Youve been able to select a layup type before, but couldnt truly convey whether you wanted to use a straight-ahead power move or go around someone. In NBA 2K17, the direction in which you move the left stick will make a difference, so contact wont necessarily come from the defensive side alone. “Theres a level of physicality near the rim [in NBA 2K17] thats never been part of 2K, in the sense that 2K, for me, has always felt like if I got hit going to the basket, the defender was always the initiator,” Jones explained. Of course, plenty of players just try to sprint up and down the court and run circles around defenders; the Warriors, with their propensity for pull-up jump shots in transition, quick screens and great ball movement, are the perfect video game team in this respect. jobVisual Concepts is revamping its fatigue system for NBA 2K17 in an effort to address this issue in a more realistic way. Jones explained that real athletes play at full tilt when they need to, and when theyre jogging, its so they can recover their stamina. That “doesnt mean that [playing is] drawing so much from them that their attributes drop,” he said, noting that thats how NBA 2K managed fatigue until now. The new system in NBA 2K17 is designed to penalize people who lay on the sprint button all the time, because thats simply not a realistic way to play basketball; youll have to bring in backups from time to time so your starters can catch a breather. Must Read 2016 USA Olympic mens basketball team stars in NBA 2K17 Own your skills That level of control may be daunting for some players, and NBA 2K has never had great teaching tools.
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