What is NBA2K19?
Is it a nearly limitless multiplayer competitive basketball game in which you as well as your friends will find infinite entertainment?
Well, that’s what it is supposed to be, but it really isn’t. It is an even sadder truth that the game would actually be above-average if it was not littered with micro-transactions, sometimes game-breaking bugs, and repetitive gameplay.
It is so obvious that the game was not made for your enjoyment, but rather your money. The developers seem fairly careless to the matter that their gameplay has been recycled throughout the existence of their entire game franchise.
Of course, the game does incentivize you to play well by offering virtual currency, etcetera. But, after you’ve done that, you are left with the question of “what now?”.
Despite the point that the game offers various modes (MyGM, MyLeague, MyCareer), each mode still bares the unbearable sensation of ennui while you joylessly tap away at your controller or keyboard.
The game is not entirely horrible, though. There are many aspects of the game which are above par compared to other games. One example is the graphics quality.
It is an ongoing joke that NBA2K19 destroys its competitors when it comes to graphical quality, but it’s true. But, all in all there is one simple statement which should be said to any consumer who is considering making this purchase;
“If you want NBA2K18 with a new name, buy this. If you want a basketball game which puts individual skill above how much money you spend on the game, find something else.”
PROS: great graphics – sometimes interesting game play
CONS: so many micro transactions, gets boring after awhile, feels like the game was rushed in development