A few NEW Euro-League teams and Whaa-Laa!.. Uh-No.
I'm just NOT* impressed, yet again - with how 2K continues to FALL-Off. What's even worse is that fans aren't demanding better from this game designer. One guy, in the comments even mentioned taking out Dorris Burke and putting in Lisa Salter's, as far as improving the game! I mean, is this guy REALLY Serious? After watching a preview of this latest release scheduled for later this year, I simply was NOT* impressed. Okay so - they're going to up the number of Euro League teams to 25, slap Kevin Durant on the cover - and boom... 2K15. Why not just give out a poster of Kevin Durant with the reprinted autograph, and have an update for 2k14? (Oh, that's right - the fans' money.) Which, in truth, is where this once prominent franchise began to fall off. This game really doesn't even carry the excitement and hype that it used to winding down the months until October. I can remember once LEAVING my psychology class just to grab up my copy of 2K (back when Kobe graced the cover just a few years ago.) How excited I used to feel knowing that I had the best basketball simulator in my possession and i couldn't WAIT* to get out of class to get home to play it. More than that even, I used to leave my afternoon class and sometimes even skip, just to play through my season on one of the latter 2k's..... Those days are LONG* gone. 2K is not even a shadow of the once DOMINANT FORCE that it used to be. No more shot stick timing! No more crowds cheering when you're on the line for a free throw, as they chant M-V-P! This game has slowly and methodically taken away from this amazing sport the very pieces which make basketball amazing. Now, the A.I's FLOP - and 2K designers want to make sure the sweat beads look JUST* right! It's all about graphics and out the window with actual things that are basketball.... I'm so over the ball gravitating to the computer animated players as you have 3 TALL players in position and trying to get it. I'm so over alley oops being denied (THAT ALONE IS THE BACKBONE OF BASKETBALL - OR AT LEAST A SENSITIVE DISK IN THE SPINE OF THE GAME), only because the computer is trying to keep the scores close. I'm literally sick to my stomach with the timing on the shot stick just NOT EVEN BEING THERE ANYMORE - and missing sometimes 2 and 3 three pointers, despite continually raising the 3 point accuracy slider. Whatever happened to adjusting 2K the way YOU* wanted to, and playing YOUR brand of basketball? This franchise and game needs SO MUCH work done that it's going to take a HECK of a lot more than a few more Euro teams (which you can't do MUCH with other than play an exhibition game) to make it sell.... I'll save my $60 bucks this time around 2K - like i did last time with 2k14 and 2k13.... Techincally - it's been the same game since 2k9.. Thanks but there are better games coming out around October.