Average User Score: 5.7Jan 7, 2014NBA 2K is headed in the wrong direction. Quote me on it if you like.
Before I go on my little rant, I'd like to point out the positive inNBA 2K is headed in the wrong direction. Quote me on it if you like.
Before I go on my little rant, I'd like to point out the positive in the game, because there are quite a few. The graphics are fantastic, the gameplay is smoother than ever before, and the online play is better than ever. That's it.
Unfortunately, there are plenty more bad things. I'll start with the removal of EVERY offline game mode. That's right. Every single one. No association, no be a pro, heck, not even create a player and editing rosters were spared. The only way to edit rosters now is to make a variant of the most current roster and upload it, and even then the options are pretty limited. The only compensation 2K gives is myGM, an online, watered-down version of Association in which the only things that you can do are manage your team's lineup and play the games. If the Xbox One version had these offline modes, it would easily be a 9 for me.
This feels more like a demo or beta test than a full game, and if this is what 2K thinks people want, they will be in for a rude awakening during this console generation.
I'll stick to the 360 version of 2K14.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Jan 7, 2014I'll be honest, this review may come with some bias because I enjoy it a lot, so be warned.
I don't understand why FIFA 14 gets so muchI'll be honest, this review may come with some bias because I enjoy it a lot, so be warned.
I don't understand why FIFA 14 gets so much hate. I know EA took out tournament mode on next-gen, but as a comparison, have you seen what 2K has done to NBA 2K14? They took literally all the offline modes out of the game, minus exhibition games. Taking out the tournament seems pretty small by comparison.
Now to the actual gameplay. I think it's a small step back from FIFA 13. The player movement is a little clunky, but now there's a little more of a difference between jogging and sprinting. It's also nearly impossible to handle the ball, and the game always thinks I'm trying to pass through 3 defenders when I really want to pass to my open teammate who's 10 feet away. Other than these problems, the game is very good.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.2Jan 7, 2014CoD: Ghosts is a decent game, but there's just nothing special about it to make it great. It uses the same old engine that the series has beenCoD: Ghosts is a decent game, but there's just nothing special about it to make it great. It uses the same old engine that the series has been running on for about 5 or 6 years already with little or no improvements. The servers are still hosted, which shouldn't exist on the Xbox One or PS4, yet they still do. The multiplayer is also about as deep as any CoD game since Modern Warfare 2; about as deep as a kiddie pool. The game was overhyped as could be and turned out to be a rather big disappointment.
Now for what Ghosts did do right. The game continues to feature pretty fluid gameplay and still mostly adheres to the same formula that gamers have been loving for years, and it still is pretty fun to play.
Overall, CoD: Ghosts is still a fun, run n' gun arcade shooter like any other Call of Duty game. Unfortunately, Infinity Ward overhyped the game by calling a few minor tweaks innovation. While Ghosts will still have pretty massive sale numbers, Infinity Ward is going to have to make some real changes to freshen CoD's stale formula or else this series as a whole won't be around for much longer.… Expand