NBA 2K23 is a much-needed course

It's not just the defense that got an update in terms of MT 2K23 gameplay. The overall experience is better due to a variety of reasons. For one thing, everything is much smoother, outside of the awkward animations that pop up from time to time.

The AI reacts to everything with more authenticity such as reading screens or cutting to the basket , even when away from the ball. Dribbling has also been enhanced so that players like Kyrie Irving feel different to control than normal ball handlers. Finally, the new shot meter actually works very well.

NBA 2K23 Analysis: Great Basketball, Bloated Hubs

NBA 2K23 is a much-needed course correction for the franchise by offering improved gameplay, a more immersive experience in MyCareer featuring new Seasons as well as a lot more. After a slightly disappointing debut last year, NBA 2K is back with a more robust version of NBA 2K23.

2K23 shines brightest on the court which is the primary component, however it suffers from unnecessarily bloated hubs in its most renowned mode, MyCareer. The W appears to be more of an afterthought than fully-fledged modes, but at least with both the visual and gameplay improvements.

The game is still enjoyable to play. Thankfully, there are many things for fans to do within MyCareer, MyTeam, and the in-depth League along with GM modes which make up for the issues with The City on current-gen consoles and The Neighborhood on last-gen.

At its core, the problem of how great any entry within the NBA 2K franchise is lies with how good it feels to play an actual basketball game. Fortunately, despite the long wait for the game's unveiling whatever it is, it's a NBA game played in MyCareer, a pickup game in the hubs, or a match with Domination with MyTeam.

The gameplay in Buy NBA 2K23 MT feels more immersive and fun than previous games. There are subtle adjustments to stamina drain, through changes to the shot meter, and new badges available in MyCareer and MyTeam, it all blends with the stunning visuals with which 2K is now known for. It's a game that is memorable.