This game is pretty good
by sausage lovef
So I really like this game. I think it has a lot of potential. I think the graphics are pretty good, and I like all of the challenges that this game provides for you to upgrade your team. The game play is pretty smooth in some regards, and I like the shooting mechanics and the look of the cards a lot. This game however needs to have some updates for many reasons. For one I have numerous times gotten the green shot meter, which indicates the ball has a higher chance of going in the net. For me the ball has never gone through the net once outside of the paint when I have gotten a green bar. Every shot you seem to shoot close to the basket usually goes in no matter how contested that player is. I think the game is relatively slow when fouls are called on opposing players, and the free throws are so drawn out and needs to be much faster. I think the “drills mode” is super fun and is a great way to get draft picks and collectables. I also think this game should lower the pack prices of their store. Some of them are outrageous and I know this game has the mentality for you to “grind” but I think it’s a bit too expensive if you’re trying to buy packs. Also I think the rewards for beating a season or getting draft picks should have a higher probability of packing s good player. I’m sure there will be many updates in the future, but I think this game is very fun and enjoyable.
Paid to win and barely fair
First thing I like the graphics and somewhat the controls. But the problem is, it’s too paid to win. The only way to get gold+ players is to either use a lot of money or farm a lot. If I want to get a sapphire player, I would need sapphire rings which players can only get from season or league. It would be extremely difficult because it requires a good team above emerald. So that’s the first problem for me. The second problem is that the defense is garbage. Most of the times my players would not even be covering a man and staying inside the perimeter instead of covering up their man. It’s very irritating because the cpu is just going to be able to sink in a shot every time if my player doesn’t guard them. The game has a lot of potential, but the fact that it’s so paid to win and the defense isn’t that great makes this game fall off. The game is also barely even fair at all. Players miss open layups and shots while the CPU makes almost every shot. I have an emerald Donovan Mitchell and he can barely shoot for his life. How can you have someone open and never make it. It’s not fair. My release is barely off of perfect but it still misses. If it’s too late, then the shot is short. If it’s a little early, it still misses. Not even having a perfect release can help you because the CPU has hall of fame lockdown defense. You don’t even have a 50% chance of making a shot with a perfect release. This game definitely needs to be worked on.
Great gameplay besides it being all P2W
It’s safe to say the graphics have had a massive improvement compared to NBALM. The characters look almost real, have facial animations and body animations not seen before on mobile, besides NBALM. The cutscenes make it all the more closer to a 2K experience, and the ones on the bench and crowd always react to my dunks, making it more exciting for me. The one thing about the gameplay that bothers all of us is the fact that you can barely shoot and make it in, even with a green shot. The defense is also pretty bad in some moments, but it doesn’t bother me much. Now the in-app purchases honestly kill me. There is almost no way to earn coins, besides doing league which only gives you 5 coins, and keep in mind that most packs are like 2,000 coins, and you only have stamina for three league matches, meaning you would have to cough up money, more than $40 I’d imagine if you want a slight chance of earning gold cards or above. The other way is through daily objectives, but even that’s a grind sometimes because you earn 35 coins for completing 5 daily objectives. The progression is very slow due to that and me not wanting to spend money on this. That progress will keep you with crappy cards for a while, but grind through it, and someday you’ll get good.
Better than everyone is saying
Really fun and addictive game. After reading some reviews, I have noticed some common themes. First of all, many have claimed that there is not a dribble stick. There is one, but it must be turned on in the options menu. Second, many people complain about stamina and being limited to a few games per hour. I think it’s a smart decision by 2k, as it gives casual players an advantage over pay-to-play. Third, many people complain about ratings. Ratings are not based on percentages, but rather seem to be based on a 1-100 scale. For example, a rating of 45 for three does not mean the player will make a three point shot 45% of the time. And fourth, a lot of people complain that they cannot progress easily by getting better players. I have found the best way to do this is through the weekend events. In order to do well in them, one must be semi-dedicated, but it will reward you without having to pay. All-in-all, a great game. I’m excited to see the new head to head mode. My one suggestion would be to make crafting a little bit rewarding. I haven’t ever been able to craft a better player than I already had. Keep up the good work!
This game is amazing a few things I would like to tell you though. This game has amazing graphics and pays attention to detail more than ever. The sound effects are just like 2k. But you can’t just play as your favorite team. It is basically MyTeam, you collect characters on your quest to be the best in the basketball world. You can never just play as the Golden State Warriors or the Lakers, you will have to earn the cards to build that team. You have a season mode but it is still with your MyTeam, and you can still pick what user team you want for your MyTeam. I personally was a little disappointed because the trailer was a little misleading when I saw all the Warriors on the same team, so don’t think that’s the way it works. You can still train the players you have at the Gatorade Training Facility just like 2k. The trailer also says you can play on the go, which isn’t accurate, you need internet to play, and it takes around 45 seconds for “required assets” to download. I personally recommend this game for you If you want something close to 2k. I like this game over the NBA2k’s that come out each year if you want a better experience.
Let’s go Warriors!
It’s hard to stop playing!
by Tim Hueller
I used to play NBA Jam for hours and hours and hours on the Sega Game Gear when I was a kid. NBA 2K Mobile is giving me that same kind of great experience, but of course this is far better! I’m using the Auto mode, and, dude… This game is extremely fun! I think I finally found a game for the iPhone that I LOVE. I had to quit playing just now because I’m very hungry. lol If it weren’t for that, I’d still be playing right now, and my battery would have to run out of power in order for me to stop. Actually, I would probably just plug my phone in and keep playing!
The graphics and the sound quality and the commentary - yes this game has commentary - is all very good. The commentary has to be installed in-game and I think it’s around 1.8 GB, but it’s worth it! It raises the game to a higher level, making it even more exciting and even more fun. The commentary seems as though it’s being done live by actual people and not from pre-recorded audio.
After what I just experienced, I’m kind of thinking I might just go ahead and buy NBA 2K19! I’ll think about it. I mean, NBA 2K Mobile is extremely awesome for a free game.
Game is Legendary
5 STARS. I love this game. Mainly because it’s not pay to win. I can spend some money on the game just to help me out. Unlike “2k”, “EA” is pay to win and I just don’t spend money on the game. I quit because the options are pay hundreds to do good or your now doing good. 2k gives you a chance to be good without spending hundreds. The game is really fun too. Mainly because the gameplay is great. The graphics are good and using LeBron is one of the most exiting parts of the game. I don’t play the EA version of this game that much. If 2k made a food all game for mobile like the basketball one. I would get it. I have 2k18 and I’m getting 2k19 tomorrow on Xbox. PS4 has great graphics too. Either console is good but I prefer Xbox. I have a PS3 so I have an idea of the console. I also play PS4 at friends houses. 2k is a great company and deserves more love. Make a football game, 2k, because that would be awesome and I think many people would play it. The EA version is not that good anymore so you can capitalize now. Love this game. 5 stars again. Thank you 2k for this great game that makes me happy.
Awful app with decent concept
They’re trying to offer a free NBA app, which is nice, but this game falls SO short. To start off, you need those “energy bars” to be able to play games. That leads to the worst part - the games themselves. Each game has 2 minute quarters or 2 minute halfs. The gameplay itself is awful, you can only press steal or block on defense, and they make it impossible to juke or do any dribble moves on offense. So it’s just dribble shoot pass block steal repeat. The game also cheats you in many ways including, but not limited to: calling the ball “out of bounds” on your team if it hits the rim on a 2 point attempt (not really out at all), when you drive to dunk in a game vs a better team, it turns the dunk into a contact layup which always misses (with LeBron James), and you NEVER get fouled or get to shoot free throws. It also becomes impossible in many game modes because unless you pay for microtransactions (in-app purchases), you’re stuck with silver and gold level cards, playing against cards that are literally 5x better than yours in many game modes. It’s a decent idea, but it’s been awfully executed. Huge letdown for a 2K game.
Im not sure how this game has a near 5 star rating, maybe people just like that its free, or maybe 2K just pays people to write surveys. Regardless, its a very disappointing game.
Great game! Few improvements.
First off I want to say how much I enjoy playing this game/app and the different levels of competition and types. Some of the issues I have is with the time it takes for certain interactions like taking the ball out after a foul or turnover or when a foul shot is being taken. Also a lot of times when on defense I will go to block a shot and somehow I end up with the ball and shoot it the length of the court with over a minute still remaining. There has to be a way to control this. Also switching players needs to be a smoother transition for when on defense. Another issue I have is with upgrading player cards. I have a card for a certain position that is maxed out at level 2. I cannot even get this card to 800 to be able to compete in some of the drills that are required for that position. I think making it a little bit easier to access certain items that are required to be able to do the drills that are needed to improve that player would be helpful.
Fun with needed improvements
The game is fun and frustrating at the same time. Drills are fun and the monthly rewards are nice. Weekly events have nice rewards, but extremely difficult to win. The game needs enhancements such as, user driving to the basket and the CPU stripes/fouls user, result is user turnover. This is frustrating when it is during events, especially fantasy. It’s also frustrating when the event starts and about an hour later several people already hit all the reward points and the users who do play and follow the rules are struggling to get half the rewards. This is why this game gets three stars. At this point if the developers are not going to figure to stop cheating, then make rewards more attainable. I get this is a business and the point is to sell super expensive coin packages and packs that are hard to hit the top player. But if there are cheaters in the game, then what’s the point in buying. Eventually users will get frustrated after a while and stop playing. I like the game and see the potential, but if the developers don’t fix the cheating issues or make the rewards more attainable, then the game will lose user engagement.