Living the life of an NBA baller isn’t all fun and games y’know. It takes years of hard work: from the gruelling workouts that push a player’s muscles to the very limit or the many hours logged on the practice courts as they fight with their minds to remember the seemingly endless amount of plays that they have to learn. Sound like a great deal of effort? Well then it’s a good job that in the virtual world it’s nothing like that! Watch the new NBA 2K14 MyCareer trailer after the break to find out more.
Some games are all talk, with gimmicks out the wazoo like a marketer gone mad and features that they just can’t back up. NBA 2K14 is most definitely not one of those games. While other sports sims are happy to stick trademarked titles over their new features, this NBA 2K14 video just wants to show them off and when they look this good and can be supported with real, actual gameplay, 2K would be crazy not to.
“Incredibly beautiful” is how we described the PS3 version of 2K’s premier basketball sim in our NBA 2K14 review and we even went on to call it “the Mona Lisa” of iterations when pitted against NBA 2K13 but oh how wrong we were. For the real star of the show is NBA 2K14 on PS4, the glorious next generation version of a game that was already exceptional. When games are launch titles on a console, they make big promises, with NBA 2K14 on PS4 being no exception, but in a new gameplay trailer, it looks set to deliver.
In the new trailer, titled ‘OMG’, you’re informed that all of the gameplay included is “PS4 in-game footage taken from various camera angles” a statement which in itself is 2K daring to be bold and take a gamble with NBA 2K14’s graphical fidelity. They were right to do so too, because this game looks insanely good, like looking through a fresh pair of contacts when you were previously wearing glasses smeared with butter and clay. The King of Hoops, Lebron James himself is of course featured, being the game’s cover star, along with LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and Houston Rockets’ James Harden all in tow for a dunk and three-point-a-thon which you can enjoy after the break.
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After 2013 saw 2K’s meatball sim win a championship ring of its own whilst making a play to take everyone else’s, could this year belong to NBA 2K14 once again?
Becoming the Best is an Uphill Battle
It’s fitting then, that the game initially thrusts the challenge of being The Best upon you, with Started from the Bottom by Drake on a loop in the background as you go about creating your own ‘MyPLAYER’ character to thwart the NBA with your balling skills. You pick a head, choose a body type and customise facial hair tattoos and a name, basic stuff, but 2K seem to have more customisations than you can shake a mirror at. They’ve also included a note about how much voice support a name has which is a nice touch.
“To be the best, you have to work the hardest.” is what LeBron James says in the opening featurette and and anyone who’s played 2K13 can tell you, this game can be a grind. But, with myCAREER, 2K14’s primary game mode, you have a chance to upgrade both you and your player, using VC (Virtual Currency) that can be earned during games or drills, or, in a new feature, bought for real money through the PSN. Before you head to the courts though, you’d better pick a nickname, how does “Mr. Perfect” sound? Good, because fans and commentators will soon be calling you it.
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Just what will NBA 2K14 bring when 2K’s premier meatball sim arrives on next-generation consoles? Squeakier bounces when the ball hits the deck? More defined muscles? Better hair physics to give Houston Rockets baller James Harden a real chance to showcase his impressive beard?
The answer to all of these is mostly a mystery, but NBA 2K14 will absolutely have to do more to prove itself on PS4 and Xbox One simply for the fact that people will have had the chance to pick up a copy on PS3 and Xbox 360 nearly an entire month before (it’s out today on those consoles). Thankfully, down to the video whizzes at 2K, we now have a slightly better idea, if not a complete one, of what NBA 2K14 will look like on our flashy new game boxes, as they’ve put together a TV spot to promote the game, which we might well even when we’re watching the real game of basketball. You can watch the video after the break.
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