VC has exploded into an infestation through time, and it’s a powerful lure. Buying particular variations of NBA 2K19 grants bonus VC, an attractive proposition considering that participant upgrades, new hairstyles, clothing and shoes need currency. Spending VC on shoes means less MT NBA 2K19 to update DJ, and less opportunity to maintain your own in pickup or Pro-Am manners against real-world contest.
The slog to earn currency without having to spend real money is inexcusable; shoes run 1,500 VC and one player category upgrade asks for 1,200 VC, but you only earn about 600 VC in the average game. The poking and prodding from VC-related pop-up offers when booting up a brand new 2K18 session irritates additional. The microtransactions could be discounted, at least, when in franchise mode, one of the few components of NBA 2K19 where VC is not available.
On the court, various tweaks are still enhance NBA 2K’s simulation of basketball. Shots utilize a sharp new time meter, also in NBA 2K19, the difference between open and contested shots is suitably significant. Any guardian’s hand in the area is very likely to send a jumper off course.
At default settings, fresh AI tweaks allow the opposing offense to keep possession organically, using the shot clock to work the ball around. Not only does this look natural, but the days of playing just six-minute quarters for sensible outcomes have passed. I adhered to nine to ten minutes each quarter to produce realistic scores at default configurations, inching nearer to the full 12 minutes of a true game.
To further increase the feeling of realism, NBA 2K19 is absolutely gorgeous in motion. Even excluding the leading HDR service, tweaks to character models and textures bring out myriad small details. Beards look better than anywhere else. Additionally, a new manufacturing bundle is in place this season, from pregame national anthems to hilarious pieces from the studio team of Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith Download. The group’s character models require a do-over, but their interactions remain natural. Game commentary brings over some recognizable lines (Kevin Harlan yields) yet continues to advance with guest commentators (from Kobe Bryant to ’96 dunk contest champ Brent Barry).