I have been a big fan of sports video games for a very long time. Back when I was a little kid, I remember having John Madden Football and NBA Live on my Sega Genesis. These were games that I loved and played on a daily basis. It is no surprise to me, then, that I love the more modern versions of these kinds of games, as well. Although some have argued that the fact that the Madden franchise has no real competition has caused it to become a little bit stale, I would say that the same argument can’t be made for the newest basketball games. For instance, the NBA 2K series has shown a number of different improvements as new versions have come out every single year, and so it is a franchise that has kept its fans happy and coming back for more year in and year out.
One of the great things that the NBA 2K series has come up with that has been very innovative has been its career mode. You are able to create your own player and navigate him through the business of NBA basketball, all the while trying to build up his skills in order to make him a Hall of Famer. In the latest versions, you actually begin as an undrafted free agent, and you end up having to try out for a team, which is not always the easiest thing to do. Once you have fulfilled your 10 day contract, the team decides whether or not you have played well enough to get a full contract.
Overall, the NBA 2K series seems to continue to impress their fans by coming out with new features every year, and so who knows what we ought to expect with the next one?