- Release date: 9/15/2017
- Developer: Visual Concepts
- Publisher: 2K Games
- Genre: Sports
- Content rating: ESRB E 10+
- Features: up to 10 players
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition
Nintendo Game Review - NBA 2k18 Legend Edition
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Ever wanted to be in the NBA? Well, this game will get you pretty close. Visual Concepts developed it, and 2K Games published it in 2017 as the 19th installation of the NBA 2K game series.
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition features high-quality 3D animation and graphics. One of the best improvements in this version’s graphics is the accuracy of the player depiction. They got the NBA superstars nearly perfect down to every last facial hair and tattoo spot.
The graphics are also very smooth with glitch-free motion, which is especially important in such an action-packed game. Finally, you will enjoy the focus on background details, including great lighting, which contributes to the game’s realism.
The best thing about NBA 2K18 Legend Edition’s gameplay is the variety of modes available. The most popular is the My Career mode. It allows you to create a character and develop their career from the ground up.
Another great gameplay option is the My Team mode. Here, you have a lot of choices, including existing NBA teams and custom league teams you get to create. A lot of the players and teams you access are unlockable while others require you to purchase them online. The best way to enjoy this mode is with the multiplayer setting, where you test your team’s skills against those of your friend’s team.
Other interesting modes you have to look forward to including All-Time Teams and Run the Neighborhood. With all of these, the aim is to score as many points as you possibly can. These will help you unlock different levels, players, teams, and even playing styles. It also affects your game stats which would be a great source of bragging rights to fellow NBA series enthusiasts.
The game has great control features, which allows you to make use of different player skills from dribbling and passing to blocking and slam dunks. These properties combined with the great graphics will truly give you the feeling of being part of a real-life game. The amazing controls also allow you to customize your game in different ways depending on the mode. It means that you can determine things like team members and costumes.
Replay Value: 5
There are infinite possibilities as far as endings are concerned with this game. It all depends on how well you play that round. The multiple modes and mini-challenges available also make the game a lot more interesting even when played repetitively. Finally, the presence of unlockable items, including players and costumes, will also keep you interested every time you replay the game. All these contribute to the high replay value.
2K Games and Visual Concepts did not disappoint with NBA 2K18 Legend Edition. It is a well-designed game, and every sports video game fan can enjoy playing it either alone or with friends. Having Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett as guest commentators in a few of the matches is also a pretty cool feature that makes the game worth every dime.
For lovers of basketball and sports video games in general, this game is definitely worth giving a try.
Pros : Lifelike graphics.
Features actual legends.
Customized experience through flexible control options.
Cons : Most premium teams, players, and skills will cost you money to access.
Replay Value 5.0