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The Prelude Impressions

Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:09 pm

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So I'm looking forward to NBA 2K18, and trying out The Prelude as well, but I have to admit that I feel that trailer was a bit subpar. Probably a case of the bar being set high by previous trailers, but that one just came off a bit flat. Maybe it's just me, though.

Anyway, it's out in less than 24 hours time. The MyNBA2K18 app is already out on Android and iOS devices:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .mynba2k18
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-nba- ... 36390?mt=8
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Dommy73 on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:34 pm

Are you saying the trailer was not lit enough? :D
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Dez on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:37 pm

I do wonder if all the Americans will ruin it for us again and get it taken off the store in Australia because they are impatient as hell?
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:48 pm

Dommy73 wrote:Are you saying the trailer was not lit enough? :D


I would indeed say that it wasn't lit enough, but maybe I'm still just shook from previous trailers.
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby TBM on Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:14 am

Andrew wrote:
Dommy73 wrote:Are you saying the trailer was not lit enough? :D


I would indeed say that it wasn't lit enough, but maybe I'm still just shook from previous trailers.


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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:52 am

#ThisIsNotAGame. Especially not a Barbie dress-up game.
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby [Q] on Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:29 pm

Is the pop a shot a cut scene or an actual mini game???
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby JaoSming on Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:41 pm

Actual mini game
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:01 pm

Well.... that blows.

Us PC Users don't get the Prelude.....
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:43 pm

Downloading now on PS4. A shame it doesn't come out on PC as well, though.
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby [Q] on Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:11 pm

JaoSming wrote:Actual mini game

Shut up and take my money jao
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Dommy73 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:02 pm

Andrew wrote:#ThisIsNotAGame. Especially not a Barbie dress-up game.


Only over 2000 pairs of shoes available for MyPlayer.

I swear, this was one of the most stupid things they could say.
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:36 pm

The timing was pretty bad. It should be noted that that's on Ronnie, though. He's the one who made that remark.
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Dommy73 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:49 pm

LD2K had his fair share of blunders too, but yeah, this one was on Ronnie which leads us back to "how the hell does this guy still has a community manager job?" which was covered already many times.
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Re: The Prelude Trailer

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:21 pm

Agreed, though LD2K usually carries himself a lot better, and I do have to say that all of the interactions I've had with him have been cordial and pleasant. I guess the main point I was trying to make is that that remark is on Ronnie, not the developers themselves. They shouldn't take heat for his bad approach to PR.
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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:30 pm

Since The Prelude is out, we might as well go ahead and make this the impressions thread.

I will say this. Score one for EA as far as face scanning is concerned.

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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Dommy73 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:43 pm

I know this is the mobile face scan, but did you try to create your face with editor alone?
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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:01 pm

I originally did, and then I got the scan working (well, I got a scan done and into the game, at any rate). The options are extremely limited. Frankly, I'd rather go with a bad scan than those very generic options.
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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Dommy73 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:05 pm

:/
And here I hoped for a lot improved faces... By the sound of it it's more like Live 16 then?

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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:15 pm

Yeah, that'd be an apt comparison.

Speaking of apt comparisons, I've decided my scan looks like a mixture of young Adam Sandler, and young Alan Ruck.

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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Dommy73 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:49 pm

So I managed to watch some streamer to see the character creation. He was annoying and clueless, but at least that meant he spent a lot of time on each screen.

I'll give them (2K/VC) that at the very least these pre-set heads are still complete 180 degrees turn for the better when compared to the cro-magnon player from before.
Still, I expected that we could select one of those pre-sets and then run the old face morph interface. I do not see a way to change body type either, which was one of the things I wanted to do.

However I must admit it's still a good improvement. "Well... Cool." is my reaction. I'm not totally blown away, but credit where credit is due and I do see the improvement. For the record it's not John Oliver cool, but non-sarcastic cool.
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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:56 pm

One of the most annoying things they've done is to only offer five basic hairstyles, with the rest being available at the barber shop (for a price, of course). It's putting more stuff behind a VC paywall, and frankly, it comes off as being rather greedy. They're already the dominant brand with NBA 2K17 setting sales records, they're likely already making a ton of money through microtransactions, and now they're looking to potentially gouge gamers for more? Weak.

I realise that VC can be earned without being paid for with real currency, but the incentive is obviously there, especially when it's used for other in-game purchases and you've got to divide it up accordingly.
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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Dommy73 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:07 pm

Oh yeah, that wasn't great. I hope some haircuts will be unlocked for free with the OVR rating.

At this pace I'd hope they'll release NBA 2K20 MyCareer as a F2P title with team modes being pay once to unlock.
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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:53 pm

Whenever I hear all the VC paywall talk, I am thankful that what I dive into is roster creation and MyLeague. I agree with Andrew's points, they are already crushing sales, with little to no competition in the basketball gaming market, they could give back a little more to the gaming community who has been so loyal to them.
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Re: The Prelude Impressions

Postby PeacemanNOT on Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:25 am

Wow they really downgraded the CAP system.... biggest thing that I noticed. 2K just gave a massive "fuck you" to console roster creators I guess, they went straight back to the preset system in 2K14.

I love the way the game feels, especially the way the players move. I personally didn't see any huge gameplay mishaps, but we'll see when the game fully releases.
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