NBA 2K20: The good, bad, and improved


Kendall Moy and Kyren Washington

After multiple teasers, trailers, Twitter, Instagram and other social media posts, the great player ratings debate NBA 2K20 is finally here. It’s crazy to see how far 2K Sports has come. The series dates back to 1999 when the game was first released. NBA 2K has been such an iconic game for over two decades, presenting us with new exciting content every year.

This year 2K20 has added something special that we haven’t seen in the game, and that’s WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) players and teams. It’s really cool to see the teams of this league incorporated in the game and have WNBA superstars such as Candace Parker, Sue Bird, Lisa Leslie, Skylar Diggins and more. Over the years the WNBA has been mistreated, underrated and overlooked and they deserve to be respected and recognized and this was an amazing way to do it.

Although the game is pretty much similar to last year’s NBA 2K19, 2K20 has improved with, new exciting things to MyPark, stunning presentations In PlayNow mode, and the new MyCareer story mode, “When The Lights Are Brightest” produced by Lebron James and Maverick Carter with special appearances by NBA stars and actors Jaleel White, Idris Elba, and actress Rosario Dawson. But when the game first released, some players complained about glitch and connection issues with the game which drove players crazy, but recently 2k had a big update fixing all those issues. Though it has been solved, the complaints caused the game ratings to go down with a 7.8/10 rating on IGN Entertainment and a disappointing 2/10 rating from Stream.

Drifting away from some of the issues the game had, the graphics in the game series are one of the games best features. It seems the graphics of the game just get better and better as the years go on. Within the game, 2k Sports has managed to have players, coaches, and even celebrities look almost exactly the same as they do in real life. It’s crazy and borderline creepy to see the real-life to video game comparison of the characters within the game. Ever since they added a face scan feature where a player can scan their own face to make create their MyCareer player look like them, some gamers have managed to create a near-perfect lookalike of themselves within the game.

 It’s amazing to see how the game is evolving and see all the cool new features and modes that are added every year and exciting to see what will be presented in the game for the future.

NBA 2k20 is available for sale at your local Gamestop, Walmart, Target, and Bestbuy for 59.99 for the standard edition, 79.99 for the deluxe edition, 99.99 for legend edition

Top player ratings:

Kawhi Leonard 97

Lebron James 97

Giannis Antetokounmpo 96

James Harden 96

Kevin Durant 96

Stephen Curry 95

Anthony Davis 94

Paul George 93

Damian Lillard 92

Joel Embiid 91

Kyrie Irving 91

Russel Westbrook 90

Nikola Jokic 90