unsolvedparadox's NBA 2K10 (Xbox 360) review

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10 Years of Basketball Greatness

NBA 2K10 doesn't drastically change their popular gameplay and modes from previous entries. What it does is add minor refinements in realism with increased animations on the court, commentary tweaks for a smoother style (and anecdotes), along with what appear to be more realistic tendencies thanks to a 2nd year of their partnership with 82games.com. 
 
The direct link between prolonged turbo usage and loss of stamina that debuted in NBA 2K10: Draft Combine makes a big difference, shifting the focus a bit from blazing down the court to more controlled bursts. Aside from that, you still have the addictive court basics that have carried through every 2K hoops entry on this console generation.
 
The Collector's Edition is pretty cool, a giant game locker (with actual padlock)   along with a poster, mini figure of the Black Mamba himself, access to an in-game VIP room and a bonus disc celebrating the 10th entry of 2K Sports and virtual hoops. 
 
It's early and I haven't dug deeply into all of the modes yet, but I feel confident in stating that every virtual roundball player will love this game.
4 Comments
Posted by JJWeatherman

You should maybe come back and edit your review once you play through all the modes and such if your opinion changes. But it sounds like 2K has done it again. I wish I could afford to buy this but I'm broke right now.   : (

Edited by Curb_Your_Seinfeld

I love the NBA 2k series and have been a loyal fan since 2k1 way back on the awesome Dreamcast. I have tried NBA Live a few times over the years but its more arcade than sim . You would be better off dusting off that copy of NBA JAMS or NBA Street if you want a fun arcade experience. Now I just wish that 2K could get back into the NFL loop (Damn you EA) and also catch up in the NHL arena.

Posted by turma

I really have to dig in this year to decide which one to buy, Live or 2k. Gamespot's 2k review wasn't really inspiring, a 70 out of 100. In the demo there was noticable slowdown in post play which really was a big annoyance for me. NBA Live's demo was fun but not very realistic, some ancient stuff from way back from 07 pop up from time to time.

Posted by Guzza35

This game has convinced me to never purchase an EA Sports basketball game again.

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