The lights are on
Today is October 2, which means two things to NBA fans. One, training camp officially starts for teams around the league. Two, NBA 2K13 hits store shelves. So where is our review?
I've played the game a great deal of hours over the past two weeks, but given the online debacle from last year's launch we wanted to test the retail version before we made a final judgment on the game. In doing so, we encountered a connectivity issue that could cripple the game if it's pervasive.
After every game in the offline Association mode, the game interacts with a server to tally the Virtual Currency you earn. In my experience, when this occurs I receive a server error that prevents the game from rewarding me VC and kicks me back into the main menu without saving my progress.
Obviously, a game-crippling bug would drastically alter my opinion of the game, so before we post my review we're waiting to determine whether this is an non-pervasive issue that can be corrected server side or if this is a more egregious bug that renders the mode unplayable. We've reached out to Visual Concepts for comment, and we'll follow up when they respond.
For those of you who have already picked up the game, have you encountered this bug as well? Please share your experiences in the comments.
UPDATE: Visual Concepts has resolved the issue and you can read our review here.
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There's a bug in this game? Uh-oh....
getting it tonight
I haven't bought a basketball game since NBA LIVE 2005. I was thinking of buying this game today, but now i will wait.
Why can't sports games get this stuff right? I gave up on Madden when I'd disconnect from every single UT game and lose my tokens.
Only bug I've had so far is the play vision in My Career doesn't seem to on even though it says it is on the options menu.
I picked it up this morning and am having the same problems. I've contacted support, but have just gotten an automated reply so far.
Gamebreaking bugs like this are inexcuseable.
That might hurt the score.
Unfortunately, this is kind of typical with 2K games at launch, which is why I would wait at least a month or so before purchasing them (not an easy thing to do, because I love this series).
Now i am going to hold off on getting this until a patch is released that fixes this issue.
Picked it up this morning and havnt had a problem with the value credit system. The only thing worth noting is sometimes loading value credits after a game or a drill may take a long time. I assume its my internet connection but so far its a hell of a game I recommend everyone to buy it to buy it. The new controls take time to fully get use to it but the gameplay plays and feels more immersed.
AW SNAP A BUG ALREADY GOOD THING I REALLY DNT USE THAT GAME MODE ANYWAY LOL!!!!