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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Features of NBA 2K10: Draft Combine include: Building custom players by working with a mentor, the 2K Insider, and increasing their NBA stock through a variety of challenging basketball drills and 5-on-5 games. Over 300 different signature customizations, including player-specific shooting animations, dunk and dribble packages and more to allow each created player to have his own unique personal style. Ability to strengthen all parts of the created player’s game with a variety of drills, such as shooting, post offense and defense, attacking the basket, dribbling, challenging shots, boxing out for rebounds and more to progress through the NBA Draft Combine. Organized games that will allow players to gain valuable skill points and offer a variety of specific in-game objectives that will need to be accomplished in order to gain them. At the end of each game, a full analysis will be available for gamers to review their player's performance and strategize their further improvement. All players created in NBA 2K10: Draft Combine will wear a special patch on their uniform throughout the rest of that player’s career to denote that they have completed the NBA Draft Combine. Online leaderboards to track the highest ranking custom built players, and where a player stacks up against the competition. Opportunity to unlock special achievements on Xbox 360 and trophies for PLAYSTATION 3 system. Fans can take their custom built players from NBA 2K10: Draft Combine and use them in the all-new My Player career mode in NBA 2K10 launching this fall, allowing them to continue their journey of becoming an NBA legend. [2K Sports] Expand
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  1. The game overall is a good stepping stone to the full title coming out in less than a month and an idea that we hope other future sport releases will adapt. How good this game can turn up to be also depends on how good the career mode is in 2K10.
  2. The idea behind NBA 2K10: Draft Combine and the way it complements NBA 2K10 is a great one, and I hope to see more sports games do things like it. I’m looking at you, Madden.
  3. 75
    All-in-all Draft Combine’s greatest asset is its ability to deliver a small taste of NBA 2K10 gameplay and it gives you a head start on creating your baller for use in My Player mode. Its lifespan is pretty limited, but with a five-dollar asking price that’s to be expected.
  4. NBA 2K10: Draft Combine is a very good idea but Visual Concepts needs to put more work in there. The unfair grading system and the inconsistent A.I makes the game a very difficult one to enjoy. However, every first effort needs to be taken into perspective. There’s a lot of things that could be done for the future if 2K are willing to retry the experiment again next year because like I said it earlier, this could really redefine playing sports games forever.
  5. 70
    Despite leaving me frustrated most of the time, I still enjoyed my time at the Draft Combine. Maybe I'm a masochist but feeling the pressure to play well so I could improve my draft status felt good.
  6. NBA 2K10: Draft Combine is an interesting experiment that would only appeal to a limited audience.
  7. Your $5 will be better spent elsewhere. [Dec 2009, p.78]
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