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NBA 2K20 Demo Available Now - MyPLAYER Builder Trailer and Breakdown on What's in the Demo

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NBA 2K20 Demo Available Now - MyPLAYER Builder Trailer and Breakdown on What's in the Demo

The NBA 2K20 demo is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 2K has also released a new trailer going over the MyPLAYER builder and 2KTV has released a video breaking down what’s in the demo.

The NBA 2K20 companion is available as well, so get those facescans in after you log into the demo.

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  1. Sucks that I have to work all day. But I just went to the PlayStation app and 'purchased" the demo. So hopefully I can just have my GF turn on my ps4 a hour before I can get home and it can auto-download
    23
    Im downloading on all 3 currently.

    Yep downloading now...
    tinpanalley
    No PC demo? Weird.

    Unfortunately it's been like that for awhile now...
    tinpanalley
    No PC demo? Weird.
    trolling? on pc we never ever had a Demo. at least we receive the same full content game nowadays.
    So do i understand it correctly that the Demo. only evolves around myplayer? no Standard 5on5 basketball?
    illwill10
    Sucks that I have to work all day. But I just went to the PlayStation app and 'purchased" the demo. So hopefully I can just have my GF turn on my ps4 a hour before I can get home and it can auto-download

    sucks being at work all damn day 😢
    The 24th Letter
    Based on the shootaround, you cant start a stepback with the button and finish it with the stick anymore, ugh
    BUT the stick step backs are a lot more responsive and quick....
    Marvlus91
    sucks being at work all damn day 😢

    In the middle of a 12 hour shift but still wont be able to play it because of my infant. So most likely won't be able to start until her nap time tomorrow afternoon:frown:
    I like that the instructor troll is not in this shoot around
    And you get to pick what to practice.. Just not sure how I pulled up that menu
    Actually just hit the bar on the DS4 and you get to choose different options and different players
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    Playing 2ku yeeeeeah it feels totally different
    Welp Left Right left right cheese is definitely gone with the left stick it triggers a dribble move/hesi
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    Gosens6
    So it’s confirmed 2KU is in the demo?
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    You start in shoot around before it's fully installed with Klay Thompson
    You can then choose to do other things by choosing what you want to practice on the menu
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    Thanks for the quick responses, guys. One more question to not be annoying, is there a 5v5 option in 2KU? Or are you just practicing various skills?
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    If on Playstation hit the middle button. It'll bring up a menu. It'll give you an option to work on any of the controls in the game along with a fulll untimed/infinite scrimmage.
    Gosens6
    Thanks for the quick responses, guys. One more question to not be annoying, is there a 5v5 option in 2KU? Or are you just practicing various skills?
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    there no 5 vs 5 gameplay. only practice with any moves skills as Klay Thompson
    Gosens6
    Thanks for the quick responses, guys. One more question to not be annoying, is there a 5v5 option in 2KU? Or are you just practicing various skills?
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    What you think?
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    Goffs
    I wanted Steph to be in the shootaround. I'd like to get the feel of the speed....Thompson is like moving a Mack truck around.
    He is choose dribbling
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    jeebs9
    Do you buy for all 3?
    I get a console, and PC each year
    I'll be getting 3 this year
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    23
    I get a console, and PC each year
    I'll be getting 3 this year
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    Yeah def...online PS4...PC mods...Switch for when I travel or I'm at work when I get downtime lol
    23
    I get a console, and PC each year
    I'll be getting 3 this year
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    Every year I use to buy 2 consoles. But now I share with my brother on PS4. So that done with. But this past year I got it for the switch. I'm thinking about getting it again for the switch. I got it late in the season when it was 3 bucks lol.
    Heads up. After you build your player and play the test game that’s it. You gotta build a new player. Can’t go back to the previous build. And looks like you only get to build 6 total players. So after 6 there’s nothing. So you really don’t get a feel for what you build. ...
    My first build I built a player but couldn’t control him. Could control everyone else but...
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    23
    I like that the instructor troll is not in this shoot around
    And you get to pick what to practice.. Just not sure how I pulled up that menu
    Actually just hit the bar on the DS4 and you get to choose different options and different players
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    OMG thanks for this, because by default you don't see this and I was thinking all I can do is a damn shoot around ? To make the screen pop up, you have to hit the back button on the Xbox.
    Gotmadskillzson
    OMG thanks for this, because by default you don't see this and I was thinking all I can do is a damn shoot around ? To make the screen pop up, you have to hit the back button on the Xbox.

    Not sure on xbox i turned mine off lol.
    That might be the button though, but yeah, i found it by accident to be honest :lol:
    AndreSwagassi86
    Heads up. After you build your player and play the test game that’s it. You gotta build a new player. Can’t go back to the previous build. And looks like you only get to build 6 total players. So after 6 there’s nothing. So you really don’t get a feel for what you build. ...
    My first build I built a player but couldn’t control him. Could control everyone else but...
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    Am I understanding this correctly? Once you play one test game, it just kicks you back to start from scratch? You don't actually get to start your MyCareer at all or save your build?
    So essentially the demo is 6 test games and then you only have access to 2KU?
    It looks like you can't change shot anymore? Going up with a dunk with Thompson and flicking the right stick while dunking you can't change to a layup. Unless that's badge related...
    Mintsa
    Just to clarify, what kind of 5 v 5 game can I play with nba players ??
    That’s all I want to know....I’m old school.....
    Same previous years.
    2KU 5v5 Raptors vs. Warriors
    Minus the annoying pop ups.
    Mintsa
    Just to clarify, what kind of 5 v 5 game can I play with nba players ??
    That’s all I want to know....I’m old school.....
    Unfortunately is not available this demo in no a nba game is a myplayer build I just done with demo in less than 30 min after play against warriors after a default build
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    Mintsa
    Just to clarify, what kind of 5 v 5 game can I play with nba players ??
    That’s all I want to know....I’m old school.....

    There's a scrimmage mode in 2kU(pratice mode). Raptors vs Warriors 5 on 5.
    The 24th Letter
    Same previous years.
    2KU 5v5 Raptors vs. Warriors
    Minus the annoying pop ups.

    Nice !!!!
    I can finally get some demo work in with the raptors and get some shot timing/FT’s/dribbles down........
    This is the pay off of being the world champions!!!
    Yeah...THAT Guy
    Am I understanding this correctly? Once you play one test game, it just kicks you back to start from scratch? You don't actually get to start your MyCareer at all or save your build?
    So essentially the demo is 6 test games and then you only have access to 2KU?

    That is correct...
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    Goffs
    Yeah def...online PS4...PC mods...Switch for when I travel or I'm at work when I get downtime lol

    It's tough though. Like when it was one console. That's 120 bucks. Thank God PS4 has the share feature.
    robantle
    Is anyone able to link their NBA 2k app yet? I keep getting an error.

    Make sure you play the demo first. I won't work without it.
    Anyone else getting a failed to log into 2K Sports error message when trying to do their face scan on the app?
    I’ve played the demo, it’s fully installed and I’m just waiting for this to work so I can start my player builder
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    waiting for the game to load and shooting around with Klay - I really like it. Good job 2k!
    My wish that dribblers kept the ball in one hand and you could move freely with that wasn't granted but, overall it feels better than 2k19 just off this small handle I've had with it.
    I think some of the branching animations from the gathers to the finishes are still a bit clunky and could be smoothed out, but thats such a minor gripe compared to how much better everything else feels.
    The step-backs on the right stick feel awesome and responsive, and so do the dunks and the single animation layups.
    super excited to get into the my player builder!
    The cpu utilizes the off-ball jukes. Even on rookie klay and curry were getting really open off-ball vs me.
    Also even on rookie so far the transition D seems much improved, not 100% perfect yet but seeing massive improvements and I'm sure it'll prob even be better on higher difficulties.
    One of the biggest issues in 19 was players leaving their guys open at the 3 point line which I haven't seen yet and also prob THE biggest issue was that players basically would never pick up another man in transition. So if you had them guarding someone else, or if the primary defender was out of position still in the frontcourt noone would pick up their man.
    I shot with lowry then intentionally just left curry open in transition to see how AI would respond and Norman powell picked up curry, and it had me switch on to klay.
    Then another time I was way out of the picture with marc gasol, still in the backcourt and WCS was way up the court and powell picked him up/slowed him down until I got back with gasol.
    Great to see so far.
    The player movement is pretty damn good. Definitely can feel the difference between players now. Lord have mercy on bigs that get caught on a guard on a switch. The way momentum is now, you will have them stumbling looking silly. Post game is kind of dangerous now, your momentum can and will carry you out of bounds if you not careful. They greatly improved the sweat on players too. I haven't seen this level of sweat on players in years. Sweat mods might not be needed now on the PC version.
    RandomPerson
    Can you skip cutscenes?

    There’s no cutscenes to skip.
    This demo is not a MyCareer demo!
    This is a player builder demo, and it’s nothing like they made us believe it was.
    You create a MyPlayer and get to play ONE game with them. No changing something if you don’t like it, no switching around badges if you don’t like what you picked, no anything.
    Once you confirm your selections, that’s it, one game and that created player is done, you don’t get to even go back in and look at their attributes.
    And DONT QUIT OUT OF A GAME, because you don’t get to go back in and change anything, you just lose that game.
    I quit out after the first quarter because I thought, because they said, I could make some changes. YOU CANT!
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    Just a few quick thoughts off a small sample size with the demo. Things that immediately stuck out to me or I wanted to test...
    - Finally the DHO’s by a user are smooth and feel great!!! It’s a huge part of today’s game and has needed some love.
    - The start and stop hesitation game is awesome! Once you get the feel of it it feels great. It really opens up some drives and speaking of drives so glad the blow by’s are back as it opens up the drive and kick game. It feels so good lulling defender to sleep then exploding! At least it does when using Kyle Lowry. The great part though is the help defense is nice and tough defenders like Draymond and Klay are not as easy to go by as it is versus Steph. On the flip side as a user the defense feels good with having to play angles and it seems that length, athleticism, and the good defenders stand out when playing with them as they should in those areas.
    - I think the post game feels the best it’s been in a few years off of small sample but love the hooks and up and unders which I have not liked in years.
    - Love the feel of the floaters and they look great! Realistic with good arc...
    - I still hate the jab steps
    - The pick and roll game feels good and the crab dribble feels 1000x better to me. Have split the pnr a few times now too.
    - Piggy backing on that the reaction of user dribble input is nice! I’m also liking the separation in stepbacks more so than in the past.
    - Don’t like I can’t dabble in plays with demo though.
    - I really like the foot planting and player movement. The finished and gathers are nice too.
    All in all I’m impressed! I hated 2k19 and shelved it after 2 days last year, but I can just feel and tell that 2k20 is by far the best on the court it’s ever been. It just feels polished and most all my pet peaves above are well done and we are just talking about a demo and the cpu on rookie...
    From watching the videos I wasn’t that excited but after hands on it’s something you just need to feel. Hard to describe. It just feels good and night and day feel wise from 19 imo...
    The 24th Letter
    Same previous years.
    2KU 5v5 Raptors vs. Warriors
    Minus the annoying pop ups.

    Like that the pop ups are out. I'll try out the MyPlayer stuff once, but tbh i'll be playing 2kU like a madman until the game is released.
    Dumbest Demo ever, accidently pressed by the face screen and now cant go back and change the face or anything. Also who ever came up with the idea of only allowing one game per build, HIT yourself in the head. My god having multiple builds is nice but if we cant compare them by doing more then 1 game then it's useless. I hope they update this demo so we can replay the builds we made and edit them if we want because as it stands now it's just a useless demo fun for 1 game and then trash.
    FunGaming44
    Dumbest Demo ever, accidently pressed by the face screen and now cant go back and change the face or anything. Also who ever came up with the idea of only allowing one game per build, HIT yourself in the head. My god having multiple builds is nice but if we cant compare them by doing more then 1 game then it's useless. I hope they update this demo so we can replay the builds we made and edit them if we want because as it stands now it's just a useless demo fun for 1 game and then trash.

    so you don't like gameplay ? you need feel it for play
    WarMMA
    Like that the pop ups are out. I'll try out the MyPlayer stuff once, but tbh i'll be playing 2kU like a madman until the game is released.

    yep me too. i love gameplay so far.. it feel so realistic : player movement, dribbling, shooting and defense. i am wondering how to change team in 2ku full scrimmage because i want feel as Curry while playing
    The 24th Letter
    Loving post practice...a couple of nice additions and improvements to the hook timing should make it fun this year...
    CPU bites on fakes too...

    what you mean CPU bites on fakes ??
    I feel almost stupid for commenting because I'm at work at haven't had a chance to check it out yet BUT just by watching the video I really like the way the championship parade celebration looks. It'd be really cool if they could implement something like that for MyLeague and MYGM.
    The build mode or CAP for builds also looks better. Can't wait to get home and try it out.
    The 24th Letter
    Loving post practice...a couple of nice additions and improvements to the hook timing should make it fun this year...
    CPU bites on fakes too...

    I love that CPU bites on Fakes
    One thing that stood for me was the triple threat. They still don't mention the counter moves.
    FunGaming44
    I love the gameplay just the demo is kinda pointless as i said

    oh ok lol.. it is just demo that's why. i just want practice more in 2ku scrimmage for dribbling, shooting
    michaelhawj
    oh ok lol.. it is just demo that's why. i just want practice more in 2ku scrimmage for dribbling, shooting

    You can practice all you want to your hearts content, just pointless for the myplayer. Me and I gues pretty much everyone was hoping that we could replay the same game over and over with the player you made and that you could edit again so we can compare builds against each other which was pretty much what they intended to do just they forgot that you can not make a decision on just one single game.
    FunGaming44
    You can practice all you want to your hearts content, just pointless for the myplayer. Me and I gues pretty much everyone was hoping that we could replay the same game over and over with the player you made and that you could edit again so we can compare builds against each other which was pretty much what they intended to do just they forgot that you can not make a decision on just one single game.

    This forum does not care about My Player. Like it's a known thing lol. We care about the game. I don't if I'm talking for everyone lol. But it's why I come here. We care about the game. Which makes your part fo the game tick. So please take your negative views elsewhere. I promise you in a few months from now. You can complain and fight over "Builds", "archetypes" and dribble animations
    I'm kidding of course.
    They have that James Harden throw your head back on contact animation on drives
    Who knew lol
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    eaterofworlds888
    Also if pop ups are indeed out of 2kU I want to personally thank 2k for finally cutting that BS out and it means I'll be putting a lot of time into 2kU
    Confirmed. It's so much better, you're going to love it
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    23
    Confirmed. It's so much better, you're going to love it
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    I've been sitting here playing on my switch at work....
    Can anyone trigger momentum crossovers? I can do behind the back. But the crossovers aren't working.
    23
    They have that James Harden throw your head back on contact animation on drives
    Who knew lol
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    Been waiting for this for a minute now.
    I also noticed they still haven't done anything about dribble handoff and the passer setting a screen right after. It's such a HUGE part of the NBA. I'm surprised they couldn't fit it in.
    And if anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about throw and go. I'd like to say every team does this kind of action. Even the freaking ISO Rocket throw the ball to a big man and cut off him.
    edit: This is to attack teams "gap" their big men.
    Any way to remove the tutorial box in the specific skill practices? I'd love to actually try working the left side of the court in those
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    jeebs9
    Been waiting for this for a minute now.
    I also noticed they still haven't done anything about dribble handoff and the passer setting a screen right after. It's such a HUGE part of the NBA. I'm surprised they couldn't fit it in.
    And if anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about throw and go. I'd like to say every team does this kind of action. Even the freaking ISO Rocket throw the ball to a big man and cut off him.
    I wish I recorded it, but I had a really nice manual handoff that I parlayed seemlessly into a manual PnR with Siakam. It felt so much easier and more responsive than ever
    Edit, never mind. The hand off was from one guard to another, then into the Siakam pick. My bad
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    mb625
    Any way to remove the tutorial box in the specific skill practices? I'd love to actually try working the left side of the court in those
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    Yeah you can remove it. Press left on the D-Pad
    edit: You'll get little quick pop-ups on the bottom right screen
    jk31
    trolling? on pc we never ever had a Demo. at least we receive the same full content game nowadays.

    How the hell is me asking a question that I don't know about trolling?
    I said "weird" because most games that release on PC and console have demos not because I thought they release one every year.
    jeebs9
    Been waiting for this for a minute now.
    I also noticed they still haven't done anything about dribble handoff and the passer setting a screen right after. It's such a HUGE part of the NBA. I'm surprised they couldn't fit it in.
    And if anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about throw and go. I'd like to say every team does this kind of action. Even the freaking ISO Rocket throw the ball to a big man and cut off him.
    edit: This is to attack teams "gap" their big men.
    Can't screen after handoff. Czar addressed this already. I was talking to him about this since last year.... Can't get the screen off fast enough but what's there is still pretty good.
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    jeebs9
    Been waiting for this for a minute now.
    I also noticed they still haven't done anything about dribble handoff and the passer setting a screen right after. It's such a HUGE part of the NBA. I'm surprised they couldn't fit it in.
    And if anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about throw and go. I'd like to say every team does this kind of action. Even the freaking ISO Rocket throw the ball to a big man and cut off him.
    edit: This is to attack teams "gap" their big men.

    Yeah I think someone mentioned that Da_czar said they hadn't been able to implement screens of DHOs yet.
    jeebs9
    Been waiting for this for a minute now.
    I also noticed they still haven't done anything about dribble handoff and the passer setting a screen right after. It's such a HUGE part of the NBA. I'm surprised they couldn't fit it in.
    And if anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about throw and go. I'd like to say every team does this kind of action. Even the freaking ISO Rocket throw the ball to a big man and cut off him.
    edit: This is to attack teams "gap" their big men.

    I think OG spoke on this, can't remember what he said exactly but they weren't able to get hand off screens in. It's something they're working on though.
    I agree that would help with teams that have big men that can't shoot.
    Can anyone please tell me how to switch team to Warriors in 2KU demo for Full Scrimmage ? i don't want play as Raptors. i want feel as Curry while playing as him
    mb625
    I wish I recorded it, but I had a really nice manual handoff that I parlayed seemlessly into a manual PnR with Siakam. It felt so much easier and more responsive than ever
    Edit, never mind. The hand off was from one guard to another, then into the Siakam pick. My bad
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    It's ok lol. You had me trying it out lol
    jeebs9
    It's ok lol. You had me trying it out lol

    Well I can't face scan because it launches my front facing camera in such a way that my face is abmormal sized... I'm on a Google Pixel 3a. This is like the 4th year that I have had to restart the app several times in order to get the camera to launch properly. Crazy that they can't get their app right
    The 24th Letter
    Blow by's are certainly back but man, even on Rookie I'm pretty impressed with the help defense. Dribbling into crowds will cost you the ball.

    Music to my ears. Without improved help D, it would be a matter of days before on ball D would be patched to be a sticky brick wall again to compensate. Love to hear this!
    vannwolfhawk
    Just a few quick thoughts off a small sample size with the demo. Things that immediately stuck out to me or I wanted to test...
    - Finally the DHO’s by a user are smooth and feel great!!! It’s a huge part of today’s game and has needed some love.
    - The start and stop hesitation game is awesome! Once you get the feel of it it feels great. It really opens up some drives and speaking of drives so glad the blow by’s are back as it opens up the drive and kick game. It feels so good lulling defender to sleep then exploding! At least it does when using Kyle Lowry. The great part though is the help defense is nice and tough defenders like Draymond and Klay are not as easy to go by as it is versus Steph. On the flip side as a user the defense feels good with having to play angles and it seems that length, athleticism, and the good defenders stand out when playing with them as they should in those areas.
    - I think the post game feels the best it’s been in a few years off of small sample but love the hooks and up and unders which I have not liked in years.
    - Love the feel of the floaters and they look great! Realistic with good arc...
    - I still hate the jab steps
    - The pick and roll game feels good and the crab dribble feels 1000x better to me. Have split the pnr a few times now too.
    - Piggy backing on that the reaction of user dribble input is nice! I’m also liking the separation in stepbacks more so than in the past.
    - Don’t like I can’t dabble in plays with demo though.
    - I really like the foot planting and player movement. The finished and gathers are nice too.
    All in all I’m impressed! I hated 2k19 and shelved it after 2 days last year, but I can just feel and tell that 2k20 is by far the best on the court it’s ever been. It just feels polished and most all my pet peaves above are well done and we are just talking about a demo and the cpu on rookie...
    From watching the videos I wasn’t that excited but after hands on it’s something you just need to feel. Hard to describe. It just feels good and night and day feel wise from 19 imo...

    Vann great analysis you got me hyped to leave work early and get into this demo. Love hearing about DHO, PnR creativity, the existence of a drive and kick game, an improved deep post game, and floaters that function as what they are intended to do, skirt above the shot blocker. All things that are important to me as gameplay improvements.
    The 24th Letter
    Loving post practice...a couple of nice additions and improvements to the hook timing should make it fun this year...
    CPU bites on fakes too...

    Im a sucker for a deeper post game.
    mb625
    Heads up guys, it seems like you can't run plays or change freelances in the scrimmage mode
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    Disappointing, as we were able to last year in 2ku's part of the demo. Do the freelance actions kick in though?
    23
    They have that James Harden throw your head back on contact animation on drives
    Who knew lol
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    Nice, hopefully the refs blow their whistle this year.
    jeebs9
    Been waiting for this for a minute now.
    I also noticed they still haven't done anything about dribble handoff and the passer setting a screen right after. It's such a HUGE part of the NBA. I'm surprised they couldn't fit it in.
    And if anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about throw and go. I'd like to say every team does this kind of action. Even the freaking ISO Rocket throw the ball to a big man and cut off him.
    edit: This is to attack teams "gap" their big men.

    Like 23 and everyone else said I know Czar said they couldnt get the screen in, I also brought up to Czar the idea of having the option for the receiver of the handoff to cut backdoor and be able to receive a bounce pass from the big if you read that the D is overplaying.
    Great analysis all of you guys. I havent checked twitter yet but seems like everyone is loving the gameplay and the main complaint is a lack of depth to testing out your myplayer.
    I know I read somewhere you can manually switch pnr’s. Anyone know what button to press to do that on the fly?
    And as far as pitch and go goes as a workaround I just do it manually by passing to gasol and DHO with a player. They might not set the pick after, but because the DHO is smooth you can attack off it now with an advantage like a pnr as long as you don’t stop before doing the DHO (otherwise Player doesn’t continue after the DHO). D stands for dribble lol
    Gotta say, I am sorely disappointed with the demo.
    To be able to make a guy, and then test him at only a single overall for a single game, and then not even be able to LOOK at his stats after that... its brutal. I really expected better.
    23
    Can't screen after handoff. Czar addressed this already. I was talking to him about this since last year.... Can't get the screen off fast enough but what's there is still pretty good.
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    ifeanyi18
    Yeah I think someone mentioned that Da_czar said they hadn't been able to implement screens of DHOs yet.

    shmitty
    I think OG spoke on this, can't remember what he said exactly but they weren't able to get hand off screens in. It's something they're working on though.
    I agree that would help with teams that have big men that can't shoot.

    Ha, Don't worry I've been bothering those guys for about 3-4 years now about it lol. Probably since they put the 2002 Kings in the game last-gen lol
    I just thought this was the year lol. The problem is probably balancing it out to normal pick and roll. You need to create a new AI for defending that.
    Is anyone able to get the Switch version to connect online? All I can do is 2kU, and cannot do My Player at all. It tries to contact the server, then gives an error and gives me the website to visit. I visit the site, and a Switch server doesn't even exist (shows XBO, PS4, and Steam, but no Switch).
    Am I completely missing something?
    dbeth
    Is anyone able to get the Switch version to connect online? All I can do is 2kU, and cannot do My Player at all. It tries to contact the server, then gives an error and gives me the website to visit. I visit the site, and a Switch server doesn't even exist (shows XBO, PS4, and Steam, but no Switch).
    Am I completely missing something?

    No same for me
    I honestly haven’t been able to play yet. Wasted 2 builds. Soon as the actual game starts I can’t control the player... close app or quitting costs a turn. Oh well
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    * When you're tired you move considerably slower (finally)
    * Easier to blow by big men as a guard
    * Speed differences finally apparent. Curry stole the ball and got to the rim before most guys got to half court
    * The CPU switches on PnR more often than just leaving guys open
    * Transition defence is changed but not there yet. Been getting blown out in the MyPlayer games because Thompson is always open for a transition 3 due to lack of CPU picking up all shooters in transition (seen Marc hugging Draymond instead of running to Klay)
    * Way harder to string together dribbles as a non ball handler. Hopefully this means you can't just play a SF at PG with zero drawback like in prior years
    dbeth
    Is anyone able to get the Switch version to connect online? All I can do is 2kU, and cannot do My Player at all. It tries to contact the server, then gives an error and gives me the website to visit. I visit the site, and a Switch server doesn't even exist (shows XBO, PS4, and Steam, but no Switch).
    Am I completely missing something?

    I am not even able to download the demo on the switch. I cannot find it in the store, and neither can my friends. seems like in europe you cannot get it.
    Only complaint is Xbox doesn’t have the full scrimmage mode. Just Klay in 2ku
    Edit: have to hit the back button for the menu to pop up. Then if you scroll down you’ll see full scrimmage
    Cavs2016
    Only complaint is Xbox doesn’t have the full scrimmage mode. Just Klay in 2ku
    Hit the back button
    Everything is there
    This stop and go mechanic will open up alot of stuff for you when you realize it's there
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    2KU is actually pretty useful this year.
    I've been cycling between the post up & defense. The steal mechanic is actually pretty rewarding once you get the hang of it.
    Oh, and all the guys miffed about Siakims speed last year, he's a beast in the open court now.
    Havent even touched MP yet..
    vannwolfhawk
    I know I read somewhere you can manually switch pnr’s. Anyone know what button to press to do that on the fly?

    I think you have to hold down the X/A button
    Player responsiveness is still really bad, and interactions are still really choppy. Defense is a lot better this year without being cheesy. I love the rotations and on ball defense. It’s a big step in the right direction.
    Triple threat game is still very bad. Dribbling is still very unresponsive and clunky.
    Passing is too slow and unresponsive.
    Player movement is really wonky and inconsistent.
    Explosive players aren’t really explosive until you get the canned right animation.
    Players are moving in mud. The physics still feel very bad.
    The best athletes in the world feel anything but.
    Already can tell this game is gonna get called garbage again.
    Personally I’m leaning towards sitting this cycle out. But that’s just because I don’t feel like doing this whole thing all over again. Not enough new.
    jeebs9
    Been waiting for this for a minute now.
    I also noticed they still haven't done anything about dribble handoff and the passer setting a screen right after. It's such a HUGE part of the NBA. I'm surprised they couldn't fit it in.
    And if anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about throw and go. I'd like to say every team does this kind of action. Even the freaking ISO Rocket throw the ball to a big man and cut off him.
    edit: This is to attack teams "gap" their big men.

    I believe Da Czar said the tech is still not there yet in one of his streams. They want it in though.
    ForeverVersatile
    The dribbling is not how I imagined it to be..it's very clunky and clumsy. The auto animations and dead zones kill it.
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    You dribble with someone outside of Thompson yet? It's night and day. Definitely an adjustment but I'm getting the hang of it now.
    You noticed dead spots? That's a huge peeve of mine in Live but I didn't notice that at all here.
    Still not a fan of not being about to transistion button hops into stick shots though.
    Cavs2016
    Player responsiveness is still really bad, and interactions are still really choppy. Defense is a lot better this year without being cheesy. I love the rotations and on ball defense. It’s a big step in the right direction.
    Triple threat game is still very bad. Dribbling is still very unresponsive and clunky.
    Passing is too slow and unresponsive.
    Player movement is really wonky and inconsistent.
    Explosive players aren’t really explosive until you get the canned right animation.
    Players are moving in mud. The physics still feel very bad.
    The best athletes in the world feel anything but.
    Already can tell this game is gonna get called garbage again.
    Personally I’m leaning towards sitting this cycle out. But that’s just because I don’t feel like doing this whole thing all over again. Not enough new.

    I'am on PC so I can't try it out but that doesn't sound very encouraging. I think I saw some of what you talk about in the gameplay vids too. The movemnt and player interaction feels a bit off.
    The 24th Letter
    You dribble with someone outside of Thompson yet? It's night and day. Definitely an adjustment but I'm getting the hang of it now.
    You noticed dead spots? That's a huge peeve of mine in Live but I didn't notice that at all here.
    Still not a fan of not being about to transistion button hops into stick shots though.

    felt like the hop gathers were smoother on the sticks 2k18..last year i could only get them to work on the button and could only trigger the same 2 animations.
    loso_34
    felt like the hop gathers were smoother on the sticks 2k18..last year i could only get them to work on the button and could only trigger the same 2 animations.
    The stick gathers are actually done really well in 2K20...which I guess is the reason they pushed you away from using the combinaiton this year. Still a bit meh on it though.
    Definitely going to take more than a game or two to get used to the movement this year. A couple of hours in and I got the hang of it..
    Has anyone got face scan to work easily and well? And were you on Android or iPhone?
    I've had about 10 unsuccessful uploads, all in good lighting, and half the time my front camera goes into side mode, even though it tries to take the pictures in portrait, essentially making me a code head. No one is talking about the face scan though
    Not for nothing, but I like how you can practice free throws in the 2kU. Now i'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed that they addressed this pet peeve of mine and allow us to practice free throws with any player in 2kU freestyle. Can't stand when i'm using a team and have to wait till i'm in a actual game to find out a player has a release with weird timing. Might be wishful thinking, but seeing it in this demo is a good sign I hope.
    Update: Plays can be called and the new playcall stuff can be used in MyPlayer. Seems you just have to have playmaking in your build
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    Now that im getting the hang of dribbling(with steph) :woot:this joint plays hella smooth....definitely digging the movements this year so far. I cant wait to try out other elite guards in the retail game.
    youngfaze01
    This is honestly 2k19.5 with updated rosters man. Guess we gotta look forward to 2k20 on next-gen for the major upgrade.

    I’m not with the cynical approach. I think if you pick up 2K20 after 2k17 you’ll see a big jump. Completely different game.
    Last year defense felt OP and cheesy. This year? I mean it depends on how good your players ratings, size, badges are. Also angles and gaps are better executed.
    Not everyone is just stonewalling or blowing by via animation. There’s a lot more variety and openness.
    Imo there’s more physicality where there used to be none, and that’s a big jump.
    Already seen some beautiful spurs-like plays.
    I think it’s important to acknowledge where the game has made leaps.
    So let me take the half full approach here.
    WarMMA
    Not for nothing, but I like how you can practice free throws in the 2kU. Now i'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed that they addressed this pet peeve of mine and allow us to practice free throws with any player in 2kU freestyle. Can't stand when i'm using a team and have to wait till i'm in a actual game to find out a player has a release with weird timing. Might be wishful thinking, but seeing it in this demo is a good sign I hope.
    Check out Shawn Marion release in 2k19. That was a fun one to learn.
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    jeebs9
    Check out Shawn Marion release in 2k19. That was a fun one to learn.

    Breh that release is hilarious, I used it on my rebounding rim all year, don't think I greened it once online.
    Anybody else feeling like good defense is much less effective? I'm hoping it's just cause this is a Demo, but in previous editions, heavily contesting a shot with a lockdown all but guaranteed a miss. I've played a few times today and even with HOF defensive badges, the computer is still getting buckets in spite of great D.
    UncleRuckis
    Anybody else feeling like good defense is much less effective? I'm hoping it's just cause this is a Demo, but in previous editions, heavily contesting a shot with a lockdown all but guaranteed a miss. I've played a few times today and even with HOF defensive badges, the computer is still getting buckets in spite of great D.

    I noticed that too and I'm a little worried. It's almost like shot contests are just completely nerfed on whatever demo build this is. I had a jumping contest that would have been red in 2k19 register as 15%. Hope it's just a flukey demo thing or just that all shot contests are nerfed on rookie difficulty.
    jeebs9
    Check out Shawn Marion release in 2k19. That was a fun one to learn.
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    Lol yh his release is definitely up there with some of the worst.
    Think someone mentioned this earlier in the thread, but I really like how the AI reacts more realistic to pump fakes and post move fakes now. They won't always bite, but sometimes they will. Also really liking how vertical contest actually have a decent recovery period so defenders can't spam jumping contest if they miss...unless they have pogo stick of course smh.
    The defensive arrow is not what I thought it would be. You're better off watching the circle and making a steal attempt when it starts breaking up. Admittedly, that will be a good tool to have in PNO when I go against dribble gods who like go in traffic and think there's no consequences for overdribbling.
    My thoughts from the demo:
    1) I can really tell the difference in speed. Made a slower SF first and couldn't make a thing. Followed with a quicker SG, buckets for days. Got so much better separate, was quicker to the basket, all that good stuff. I was a little nervous about the quick release badge being a thing, but now I'm thinking it will be super helpful and not as game breaking as I thought at first. I'll be trying that on a build as well as experimenting with some slower bigs.
    2) The action buttons are awesome, but I really don't like the extra button press to get into the full playbook. It's clunky and not all that user friendly.
    3) Player movement off the ball, overall, is absolutely incredible. Absolutely incredible.
    4) I thought the broken line thing to let you know when to steal would be absolutely awful, but it's the opposite. It's fantastic. It takes tons of anticipation to know when the opportunity is going to present itself and that window is extremely quick, even at this lower difficulty.
    Overall, I'm kind of excited about the potential here. It's really feeling like the kind of game where good basketball will finally win out over all the cheese.
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    How is the team defense guys? In 2k19 I always had issues with teammates coming to help me when I have my guy covered leading to someone always getting open. Is there a way to tell cpu teammates to "stay on your man" or something like that?
    NINJAK2
    How is the team defense guys? In 2k19 I always had issues with teammates coming to help me when I have my guy covered leading to someone always getting open. Is there a way to tell cpu teammates to "stay on your man" or something like that?

    It was still happening in the Demo. Your teammates are absolute morons when it comes to D.
    Optimus James
    This truly feels like the PS2 & PS3 2k games near the end of the gen
    I'm having a hard time understanding what exactly guys like you are trying to say. What is so bad about this demo? Animations look and feel better than 2k19. What are you looking for
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    modinidagr8
    I'm having a hard time understanding what exactly guys like you are trying to say. What is so bad about this demo? Animations look and feel better than 2k19. What are you looking for
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    It's actually a compliment to 2K and the progress they've made thus far.
    The last few titles on PS3/360 (before transitioning over to next-gen) were some of the best overall 2K's to date.
    From top to bottom there wasn't too many flaws, 2K14 is still a last-gen classic.
    NINJAK2
    How is the team defense guys? In 2k19 I always had issues with teammates coming to help me when I have my guy covered leading to someone always getting open. Is there a way to tell cpu teammates to "stay on your man" or something like that?
    Just head over to DaCzars channel and watch his videos from this morning.
    I think you'll like
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    mb625
    My thoughts from the demo:
    1) I can really tell the difference in speed. Made a slower SF first and couldn't make a thing. Followed with a quicker SG, buckets for days. Got so much better separate, was quicker to the basket, all that good stuff. I was a little nervous about the quick release badge being a thing, but now I'm thinking it will be super helpful and not as game breaking as I thought at first. I'll be trying that on a build as well as experimenting with some slower bigs.
    2) The action buttons are awesome, but I really don't like the extra button press to get into the full playbook. It's clunky and not all that user friendly.
    3) Player movement off the ball, overall, is absolutely incredible. Absolutely incredible.
    4) I thought the broken line thing to let you know when to steal would be absolutely awful, but it's the opposite. It's fantastic. It takes tons of anticipation to know when the opportunity is going to present itself and that window is extremely quick, even at this lower difficulty.
    Overall, I'm kind of excited about the potential here. It's really feeling like the kind of game where good basketball will finally win out over all the cheese.
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    Broken line means the ball is vulnerable not that it's an auto steal.
    That last statement, man cheesers gone cheese fam.
    However the rewards for basketball actions are there and it's nice.
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    ksuttonjr76
    The defensive arrow is not what I thought it would be. You're better off watching the circle and making a steal attempt when it starts breaking up. Admittedly, that will be a good tool to have in PNO when I go against dribble gods who like go in traffic and think there's no consequences for overdribbling.
    Dribble god's will have stamina issues this year. Hopefully it translates well for y'all online
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    I have not seen this talked about at all, but it seems all the contextual layups have been redone. I have spammed drives and finishes at the rim to test and not once have I seen a player use the wrong hand to finish and is always shielding his shot with his inside shoulder and shooting with the correct hand. Im talking just using X button for a layup too. That’s always been an eye sore in years past! Small detail but HUGE impact on immersion and gameplay!
    Has anyone taken a mismatch to the low post? Gasol powers to the rim knocking DLo back in 2 backdowns! Awesome! On the flip side it’s nice blowing by the bigs at the 3 point line too. Lastly I really like how much smarter Draymond and Klay play defensively in giving space and playing angles. You can really tell the difference between the elite defenders and Curry. They really nailed this and the way the NBA is today with switching and mismatches! Well done! 👏
    vannwolfhawk
    Has anyone taken a mismatch to the low post? Gasol powers to the rim knocking DLo back in 2 backdowns! Awesome! On the flip side it’s nice blowing by the bigs at the 3 point line too. Lastly I really like how much smarter Draymond and Klay play defensively in giving space and playing angles. You can really tell the difference between the elite defenders and Curry. They really nailed this and the way the NBA is today with switching and mismatches! Well done! ��

    Vannwolfhawk!
    Man I know its a new year when Vann comes out of the matrix :lol:
    Hopefully the final is the same or better, as Mike stated the demo and the community build arent the final versions.
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    Vannwolfhawk!
    Man I know its a new year when Vann comes out of the matrix :lol:
    Hopefully the final is the same or better, as Mike stated the demo and the community build arent the final versions.

    Lol! Well we know you will take a hiatus on release to avoid the negative talk around here too. Hahaha... I was all in on 18, disappointed with 19, but I was still here lurking (mostly in the roster sections as usual), but this demo and 2 year layoff has me jonesin for some virtual hoops! I’m impressed with what I see!
    I can’t see the basics they added changing too much?! Although I did see Mike posted a poll on Twitter that was 92% to 8% voting for a bigger shot release thingy?! Lol! I turn that [email protected] off! Crazy! Fingers crossed!
    At least the things I’ve talked about that have bugged me for years all seem tweaked. DHO smooth, foot planting, contextual layups, nailed the switch and mismatches, no more brick wall defense, drive and kick game is nice, etc... only thing I’m not liking is jab steps and post jab steps. Unless it’s just the players I’m using (Gasol). I’d like to replicate Zbo with face up’s. I thought that was redone last year?
    vannwolfhawk
    Lol! Well we know you will take a hiatus on release to avoid the negative talk around here too. Hahaha... I was all in on 18, disappointed with 19, but I was still here lurking (mostly in the roster sections as usual), but this demo and 2 year layoff has me jonesin for some virtual hoops! I’m impressed with what I see!
    I can’t see the basics they added changing too much?! Although I did see Mike posted a poll on Twitter that was 92% to 8% voting for a bigger shot release thingy?! Lol! I turn that [email protected] off! Crazy! Fingers crossed!
    At least the things I’ve talked about that have bugged me for years all seem tweaked. DHO smooth, foot planting, contextual layups, nailed the switch and mismatches, no more brick wall defense, drive and kick game is nice, etc... only thing I’m not liking is jab steps and post jab steps. Unless it’s just the players I’m using (Gasol). I’d like to replicate Zbo with face up’s. I thought that was redone last year?

    As with me lots of those things wasnt possible due to the movement and what people arent talking about, the new body up system.
    They also have a lift system in there for drive and kicks so players move into better position instead of staying static in one spot behind the 3pt line.
    Still trying to get the hand off and screen but they can't do it yet
    Mike's poll, asking for a bigger shot meter.. man just smh
    ...and yes, once the game releases im out. Especially with the Live coo-coos not having anything to do, im not even interested in these people's arguments :lol:
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    As with me lots of those things wasnt possible due to the movement and what people arent talking about, the new body up system.
    They also have a lift system in there for drive and kicks so players move into better position instead of staying static in one spot behind the 3pt line.
    Still trying to get the hand off and screen but they can't do it yet
    Mike's poll, asking for a bigger shot meter.. man just smh
    ...and yes, once the game releases im out. Especially with the Live coo-coos not having anything to do, im not even interested in these people's arguments :lol:

    I'm just popping in from lurking to say hello to the fam because I'll be out come game drop too.
    Happy new year, y'all.
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    As with me lots of those things wasnt possible due to the movement and what people arent talking about, the new body up system.
    They also have a lift system in there for drive and kicks so players move into better position instead of staying static in one spot behind the 3pt line.
    Still trying to get the hand off and screen but they can't do it yet
    ...and yes, once the game releases im out. Especially with the Live coo-coos not having anything to do, im not even interested in these people's arguments :lol:

    Ya I like the drifts and lifts. It was funny though because I asked czar here on OS about the lifts from the corner players in a dev blog he did (17 or 18) and he told me it was already in. I had to dig for plays that had them built into the action.
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys added X & O wise. On that note I’ve seen some sick Warriors action against me in demo. Built in elevators, I even saw the cpu run a double back screen flare for curry and the Cpu made the skip pass for a wide open 3. It was dope! Then I saw curry do what he does (I call it Ram our action) where he cuts through them comes off a in screen to the corner. They also run it through the ram screen 1st but it was nice. Then I saw he got some ghost screens in with Draymond! I see you guys! Lol!
    One thing I’m hoping for is the 2 side break that Auburn and Rockets ran last year with great success! Also looking forward to running 21 and pistol action now that User DHO’s are smooth. I’m cool with waiting for DHO into screens to get in as we have workarounds to simulate it that work...
    vannwolfhawk
    Ya I like the drifts and lifts. It was funny though because I asked czar here on OS about the lifts from the corner players in a dev blog he did (17 or 18) and he told me it was already in. I had to dig for plays that had them built into the action.
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys added X & O wise. On that note I’ve seen some sick Warriors action against me in demo. Built in elevators, I even saw the cpu run a double back screen flare for curry and the Cpu made the skip pass for a wide open 3. It was dope! Then I saw curry do what he does (I call it Ram our action) where he cuts through them comes off a in screen to the corner. They also run it through the ram screen 1st but it was nice. Then I saw he got some ghost screens in with Draymond! I see you guys! Lol!
    One thing I’m hoping for is the 2 side break that Auburn and Rockets ran last year with great success! Also looking forward to running 21 and pistol action now that User DHO’s are smooth. I’m cool with waiting for DHO into screens to get in as we have workarounds to simulate it that work...

    Grabbed a bunch of stuff from the playoffs, but i dont know everything that made it in...some stuff was combined into series stuff, which there are a bunch in the game
    I didnt get to see any of the transition stuff but I does know it gets added on to each year.
    Made a pretty solid build first go around and can’t even remember what I did to get him that way. Wish you could go back and check.
    Demo is solid but the movement/responsiveness has gotten gradually worse over the years IMO.
    I’ll just crank up the speed, acceleration, etc. offline and deal with the clumsiness of offline whenever my buddies want to play.
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    vannwolfhawk
    A lot of teams ran it last year and copy cat league so I’d expect to see it league wide...
    https://youtu.be/Utrj3BA8gQU
    https://youtu.be/LrndXWwTtJQ
    https://youtu.be/HgQebY6tuXg

    It could be in there but I don't know personally, but I'll ask.
    Some things 2k is a year behind on when you see it happening in a given season, just kinda how the dev cycles go. Sometimes multiple years, because they have to bring the tech up to date with the new systems they add.
    Anyone having issues with the demo on nintendo switch. Downloaded it and it woukdnt connect to the servers. Then i tried to uninstall it but now its not even available to download on the eshop. Any news on this?
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    Broken line means the ball is vulnerable not that it's an auto steal.
    That last statement, man cheesers gone cheese fam.
    However the rewards for basketball actions are there and it's nice.
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    You bet! That's kind of what I was talking about.
    And yeah I know I'm just saying there's Hope for us sim heads yet!
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    mb625
    You bet! That's kind of what I was talking about.
    And yeah I know I'm just saying there's Hope for us sim heads yet!
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    We'll looks like less than 24 hours and Mike is already making changes
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    We'll looks like less than 24 hours and Mike is already making changes
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    Stamina and movement buffs . Let it marinate before making it 2K19 again
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    We'll looks like less than 24 hours and Mike is already making changes
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    Smh.... I just dont get it lol
    I didnt get a chance to download it yet. Any videos showcasing the blowbys and post moves?
    Otto Porter defense - still there?
    Illegal defense - still there?
    Play vision color - still orange?
    Player signatures - free throw, shooting form, were they improved or still the same old stuff from 19?
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    JoFri
    I didnt get a chance to download it yet. Any videos showcasing the blowbys and post moves?
    Otto Porter defense - still there?
    Illegal defense - still there?
    Play vision color - still orange?
    Player signatures - free throw, shooting form, were they improved or still the same old stuff from 19?
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    better man... play it before it changes
    so is this the knew announcing team for the full game on NBA courts?
    I'm digging the change if it is. Was getting so tired. I Like the banter abut the game and not just chats about years gone by and off court stuff commentary
    Klocker
    so is this the knew announcing team for the full game on NBA courts?
    I'm digging the change if it is. Was getting so tired. I Like the banter abut the game and not just chats about years gone by and off court stuff commentary

    Don't think so. They were in last year for the G League games in MyCareer.
    1. The triple threat game is legit. Jab steps work. Step overs work. Half Step overs work. Been able to jab step a defender, and get him to back up and give up space for a jumper. Been able to freeze a defender with a step over and blow by them. Been able to jab step a defender and drive the opposite direction. They did a good job on this.
    2. The pick and roll game is precise. With the new movement on the left stick dribbling, you can jump in and out of space, cut into driving lanes, and split defenders. Its going to be hell to stop a user who learns all to work the PNR this year.
    3. The days of playing unathletic bigs who can only block shots and dunk are over.
    4. The days of playing the unathletic shooter big minutes are over. Andre Roberson will definitely have more use then Kyle Korver this year. Two way, 3 and D guys will be a must to win.
    5. Passing is terrible, and it is to easy to pass into the paint.
    6. Shooting is to easy (but it is on rookie).
    7.The ball needs to be more tangible. The ball is tangible when you dribble into a crowd, but the offensive player shouldn't be able to dribble the ball through and into a defender just because it is a 1 on 1 interaction. There has to be a bigger benefit to guessing the right direction on drives.
    8. Off ball players will be huge. The down screens and catch and shoot game looks much improved this year. So you may need to get your off ball defense up to speed to keep from getting "Warriored" all game off the ball.
    9. The help defense seems much better. The bigs are showing and helping more on perimeter drives. You are going to have a big who can protect the rim this year.
    10. ON BALL DEFENSE IS EXCELLENT. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE IT. You can still guard a ballhandler. You have to use angles, anticipation, and a combination of R2, L2, triangle, and the right stick. This is the first year on next gen where the defense is reactionary (as it is in real life). You can no longer bully a ballhandler around the court. You have to give up space, time your contest, and learn when to speed up or speed down. No more bump and run defense. Last year you could cover a player with the right stick and turbo button. That right stick contest is much more difficult this year and requires way more skill. If you can play defense this year, you deserve it.
    Can't wait to play the game when the level is not on rookie. Wish we had different difficulty levels to choose from. Happy with the gameplay so far.
    My biggest concern is how effective step-back shots will be.
    My god they feel great but I wonder if you'll be able to green as many well contested shots in the final game as the CPU does to you and as you can do to them.
    Also, I think that Quick First Step needs balancing but they've mentioned that.
    Lots of warping into animations from getting blowbys.
    Pulling up after zooming past a defender can lead to some unnatural animations.
    I love how effective players like D-Lo are though, and the offball movement is much improved.
    Also huge shoutout Czar, in the small sample we're given the AI is amazing, the Warriors really play like the Warriors with these high screens.
    alabamarob
    1. The triple threat game is legit. Jab steps work. Step overs work. Half Step overs work. Been able to jab step a defender, and get him to back up and give up space for a jumper. Been able to freeze a defender with a step over and blow by them. Been able to jab step a defender and drive the opposite direction. They did a good job on this.
    2. The pick and roll game is precise. With the new movement on the left stick dribbling, you can jump in and out of space, cut into driving lanes, and split defenders. Its going to be hell to stop a user who learns all to work the PNR this year.
    3. The days of playing unathletic bigs who can only block shots and dunk are over.
    4. The days of playing the unathletic shooter big minutes are over. Andre Roberson will definitely have more use then Kyle Korver this year. Two way, 3 and D guys will be a must to win.
    5. Passing is terrible, and it is to easy to pass into the paint.
    6. Shooting is to easy (but it is on rookie).
    7.The ball needs to be more tangible. The ball is tangible when you dribble into a crowd, but the offensive player shouldn't be able to dribble the ball through and into a defender just because it is a 1 on 1 interaction. There has to be a bigger benefit to guessing the right direction on drives.
    8. Off ball players will be huge. The down screens and catch and shoot game looks much improved this year. So you may need to get your off ball defense up to speed to keep from getting "Warriored" all game off the ball.
    9. The help defense seems much better. The bigs are showing and helping more on perimeter drives. You are going to have a big who can protect the rim this year.
    10. ON BALL DEFENSE IS EXCELLENT. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE IT. You can still guard a ballhandler. You have to use angles, anticipation, and a combination of R2, L2, triangle, and the right stick. This is the first year on next gen where the defense is reactionary (as it is in real life). You can no longer bully a ballhandler around the court. You have to give up space, time your contest, and learn when to speed up or speed down. No more bump and run defense. Last year you could cover a player with the right stick and turbo button. That right stick contest is much more difficult this year and requires way more skill. If you can play defense this year, you deserve it.
    Can't wait to play the game when the level is not on rookie. Wish we had different difficulty levels to choose from. Happy with the gameplay so far.

    I feel like some really subtle sliders will make this a complete dream for H2H gameplay and probably even vs AI.
    Super excited to get into MyLeague this year, especially some MLOs.
    It’s tough when you don’t have full slider or difficulty options to mess with. I like how the left stick blow byes are better. Had some nice ones with Lowry in scrimmage. Kind of boring without announcers. The defensive meter is nice. Seeing a direction helps me but it doesn’t always show up which is good. I forgot a broken circle meant vulnerable to a steal. Hitting L1 and then a player icon gets me an automatic screen. How do I do specific player plays now? Overall I only got to play for half an hour since my internet was down for 6 hours last night.
    I do have one huge concern for me personally. I love high and over the top side angles. I use the Nosebleed camera with zoom 4, height 7/8 in ‘19. But that camera is gone! And the generic broadcast camera is lower this year. Height at 10 can’t come close to giving me what I like. I may seriously pass on this game for that reason alone. I couldn't find a camera angle I like in the demo. Praying it’s in the full version. I’m only an offline gamer and I just want that camera back.
    Quick question..
    I'm in Australia, just downloaded the Demo, the my player builder won't log in to the server.
    Is it just me or do we have an issue in Oz..
    omega412930
    No demo on switch?
    Sent from my LM-Q710(FGN) using Tapatalk

    They have...just go to demos and it should show up. I can't log into 2k servers for some reason though.
    infemous
    My biggest concern is how effective step-back shots will be.
    My god they feel great but I wonder if you'll be able to green as many well contested shots in the final game as the CPU does to you and as you can do to them.
    Also, I think that Quick First Step needs balancing but they've mentioned that.
    Lots of warping into animations from getting blowbys.
    Pulling up after zooming past a defender can lead to some unnatural animations.
    I love how effective players like D-Lo are though, and the offball movement is much improved.
    Also huge shoutout Czar, in the small sample we're given the AI is amazing, the Warriors really play like the Warriors with these high screens.

    Do we know who has the quick step badge on the demo? I would think only Curry, and DLO. Maybe Siakam?
    Did they crank up the speed? players move like manics with no weight to them. Just look how at their arms and legs... it doesn't look or feel smooth at all. First impression: not good.
    Hopefully it's just a matter of lowering speed sliders.
    I don't like to mess with the game speed slider because it slows down the time too
    Inviato dal mio SM-A510F utilizzando Tapatalk
    Lol is it me or did they slow down everyone's jumper?
    I equipped Michael Jordan's jumpshot on my player and it's slow as ****. They did this to get you to waste a Shooting badge upgrade on that ridiculous Quick Draw badge smh.
    Goffs
    They have...just go to demos and it should show up. I can't log into 2k servers for some reason though.
    Yea I downloaded the demo early yesterday, couldnt log into the servers so I tried deleting it and redownloading it. When I tried to redownload it it was no longer available.
    Sent from my LM-Q710(FGN) using Tapatalk
    23
    Dribble god's will have stamina issues this year. Hopefully it translates well for y'all online
    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk

    And Mike decides to BUFF stamina and speed for casuals in just about what 2-3 hours of demo and feedback off of Twitter people! Really! Really! Is that a quality feedback and on what term he decides to buff of a 1 whole year work been done by programmers/developpers, i feel sorry for whoever worked on this for a whole year and gets to see it changed in just 2 hours of casual crying. This was an epic L by beluba or what i call now is 'Twitter beluba' not OS beluba. OS beluba is gone. :frown:
    alabamarob
    1. The triple threat game is legit. Jab steps work. Step overs work. Half Step overs work. Been able to jab step a defender, and get him to back up and give up space for a jumper. Been able to freeze a defender with a step over and blow by them. Been able to jab step a defender and drive the opposite direction. They did a good job on this.
    2. The pick and roll game is precise. With the new movement on the left stick dribbling, you can jump in and out of space, cut into driving lanes, and split defenders. Its going to be hell to stop a user who learns all to work the PNR this year.
    3. The days of playing unathletic bigs who can only block shots and dunk are over.
    4. The days of playing the unathletic shooter big minutes are over. Andre Roberson will definitely have more use then Kyle Korver this year. Two way, 3 and D guys will be a must to win.
    5. Passing is terrible, and it is to easy to pass into the paint.
    6. Shooting is to easy (but it is on rookie).
    7.The ball needs to be more tangible. The ball is tangible when you dribble into a crowd, but the offensive player shouldn't be able to dribble the ball through and into a defender just because it is a 1 on 1 interaction. There has to be a bigger benefit to guessing the right direction on drives.
    8. Off ball players will be huge. The down screens and catch and shoot game looks much improved this year. So you may need to get your off ball defense up to speed to keep from getting "Warriored" all game off the ball.
    9. The help defense seems much better. The bigs are showing and helping more on perimeter drives. You are going to have a big who can protect the rim this year.
    10. ON BALL DEFENSE IS EXCELLENT. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE IT. You can still guard a ballhandler. You have to use angles, anticipation, and a combination of R2, L2, triangle, and the right stick. This is the first year on next gen where the defense is reactionary (as it is in real life). You can no longer bully a ballhandler around the court. You have to give up space, time your contest, and learn when to speed up or speed down. No more bump and run defense. Last year you could cover a player with the right stick and turbo button. That right stick contest is much more difficult this year and requires way more skill. If you can play defense this year, you deserve it.
    Can't wait to play the game when the level is not on rookie. Wish we had different difficulty levels to choose from. Happy with the gameplay so far.

    Rob wait till the changes been made man, i was super ecstatic when i first jumped into game played like 3 hours non-stop 2ku and then went to bed, you know time differences then i woke up in the morning to see that Mike did a poll on twitter and then decided to buff stamina and speed, lol, like i was asleep man all of the europe was asleep when you decided to take some feedback! Cmon Mike! This is a global world, it can't be this random, it ain't a quality feedback you get, you're fundamentally wrong, forget about the decisions you make is wrong, it's fundamentally wrong to decide on when 6-7 million of 2k players all over EU etc is asleep.. And also most of them don't even know english maybe.. Have you ever thought about that?
    You know!:05:
    Finally got to test the MyPlayer builder this morning. I really like what I saw. I went with a 6'6 Playmaking SG named Chet Cheaney. He's a really good passer and finisher and a decent defender/rebounder. He has a decent mid range as well but not much of a shooter from the 3.
    In the one game I tested him out I tried it on a 60 overall because my intentions were to try him at his worst and at his potential best. I don't ever buy additional VC with my own money because I actually enjoy the grind and don't really care for online competition. In that game I had 10 pts, 3 rbs, 2 ast, and 1 TO. Really like the build to be honest and plan on sticking with it. Problem is you can only test each build one time in the demo which was disappointing to me as I really wanted to try him at a 95 overall.
    I really like the presentation graphics. It still feels similar to the presentation of 2k19 but I think it looks a lot cooler. I also think the players feel better while your dribbling with them, players don't seem to be quite as slow this year. Defense feels decent on and not too overbearing like on 2k19 but I still think help defense could use some work. Post play feels a lot better imo.
    ataman5
    And Mike decides to BUFF stamina and speed for casuals in just about what 2-3 hours of demo and feedback off of Twitter people! Really! Really! Is that a quality feedback and on what term he decides to buff of a 1 whole year work been done by programmers/developpers, i feel sorry for whoever worked on this for a whole year and gets to see it changed in just 2 hours of casual crying. This was an epic L by beluba or what i call now is 'Twitter beluba' not OS beluba. OS beluba is gone. :frown:

    Really? God, Mike can be the best and worst for the game....2k20 will play like 2k19 after all the complaining is done.
    Goffs
    Yeah def...online PS4...PC mods...Switch for when I travel or I'm at work when I get downtime lol

    I had 2k18 on PC (don't have 2k19 on PC) and it never seemed like the release timing for layups worked properly. That little, short vibration for when to release the shot was never there (used an Xbox one controller) as it was on the console version of 2k18. It also felt like layups on PC always had a poor release attributed to them no matter what. I could make more layups with the same players on Xbox one than I could on PC.
    Have you noticed anything similar?
    One thing I'm interested to see is if higher difficulty levels affect the contests percentages. Been seeing alot of strange inconsistencies.
    Jumped from behind Klay Thompson where my hand ended up behind his right ear and that triggered a 100% contest.
    Had one where I was just standing in front of the shooter in a defensive stance and that triggered a 27% contest.
    Closed out on a shooter and got a hand up without jumping and that triggered a 7% contest.
    One contact layup animation where the defender was still in front of the attacker triggered a 13% contest while another, still with the defender in front of them triggered a 63% contest.
    I'm betting this gets patched 3 times before October so I dont even know if it's worth even looking at it now but those seem very strange. I don't wanna be a slave to looking at and getting annoyed at contest percentages rather than playing the game, but it's hard not to given how strange some of those are.
    Oh and it's utterly ridiculous that Mike is caving to cheesers after a few ****ing hours. I have zero confidence that this game will resemble anything we like about the feel of it by October 1st.
    "I cant chain together 16 dribble moves to trigger a ankle breaker, 2k trash no cap!!!111!"
    Here, here's more stamina.
    Smfh
    I've seen some complaints about the slower jumpshots online but I really like it personally. To me, it makes the shots feel a lot more organic instead of everyone having a quick flick.
    Doogie_Howitzer_WMD
    I had 2k18 on PC (don't have 2k19 on PC) and it never seemed like the release timing for layups worked properly. That little, short vibration for when to release the shot was never there (used an Xbox one controller) as it was on the console version of 2k18. It also felt like layups on PC always had a poor release attributed to them no matter what. I could make more layups with the same players on Xbox one than I could on PC.
    Have you noticed anything similar?

    Can't say that I have...
    The 24th Letter
    I've seen some complaints about the slower jumpshots online but I really like it personally. To me, it makes the shots feel a lot more organic instead of everyone having a quick flick.

    Thats it. The jumpshot speed and percentages need to drop. I agree. Every player cant be Abdul Rauf mixed with Curtis Staples.
    Junior Moe
    Where is the demo located? I cant find it in the PS Store on PS4. Whenever I search all I get are the different versions of the full game.
    Sent from my SM-G950U using Operation Sports mobile app

    Go to NBA2k20 (where you'd normally purchase it). And then it should let you download the demo from that. It wasn't it's own icon (I.e. it wasn't like previous years where it was called 'NBA2k19 Prelude')
    cjacks17
    Go to NBA2k20 (where you'd normally purchase it). And then it should let you download the demo from that. It wasn't it's own icon (I.e. it wasn't like previous years where it was called 'NBA2k19 Prelude')
    Thanks. I found it on the regular edition, just had to scroll down to find it.
    Sent from my SM-G950U using Operation Sports mobile app
    uh....so how come when my player is standing still and I press the left stick it takes him like 3 seconds to actually start moving? Seriously delayed reaction time. Maybe annoying enough not to buy this game.

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