pretty good but you do kind of expect a bit more from an Xbox 360 game these days. The players Ive heard of look good enough for me to be albe to spot them and some of the bigger names have their own animations that viewers of games on tv should be used to seeing. One problem I did notice is that when things get hectic there is a fair amount of clipping and inconsistant frame rate which is another thing you shouldnt get on this machine especially as this isnt the first NBA 2K game on this format. The sound really didnt do a lot for me with the usual Rap soundtrack during the menus and limited commentary during the match. Game Modes The game modes are all pretty standard for sports games these days with the usual career, two player, online and training. My Player This is 2K`s version of EA`S Be a Pro mode and it plays out in very much the same way. Starting off by creating your own player and working your way up from reserves to the big time this really should be a lot of fun and easier due to not having to worry about controlling your team but bugs make it a poor and confusing experience. The main bugs in this mode come from the strange ratings you get from the game for such things as shooting and passing, many times Ive scored a shot and been told it was a " bad shot" because I took it from what the game considers a bad position. Franchise Mode This is the typical team running mode with all the usual features including trading, drafting, hiring and firing. Like most American sports it suffers from the way too many games a season problem which you cant blame NBA 2K10 for and its nice you can alter the season length. Slam Dunk contest Must admit I didnt give this mode much of a go but basically its the contest from halftime of the All Star games where you try to gane points for the difficulty and style of your dunk. Did seem odd to me that you have the option to try and dunk over a car ! madness. I dont have Xbox Live so this game was reviewd before any updates and Ive not played it online.