NBA 2K14 Features: [WATCH] Official Gameplay Released; Advances in Defense and Lay-ups
Through some YouTube footage and commentary, IpodKingCarter points out some unique changes coming to the game:
No. 1 – There is no more awkward lay-ups. Prior to this version of “NBA 2K14,” if a defender was even in your vicinity, you’d awkwardly try to pull off a Derrick Rose-esque lay up for absolutely no reason. Now, a defender actually has to play defense on you to alter your shot.
No. 2 – Long gone are the days when you can pulling off a good release means you can automatically hit a three even though you are defended or take a leaner. You are now forced to take smarter three pointers with smarter options from the field
No. 3 –Alley Oops are more realistic. Defenders can no-longer just stick their hands in the air and stop your oop.
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There are still some animations that are not smooth. If you watch Kevin Durant set a screen for Kevin Martin he’s literally gliding back and forth. However, the good news about screens is that it appears that defenders no longer get awkwardly stuck behind the screen animations.
It is good to see the defense come to life in the game. You are now rewarded for getting a hand in someone’s face as they shoot the ball and properly contesting someone’s shot at the rim.
"NBA 2K14" will hit stores for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 on October 1. The game will be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.