NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
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Developer: Saber Interactive
Content Rating: Everyone
The smash hit is back! NBA Playgrounds 2 takes street balling to the next level with a host of new additions and improvements, including a new Season Mode and a new Playgrounds Championship ranked mode. The high-flying arcade action also features a massive roster of over 200 current and retired NBA players with new player models and animations. Pick your team, get ready to jam, and up your game!
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It just simply doesn’t have the variety of modes one would expect from a game like this. However, almost every other department is full of new ideas that have applied with precision. At half the price of a retail game, NBA Playgrounds 2 is worth the investment, if only to see what the team at 2K can do with a third chance at bat to possibly deliver a generational party game.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 has all the ingredients for an excellent game, but its best flavors are overpowered by the saltiness of its microtransactions and repetitive season. It’s a shame, because the gameplay itself is absolutely excellent; it’s the surrounding constructs, progression system, and a lackluster season that leaves this game tripping over its own laces.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 adds depth to both the solo and multiplayer modes. Season mode improves the card collecting loop and Playgrounds Championship introduces ranked play for competitive users. The 2v2 basketball gameplay perhaps feels a bit too familiar but it’s refined in welcome ways. Pick-up-and-play arcade basketball is, thankfully, still alive and well.