GameStooge is shocked by the number of positive reviews by many videogame sites for NBA 2K11, a broken, buggy mess that should have never been released. Basically, it sucks.
2K11 is the best! those guys are on crack!
gamestooge fits perfectly. What a bunch of stooges.
That would imply we are paid by companies to give good reviews. We are not. NBA 2K11 is quite simply ass.
Your site is quite simply ass. Aren't you the guy who likes doorknobs? http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
You make it seem as if you're not paid by 2k sports (game companies in general) in order to have a sense of credibility. But FAIL is FAIL. Another FAIL review from a FAIL website. Dude 2k11 is one if not the best basketball game ever. You just need to get good at playing games period.
There is a HUGE leap in difficulty from 2k2 to 2k9...and from 2k9 to 2k11. Sure, the core mechanics are similar, but the game has changed. The AI in ALL games is smoke and mirrors...that's because it is programmed. Sometimes, however, the programming actually achieves the desired effects. The AI in 2K has been known to surge in the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters. However, IF you don't like this surge...change the sliders. Sliders, as those who are dedicated 2K players, really make the game shine for each individual. Some like the sim approach and will tighten EVERY parameter to make the game "realistic". Others, will loosen everything to have the run and gun AND 1 experience. I KNOW there are people who will say...well the game should be playable for everybody when straight out of the box. Sure, but customizable is so much better. Each person can dictate the experience that THEY find fun...instead of trying to find fun within the experience that is provided. Most of your issue...online and graphics bugs aside...can be fixed with sliders and some experience with the game. I don't begrudge you your opinion. I just respectfully disagree with 2K11 being a worse game than 2K2 and being mediocre at best (which I am assuming the 2/5 score suggests).
The game is awesome
2K11 is the best basketball game this gen and trust me....2K2 wasnt all that thats when the live series was better
SLIDERS is the KEY!!! Download some custom sliders from 2kshare and your set.
although i havent played 2k11 - all these problems sound as if he was actually playing 2k10. that game was poo
Yes yes yes...this game is overrated...team play..they pick your player ...think that's bad they pick your team....try to play a rank game with your friends sorry try again can't do it....wanna play a rank game with any1 ...go grab a beer it may b a while...like running the fast break yea you do...well your team doesn't they stop at the 3 point line and admire the crowd...it gets better ...like passing the ball ...well get used to never ever ever making a bounce pass..it doesn't exist in this game...wanna go in a online lobby and talk smack...sorry u can't ...man this game fails...
that can be patched...although I don't have too much faith that they will get it completely correct. As for the rest, it's simply a slider issue. As a 2K player since it came onto the Playstation, that's the one thing that I think Visual Concepts nails. You can have the experience that you WANT. Bounce passing happens...and at mostly the right times...on HIGHER difficulty and when you raise the passing stats in the sliders. Raise your fast breaking slider, that's IN GAME, and they transition will happen better as players will shoot to the hoop as opposed to set up for a half court set. Overrated...possibly...but NO WHERE NEAR the score that this reviewer has stated.
i wish fifa had this crowd, the crowd in fifa 11 is from the ps2 era
Best Basketball I have played.
NBA 2K11 is the best basketball simulation ever made. Sorry, but this time the AI doesn't get out of the way so that you can make your bounce passes. This time they do what REAL players would do. They go for the steal. This is not NBA JAM or NBA Street, this game is the REAL DEAL. So, quit reviewing it as if were supposed to be some arcade basketball game. The author of this article should at least learn basketball basics (TRIPLE THREAT, UP AND UNDERS, SCREENS) before writing nonsense like this. Watch some 'BETTER BASKETBALL' or 'MAGIC FUNDAMENTALS' videos if you have to.
While this is one of the best basketball games, there are a few very very very frustrating problems with it. 1 being the cheating or clutch factor thing. It seems as though the game pre determines who is going to win the game or who should be winning the game. You will miss very easy shots/layups that you would normally make for a short period of time, which I believe is weird. Winning the game should be based on how good you are not who SHOULD win for example if I am playing as the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Boston Celtics everything will be made easier for the Celtics, my team will stop playing defense, i lose the ball easier, and my players become dumb. Wish they would fix this.
maybe Atlanta just SUCKS!! Just messing with ya :-) I have to agree with you on this. The game could feel like there is some computer asistance going on at times. Computer asistance for the AI, humm... yeah, it seems redundant. We should be able to at least disable this. The game should let the drama unfold a bit more spontaneously, because at this point, despite this version being a HUGE improvement, the game still feels (if not by much) like it's following a script sometimes.
Yup well said, that is a good way to put it "following a script". Basketball games should be less of a linear experience and more like a fighting game. What I mean by this is, winning should be player skill based, it should feel predetermined. oh and by the way Atlanta swept Boston 4-0 last season...lol
I would actually agree. The actual player control is like Rag Doll Kung-Fu meaning it's horrible at best. But while Rag Doll Kung-Fu was an entertaining party game, the idea of a competitive sports game controlling like this is a joke. Honestly after playing 2K11 I actually have newfound respect for NBA Unrivaled.
...have to be adjusted. Download versuz2 game sliders from 2kshare, and the difference is night and day. If this reviewer played the game on SIMULATION. Then YES the game is a HUGE cluster fcuk. Once the sliders are tweaked he would see a huge difference. When I first got the game and played pro simulation I was ready to take the game back!!! After changing the sliders my mind has did a 180!
I'm not the only one finding issues: http://www.gather.com/viewA...
people will find issues. I challenge you to take ANY AAA title and see if the interwebz don't have complaints. The issue is NOT whether the game is perfect or not, but whether or not you misrepresent the game by calling it a "buggy mess". I have logged countless hours already into this game and I have seen 1 TRUE bug...players with long socks and knee pads (older teams) have some crazy black overlay to the sock color even when the socks are white. Have I seen some instances of things that I wish were better...of course. Is online an issue...it is...and has been with Visual Concepts. But, since I don't really play for online competition I'm good with it. All in all, it's better than last year's game. It's miles better than what EA had prepared for us before they called a mulligan. VC will continue to tweak, as they have done in the past, in order to maximize the potential of the game. Finally, SLIDERS ARE YOUR FRIENDS!
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