Jay Z - waste of money

#1 Posted by kubazse (15 posts) -

Seriously, did he just charge for putting his name on the box? The music sucks. They took out Curtis Blow's 'Basketball' which was a great theme from last year's game. Things like U2 and Coldplay seriously don't fit. Hope they don't pull this trick again.

#2 Posted by Doctorchimp (4055 posts) -

But he married beyonce.

#3 Posted by Gladiator_Games (447 posts) -

I wondered this as well.. Ive not played a basketball game in many a year, and that.. Addition.. Does not make me eager to get this one. Whats next? Madden 2013, executive produced by Cannibal Corpse, and MLB: The Show exec produced by Insane Clown Posse?!

#4 Posted by Brodehouse (10138 posts) -

You crazy for this one Rick!

#5 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

I don't know, I think the long-awaited addition of Justin Bieber makes up for it.

#6 Posted by Molenator85 (237 posts) -

I really like the soundtrack, but that is of course completely subjective. The addition of the celebrity team is not great though, and if he had anything to do with the menus, then he should stick to music.

#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7100 posts) -
@Gladiator_Games
I wondered this as well.. Ive not played a basketball game in many a year, and that.. Addition.. Does not make me eager to get this one. Whats next? Madden 2013, executive produced by Cannibal Corpse, and MLB: The Show exec produced by Insane Clown Posse?!
I would play a Death Metal football game so yes please. As long as the violence matches the lyrics of Cannibal Corpse.
#8 Posted by The_Nubster (2361 posts) -

@Gladiator_Games said:

I wondered this as well.. Ive not played a basketball game in many a year, and that.. Addition.. Does not make me eager to get this one. Whats next? Madden 2013, executive produced by Cannibal Corpse, and MLB: The Show exec produced by Insane Clown Posse?!

By the sounds of Alex's review, it just seems like celebrity sports games are a by-product of a too-long generation. When the new consoles come out, they'll reset and you'll be safe for another 7-10 years.

#10 Posted by sissylion (675 posts) -

I would play a video game whose soundtrack consisted entirely of Jay-Z songs, provided they were, you know, good Jay-Z songs. Dude picked some really mediocre tracks for this game.

#11 Posted by Th3_James (2579 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Gladiator_Games
I wondered this as well.. Ive not played a basketball game in many a year, and that.. Addition.. Does not make me eager to get this one. Whats next? Madden 2013, executive produced by Cannibal Corpse, and MLB: The Show exec produced by Insane Clown Posse?!
I would play a Death Metal football game so yes please. As long as the violence matches the lyrics of Cannibal Corpse.

I Cum Blood probably wouldn't fit with a football game, but I would like to see them try.

#12 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

ITS THE ILLUMINATI!

lol just kidding

#13 Posted by huntad (1958 posts) -

So is NBA2k12 a better game? I was thinking of getting one of them, so I'm just curious.

#14 Posted by iceman228433 (617 posts) -

@huntad said:

So is NBA2k12 a better game? I was thinking of getting one of them, so I'm just curious.

They each have one major flaw from what i can see 2k12 was the passing game was a mess, defenders would steal your passes way to much. 2k13 there are way to many offensive Rebounds it's kind of nuts just how many there are. Also in the my career mode it seems like there can be some rubber band AI going on in the key games. Oh ye and fuck that sound track I like Jay-z but he picked some of the worst songs he has.

#15 Posted by dudeglove (8308 posts) -

Avril Lavigne was in that FIFA game; I don't see the problem.

#16 Posted by YetiAntics (1493 posts) -

Music doesn't bother me. Its the presentation. If there was one thing about NBA 2K12 is that the presentation looked like a sports broadcast. Now, with all the swirls and the crown, it looks like Kanye West took over Fox Sports and stamped all this nonsense to their presentation.

BTW, this is the 2nd 2K Game to have Kanye West's "Amazing" in the soundtrack. NBA 2K11 was the first.

#17 Posted by zoozilla (984 posts) -

@huntad said:

So is NBA2k12 a better game? I was thinking of getting one of them, so I'm just curious.

I'm wondering too. If NBA 2K13 isn't too much of an improvement, I'll probably get 2K12 for cheap.

#18 Posted by huntad (1958 posts) -

@iceman228433 said:

@huntad said:

So is NBA2k12 a better game? I was thinking of getting one of them, so I'm just curious.

They each have one major flaw from what i can see 2k12 was the passing game was a mess, defenders would steal your passes way to much. 2k13 there are way to many offensive Rebounds it's kind of nuts just how many there are. Also in the my career mode it seems like there can be some rubber band AI going on in the key games. Oh ye and fuck that sound track I like Jay-z but he picked some of the worst songs he has.

Oh cool, thanks for the breakdown. I might still pick up 2k12 then.

@dudeglove said:

Avril Lavigne was in that FIFA game; I don't see the problem.

Weird, cause now I see two problems.

#19 Posted by iceman228433 (617 posts) -

@huntad said:

@iceman228433 said:

@huntad said:

So is NBA2k12 a better game? I was thinking of getting one of them, so I'm just curious.

They each have one major flaw from what i can see 2k12 was the passing game was a mess, defenders would steal your passes way to much. 2k13 there are way to many offensive Rebounds it's kind of nuts just how many there are. Also in the my career mode it seems like there can be some rubber band AI going on in the key games. Oh ye and fuck that sound track I like Jay-z but he picked some of the worst songs he has.

Oh cool, thanks for the breakdown. I might still pick up 2k12 then.

@dudeglove said:

Avril Lavigne was in that FIFA game; I don't see the problem.

Weird, cause now I see two problems.

I think you should go with 2k12 or 11 for that matter they will be way cheaper and they are awesome I put over 120 hours into 2k11.

#20 Posted by wjb (1697 posts) -

When has a developer ever used the same songs consecutive years? And besides, 95% of sports game soundtracks are garbage. That's part of the appeal now.

#21 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

I think 2k13 is the better game, but I much preffered the 12 soundtrack. There are a couple of good songs in 13, but stuff like Coldplay just doesn't sit well.

#22 Posted by Demoskinos (15180 posts) -

Being able to play Justin Beiber in a basketball game is the closest I'd come to actually wanting to play a sports game. Cause fuck sports games. So more Beiber and Jay-Z please.

#23 Posted by Revan_NL (343 posts) -

The one thing that really annoys me is the menu. It wasn't great or usefull in NBA 2k12 but they made it an even larger clusterfuck in NBA 2k13.

#24 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Don't hate the player, man, hate the game. *commits painful suicide*

#25 Posted by ShaggE (6724 posts) -

NBA 2K14: All "Sweet Georgia Brown", All The Time.

Make it so.

#26 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3828 posts) -

Only reason Jay-Z is advertised on the front box for this game is cause of the Nets move to Brooklyn. Besides you can only go down after advertising Jordan on 2k11 as your front man.

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#27 Posted by jakob187 (21763 posts) -

@Gladiator_Games said:

Madden 2013, executive produced by Cannibal Corpse

O______________O

TAKE.

MY.

FUCKING.

MONEY.

#28 Posted by coakroach (2492 posts) -

I agree that Jay-Z, both inside and outside of this game, is a tremendous waste of everyones time and money

#29 Posted by ducktionary (3 posts) -

I like the Jay-Z involvement. He brings a certain amount of cache when his name is listed on a product. Could have picked some better tracks though. I am a huge Daft Punk fan, but Around the World, not exactly a song to ball to. If I were Jay-Z I would have just put a bunch of my own stuff and Kanye. Not like there are many better at what they do. The 2K series should push forward with these kind of tracks though, more rap less rock. Maybe they could do it themselves next time though instead of Jay-Z. They are also very good at what they do.

#30 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

The obligatory next step for the genre is to stop paying royalties to these stars and just use virtual J-Pop idols like HATSUNE MIKU

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