NBA 2K17: An Inside Look
By Torin Alexander & Philip Johnson
The NBA 2K17 video game franchise is the most popular basketball video game out. It features real NBA team and players with different game modes. The gamer can play as the Cavaliers or the Warriors, or play through a whole career with a personally designed character. The gamer can also control one team or control the whole league. No matter what mode people choose, they will experience loads of basketball fun.
One change in the 2K17 franchise is the ratings of NBA players. The ratings of the players are how 2K17 grades each player’s skills. The best player ratings are LeBron James (96 overall), Kevin Durant (95 overall), Stephen Curry (94 overall), Russell Westbrook (93 overall), Kyrie Irving (89 overall), John Wall (88 overall), Karl-Anthony Towns (88 overall). The new additions to 2K17 are league expansion teams for My GM and MyLeague. Just to name a few: Nashville Stars, Pittsburgh Force, Virginia Storm, and the Baltimore Barons. 2K17 has renewed the Create A legend Mode which is where you can use a historical legend such as Michael Jordan or Larry Bird and play through their career.
The most played game mode in 2K17 is My Career. This allows the gamer to create a character and play through an entire NBA career. 2K17 gives the gamer a complete NBA experience, from shoe deals to endorsements to Allstar weekend. This year 2K17 has added many cool additions to My Career. Another change in the My Career is the story. This year, 2K17 was able to cast Michael B.Jordan. Many people know Jordan by his outstanding performance in the movie Creed. 2K17 has given him the character Justice Young, the gamers sidekick on and off the court. 2K17 now also allows the gamers to fully customize their player’s height, weight, wingspan, and habits, thus giving the gamer more control of their player and the game.
Another popular game mode on 2K17 is MyPark. This allows the gamer to use their character to play against real people in a game of street-ball. This year, 2K17 is helping out the more average gamers by giving them the choice to either play or not play against veteran competitive players. Players will now be able to compete in dunk and three-point competitions in between games.
NBA 2K17 is a fun, energy charged game that all sports fans can enjoy. The 2K17 franchise brings video games to whole different level of play because people can actually see the NBA from an NBA player’s eyes, from the draft all the way until retirement. The MyPark is coming back with new and entertaining ideas that will keep the gamer continuously energized. NBA 2K17 can be purchased online at BestBuy, or GameStop. The game costs $59.99 and can be played on Xbox 1, as well as Xbox 360, and Playstation 4, and also Playstation 3. With all these new features and great ideas, it’s hard to imagine a video game being better than this.
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