Why I Don't Play 'Be a Player' Modes

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:24 PM   #9
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nice write the sports games should really read this post.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:37 PM   #10
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good article. I dont play my player mode either, the AI is just too stupid for me to handle, especially in the NHL series.

NBA 2k11 my player is fun.. for a short period. then it becomes repetitive after doing the same rebound drill/dribbling/shooting drill 100 times
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:55 PM   #11
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I love the My Player mode in NBA2K11 it has been fun to play. As for other sports games My Player modes I never enjoyed em in Madden or NCAA Football. I thought last years My Player mode in MLB2K10 was a decent first outing but there are many areas for improvement. Looking forward to MLB2K11 and its My Player mode.

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:02 PM   #12
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One of the things NBA 2K11 and MLB The Show should do is take a page from the EASHL and form their own version of that with the My Player/RTTS. I know 2K11 has team up and my team but if they worked it out to where teams could get in and run seasons complete with trades, messages boards for smack talking among players and a virtual GM/Owner behind the scenes pulling the trigger on some of the deals, it would take on a life of its own. Rivalries would develop among individual players and owners while storylines would create themselves.

You enter the league as a young player who signs with a young owner of an NBDL team looking for talent. This process could also have different aspects to it with owners promising playing time, attribute boosts, etc. etc. Playing nets experience and boosted attributes allowing you to move up to the next level where a league exists with retiring veterans and young stars already developing. Someone could work out all the specifics in a one hour brainstorming session.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:09 PM   #13
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Re: Why I Don't Play "Be a Player" Modes

I would buy a sims type my player mode.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:48 PM   #14
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The My Player mode in NBA 2K IMO is the best Be-A-Player mode of the games I've played, (MLB2K, Madden, NCAA Football). But to be honest I stopped playing my player because I only used him until I got him at a 98 overall. But we also have to keep in mind this is the 2nd year of the My Player game mode from NBA2K and compared to 2K10 this one made a HUGE improvement, but there still are lapses. I got drafted to the Thunder and it seems like Kevin Durant misses every shot he takes even if WIDE open, if James Harden touches the ball, if I don't call for the pass, he will shoot it no matter what, and of course just the whole feel of, I feel like I'm just playing basketball games instead of actually feeling what's it's like to be a basketball player.

My favorite Be-A-Player mode would have to be NCAA Football. I liked that feature where you would have to get quizzed on certain class subjects or even college football stuff. I think they took it out, now the High School playlets are pretty cool, and the Road to Glory with Erin Andrews, and unlike the rest of the games, you don't come in as an automatic starter and have to earn (practice) your spot for example being a RB and choosing USC, how hard it is to become the starter because you're behind 4 guys. I like realism. In no way is my 43 overall power forward going to take Chris Bosh's starting spot 2 weeks into the season.

Some be-a-player modes are okay, but I believe 2k is headed into the right direction.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:11 PM   #15
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Seriously? You think a Sports based RPG would be liked by the minority? A mode like that would be embraced by casual gamers and causual gamers is where the cash is. I myself, would love a 'be a player' mode with this level of depth and immersion, I find the current offerings lacking.
Considering EA owns the company that creates the Sims, I see no reason why we dont have a Sports RPG game. It sounds like such a good idea, it's stupid. And it can be online, all us stars can live in an online gated rich athlete community. Or if your a rookie, you can live in a nice condo in the metro area of your new team......wow, I could go ON and ON with this idea......EAxis and Ea Sports? Make it happen!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:56 PM   #16
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Great write up! Nicely said about the AI lacking in most facets of these games. You have written what i have been telling my circle for years; and i to don't play "Be a Player" modes as well, for all the same reasons.
ps. @Kelvin Mak; Please tell me, you don't hang out at the "Drake" Hotel on Queen st? Or frequent the Brass Rail? LOL
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