Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

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Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby buzzy on Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:39 pm

We've always had a thread like this.

Overall I like some of the changes made in this year's installments while still experiencing some of the same old frustrating things that have been there for years.

But first the good stuff. I love jump shooting this year. Smoother releases and a great new way of stepping into shots, adding some nice animations for pull up and running jumpers. Add to that authentic feeling rim and ball physics and you're gonna want to jack up shots all day, especially with players that super smooth jumpers like Lillard, Curry, Durant etc.
The ball really feels like it's own entity more than ever before. It gets knocked loose, it bounces off the rim for long rebounds and it rolls around the rim on layups.

I haven't noticed that big of a difference with the new supposed foot planting technique, it does look nice in some instances for example a player coming off a screen to catch a pass and either going up for a shot or looking to drive.

What's also nice is how quick players are now able to react after getting a rebound. Players are basically now able to pull down a board and in the same animation fire up a full court heave. It really improved the speed at which you can start a fast break. I've also seen some really quick after basket inbounds which is nice, but I'd still like to see players be quicker more regularly in that regard.

The defense in 2k16 is better. Individual AI player defense can be smothering and frustrating if you're trying to do much in isolation. What, to me, is actual frustration is how bad I am at staying in front of opponents. My defensive assists is still at zero, but at this point it feels like opponents have a much quicker first step than you. This could just be a matter of learning offensive moves as well as getting better at reacting on defense.

Two infuriating things that still exist is, number one, terrible off ball defense - for example when the CPU is bringing the ball up court. Your big man is overplaying so much and is not able to stay between his man and the hoop for his life. Your opponent big man is just casually strolling to the basket and gets a long pass from the PG for a hoop. You're not even thinking at what happens down there because you're just trying to guard the PG while your center doesn't give a shit on defense.

Number two, which I have to admit has gotten a lot better as opposed to 2k15, is still in it to an extent. You're guarding your opposite player who's pulling up for a jump shot at the top of the key while your rim protector out of nowhere forgets all his obligations and tries to super jump from the paint to all of a sudden block your guy's jump shot - which he obviously can't do because he's 10 feet away. What happens next? His guy get's an offensive rebound.


I'm also still skeptical all the pass buttons are needed. I remember having resentments to control changes in past games and I usually always come around to it, but I'm really not sure this time. It just doesn't feel very intuitive to have three pass buttons. Modifiers with one pass button like last year worked just fine.

Smart Play on the Up button on the D-Pad is weird as well. If you're bringing the ball up court you're using your left thumb to move your player so using the same thumb to call a play doesn't feel natural.

While I'm glad the quick subs menu are usable again by adding stamina stats, they way it's layed out on the right stick directions to make subs feels terrible. It feels like another change just for the sake of changing it. Using a directional pad to switch out players is much more intuitive than having to flicking and pressing it for certain actions.

Replay mode seems a little buggy. Right stick movement tends to not be recognized at all sometimes.

I like the addition of individual colorways for both home and away shoes.

Stance socks don't seem to be in the game yet.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby maumau78 on Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:02 pm

Game is huge (Y) got it early on PC/Steam.....play on low settings on my Quad i7 + 640M

Some nice stuff I saw:

PRO:
- Rim Ball Physics is insane,,,ball now seems to have weight and you'll see some nice long rebounds......
- Got some huuuge blocks and some spectacular Contact Dunks
- I love the pace / speed of the game
- Rim Sounds are almoust new and nice....still some old SFX 2K need to remove
- Animations are stellar
- Defense Matters and you can protect paint
- CPU put Wilson Chandler on Lebron instead of suing Gallinari during a Cleveland Nuggets game... :applaud:
- Home & Away Shoes is dope!


CONS:
- Net Physics is bad not updated IMHO
- Main Menù / Intro was great on 2k15.....I personally don't like them in 2k16
- They must allow us to edit body types....too many players with wrong / inaccurate BT

QUESTIONS:
- I heard that player intro (with arena announce) for both teams are in 2k16 did someone saw them?
- I play on low settings so maybe this is the couse....why so much light in playing at Staples Center or MSG? Do I have to play in Highest settings?
- Sometimes play by play is stopped...it did happen at the end of the 4th period is this a bug? (EDIT: reported by many users it's a bug)
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby buzzy on Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:41 pm

maumau78 wrote:- I heard that player intro (with arena announce) for both teams are in 2k16 did someone saw them?


Yeah. You get the monotonous announcing from the PA with regular light for the away team, then they dim the lights and do the regular announcing we know from last year.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby maumau78 on Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:57 pm

buzzy wrote:
maumau78 wrote:- I heard that player intro (with arena announce) for both teams are in 2k16 did someone saw them?


Yeah. You get the monotonous announcing from the PA with regular light for the away team, then they dim the lights and do the regular announcing we know from last year.


http://imgur.com/AHZIGg0


mmmm that's curious maybe PS4 only?
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby buzzy on Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:03 pm

No I told you, I saw them. And I'm on PC.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby maumau78 on Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:27 pm

buzzy wrote:No I told you, I saw them. And I'm on PC.


Sorry I didn't get it :-/ my bad

Was that a exhibition / season / or playoff game?

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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby maumau78 on Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:03 pm

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Sorry but I have to ask...it's only me or "light out effect" is turned off this year? I noticed on MSG and Staples Center.....even If I turn quality to high and all effects lights seems off in respect to 2k15
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby Slim5050 on Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:36 pm

Can you guys view player of the game highlights or box score highlights? Cause i cant.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby Vlad2010 on Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:36 pm

maumau78, here viewtopic.php?f=163&t=99656#p1814275 too it was notice, however, compared to 2k14. So it probably is the case
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby PoundedChicken on Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:46 pm

My impressions below (after only 15 hours):

Pros
  1. Graphics - they look fantastic incl. additional animations, crowds, body types etc
  2. 5 v 5 Gameplay is great with good variety and better player behaviour
  3. MyCareer - In-Game Performance Score system and Coach satisfaction both improved BUT still frustrating the penalty for allowing an offensive rebound - especially after you've just either blocked their shot or given a good defensive contest. I blocked a shot with 30 sec to go which got me an A+, then the offensive rebound penalty dropped me back to an A...
  4. MyCareer - the ability to skip the unbearably boring "movies" and be able to PLAY the game - I should NOT be able to compare an NBA 2K game to Metal Gear Solid in the same sentence.
  5. MyLeague - NBA Draft process
  6. Gameplay - Moving post-ups back to left-trigger (though it'll take getting used to again)
  7. Gameplay - Making players behave as they do in real life - ie, no Centers hanging at the 3pt all game whilst stretch 4s never stretch... well almost
There is this:
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Cons
  1. Loading indicator - apparently all of the big things load between 97% and 99%, because that 2% takes 4x as long as the previous 97%
  2. Graphics - constant stuttering, doesn't utilise SLI, doesn't properly support ultra-wide (2560x1080)
  3. MyCareer Story - it's just a case of watching a Spike Lee movie, there is no MY story, just HIS story. I feel like gameplay was forgotten in this mode.
  4. MyCareer Gameplay - Doesn't feel like your own team's AI is really doing anything offensively. I've seen Brandon Knight once or twice a game - without moving at all - dribble out about 18 seconds of the clock just inside the 3 point line and throw up a contested 2.
  5. MyCareer - Rookie season lack of flexibility. You play a fixed number of games and can't even go see your stats anywhere! No pathing in terms of story line, just watching.
  6. Gameplay - Game still does not seem to recognise that some fouls aren't in the act of shooting. Ie. it's clear what the AI intended to do (shoot), but the foul occurred before the animation reached anything resembling a shooting motion.
  7. MyLeague - Nice feature being able to adjust the salary cap and its growth, but, like last year there is not future projections available vs committed salary. This was a great screen they took out in 2K14 (I think?), but more useful now than ever.
  8. MyGM - I guess I still don't feel at all "invested" in this mode. The training mini-game is still more of a distraction than anything and the change to staffing doesn't feel like an "improvement" as such yet. Maybe in a few years... In the meantime, at least there's MyLeague.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby karposter on Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:01 am

my 5 year laptop is running the game on medium-low (but still working) will be a new desktop
the menu are nice
the xbox controller's are a little bit annoying (PASS WITH A/Y/B)
good work on the jersey and court

any I didn't get the VC yet (pre order from steam) it will be possible on the 29 maybe ?
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby Uncle Drew on Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:13 am

maumau78 wrote:Game is huge (Y) got it early on PC/Steam.....play on low settings on my Quad i7 + 640M

Some nice stuff I saw:

PRO:
- Rim Ball Physics is insane,,,ball now seems to have weight and you'll see some nice long rebounds......
- Got some huuuge blocks and some spectacular Contact Dunks
- I love the pace / speed of the game
- Rim Sounds are almoust new and nice....still some old SFX 2K need to remove
- Animations are stellar
- Defense Matters and you can protect paint
- CPU put Wilson Chandler on Lebron instead of suing Gallinari during a Cleveland Nuggets game... :applaud:
- Home & Away Shoes is dope!


CONS:
- Net Physics is bad not updated IMHO
- Main Menù / Intro was great on 2k15.....I personally don't like them in 2k16
- They must allow us to edit body types....too many players with wrong / inaccurate BT

QUESTIONS:
- I heard that player intro (with arena announce) for both teams are in 2k16 did someone saw them?
- I play on low settings so maybe this is the couse....why so much light in playing at Staples Center or MSG? Do I have to play in Highest settings?
- Sometimes play by play is stopped...it did happen at the end of the 4th period is this a bug? (EDIT: reported by many users it's a bug)


Question...why are you playing on low settings with a I-7 processor? You more than have enough juice to run the game at max settings don't you?
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby maumau78 on Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:41 am

Uncle Drew wrote:
maumau78 wrote:Game is huge (Y) got it early on PC/Steam.....play on low settings on my Quad i7 + 640M

Some nice stuff I saw:

PRO:
- Rim Ball Physics is insane,,,ball now seems to have weight and you'll see some nice long rebounds......
- Got some huuuge blocks and some spectacular Contact Dunks
- I love the pace / speed of the game
- Rim Sounds are almoust new and nice....still some old SFX 2K need to remove
- Animations are stellar
- Defense Matters and you can protect paint
- CPU put Wilson Chandler on Lebron instead of suing Gallinari during a Cleveland Nuggets game... :applaud:
- Home & Away Shoes is dope!


CONS:
- Net Physics is bad not updated IMHO
- Main Menù / Intro was great on 2k15.....I personally don't like them in 2k16
- They must allow us to edit body types....too many players with wrong / inaccurate BT

QUESTIONS:
- I heard that player intro (with arena announce) for both teams are in 2k16 did someone saw them?
- I play on low settings so maybe this is the couse....why so much light in playing at Staples Center or MSG? Do I have to play in Highest settings?
- Sometimes play by play is stopped...it did happen at the end of the 4th period is this a bug? (EDIT: reported by many users it's a bug)


Question...why are you playing on low settings with a I-7 processor? You more than have enough juice to run the game at max settings don't you?


Bro It's a laptop.....I can't get decent FPS on med/high.....
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby Uncle Drew on Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:32 am

maumau78 wrote:
Uncle Drew wrote:
maumau78 wrote:Game is huge (Y) got it early on PC/Steam.....play on low settings on my Quad i7 + 640M

Some nice stuff I saw:

PRO:
- Rim Ball Physics is insane,,,ball now seems to have weight and you'll see some nice long rebounds......
- Got some huuuge blocks and some spectacular Contact Dunks
- I love the pace / speed of the game
- Rim Sounds are almoust new and nice....still some old SFX 2K need to remove
- Animations are stellar
- Defense Matters and you can protect paint
- CPU put Wilson Chandler on Lebron instead of suing Gallinari during a Cleveland Nuggets game... :applaud:
- Home & Away Shoes is dope!


CONS:
- Net Physics is bad not updated IMHO
- Main Menù / Intro was great on 2k15.....I personally don't like them in 2k16
- They must allow us to edit body types....too many players with wrong / inaccurate BT

QUESTIONS:
- I heard that player intro (with arena announce) for both teams are in 2k16 did someone saw them?
- I play on low settings so maybe this is the couse....why so much light in playing at Staples Center or MSG? Do I have to play in Highest settings?
- Sometimes play by play is stopped...it did happen at the end of the 4th period is this a bug? (EDIT: reported by many users it's a bug)


Question...why are you playing on low settings with a I-7 processor? You more than have enough juice to run the game at max settings don't you?


Bro It's a laptop.....I can't get decent FPS on med/high.....


NP bruh....just asking. Desktop would probably be a better choice for gaming.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby maumau78 on Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:55 am

Vlad2010 wrote:maumau78, here viewtopic.php?f=163&t=99656#p1814275 too it was notice, however, compared to 2k14. So it probably is the case


It should be a bug....euroleage arena still have "lights out effects" while now in 2k16 every NBA arena look the same..... (N) (N) (N)
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby jxc on Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:01 am

I don't want to start a new thread, so I might just ask it here. Can anyone edit their team's shorts while relocationg in MyLeague? Jerseys work fine, but when I want to change anything about shorts, there is no effect. Is it just me, or is it common issue?
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby marcisaac on Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:56 pm

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Look at Kyle Lowry though hahaha
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby RazberyBandit on Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:00 pm

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MyGM, starring Kyle Lowry as trainer Fred Tedeschi.

Anyone notice during their MyCareer High School games that there's a player on the Fairview Tornadoes named Leftos? He wears number 4, and I think he's the PF.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby PoundedChicken on Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:10 pm

They recycle a lot of the faces, same thing last year too
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby Nick on Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:43 am

MyLeague - I love it. But I simmed a few years ahead in MyLeague to see how the NBA landscape changes aswell as player development, and I realized that there's a fundamental problem with the franchise modes that are gonna be quite hard to fix: even though young player ratings improve, their averages don't necessarily improve, particularly PPG, because a lot of the PPG has to do with player tendencies, such as 'touches' and 'shots', but as far as i can tell tendencies don't change from year to year, they're static.

It isn't so much of a problem for MyLeague as it is for MyGM, because in MyLeague you can just edit players' tendencies yourself to match up with their current abilities. But it's definitely a little bit of a let down, as i was so hyped for MyLeague & MyGM this year.

I'd like to see more change in the yearly player progression and regression. Often times, you sim 3 years later and the landscape is basically the same. Players only improve or decrease 1 or 2 pts overall in a year, if at all, sometimes 3... if they're 19 or 20 then it can be up to 5 pts. But I'd like to see more random jumps. I wanna see a player or two randomly improve 10 pts in one offseason (like Jimmy Butler did, etc). And some 33 yr old decrease like 5 pts, stuff like that. Not too much, but more distribution would be more realistic and exciting.

Also, i miss staff badges.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby JaoSming on Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:53 am

RazberyBandit wrote:Anyone notice during their MyCareer High School games that there's a player on the Fairview Tornadoes named Leftos? He wears number 4, and I think he's the PF.


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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby Lamrock on Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:36 am

I've only played the game for a few hours, and am thus still in the honeymoon period, but I like what I've seen so far!

MyLeague is my main mode, as always, and they've added a lot of little things I appreciate. The relocation tool is awesome. While I've had a hard time designing a jersey that isn't hideous (bringing back the Sonics of course), it's a blast designing the arena. After over a decade of PS2-era create a team feature, this is a revelation. Can't wait to upload my own ads! Also cool is the pro-rated stats feature. Now I can play 6 minute quarters AND have a (reasonably) realistic NBA landscape.

In my old age, I've come to accept that I'm not patient or skilled enough to be a sim player, and so I'm able to let more things slide with the gameplay. So far I'm enjoying it - I haven't figured out all the new controls yet, but shooting and post play have improved. My only gripe is that they ruined on-the-fly subs. I can't seem to get the right analog stick subs to work, and it feels unnatural.

Graphics are good - about the same as last year, soundtrack is a mixed bag as always, but there are more songs to get sick of, so that's good. They went off the deep end with the presentation - the player interviews and halftime show are awkward, but I love all the bells and whistles. Makes Madden seem so bare bones. Menus are fine - a little gaudy, but I didn't like 2K15's for whatever reason.

myCareer is silly. I have to pretend my 5'11" white guy was adopted, and the dialogue is kinda cringeworthy at times. Starting in high school, then playing in college is a good idea, I liked this mode a lot better on last gen to be honest.

Thus far, I don't regret caving and buying this. Feels like I got a lot of game for my money.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby NastyGT on Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:11 am

My opinion for PC version:

PRO: Everything...

CONS: ...exept ONE ENORMOUSLY HUGE MISTAKE - lack of keyboard mapping. For someone who hate gamepads and play everything on keyboard this is dealbreaking enough to think about refund.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby Dommy73 on Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:25 am

Well, now that I have 20+ hours under the belt, I think I can share some of my impressions...

General: Defense is challenging. Shooting is sometimes frustrating. Passing controls are great. Post moves are pretty good.

MyCareer: Didn't get too far yet (start of the first season), so not much there. The high school and college looks like a great way for new players to get into the game.

MyLeague: Basically started it to try out the relocation... And that is amazing. Especially the custom arena. Jerseys could use more designs.

MyTeam: Finally got into it this year. Pretty much grind in the beginning (no bonus packs yet), but I'm starting to have an interesting team now. Doing mainly Domination with 2K Beats sound setup.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby JaoSming on Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:33 am

How far into Domination are you? Just beat the Celtics..... its been rough but I just got IT as my first gold player.

Finally bringing the game home has been great though....put in a 10 hour session yesterday going through the MyCAREER story and starting the endorsement train.

Played a couple of Play Now Online games, 2-0 (plus I think 1-1 on PS4) with a +1 for knocking off some guy running a constant full-court press with the Spurs and trying to cheese Kawhi dunks with me as the Celtics.

And setup my arcade MyLEAGUE for when I just want to blow off some steam and for whatever reason don't want Blacktop.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby dangerzone1 on Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:33 am

Game is better than 2k15 but still needs lots of improvements needed IMO. Biggest improvments that need to be worked on are the speed, animations and isomotion control. I feel there needs to be more of a speed differential from player to player, i dont really ever feel the speed/explosiveness from a player like westbrook to curry. Although i like the new footplanting, it really makes the game feel sluggish and the players feel like they are moving through water. The animations also need to be less frequent and faster, there are a lot of times which the defense is playing off me butt when i take a shot my player chooses to take an ill advised and slow fade away. Most players in real life are not bothered with the defense in there face let alone a few feet away. With the slow response and slow speed is i find it hard to get any real open jumpshots. My other problem is the isomotion control, the last game that had good control was 2k13. In 2k13 i felt the controls were responsive and quick, not something i can say for 2k14-16. Maybe 2k should bring back full right stick dribble.

Myleague- so far has been the most fun mode for me and has been fairly realistic in stats,simulation and progression.

Overall i think the game has improved but still needs a few improvements to be very good.
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Re: Official 2k16 Impressions Thread

Postby Dommy73 on Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:16 am

JaoSming wrote:How far into Domination are you? Just beat the Celtics..... its been rough but I just got IT as my first gold player.

Next for me are the Raptors (#19). So far everything 3 stars and I finally learned hot to get enough points to have nice reserve - but I'll still need more to get Warriors and All-Stars.
The first ones were hard for me as I had very poor lineup. My first silver was Birdman and I couldn't master Mike Miller's three pointer :/ After while I got enough MT to buy first VIP pack and got gold Lillard from it - it was immediate difference.

Now my starters are Lillard, DeRozan, Greek Freak (not Leftos), Griffin and Brook Lopez. Sixth man is Derik Favors. DeRozan, Griffin and Favors were from VIP packs (the 10000 MT for 50 cards helped) and Lopez was from Nets' domination player pack.

I've just put up some screenshots. viewtopic.php?f=163&t=99702&p=1815678#p1815678
I was thinking about court like this before you published yours, but wasn't sure whether to go for full court paint or keep hardwood... It convinced me to try the full court paint.

JaoSming wrote:Finally bringing the game home has been great though....put in a 10 hour session yesterday going through the MyCAREER story and starting the endorsement train.

Were you like "Honey I'm home and I got the game I worked on, come and watch me"? :D

JaoSming wrote:Played a couple of Play Now Online games, 2-0 (plus I think 1-1 on PS4) with a +1 for knocking off some guy running a constant full-court press with the Spurs and trying to cheese Kawhi dunks with me as the Celtics.

I tried to play one online game and it ended with error... before the game started even loading.

JaoSming wrote:And setup my arcade MyLEAGUE for when I just want to blow off some steam and for whatever reason don't want Blacktop.

I tried 3v3 Blacktop. It was pretty good, definitely better that 1v1.
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby JaoSming on Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Dommy73 wrote:Were you like "Honey I'm home and I got the game I worked on, come and watch me"?

eh, she had a paper to do, so we just did a movie day for our daughters when they weren't napping. Not parent of the year material, but, priorities :)

Dommy73 wrote:I tried to play one online game and it ended with error... before the game started even loading.

Actually I ran into that as well. Immediately went back in, got matched up with the same guy (the Spurs one) and we played through no issue.
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Postby senhorxxx on Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:22 pm

dangerzone1 wrote:Game is better than 2k15 but still needs lots of improvements needed IMO. Biggest improvments that need to be worked on are the speed, animations and isomotion control. I feel there needs to be more of a speed differential from player to player, i dont really ever feel the speed/explosiveness from a player like westbrook to curry. Although i like the new footplanting, it really makes the game feel sluggish and the players feel like they are moving through water. The animations also need to be less frequent and faster, there are a lot of times which the defense is playing off me butt when i take a shot my player chooses to take an ill advised and slow fade away. Most players in real life are not bothered with the defense in there face let alone a few feet away. With the slow response and slow speed is i find it hard to get any real open jumpshots. My other problem is the isomotion control, the last game that had good control was 2k13. In 2k13 i felt the controls were responsive and quick, not something i can say for 2k14-16. Maybe 2k should bring back full right stick dribble.

Myleague- so far has been the most fun mode for me and has been fairly realistic in stats,simulation and progression.

Overall i think the game has improved but still needs a few improvements to be very good.


Playing the PC version or Play 4 version (NBA 2K16) ??
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Postby RazberyBandit on Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:38 pm

Jao, is that confirmation? =)
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Postby JaoSming on Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:19 pm

RazberyBandit wrote:Jao, is that confirmation? =)

of?
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Postby PeacemanNOT on Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:45 am

xD What? ^^^^
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby MJALLDAY on Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:46 am

Michael Jordan still looks like shit. NO SALE. I'm sitting this year out. I'm losing faith in 2K. I haven't missed a 2K game since 2k11 but 2k15 was a huge let down.
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Postby rale93lfc on Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:39 am

Now, when i played 2k16, 2k15 was a lot better... This game could be fantastic just if they would fix some things.
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Postby Dommy73 on Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:31 am

Well, just destroyed my Heat, Bulls and Pacers in Domination. Turns out it gets easier :)
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby Sauru on Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:00 pm

what in the fuck did they do with my career? who thought this was a good idea?
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby mortiis on Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:31 pm

how can i edit players?
and how can i transfer them from one team to another?
until now it was really easy but now i don't see that option hmmm
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby thor16 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:34 am

I miss my $50.


NastyGT wrote:CONS: ...exept ONE ENORMOUSLY HUGE MISTAKE - lack of keyboard mapping. For someone who hate gamepads and play everything on keyboard this is dealbreaking enough to think about refund.

Church.
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby mp3 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:03 pm

Seems to me reading this thread and the one at OS is that 99% of gripes are coming from PC users which I get as not everyone's set ups are the same.

Picking up my ps4 copy in a few hours after nearly 4 weeks of working away, I wife will be soooo happy I come home with 2k lol
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby senhorxxx on Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:45 pm

mp3 wrote:Seems to me reading this thread and the one at OS is that 99% of gripes are coming from PC users which I get as not everyone's set ups are the same.

Picking up my ps4 copy in a few hours after nearly 4 weeks of working away, I wife will be soooo happy I come home with 2k lol


Nba 2k16 PS4 version also has several bugs, champion.
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Postby mp3 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:18 pm

Of course it does! But what I was taking about was game crashing, no sound, keyboard issues, controller issues etc etc

Edit - After fighting through 3 hours of traffic to get to the store to find 2k16 sold out I have to walk across town (10 mins lol) I finally get home and because I haven't used my ps4 in a month BAMMMM I get hit with a friggin 30 min software update!

But I still have the game now I guess....

Double Edit ....

Just got passed the ps4 system update and pressed on nba 2k16.... to find a 2.2G update LOL
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby nylia on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:34 am

Sauru wrote:what in the fuck did they do with my career? who thought this was a good idea?


Apparently 2Ksports and Spike Lee :bowdown:
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Postby mp3 on Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:37 am

After waiting for 3 hours for my update to download I have gotten a couple of hours just playing quick games vs the cpu and I know some people are calling 2k16 "nba 2k15 2.0" which I totally get but if it's not broken why fix it?

I like the updates they have made, I love the play calling options and player movement, even if a play breaks down you can do a hand the ball off to create space instead of just going one on one.

For some reason I have used the Lakers a lot so far and really enjoyed kobe playing like (old) kobe out there. Even if it misses the play looks so really and I love the way the play comes together, ain't no players standing around in 2k!
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby nextnba on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:15 pm

I only tested it for a few hours and was mostly adjusting video setting and testing game play. 3 major improvements for me. 1) Defense; in 15, cpu didn't play much on ball defense. U shoot a lot of 3's because cpu mostly guard behind the 3point line. In 16, onball is much better. I was playing the rockets and P. Beverley actually guarded me at half court and I was struggling to drive pass him! Also in 15, sometimes cpu will just slide all over the place on defense for no reasons. This was fixed! It's also much harder to score. Blocking has increased and shooting % has decrease drastically. 2) Speed, quickness, lateral was broken in 15 but it's fixed in 16. In 15, lateral quickness was based on a player's "defensive help" rating. so "C", like R. Hibbert and M. Gasol, who had high "defensive help" rating were really fast on defense, even quicker than guards. In 16, they added a separate rating for lateral quickness so this allows "C" to still have low lateral quickness but high help defense thus leading to "C" moving much slower than guards. 3) in 15, slider was pretty much broken. U can change slider and it seems to work but when you later load up the game, it didn't work anymore. I played on 50 speed and thought it was too fast so I changed speed and quickness to 40 and it seem to slow down and then it stopped working so I had to keep decreasing it 35, then to 30. Some people even play it on min speed and quickness in 15 because slider was pretty much broken. It seems to be working in 16 but I haven't play the game long enough to know if it it will glitch back and do nothing.

The Cons: Same cheerleaders and their uniform got uglier. In 15, the cheerleader's uniform were much hotter. The presentation and music is a downgrade. The game introduction is not as nice as 15 and the music and sound seemed to have been really reduced. I guess this is their attempt to improve commentary as it was hard to hear commentary in 15. Game play is very choppy. The animation doesn't appear smooth like in 15 and it's so choppy. The graphic also appears to worse than 15. The players appear fatter and they look like they have no neck.

The improvements will make it feel more like a real basketball game and that's what we all having been asking for so thus far, I'm happy with 16.
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby PoundedChicken on Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:54 pm

Sauru wrote:what in the fuck did they do with my career? who thought this was a good idea?

(Y)

They lost me at "Frequency Vibrations"... I mean ?! just wtf? Who approved that?
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby Dommy73 on Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:03 pm

BTW, Leftos plays for one of the high schools.
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby Kevin on Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:22 pm

all of the devs do.
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby mp3 on Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:48 pm

The devs schooling you.... In school...
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby fjccommish on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:09 am

"Edit - After fighting through 3 hours of traffic to get to the store to find 2k16 sold out I have to walk across town (10 mins lol) I finally get home and because I haven't used my ps4 in a month BAMMMM I get hit with a friggin 30 min software update!"

Next time start up the PS4 before you leave. Then the updates will be complete when you return to play the new game.

Spike Lee thought his joint was so good, that he started it with 5 minutes of him telling everyone how good it is.
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Re: Official NBA 2K16 Impressions Thread

Postby mp3 on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:51 am

Iam a roofer and have being working away for just over 3 weeks mate so my ps4 hadn't being touched for a month, but yeah next year I will just leave it on lol I'd rather do that then sit there waiting but I did get some house work done which has ment I got about 5 hours in today working on sliders and rosters.
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