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  • Summary: NBA 2K23 features a completely rebuilt version of NBA 2K11's Jordan Challenges that had players trying to virtually recreate Jordan's real-life feats. One of these was a challenge to score at least 38 points and grab 7+ rebounds like Jordan himself did in June 1997 during his memorable "fluNBA 2K23 features a completely rebuilt version of NBA 2K11's Jordan Challenges that had players trying to virtually recreate Jordan's real-life feats. One of these was a challenge to score at least 38 points and grab 7+ rebounds like Jordan himself did in June 1997 during his memorable "flu game" when a sick Jordan still put up big numbers and drained the winning basket in the NBA Finals. [GameSpot] Expand
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  1. Sep 20, 2022
    87
    Regardless of which mode you play, you can expect to an intricately deep and rich simulation experience of NBA basketball for the given era that you’re playing in. Visual Concepts have the passion, the funding, the skills, and the time, year to year, to push their product to new levels of detail and depth. The differences in the raw gameplay aren’t massive this year, but they didn’t need to be. However, the Jordan Challenge and the Eras modes make this an especially standout release in this long-running series. Frankly, I don’t find any fault with VC and 2K are doing other than the push for microtransactions, it just feels slimey; call me old school, I guess. Still, if you’re looking for your NBA videogame fix, you can’t go wrong with NBA 2K23. Lace’em up.
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  1. Sep 19, 2022
    If you’re happy with the shakedown, or are happy paying full price for the half a game that’s unaffected, then by all means keep buying it. But if you’re tired of this game’s preoccupation with hustling you, and you want something to change, you’re going to need to stop buying it, and you’re going to need lots of other people to stop buying it along with you.
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  1. Sep 10, 2022
    8
    While there are improvements like bringing the Jordan Challenge back and making it better, there are some minor issues like MyLeague lack ofWhile there are improvements like bringing the Jordan Challenge back and making it better, there are some minor issues like MyLeague lack of new things, however NBA 2K23 is a very solid game. Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2022
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Bringing back the jordan challenge and improving the game for MyLeague fans is a step in the right direction, but this game is still just a glorified roster update for MyCareer players. NBA 2K is an infamous cash cow, you start by paying $70 for the same game every year, play for a little bit, and then realize that for your MyCareer MyPlayer to be any good you have to sink another $50-$100 into VC.
    spending this much money on microtransactions is something typically exclusive to free to play pay to win games, but 2k pulls you in for 2-3 hours ( voiding your oppurtunity to refund the game ) and then hits you with the actual out of the storyline gameplay where you need to pay real money to have any fun.
    TLDR: **** expensive remaster of the last 4 games.
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  3. Sep 18, 2022
    1
    I only bought this game because servers for 2k20 were shut down and my MyPlayer save is now unplayable and inaccessible. Thank goodness II only bought this game because servers for 2k20 were shut down and my MyPlayer save is now unplayable and inaccessible. Thank goodness I never spent real money on it. It is however probably hundreds of hours of playtime lost. NBA 2k23 is essentially the same game, truly even graphically there appear to be no advances (granted I'm on PC so "last gen" which is a joke in itself). Just as the 2020 edition this game is a money trap and it feels even worse in this version. Worse than that the gameplay feels less fluid and you will constantly feel your players ankles "stuck in the mud" so to speak. Countless hours needed to max out a MyPlayer build as well as practices are still in the game. If Allen Iverson didn't want to practice for millions of dollars, why would Take2 think we want to? On top of that weekly workouts are back. God forbid your girlfriend/wife/child ask you to put down the controller during your 1min treadmill run or you'll have to wait 7 real life days before you can try again! Or buy a Gatorade boost! The "neighborhood" is also a laggy mess with tons of dead and lifeless space. Overall I can only recommend this game to those who are truly desperate for a basketball game. Otherwise, purchase the older version at a deeply discounted price; it's literally the same game. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2022
    0
    Some minor modifications of gameplay around shooting and diving to the rim. More arcade feeling in a simulation... Eeeeerk.
    And bad point for
    Some minor modifications of gameplay around shooting and diving to the rim. More arcade feeling in a simulation... Eeeeerk.
    And bad point for an old gen version for graphic engine and without major improvement "MyNBA Era" available on consoles. PC gamers are not Next Gen gamers. Nice to notice that spit in our face.
    Avoid this version, which in this state is just a roster update.
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  5. Sep 18, 2022
    0
    2k is terrible. It's an all around bad game. The developers are truly not good at what they do. Every year they inch farther from incompetence2k is terrible. It's an all around bad game. The developers are truly not good at what they do. Every year they inch farther from incompetence and closer to actual fraud. Most releases are visibly unfinished and missing content/ voice overs etc. Just awful, not fun, terrible gameplay- do NOT buy. Expand