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  • Summary: NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes and an immersive open-world "Neighborhood." NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 13, 2018
    90
    While the heavy emphasis on microtransactions is still front and centre in NBA 2K19, progression has been improved enough to make this a far more attractive prospect for both rookies and seasoned vets. With a vastly superior MyCareer story, a revamped social hub, a suitably tweaked MyGM mode and all the presentation-focused bells and whistles you expect from the premiere basketball sim, NBA 2K19 continues to cement itself as one of the Switch’s strongest sports offerings. If you needed any more proof that Madden, NHL and the like can work on Nintendo’s hardware, this is it.
  2. 90
    Despite its issues, NBA 2K19 is by far the best installment in the franchise’s history. No matter which team I play as, no matter the late-game situation, it does a tremendous job of pulling me in. Its presentation enriches me with tons of basketball info and insight, plus its gameplay makes me more anxious for the actual NBA season to start (in a good way). There are still improvements that can be made for next year’s game, but 2K Sports and Visual Concepts shows their dominance while also celebrating 20 years of NBA 2K basketball.
  3. 85
    You can do pretty much whatever you want, whether it’s play every game with your favorite team, sim seasons and be a manager, invent your own team, bring in legends to the modern NBA, or play through cinematic stories. It’s a lot to take in and sift through, but if you have a passing affinity for basketball, a mode is likely here for you. NBA 2K19 is a top-tier sports game, even on the Switch. It’s just a shame the microtransactions are ever present.
  4. Jeuxvideo.com
    Sep 29, 2018
    85
    NBA 2K19 has a better career system than previous entries in the franchise with improved defense mechanisms and more intelligent gameplay. Beside some deja-vu feelings about the content, it delivers a great experience.
  5. Sep 16, 2018
    70
    Basketball lovers will enjoy a title where realism is extreme. The improvement in the strategy will make us feel that each match is unique and its countless game modes will not allow us to get bored. However, its story is mediocre and it has very obvious script problems. In addition, the online connection, very poor, and microtransactions, almost essential, tarnish the quality of a great game.
  6. Sep 20, 2018
    70
    Micro-transactions and a very flat career mode kind of spoil what is the best basketball game this year.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Sep 15, 2018
    10
    This port is honestly one of the best ports on the Switch from a third party. I have this both and Switch and PS4 and 95% of the time can'tThis port is honestly one of the best ports on the Switch from a third party. I have this both and Switch and PS4 and 95% of the time can't tell the difference. Great port although 2k more of the game should be on the cartridge as its a 28.6gb download with the cartridge. Huge improvement from last years 2K18, and if your Basketball fan its a must buy. 10/10 Amazing Port Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2018
    10
    Absolutely amazing port. Why I purchased this game for PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and the Switch, is a long story which I won't go into now. ThoughAbsolutely amazing port. Why I purchased this game for PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and the Switch, is a long story which I won't go into now. Though the important piece of information is, that after trying them all. The Switch version is the version in which I will be spending all of my time. No the graphics aren't quite up to par with the other systems, but it's portability, and similar breadth of scope as the other consoles makes it the winner for me.

    The fact that this is nearly feature complete compared to the other consoles and it runs as well as it does, I'm REALLY hoping to see more next year. Thank you Take Two! This is an amazing game, and bringing it to this platform takes it to a whole new level.

    Best port, way to go 2k sports!
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  3. Sep 10, 2018
    10
    Still a little bit of input lag in some areas, but substantially improved compared to 2k18 on the Switch. Areas where they previously just hadStill a little bit of input lag in some areas, but substantially improved compared to 2k18 on the Switch. Areas where they previously just had an overload of features, they have cut down for an increase in performance. In addition, the improvements made in gameplay, updates to rosters, rating etc. made this one worth the grab for a basketball fan such as myself. While I wouldn't normally rate it a 10, I've given it this score to offset all the trash user scores as usual... Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2018
    9
    Se ve muy bien en la Nintendo Switch. Merece completamente la pena, muchas mejoras con respecto al anterior NBA2K18. Estoy satisfecho con estaSe ve muy bien en la Nintendo Switch. Merece completamente la pena, muchas mejoras con respecto al anterior NBA2K18. Estoy satisfecho con esta version; sin olvidar que es la mejor version de consolas, ya que te la puedes llevar a todas partes. Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2018
    8
    I am not a big NBA/basketball fan, but without Madden or a proper MLB game on Switch, I turned to NBA 2K19. The game looks great, it playsI am not a big NBA/basketball fan, but without Madden or a proper MLB game on Switch, I turned to NBA 2K19. The game looks great, it plays great, and it is an awesome NBA game. I really have no negative things to say, the microtransactions dont impact the game at all. MyLeague is the best part of the game. I might actually start to watch NBA, you never know. Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2018
    0
    En el videojuego de 2K19 se observa lo mismo que en el del año pasado. Todo se logra con microtransacciones a pesar de que se paga como unEn el videojuego de 2K19 se observa lo mismo que en el del año pasado. Todo se logra con microtransacciones a pesar de que se paga como un triple A. En vez de vender el producto con todo incluido te obligan a pagar para no tener que jugar por horas, que a la larga se hacen semanas. Aun con la edición de aniversario lo que te venden no es la experiencia de juego, sino la emoción de comprar por partes todo el contenido. Incluso, uno de los productores del equipo de desarrollo dice que la gran mayoría de jugadores de videojuegos no tienen paciencia para jugar y por eso ponen las microtransacciones. Sin embargo, en Steam para PC el NBA 2k18 tiene una clasificación de mayormente negativos.

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    In the video game of 2K19 the same thing is observed as in the one of last year. Everything is achieved with microtransactions despite being paid as a triple A. Instead of selling the product with all-inclusive you are forced to pay for not having to play for hours, which eventually become weeks. Even with the anniversary edition, what they sell to you is not the gaming experience, but the excitement of buying all the content in parts. Even one of the producers of the development team says that the vast majority of video game players have no patience to play and that is why they put microtransactions. However, in Steam for PC the NBA 2k18 has a rating of mostly negative.
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  7. Oct 1, 2018
    0
    The game had a bug where I wasn't able to get VC anymore. Talked to their support, who acted like I was lying to try to scam them and made meThe game had a bug where I wasn't able to get VC anymore. Talked to their support, who acted like I was lying to try to scam them and made me take multiple pictures and videos of multiple games, then disconnected, while claiming their system was "infallible." Horrible service, horrible pay to win model, and I no longer will support 2k studios in any financial way. Expand

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