NBA 2K7 Demo Discussion....

LEBATO - IS WRONG
LEBATO
Since 5776 Days
I'm personally downloading, but if you have played the demo already, give your thoughts!

I will edit this post with mine :D

*please be as good as expected*

UPDATE: I downloaded, played, did homework, went to school, got back and now, what you all were waiting for, my opinion!!!

Ok so to start this off, this game is a must buy for me, and I believe it even has very good chances to many AAA reviews.

Gameplay first. The gameplay is really really good. I like lists, so I'm going to go ahead and point out the pros and cons to make things easier and more to the point.

+Players move to what I believe is their corresponding speed, which I think is very important.

+Dribbling with the left stick feels very natural after a while.

+Sig moves are awesome.

+Post play is the best I've used.....by far.

+I don't know, it just feels realistic.

-Controls feel awkward at first and after playing quite a bit, I'm still not used to them. By this I only mean on defense since you have to block by pressing Y? WTF? X tries to steal? WTF? B to look for foul? WTF? I'm hoping this can be changed to something like:

X: Block
Y: Look for offense foul
B: Steal ball

You know, like in all past games? I know I'd get used to this, but I still prefer the old ones.

-Opposing AI goes crazy with dribbling at times and I think you don't have that much control over your player when they go this crazy, and then they score

-You don't have much control over freethrows? I still don't quite get the system.

-Opposing AI needs a bit of tweaking, sometimes it's too easy to pass defense with Shaq.

Graphics: There are some up and downs here, but mostly good. Pros and Cons.

+Animations are jaw-dropping, including the uniform.

+Some players look very VERY good.

+Court looks great, and there's a lot of stuff on the sidelines.......mostly people (duh).

+Replays are also very good.......except for the Toyota ones.....

+Loading is lighting fast :D

-The uniform can get stuck to player's body, only happened once, but seeing as how stunning it moves, I don't mind at all.

-Some players look very VERY awful. They call that Dirk Novitsky? Is that Jason Williams? Really? In other words, player likeness for some are just way off. It's easier to recognize Dirk by the way he shoots than by the way he looks, no kidding.

-There's a fair amount of aliasing, but that maybe more noticeable because I'm playing on SDTV?

Audio:

+Ok commentator

+OK crowd noise

+ Very good court music

-No real cons here that I noticed.

So that's pretty much it. I also think it's worth mentioning that the demo lets you restart as many times as you want, and that's the way to do things--EA should learn a bit from this.
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5546 Days
Ohhh didn't know a demo was out I'll be sure to check it out.
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xboxfanboy1
Since 5294 Days
really good. the added animations are immediately noticeable and really help, the arena looks better, the overal presentation is much better. i hate the side view so I'm mad the demo is locked that way, but I wasn't planning on buying this year.....I'll be getting it.
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Phaethon360
Since 5500 Days
Really good. I'm definately gonna pick this one up.
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5546 Days
Damn download was getting swamped so I'll get it later.
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dec0y
dec0y
Since 5528 Days
so many jaggies! where is the aa people, where i ask!?!?
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5546 Days
Doesn't look too bad in the gameplay vids I've seen.

You know what I see as a problem? A lot of early ps3 vs 360 comparisons will go in favor of the ps3. Because devs need to do tiling for their engines to get the free 4XAA on the 360. The ps3 gpu doesn't need a tiled engine so thats an advantage there.
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LEBATO - IS WRONG
LEBATO
Since 5776 Days
Posted by xboxfanboy1
really good. the added animations are immediately noticeable and really help, the arena looks better, the overal presentation is much better. i hate the side view so I'm mad the demo is locked that way, but I wasn't planning on buying this year.....I'll be getting it.
I wasn't a fan of the side view, but I'm starting to like it as it is more like a real broadcast. The view in the demo is too far out though, so I'm hoping we can zoom-in a little.
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shido
shido
Since 5351 Days
I thought NBA 2k6 the controls were Y to block and B to take offensive? In fact i'm sure they were....

You will be able to change the controls in the full game no doubt. No demo for us europeans :(
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QuezcatoL
QuezcatoL
Since 5706 Days
No release in EU.
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szaromir
szaromir
Since 5410 Days
The game really doesn't have AA? I watched a video preview from gametrailers.com and thouth it has 4xAA. BTW I haven't played any basketball game since NBA Live 98, but now that presentation of sport games is so good I think I may play them in future.
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shido
shido
Since 5351 Days
Hehe i finally made a US live account just for this demo.....GO FASTER download...come oon...
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xboxfanboy1
Since 5294 Days
I dunno about all the aliasing you guys are complaining about, I didn't notice it. overall everything looked a lot smoother than last years game. some of thep alyer likenesses are off though, devin harris looks like a totally different person.
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shido
shido
Since 5351 Days
Wow its so much more complete than 2k6. The moves and interactions with the other players is so life like.

And they have Shaqs deadly python freethrow attack! What more could we want!
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LEBATO - IS WRONG
LEBATO
Since 5776 Days
Posted by shido
I thought NBA 2k6 the controls were Y to block and B to take offensive? In fact i'm sure they were....

You will be able to change the controls in the full game no doubt. No demo for us europeans :(
LOL, I knew someone would say that. The fact is that I didn't play 2K6, but I'm 100% sure all games past that did have the controls I wanted. Oh, in 2K6, were you able to change to the controls I like? Please say yes.

And someone mentioned the camera, and after playing with a real player and not the CPU, I also can't stand that camera!!!!

Really, you can't see s*** of what's going on with that camera. So in the final game, I'm hoping for the camera behind the player, that one is perfect.
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xboxfanboy1
Since 5294 Days
2k6 had a nice camera option that was even lower than the normal half court and zoomed in on the place where you were, sometimes you couldn't see all the way cross court, but I enjoyed playing with it. i'm sure it will be in 2k7, not to mention the usual full adjustable half court view
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shido
shido
Since 5351 Days
Yeah you will be able to change the controls to the way you like lebato no worries mate.

And yeah you will be able to change the camera angle to pretty much whatever you want so its great. I say all this assuming they don't take these options out of 2k7 from 2k6....which would be PURE insanity
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LEBATO - IS WRONG
LEBATO
Since 5776 Days
Posted by shido
Yeah you will be able to change the controls to the way you like lebato no worries mate.

And yeah you will be able to change the camera angle to pretty much whatever you want so its great. I say all this assuming they don't take these options out of 2k7 from 2k6....which would be PURE insanity
Yeah, I believe so. I'm not even playing the demo anymore because then it will be even more confusing if I get used to these controls.
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