Vrunner, why dont you stick with your 5 on 5 NBA Jam games (NBA Live) and those of us who prefer a little bit of realism in their hoops games will continue to go with the 2K series.
Gamers can now run the court with 2K Sports' pro basketball simulation; demo takes up 1GB of disc space, features Mavs, Heat.
Xbox 360 sports demos have been in plentiful supply lately. Gamers got to try out Madden NFL 07 a few weeks ago, and this week saw demos for hockey games from both Electronic Arts and 2K Sports.
Today, one more jock-tastic game joined the ranks of the free trials for Microsoft's next-generation console--a demo of NBA 2K7 was released on Xbox Live Marketplace.
The demo features the option of playing either as the NBA champion Miami Heat or as the runner-up Dallas Mavericks, and play is limited to one four-minute quarter. Like the NHL 2K7 demo before it, the sample of NBA 2K7 weighs in at a Shaq-like 1GB.
NBA 2K7 will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and Xbox on September 25. The game is rated E for Everyone and retails for $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and $29.99 on current-gen systems. A PlayStation 3 version is also in development. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.
just sick plain and simple pumped for the game and all i can say is on my console the rockets are gonna win
I'll get the final version for the XBOX 360 after its first price drop. I can enjoy NBA 2K6 quite a bit more until then.
NBA 2k7 is kinda slow. I played it and u cant fast break like in NBA Live. Seeing flashy dunks on a fast break pump people up. And in this demo if u open it is dumb hard to pull of a exciting move.
This demo is based off of a 60% build not a final build. Notice no hair movement, no craig sager, majority of the commentary is newly created and mixed with some old to get the demo out, also the intro going through the city is cut out...so its from an early build. The NHL 2k7 demo was like that too, because the final version is sick and makes the demo look mediocre..
the graphics on the faces arent all that great besides some players but really the physics and the animations are awesome. plus the skin tones are really nice too. i mean in live everybody of some reason look way too shiny and the jerseys look too shiny too. plus live fans u ever watch a real nba game? the crowd looks awesome too no more box guys now its real models in the crowd. also u noe wats funny in live everytime u score in live the crowd all raise their hands never seen that b4 in a bball game. i understand why it happens alot in baseball but basketball. hey look im not siding with 2k fanboys cuz i owned live 06 to try it out but really live gets real real boring after while, first off its too easy even in superstar mode i scored 40 using the celtics against the spurs in the first 5 mins i played. though the practics mode is cool in it the game is too arcadey thats why im sticking with 2k
yeah where is the UK Demo of this Game....???? yall better sort it out or imma buy a ps3 and burn my 360
If you haven't yet tried this, substitute Gary Payton for any player and have him shoot a jumper. OMG, his in-game mechanics are EXACTLY like they are in real life!! It really is something to behold!
While I don't agree w/ Vrunner as a whole, there were a couple things that I thought looked a little too current gen and a little scary. Dirk Nowzitiki looked horrible in the demo and the scary part was Devin Harris, doesn't he look like that Jack guy from "A Nightmare Before Christmas", maybe its just me. I did love the gameplay however. Had to be the best basketball simulation ever. I really did feel like basketball for once.
Vrunner are you drunk.You obviously don't like realistic playing basketball games.Only thing good about live are the dunks, other than that theres no strategy. Just running up and down the court shooting three pointers.Nba 2k has always been a Mans game.Maybe thats why you don't like it.You minus well go to an arcade if your gonna buy Nba Live.
This demo gotta be the worst demo for xbox 360 yet. NBA 2k7 is wack. The visuals do not match up wit NBA Live 06 and definetly not NBA Live 07. The gameplay is mad dry. Just wait for NBA Live 07. Playing this demo felt like i was playing NBA Jam.(wack) NBA 2k7 should jus be cancelled. Check out NBA Live 07 Page and see which is better.
The animations in this game are the best in any sports game to date. That's a fact. Watching Shaq fall to the floor with a realistic slow fall and then thumping to the floor... its just great. The animation are just so smooth and the ball physics are noticeably improved as well. I'm definately picking this one up.
People kill me with this Die hard Ea Sports bullsh!t. I know half of you were pissed when you payed for madden that game didn't live up to the hype at all. the graphics looked good in nba 2k6, madden looks good but plays like sh!t.Although this game won't look better than live I bet it's gonna play better.It always has, but some of you guys like the arcade style garbage. Run n Gun type game.
I love EA fanboys such as Koji Brother... It doesn't really matter what you say.. you can try to make the game sound bad.. we're still buying it, and you're still buying Live. Enjoy what you like, leave us alone. We will play the realistic games, you will play the games by the publisher's you favor.
It's "disk", not "disc" :) Disk as in Hard Disk, not disc as in Compact Disc. Anyway, I like it. It may not have too much in terms of graphics, and the ESPN look is half-done, but it's a satisfactory game of basketball. Argh, I'm so sick of Howard grinning and applauding when Miami Heat makes a faul :( But Williams makes a great 3-point shot, and that's nice :D
Best sports game ever, the players shooting animation is top notch, the defense is way better, you need to know alot about basketball to be good at thsi game. Glad i pre-ordered it!!!!!
wow! this is the best baketball game ever made hands down. the sig shots, player models, gameplay and just the fact that it feels like you are watching a real nba game on espn. the streetball element is going to make it even more awesome. just to say though if nba live is better than 2k then why does 2k always get the better reviews on every site.
Oh man, I don't know which is worse, XBOX 360 vs. PS3 arguments or 2K vs. EA arguments. Look, EA fanboys, why don't you just keep buying EA games and not make it your mission in life to put down 2K? Sheesh, they must be putting some subliminal mind control in the EA games these days.
this demo is so sick, why D wade can make people fall J terry has that ugly jumper j williams kicks his foot out when he shoots shaq makes ugly face after a dunk help defense and say good bye to everyone going to the hole and dunking every play the game plays like an nba game. If your a real basket ball fan 2k7 is the goods
downloaded the demo in 4 hours, played the demo for 2 hours, deleted it in less than 3 seconds.....these 1 GB demos are so huge!!!!!! Honestly, the game shows me why I buy EA stuff instead. The game, although may look nice close up, lacks in presentation and the camera angle is circa 1996. I do like me some basketball and I think EA hit the mark when they put in the "over the basket" camera angle....again, the game, although it may push more polys, still looks close to its Xbox counterpart. IF SK really wanted to sell games with these demos, they should have slimed down the demo size, given the player the option to change the camera, and included xbox live functionality. By showing this game in its current form, I see no reason to pick up this version of the game...what makes this different than NBA Live 07. The controls are the roughly the same as last years.....what's new?
"I think 2k7 is just liked because it's a competitor to EA's game.. people will like anything that tries to beat EA, could look crap and they still will like it." I don't know about you, but I prefer NBA2K series over NBA Live because it plays more like real basketball does. I prefer a sim type game so I prefer NBA2K. If you prefer a more arcadey, uptempo run and gun and dunk game then you will obviously like Live more. This was true on xbox and ps2 anyway. As for Live 06 on 360, it was awful. Anything would be better.
ahhh wheres the demo - im from uk is this only usa release or sumin-- wheres da tiger woods 07 demo --aaahhhhhhh
The demo is pretty good, but I didn't have that same feeling I use to get when playing the NBA 2K games. Visual Concepts is starting to lose their flare. :(
"ok people the graphics in a demo are always less as good as the real game because of the amount of gigs it would take up." That is entirely untrue. While it IS true that many times demos arent final code, it has nothing to do with how much space they take up. Art assets are no larger on a full game than on a demo. Art assets ARE in smaller quantity in a demo, since you are only seeing a limited part of the game. And I have played plenty of demos that had excellent graphics that were just like the finished game's graphics ended up being, regardless of whether NBA2K7 ends up looking better or not.
"EA has always had better graphics" ...WRONG....Seriously, WTF are you smoking? 2K Football and Basketball have always looked MUCH better than their EA counterparts.
Some of the animations in this game are spot on. I am so far very impressed with it overall. Seeing Antoine Walker chuck a 3 with the same goofy motion he uses in real life is awesome.
First time ever in a sports game...People getting up from their seats and entering the isles and vice versa. Not a big deal but definitely woth noting. I wonder if one team blows another out if people will get up to leave in droves.
NBA 2K7 will be better than Live 07, yet NHL 07 is better than NHL 2K7...MLB 2k6 was garbage, so i'm never gonna try another baseball game from them again.
People never cease to amaze me, sittin there complaining about the graphics for 2k7, the demo for the game is the e3 build not the current build, you can easily see that if you just look at the videos of the game now and then play the demo. The easiest way to see that this is an early build is to play the game and listen to the announcers they don't even have some of the player's names yet. The game's graphics are better than live, and I use to be a huge live fan dating to my SNES but for the last couple of years live has been lagging behind in gameplay and graphics and this year it will show the worst. I really wish EA would drop their exclusivity so that 2k could make NFL 2k once again.
Ill never get tired of hearing NBA Champion Miami Heat, oh cant wait for opening night. Ill be in the building, once again, just like last season...
I dont have a HD tv yet and this game looks amazing I dont play sports games but I did try it. The graphics look great to me can't wait to get a HD tv
fellas! its not always about graphics. EA has always had better graphics, but what about gameplay? too generic, unrealistic. U feel like ure playin some robotic game. But 2k has revolutionized the whole gaming industry! Graphically not as good as EA, but they're strived to give us a near realistic game. Till today, thats EA's struggle. Now all 2K needs to do is work on their graphics and then finally, EA would be forced to earn every single dollar they get from us. THey just sit there and put two or three additions to a previous game and then call it 07; 08 etc. That just wnt cut it! they've gotta work for their money! We'll see how fifa 07 on 360 plays, but they've gotta know that winning eleven would have blown them outta da sky if it werent for the poor graphics winning eleven has.
I play my 360 on my LCD monitor and most games look great because they are in True HD. I suggest it to anyone who doesn't have an HD TV, even though I do but I let my cousin use it for his 360. Anyway 2K7 looks incredible, way better than 2K6. Even the referee looks better.
everyone knows NBA 2K is the better basketball game..not that we dont like LIVE jus cuz it's made by EA...it's cuz live sucks..... for you to say this years NBA 2K game doesnt looks good,ur crazy....why dont yall go over to IGN.COM and watch some of the videos of the final product.....this is more than likely the demo that was featured at E3, which games seem to always be, 70 percent complete.... all of you fanboys that's bashing nba 2k7 will eat your words when it comes out..... and yes,i loved NFL 2K, but madden is my baby..... now call me a fanboy
mrjaster23...perhaps it doesn't look good on your set because your playing via composite at your moms house instead of running HD...Even 2k6 looked amazing in HD...Maybe its not our standards rather your setup....just food for thought.
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