Yesterday I attempted to predict which NBA players will show up on the covers of EA’s simulation NBA game coming out this fall and NBA 2K13. Today I am looking at each games’ presentation, making some ill-advised predictions, and sharing some of my wishlist items. Read on to check them out.
NBA 2K13: No Major Changes
2K Sports has done a great job with its presentation year after year. So why change what is already working? I don’t see any major changes to the presentation in NBA 2K13. They will add more lines, maybe some “dynamic commentary” changes, but overall it will probably be a lot like 2K12, which was a lot like 2K11, which was a lot like 2K10, which was a lot like…
EA NBA 13: ESPN
One of the biggest let downs of NBA Elite 11’s cancellation for me was being left with the demo of the ESPN presentation. IMO, they nailed it, and they nailed it good. Overlays, commentary, crowd atmosphere, the only lacking area I wish they will improve on are the replays during halftime and post game. I’m thinking their next game will still feature all of those good things from Elite 11, and do a good job overall replicating the NBA on ESPN.
Wishlist: Multiple Presentation Packages/TNT
Even though I have still yet to play it (waiting for a bigger price drop), NCAA Basketball 10 featured duel presentations between CBS and ESPN. It looked great even if the game has some major unfixed issues. I’d love to see EA do this again with their next NBA game. ESPN/ABC would be simple, but adding in an NBATV presentation would be awesome. All I want for 2K is TNT licensing, they’ve done a great job with their generic version of the TNT broadcast and scorebug, but simply having a TNT logo really does make the feel of the game much more authentic.
Those were some pretty safe predictions regarding the presentation of the game. Tomorrow I am going to attempt predicting the graphics of the games and any features that could come of that. Feel free to comment on my thoughts in the comments below, and if you want to write up your own main page feature, don’t forget about The Soapbox.