One more year, we step onto the court ready to become the king of basketball. And of course, we do it hand in hand with 2K and Visual Concepts with NBA 2K22, the new installment of the best basketball sports simulator and the sports scene, with the permission of FIFA and eFootball. A game that always complies in several aspects and that, despite not having any competition, knows how to continue innovating, applying improvements here and there in its playability and adding different options every year.
This time we find two games, one for the new generation of consoles, which is the one we are going to analyze, and another for the previous generation consoles and PC. And it is surprising the latter and that PC gamers cannot enjoy the most advanced version. However, this "old gen" version is not a trimmed version, with less graphics or fewer game modes. Nothing is further from reality, it is its own version, with its own modes (like My City, which is a cruise this time) and improvements compared to last year.
But here we are not to talk about that version, but about everything that NBA 2K22 build can offer us on Xbox Series X, the console in which we have played it, and Xbox Series S. But before we start, I only have one question for you . Are you ready to jump on the court and win the game?
Talking about NBA 2K, in any of its editions, is talking about a game that knows how to polish and take care of all the details. We are not only talking about graphics or realistic recreations of players and stadiums, which for some years have been really spectacular and with an amazing reality, if not for everything that surrounds a basketball game. But not just any one, if not one from the NBA.
By this we mean everything that happens throughout the four rooms. Spikes between players, they get to do push-ups after a tackle that throws them to the ground, the celebrations without looking and before a triple enters… Everything is taken care of to the maximum, including the atmosphere in the stadium. Something that we will notice, because it will not be the same to lose or gain a lot in the last quarter than to have a tight result with 20 seconds left. The stadium will vibrate, people will come up and it is something that we can notice and feel.
In addition, this year from 2K there have been more than 30 "anonymous" speakers who have worked on the setting of each stadium, on how the team's triples celebrate or shout or a spectacular mate. And all in order to perfectly recreate a unique event. And all this combined with the impressive visual finish gives us the feeling on many occasions of being watching a real game instead of playing it at our controls.
NBA 2K22 Analysis
On the other hand, it should be noted that the game perfectly reaches 4K and stable 60fps on Xbox Series X | S and we have not encountered any bug or problem throughout our games. As for the loading times, the speed of the new generation is noticeable and it is just seconds to enter each game mode. Of course, the matchmaking problems are still present and some online game may take us a little longer to start or find a rival.