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is a fine-tuned blend of arcade basketball and competitive play. It has a tendency to lean on the former, but the 2-on-2 matches can get awfully tense in the final moments of a game, especially in more difficult matches against the A.I.

The game strives to be a modern-day take on the NBA Jam formula, letting players leave realism and simulation at the door in favor of a faster pace. It doesn't live up to the aforementioned classic, but it's just fresh enough that it's able to chisel a spot for itself among the short list of arcade sports titles on the current generation of consoles.

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Game: NBA PlaygroundsHype Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
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# 1 snc237 @ 05/17/17 12:49 PM
Cause OS doesn't rate games anymore I will now do it for the. 4/10.

Pros- animations and graphic are nice
Neg - announcer lack any emotion and have a voice library you would expect a ps1 to contain.
- lay ups are the hardest shot in the game to make as shot timings seem random if you do anything but a jumper
-no way to play with you favourite team players without grinding
-online is less then consistent
- might as well not even try to grab a rebound.
 
# 2 EZMADDEN @ 05/17/17 01:05 PM
Did you mean to post this in the NBA 2K Forums?
 
# 3 xman2k @ 05/17/17 02:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by snc237
Cause OS doesn't rate games anymore I will now do it for the. 4/10.

Pros- animations and graphic are nice
Neg - announcer lack any emotion and have a voice library you would expect a ps1 to contain.
- lay ups are the hardest shot in the game to make as shot timings seem random if you do anything but a jumper
-no way to play with you favourite team players without grinding
-online is less then consistent
- might as well not even try to grab a rebound.
Thank you, I was wondering if I should waste my money on this or not, wonder why 2k didn't make something similar
 
# 4 Aby777 @ 05/17/17 07:56 PM
Hope all the kids from my park finally leave nba2k and go play their fake bball
 
# 5 Tomba @ 05/17/17 09:39 PM
The card pack unlocks are cheap

Toooooo many repeated

I have about 70 more to unlock played they all tourneys etc

But the way this game dishes out xp at such a low rate it's atrocious

The game WILL get better but it's boring once you beat the tourneys
There isn't much fun in having tonplay 10 matches for a silver pack just to have that silver pack grant you one new player and repeat the others
 
# 6 RockinDaMike @ 05/17/17 11:17 PM
Layups are so easy, i make 90% of them but the problem is differ from dunks but i was able to figure it out by thr 2nd tourney.

Its a 20 dollar game and for that its pretty good. I agree it needs more tournaments and the repeats are a pain. I bought it again on xbox to play friends in the future and went through the tourney only losing once to Dirk and Magic. What was nice is that i got a bunch of Legends that I wasn't able to get on the Switch.

Big issue is not being able to play friends, big drawback.



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# 7 ps3veron @ 05/18/17 05:02 AM
Oh wow aren't you guys (the comments) a little harsh?

I find it pretty fun and a good alternative to the more SIM 2K.
 
# 8 stocksy @ 05/18/17 09:14 AM
They are addressing the friends thing and that should be before end of May.

They are reducing the amount of repeats in packs.

They are reducing the power of pushes and success rate of steals.

Also adding lots of new players.

New tournaments and courts coming too.

It's a good game that's gonna get better and it's $20! (£15.99 for me)

Reducing my the grind for new packs and the amount of duplicates will help loads

Also you get a gold pack for every level once you hit 50.

I honestly think it's a good game and the support and planned additional content makes it a brilliant game.

Single player is a blast just needs more to do.

Also they are considering 1vs1 and 3vs3 apparently
 
# 9 Mintsa @ 05/18/17 10:01 AM
Where are you getting this info from ?
 
# 10 Mintsa @ 05/18/17 10:03 AM
Also, I'm cool for reducing success of shoving/steals.....BUT you have to reduce offense to go along with it.
 
# 11 Earl1963 @ 05/18/17 10:10 AM
Great game, and IMO it's better than NBA Jams on fire addition.


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# 12 Earl1963 @ 05/18/17 10:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by stocksy
They are addressing the friends thing and that should be before end of May.



They are reducing the amount of repeats in packs.



They are reducing the power of pushes and success rate of steals.



Also adding lots of new players.



New tournaments and courts coming too.



It's a good game that's gonna get better and it's $20! (£15.99 for me)



Reducing my the grind for new packs and the amount of duplicates will help loads



Also you get a gold pack for every level once you hit 50.



I honestly think it's a good game and the support and planned additional content makes it a brilliant game.



Single player is a blast just needs more to do.



Also they are considering 1vs1 and 3vs3 apparently


3 vs 3? Where are you getting this?


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# 13 stocksy @ 05/18/17 12:03 PM
Look on their twitter feed, all that info is from their direct answers to people's questions, they have been very honest and forthcoming with facts.
 
# 14 BA2929 @ 05/18/17 03:13 PM
This game looks like it might be fun in 6 months to a year when they fix all the issues and add more content.
 
# 15 Earl1963 @ 05/18/17 03:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BA2929
This game looks like it might be fun in 6 months to a year when they fix all the issues and add more content.


Nah, it's fun now.


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# 16 lasthour @ 05/18/17 03:51 PM
How's this game compared to NBA Jam on Fire Edition? How do they hold up to each other. Thinking about getting one.
 
# 17 acidfrehley @ 05/18/17 05:58 PM
I'm having a lot of fun with it.

It would be awesome if they could actually make 3x3 happen and keep adding players to the rosters.

Also, rebounding needs fixing. Actually, there is no rebounding in this game.
 
# 18 eaterofworlds888 @ 05/18/17 10:36 PM
Not played it in a few days but had pretty good fun out of it so far. Will definitely play it more this weekend.
 
# 19 scagwi @ 05/19/17 12:15 AM
I got a refund on it - I prefer NBA Jam (most any of the versions really)
 
# 20 TreJayMMA @ 05/19/17 10:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Earl1963
3 vs 3? Where are you getting this?


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All that came from their facebook stream they had a week or two ago
 

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