NLSC Podcast #455: Our Definitive Review & Ranking of NBA 2K23

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #455 of the NLSC Podcast!

NBA 2K23 has been out for three months, and the game in its current state is likely what we’re going to have for the rest of its life cycle. As such, this week we’re going in-depth with our definitive review and ranking of NBA 2K23! What are its biggest pros and cons? Where does it rank among the all-time best games in the NBA 2K series? What needs to change in NBA 2K24, and how optimistic are we about the game’s direction? From gameplay to depth and accuracy, to microtransactions and fairness to the gamer, it’s a comprehensive breakdown! We also quiz the community on NBA Live 2003 dunk ratings in this week’s mailbag.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

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December 7, 2022 1:04 pm

Thanks for dedicating an episode to this. Basketball games are a different beast with gaming reviews, and I feel a lot of reviewers won’t go into much detail since they’re on a deadline to get their reviews out.

Honestly, my initial thoughts were how much I hated the game because it really does have the worst MyCAREER mode in recent memory. That being said, there’s a lot of fun to be had with the 5v5 modes. I made it all the way to Level 40 in Season 2 of MyTEAM and will probably give Season 3 a good shake because of how engaging the mode is.

NBA 2K23 is one of those games that is both great and awful at the same time. You just have to know what you want to get out of it, I guess.