May not be the most innovative sports game ever done, but it's one of the best sports games ever made.
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If NBA 2K16 was already an highest level game, NBA 2K17 is even better, even if it requires patience and dedication to be really appreciated.
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The realism and tweaks to gameplay and options makes this year’s entry great, giving basketball fans an immersive and varied experience.
One of the very best looking and playing sports games on the market today, NBA 2K17 continues to take from the "Free to Play" handbook in some of its best modes. Funnelling players towards microtransactions at every opportunity take away some of the fun, but not all.
Like the Cleveland Cavs, NBA 2K17 is a championship caliber basketball game.
The NBA 2K series has always been a hard one to improve upon since the revolutionary 2K14, but 2K17 still manages to better its predecessors, vastly improving the MyGM and MyLeague modes while refusing to tamper with a winning formula. MyCareer is once again a very enjoyable story, and general gameplay is as strong as ever. Simply put, NBA 2K17 is a trailblazer.
NBA 2K17 is the greatest basketball game ever made, bar none. That said, it's not really accessible at first for newcomers, so keep that in mind; if you intend to venture into the MyCareer mode, be prepared for lots of unnecessary cutscenes, too.
The final product that is NBA 2K17 is exactly what basketball fans want, right down to Shaq at the commentating table, but in areas where it progressed it also felt some growing pains.
NBA 2K17 isn't just a great basketball game or a great sports game – it's a fantastic game, full stop.
Top-notch presentation and stellar, realistic gameplay drive NBA 2K17 to All-Star status, even if the sometimes overbearing microtransactions set a dangerous precedent.