NBA 2K24 Review "microtransaction tactics feel like a costly turnover" - IGN

Ben Vollmer - "The old adage “a tale of two halves” really encapsulates the NBA 2K24 experience. On one hand, the hardcourt experience is as good as it ever has been (as we should demand from a game that iterates annually), and there are a handful of game modes that allow all of that to be enjoyed without interruption. On the other, much more nefarious hand, MyCareer is nearly unplayable unless you open your wallet or endure an absurd grind. Even worse, mechanics like badge regression reinforce the worst parts of the microtransaction scheme. Beneath those issues, NBA 2K24 still offers a solid basketball experience, but it requires looking in the right places. Clearly, there is a love for the game of basketball on display in modes like MyNBA and Mamba Moments. But a lot of that love is lost the moment we’re asked to pay an absurd amount of money to compete in the main multiplayer mode."

XxSPIDEYxX313d ago

Live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

BrainSyphoned312d ago

Except they have been the villian since at least the slot machines in 2K20. It isn't like this is a new development and sports gamers will pony up like always no matter what is said about it.

XxSPIDEYxX312d ago

They have been pushing VC (Microtransactions) more and more, year after year, way before 2K20. Now it's just insane. They went from the underdog basketball game that charged less than the competition, to pure greed now that there is no competition.

GamingSinceForever312d ago

These reviews neither hurt or help the sales of this franchise because it is the sole definitive version of an NBA video game.

This is what happens when you practically have a monopoly. Maybe they will listen and make improvements and maybe they won’t.

End of the day it will move millions of copies regardless.

shammgod312d ago

Unfortunately true. Most sports games have fallen to this model of milking the fanbase and not really improving the gameplay. Sports franchises need something fresh and this ain’t it

Becuzisaid312d ago

How long before this is a free ps+ game for the month? I think we've gotten at least 3 of these for free over the last several years.


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Popsicle65d ago

I’m old enough to remember when NBA 2K was actually a great experience.

Gaming4Life198165d ago

Yea but those are great numbers lol.

Popsicle65d ago

You aren’t wrong. Take Two has figured out how to monetize the franchise. That is for sure!

Demetrius65d ago

Lmao how 🤣🤣 I tried getting into sports games but I get so bored of it, I'd rather play a multiplayer game and I don't even care for online games like that 🤣

Chocoburger65d ago

Crazy that SEGA actually sold off their sports dev teams. Look at all this money they've been missing out on since then. Another stupid business decision, one of many.


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Jon6158699d ago

I bought this game on sale as I havent played a 2k basketball game since 2k7 and lets just say I wish I could get my money back