2K18 Review

Ladies, it is about that time of the year again; the time of year when your boyfriend starts replying to your text messages a little slower than usual. You think it is because he is losing interest in you, but he’s not, his interest just has shifted from you to something else. Don’t worry, there isn’t another girl in his life, but there is a new fling sparking up. That fling is called NBA 2K18, and just when people thought it couldn’t get any better, it did. From smoother gameplay to more historic teams, 2K18 has improved tremendously. 2K Sports took another step to separate itself from its competitor EA Sports.

One of the new improvements on the game is the My Career mode. On the last installment of the game, gamers played as “Pres” and battled to gain respect from fans, teammates, and major endorsers. This year, playing as DJ, gamers get to do all those things, plus more. They get to interact with Doc at his barbershop, play mini games at arcades, and communicate with none other than the great Lavar Ball. Some people may love the new additions, since it gives the player other options rather than just play NBA games, games at the park, and practice. It is definitely a change for 2K, but I think it is a good change.

Another component 2K added to the game is more historic teams and an all-time NBA roster for most teams. For those who think the 01’-02’ Sacramento Kings were cheated in the Western Conference Finals, you can now play as them and beat the Kobe and Shaq Lakers. Want to settle a debate on if the 73-9 Warriors team is better than the 72-10 Bulls team? Let the two go head to head and let the best team come out victorious.  

You can also relive the golden moment when Carmelo Anthony hit a dagger 3 against the Bulls in Madison Square Garden on Easter. There are plenty of options to choose from, and over 20 more teams to play with. This aspect of the game has given 2K an edge over NBA Live 18, even though I do like the fact the NBA Live has incorporated the WNBA into the game. It was definitely a smart move, but the fact that 2K has historic and all-time teams, the Play Now option is considerably better.

Overall, 2K did not let the gamers down. There are a few changes in the gameplay, namely, the shot meter has been altered completely and more fouls are being called.  It will take some time to adjust to the new gameplay, it may even get a little frustrating for gamers who are so used to playing 2K17, but you will enjoy working at perfecting your game. I didn’t touch on half the things 2K has added to the game, so if you want to know more, I say go get it and play the game. You won’t regret it.