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NBA 2K22 Gameplay Trailer - Plenty More Gameplay Details Coming Tomorrow

2K has released their NBA 2K22 gameplay trailer today and plan to provide plenty more gameplay details in tomorrow’s Courtside Report.

For those of you have might have missed out on the latest NBA 2K22 news, check out the articles below.

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  1. Hard to enjoy any video that's in 480p. Also, why do they have Candace Parker looking so sad? She too pretty to be looking like she's going through depression on a video game.
    jpdavis82
    Why would you want the game to go backwards?
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    I'm just talking in regards to scale. The next gen models are obviously great looking, I just feel like player/court ratio looks better on PS4. It's hard to explain but it has been one of my weird 2K bugaboo's forever. Look at a game in broadcast camera on PS4 and then do the same on PS5. I play the PS4 and PS5 versions and I only play on broadcast so it's immediately noticable. I might just be weird, IDK...
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    First thought is that movement/animation wise it looks nearly indistinguishable from 2k21 but I'm not going to be too critical over a blurry leaked trailer.
    TBH the 2K hype trailers don't do much for me. It's one thing in years like 2k14 or 2k21 when there is a noticeable improvement in graphics, especially that leap with 2k14, but these games always look pretty good when it's just highlight clips. You can go back and watch trailers from the 360/PS3 and besides the dated graphics the trailers still look good.
    Hopefully we get an in-depth blog tomorrow along with clips that highlight some of the improvements.
    Didn't do anything for me oddly enough. I'm going to chalk it up that I'm at that old man stage where I just don't care anymore. Just give me the blogs.
    But as someone stated just a few moments ago, I'll wait until I see a high-definition video of the trailer.
    Geez...we actually used to watch videos like that back then and get excited? Crazy, lol.
    Oops... Didn't see the link for the high definition video. Just watched it.
    Nothing exciting that I can see. Not sure what they're planning with the current and legendary players. Looks like we might be getting new camera angles for replays. I am curious about the "Anywhere Anybody" marketing.
    Beyond that...nothing really stands out for me.
    You know what would be cool if you were a PNO player with their marketing? It would be cool if you were allowed to switch out 1-2 current players on current team with a legendary player.
    CaVsFaN2273
    Here's the HD version:
    Lol, Well that's much better.
    Made You Look is one of my favorite songs so that's always a plus...trailers kind of are what they are at this point.
    Looking forward to the gameplay blog..
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    I just wanna know how matchmaking is for rec and how the myplayer builder is.
    If those are the same as 2K21 on next gen then it might be a skip for me.
    Got a PS5 about a month ago and after about 4 rec games i just deleted the game.
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    ksuttonjr76
    You know what would be cool if you were a PNO player with their marketing? It would be cool if you were allowed to switch out 1-2 current players on current team with a legendary player.
    I was brainstorming ways to make a potential College Hoops game work in this new market and this came to my mind. We all know 2K is about that money. They could use the NBAPA in College Hoops. Imagine playing with Duke with the real college athletes now with NIL and being able to add 1 "campus legend" like Davidson Steph Curry or Texas Kevin Durant to the squad. Basically you could buy the player cards or unlock them in packs.
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    Can see why they held off releasing this trailer. It’s the same just darker with less lighting. Most players have cyber faces from at least 2k19 still. Lebron looks the exact same, booker the same, Carmelo Anthony the same, Westbrook the same. The list goes on.
    They must not have watched Lebron play for the last few years cause they refuse to update his beard but I know that upsets this forum when I bring that up so I’ll leave it at that.
    For the first time since 2k11 I don’t see enough here to buy day 1, especially at the inflated “next gen” price so will wait till it’s on sale unfortunately
    I think 2k marketed this directly for me. Made you look with Trae doing his thing all over the trailer.
    Somebody said they saw Lloyd Pierce. I hate that snake. Telling other coaches not to vote for Trae for the all star game. Blocking Trae off team USA. Not to mention all the behind closed doors issues he caused within the team. Pacers good luck with "he so nice tho" guy.
    Sorry off topic 2k22 YESSSS SIR I'm hyped!!!!!! I've been playing Madden 22 I have low standards right now. Don't judge me guys cause I'm Hypee:appl::appl::appl::appl::appl:
    Edit: Only noticed Cade for the rookies. So I wonder who all they got other than the guys from MYTEAM Last Month. Also say Lauri on the BULLS!! UNPLAYABLE
    tru11
    I just wanna know how matchmaking is for rec and how the myplayer builder is.
    If those are the same as 2K21 on next gen then it might be a skip for me.
    Got a PS5 about a month ago and after about 4 rec games i just deleted the game.
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    Don't you normally play REC games?
    tymmie21
    I think 2k marketed this directly for me. Made you look with Trae doing his thing all over the trailer.
    Somebody said they saw Lloyd Pierce. I hate that snake. Telling other coaches not to vote for Trae for the all star game. Blocking Trae off team USA. Not to mention all the behind closed doors issues he caused within the team. Pacers good luck with "he so nice tho" guy.
    Sorry off topic 2k22 YESSSS SIR I'm hyped!!!!!! I've been playing Madden 22 I have low standards right now. Don't judge me guys cause I'm Hypee:appl::appl::appl::appl::appl:

    same here. i am hyped to play this on PS5
    Makes me sad to realize I just don’t get hyped for this stuff anymore. The trailer looked like your typical 2K trailer. Not saying it’s bad, it’s just you’ve seen 1 you’ve seen em all. I’m off the entire launch weekend so I’m sure I’ll end up getting it.
    I can't stand the reaction from youtubers complaining about the contact dunk animations. They have no idea what they are asking for when they want a game with less animations. This is how you know they only play in the park. Sig animations and just animations in general are vital for the NBA experience.
    I liked the emotions that players showed, like the pre-game stuff, bench emotions, PG in his defensive stance... I hope we see it consistently during gameplay. I thought that Stephen Curry three-point celebration before the ball went in was a little much for him though, he's not Nick Young :lol:
    I also hope that we don't get players doing their signature celebrations too often though. Like, Trae Young bowed once IRL IIRC. It might not be a thing he does all the time or ever again, but now we might see it multiple times every game in 2K (just like we see "Dame Time" in 2K all the time even though he only does it down the stretch of the 4th IRL).
    But the trailer was definitely good.
    Pray_iv_m3rcy
    I can't stand the reaction from youtubers complaining about the contact dunk animations. They have no idea what they are asking for when they want a game with less animations. This is how you know they only play in the park. Sig animations and just animations in general are vital for the NBA experience.

    As long as they don't negate the presence of other players around the ballhandler. Sometimes that happens to me in 2K21 where a two-man animation will trigger and it's like no one else around even exists.
    But I know that might be tricky.
    VictorMG
    As long as they don't negate the presence of other players around the ballhandler. Sometimes that happens to me in 2K21 where a two-man animation will trigger and it's like no one else around even exists.
    But I know that might be tricky.

    Yea but ppl have to keep in mind it's still a video game. It won't be perfect. The correct animation will not trigger all the time. People want complete control over their player and that isn't even possible in real life.
    Pray_iv_m3rcy
    I can't stand the reaction from youtubers complaining about the contact dunk animations. They have no idea what they are asking for when they want a game with less animations. This is how you know they only play in the park. Sig animations and just animations in general are vital for the NBA experience.
    I understand their PTSD from from 2K21 contact dunks.
    but in general, players don't understand their own animation complaints. These games NEED animations, both visually and within the guts of the game. We've literally seen basketball games take stabs at rag doll physics and fail.
    Everyone's favorite 2K had the most "canned" animations...but when they used in a way that feels fair, and are varied, you don't hear about them.
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    This isn’t gameplay just cut scene of pre-render video. Until you see 1 on 1 game matches with another human or cpu showing 1 qtr. that’s how you’ll see if the gameplay has improved.
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    The animations look like they're smoother.
    I didn't play next-gen last year, but I did see it. The player's faces look atrocious, at least from the video in high-def.
    Very odd since what looks lovely was when Donovan Mitchell was at the line, and they switched faces to Kobe and everybody else.
    Those look good, but the other players, man, at least that they can probably work on throughout the year. 
    VictorMG
    I liked the emotions that players showed, like the pre-game stuff, bench emotions, PG in his defensive stance... I hope we see it consistently during gameplay. I thought that Stephen Curry three-point celebration before the ball went in was a little much for him though, he's not Nick Young :lol:
    That animation happen because of the GUARANTEED GREEN RELEASE! Lol

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    Pray_iv_m3rcy
    I can't stand the reaction from youtubers complaining about the contact dunk animations. They have no idea what they are asking for when they want a game with less animations. This is how you know they only play in the park. Sig animations and just animations in general are vital for the NBA experience.

    The 24th Letter
    I understand their PTSD from from 2K21 contact dunks.
    but in general, players don't understand their own animation complaints. These games NEED animations, both visually and within the guts of the game. We've literally seen basketball games take stabs at rag doll physics and fail.
    Everyone's favorite 2K had the most "canned" animations...but when they used in a way that feels fair, and are varied, you don't hear about them.
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    Yeah when people talk about getting rid of animations and going to a "physics" based system for sports games it shows me that they've fallen in love with a misguided talking point that disregards a fundamental aspect of what make a game great.
    jfsolo
    Yeah when people talk about getting rid of animations and going to a "physics" based system for sports games it shows me that they've fallen in love with a misguided talking point that disregards a fundamental aspect of what make a game great.

    Friend of mine said they should do what Madden has done where any number of players can "join" an animation at any time. I'm like "Not sure it's that simple..."
    jfsolo
    Yeah when people talk about getting rid of animations and going to a "physics" based system for sports games it shows me that they've fallen in love with a misguided talking point that disregards a fundamental aspect of what make a game great.

    Man! They tried the physics based system before with either NBA 2K12 or 2K13. It was horrible! Sounded good on paper, but in practice...epic fail. Now, it might be worth trying again it with the better technology of the XBSX/PS5, but I would keep my expectations low.
    Yeah, I guess im getting older because this did absolutely nothing for me, only thing that was good was my boy Nas. With that said it’s still a day one purchase, like it has been since 99.
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    Really need to see that gameplay blog. I'm concerned that it will be about the gameplay mechanics as opposed to gameplay enhancements. I hate that Mike Wang has emphasized "skill based" in terms of gameplay improvements.
    This isn't a gameplay trailer...
    Extremely LAME. These trailers are always EXACTLY the same. CGI mixed with in cinematic in game replays at different angles. Never actually shows real on court gameplay. This game has always looked great... That's all you can actually tell from the trailers though. Just a useless video.
    Like they legit STILL have the crowd yell "threeeeee" lmaoooo. Never in an NBA game in my 31 years of living have I heard the crowd yell THREEEEEE in a game..... NCAA obviously. NBA nope.
    ksuttonjr76
    Didn't do anything for me oddly enough. I'm going to chalk it up that I'm at that old man stage where I just don't care anymore. Just give me the blogs.
    But as someone stated just a few moments ago, I'll wait until I see a high-definition video of the trailer.
    Geez...we actually used to watch videos like that back then and get excited? Crazy, lol.
    Meh, could be old age. Might also be 2K sort of settling into a degree of complacency when it comes to innovation and trailer presentation.
    The first reveal trailers used to serve as a keyhole for which we could catch these narrow glimpses of all sorts of new additions - fancy new stepbacks, Jamal Crawford's signature move, new classic teams, era filters, custom arena details, an authentic NBA-centric mode (say, Jordan Challenge or something of its ilk). We'd see all the new elements dangled out there, making us thirsty for more (thinking prime Momentous Celtic era, when he did the reveals, not the release day stuff).
    We lost that a bit over time, often trading substance for pure hype vid basics (up close faces, fast cuts, mostly popular players just doing whatever).
    All that said, as someone who skipped 2K21, there were a few things I saw that I liked. For one, maybe it was already in 2K21, but anytime I see players interacting with the environment outside of the court itself, I'm in. So watching dudes diving on the scoring table was a nice tough (next stop, falling into fans).
    Also, as a Vince Carter fan, I liked this.

    If I were a pessimist, I'd assume that's just him on the All-Time Nets wearing his era-specific uniform. If I were an optimist though, I'd speculate as to whether there's a Carter-era Nets classic team out there added to the mix.
    Alas, I'm a pessimist.
    HBKSean216
    This isn't a gameplay trailer...
    Extremely LAME. These trailers are always EXACTLY the same. CGI mixed with in cinematic in game replays at different angles. Never actually shows real on court gameplay. This game has always looked great... That's all you can actually tell from the trailers though. Just a useless video.
    Like they legit STILL have the crowd yell "threeeeee" lmaoooo. Never in an NBA game in my 31 years of living have I heard the crowd yell THREEEEEE in a game..... NCAA obviously. NBA nope.

    CGI? What is CGI about a trailer compromised completely of in game footage? Everything shown here is stuff that you might see while playing the game. Some of it might be "cutscenes" in between plays but I'm pretty sure that's using the same exact graphics you see while playing.
    I feel like im losing it. That looked pretty freakin cool. I mean it wasnt the greatest thing ive ever seen but to describe that as "meh" just doesnt make sense to me.
    This is why we were calling for footage weeks ago before thousands were probably suckered into pre ordering. This is 2k21 with a roster update minus Lonzo ball still being on the Pelicans which means they cut this together weeks ago smh
    MrScum
    This is why we were calling for footage weeks ago before thousands were probably suckered into pre ordering. This is 2k21 with a roster update minus Lonzo ball still being on the Pelicans which means they cut this together weeks ago smh

    Lol LMAO. what a hilarious statement
    scottyp180
    CGI? What is CGI about a trailer compromised completely of in game footage? Everything shown here is stuff that you might see while playing the game. Some of it might be "cutscenes" in between plays but I'm pretty sure that's using the same exact graphics you see while playing.

    The Booker and PG snippet is CGI. That is not in game gameplay. Next.
    CujoMatty
    I feel like im losing it. That looked pretty freakin cool. I mean it wasnt the greatest thing ive ever seen but to describe that as "meh" just doesnt make sense to me.

    Hhh lol? They make this same whack *** trailer every year that doesn't show you actual gameplay we'd see while PLAYING the. Rather just cinematic replay angles of gameplay.
    CujoMatty
    I feel like im losing it. That looked pretty freakin cool. I mean it wasnt the greatest thing ive ever seen but to describe that as "meh" just doesnt make sense to me.

    As someone that leans more towards "meh" I'd say it's not because it looks bad, it just doesn't look much different than what we've seen before. Graphically it's very similar to 2k21 nextgen. Not necessarily a bad thing it just doesn't jump out as looking new or different from last year. Same for the animations.
    If you show this to someone that isn't an avid 2K player I'm sure they would be impressed, maybe blown away. But for some of us that follow and play 2k year in and year out this is more or less what you expect from a typical 2k trailer.
    To put it another way, it's more of an "us" problem than a 2K problem. Some of us have consumed so much 2K over the years that it's just harder for these trailers to impress us.
    scottyp180
    As someone that leans more towards "meh" I'd say it's not because it looks bad, it just doesn't look much different than what we've seen before. Graphically it's very similar to 2k21 nextgen. Not necessarily a bad thing it just doesn't jump out as looking new or different from last year. Same for the animations.
    If you show this to someone that isn't an avid 2K player I'm sure they would be impressed, maybe blown away. But for some of us that follow and play 2k year in and year out this is more or less what you expect from a typical 2k trailer.
    To put it another way, it's more of an "us" problem than a 2K problem. Some of us have consumed so much 2K over the years that it's just harder for these trailers to impress us.

    Not a lot of people would admit this, instead pulling a Seymour Skinner, and then of course ripping 2K for continuing to utilize a marketing method that hasn't failed them yet.
    Schnoodle321
    Can see why they held off releasing this trailer. It’s the same just darker with less lighting. Most players have cyber faces from at least 2k19 still. Lebron looks the exact same, booker the same, Carmelo Anthony the same, Westbrook the same. The list goes on.
    They must not have watched Lebron play for the last few years cause they refuse to update his beard but I know that upsets this forum when I bring that up so I’ll leave it at that.
    For the first time since 2k11 I don’t see enough here to buy day 1, especially at the inflated “next gen” price so will wait till it’s on sale unfortunately

    Exactly. The reds and yellows definitely look better but I think it’s pretty clear it’s simply because they darkened the game overall and played with saturation. I.e something you can do on your TV.
    And no new face scan for Jordan. That alone would have convinced me to get the game.
    Pray_iv_m3rcy
    Really need to see that gameplay blog. I'm concerned that it will be about the gameplay mechanics as opposed to gameplay enhancements. I hate that Mike Wang has emphasized "skill based" in terms of gameplay improvements.

    HBKSean216
    This isn't a gameplay trailer...
    Extremely LAME. These trailers are always EXACTLY the same. CGI mixed with in cinematic in game replays at different angles. Never actually shows real on court gameplay. This game has always looked great... That's all you can actually tell from the trailers though. Just a useless video.
    Like they legit STILL have the crowd yell "threeeeee" lmaoooo. Never in an NBA game in my 31 years of living have I heard the crowd yell THREEEEEE in a game..... NCAA obviously. NBA nope.

    I hate that stupid “threeee” yell.
    loso_34
    The visuals were stunning I think y’all are going out of your way to be negative.

    CujoMatty
    I feel like im losing it. That looked pretty freakin cool. I mean it wasnt the greatest thing ive ever seen but to describe that as "meh" just doesnt make sense to me.

    I mean yeah it looks great, but does it look ANY different than 21 Next Gen? You could tell me it’s the same game.
    Does anyone have the same comparable video release for 21next gen? I’d be interested to compare.
    HBKSean216
    The Booker and PG snippet is CGI. That is not in game gameplay. Next.

    Yeah you are just flat out making stuff up. Anyone that played 2k21 on nextgen knows that everything in this trailer is accurate to what you could see while playing. You can probably get pretty damn close to recreating this entire trailer with 2k21 footage minus the new face scans and animations.
    You really see everything in this board. You'll get some people saying they were expecting 2k to look better on nextgen consoles then other people claiming there's CGI snippets in the trailer. What a range of opinions.
    Here is a 2k21 trailer in LOW def. I just don’t see much difference?
    And where does that scene where Luka dramatically walks out from the locker room ever happen? Would suggest some of these trailer scenes are in fact not actual gameplay.
    Does this look noticeably different from the 2K22 trailer other than the fact of 22’s trailer being cut more diversely?
    https://youtu.be/Ib5ygUYjHZI
    Idk if the guys that are mad that 2k looks the same haven't noticed that not much changed graphically in any sport title games that is next gen so far its been all about performance 4k visuals and 60fps.
    So to think 2k should be the first game of next gen to take this huge leap graphically after year one when no other sport game developers have is probably expecting a little much.
    I on the other hand am glad they didn't pull a 2k15 and drop dramatically in the graphics department compared to 2k14 like they did last gen.
    HBKSean216
    The Booker and PG snippet is CGI. That is not in game gameplay. Next.

    Tell me you don’t know what CGI is without telling me you don’t know what CGI is..
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    I’ve spent a million hours fine tuning my 21 next gen rosters and attributes. I’d hate to do it again. Graphically the difference isn't convincing enough. MJ has the same face which is the first “no go” for me to switch. The colors look improved a bit which is very important but that seems more tied to dimming the colors as a whole which I’ve gotten from my TV settings.
    So it comes to a few things:
    Is the defense improved? And I DO NOT mean “skill based.” I mean the opposite. Does the CPU and SIMPLISTICS work as they should? Will help defense to stop someone from getting a wide open lane to the rack happen? Will a hot player get double teamed? That’ll convince me right there probably.
    Will they bring back immersive city view scenes during broadcast games like EVERY 2K before next gen had? How can the more highly powered games have no simple camera shot city footage?
    michaelhawj
    Lol LMAO. what a hilarious statement

    It’s funny because it’s true. Put the cape down bro, 2k doesn’t owe you anything, it’s ok to criticize them.
    Gosens6
    Tell me you don’t know what CGI is without telling me you don’t know what CGI is..
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    Yeah I don't know wtf he's talking about. All trailers from past games were straight up replay gameplay spliced together to make a trailer.
    Does momentous no longer make game trailers for 2k?
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    jfsolo
    Not a lot of people would admit this, instead pulling a Seymour Skinner, and then of course ripping 2K for continuing to utilize a marketing method that hasn't failed them yet.

    As a Simpsons fan I'm not completely sure what you mean by "pulling a Seymour Skinner."
    Also, I gotta say I love the quote that shows at the bottom of your posts. I've seen you post here for awhile and I'm not sure if I ever complimented it.
    Today is somewhat a disappointing day for many here after the trailer. Tomorrow will be "drooling day" after the gameplay blog, like happens almost every year.
    I'm not going to take anyone's shine for those that believed it was a good trailer. Like another poster has stated, we have been consuming NBA 2K information for so long that it's hard for us to get excited anymore.
    You can almost say that NBA 2K could be "peaking" when it comes to innovation of the sport itself. With previous console generations, it was easy to make huge graphical and gameplay advancements when compared to the previous console generations. The PS4/PS5 and XB1X/XBSX generations are close in capability, but not close in capability at the same time...if that makes sense.
    scottyp180
    As a Simpsons fan I'm not completely sure what you mean by "pulling a Seymour Skinner."
    Also, I gotta say I love the quote that shows at the bottom of your posts. I've seen you post here for awhile and I'm not sure if I ever complimented it.


    A lot of us here just can't admit that we're "out of touch" with most of what this game is about now. No one has to like it, but we should all admit it.
    youvalss
    Today is somewhat a disappointing day for many here after the trailer. Tomorrow will be "drooling day" after the gameplay blog, like happens almost every year.

    More like "Knives Out" tomorrow. There is an unprecedented amount of skepticism about the game here now so I expect a lot of negative hyperbole to ensue, I mean I skipped 21 so I get, but I always choose to be optimistic about every new game, until very specific gameplay flaws change my mind.
    jfsolo

    A lot of here just can't admit that we're "out of touch" with most of what this game is about now. No one has to like it, but we should all admit it.
    More like "Knives Out" tomorrow. There is an unprecedented amount of skepticism about the game here now so I expect a lot of negative hyperbole to ensue, I mean I skipped 21 so I get, but I always choose to be optimistic about every new game, until very specific gameplay flaws change my mind.
    I'm starting to think the whole "Built from the ground up for next gen" marketing is really starting to come back to haunt them. It created a unrealistic expectation of the game. I'll be the first to admit that I was hooked on the marketing. I don't regret my overall purchase of my console, but I was kind of expecting more from the game from a gameplay perspective. Especially when you compare NBA 2K21 to NBA 2K14 or even NBA 2K6. The gameplay experience jump between generations felt huge.
    cingelsby

    2K has released their NBA 2K22 gameplay trailer today and plan to provide plenty more gameplay...
    Written By: Steve Noah
    Click here to view the article.

    The only thing I want from this game is much improved off ball defense. Fix the pick and roll and help defense logic. If they do this I’ll be very happy. Since czar is in charge of defense this year, I think we’ll see some nice improvements!
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    I bought next-gen 2k21 --- looks amazing in trailers. This is the same old sluggish, stiff, running in mud player movement. People say alot of bad things about Madden, and much of it rightfully so. But 2k puts out the same rehashed stuff, as well, IMO. They just have a better reputation than EA ...
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    You can see Lonzo on the Pelicans and Bulls in one trailer.
    Luka’s arm glitches on the rebound. Lamelo’s hand passes through the defenders like a ghost, and you can hilariously see Ja Morant with 127 points and 17 steals in his dunk highlight, because they clearly raised all the sliders to get the ball back to dunk 64 times to finally get a useable animation.
    No MVP in the trailer. No champs. Just dumb cheeseball superteams.
    Luka does a “3 to the dome” celebration which he never does.
    Non existent quality control. Do these guys watch the NBA? Game is gonna be trash, I’m really starting to feel it.
    I watch this trailer and it basically shows me absolutely nothing. This game version isn't even offered on PC, so why bother with a gameplay trailer for it....
    I noticed a LaMelo Ball jersey in the crowd in the Kelly Oubre clip. It was weird to not see a single jersey in the crowd in an NBA game. I also noticed AT&T 5G, Sour Patch Kids, and something called Hyperdrive ads. Overall I get heavy "little things" vibes from this.
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    jfsolo

    A lot of us here just can't admit that we're "out of touch" with most of what this game is about now. No one has to like it, but we should all admit it.

    Ahhh of course! How could j forget such a classic Simpsons quote and meme?!
    I don’t want my suspicions and fear for this game to be true because I need a sports game, but the trailer didn’t help..
    Holding out for gameplay footage..
    I havent seen anything as of yet that has made me want to crossover to nextgen.. ps5 still in the box.. nothing about the trailer hyped me up, looks like 2k21 IMO.. animations look a bit smoother, but I got nothing else after.
    Really wish they would get rid of the dribble spin combined with the wrap behind the back animation that the WNBA player did.
    Its silly IMO that because someone does a move once in real life now everybody in 2k with the same dribble package has the capability to do said move
    Those type of animations should be locked behind their “my player seasons” thing they are promoting this year cause i imagine thats the crowd this is clamoring the most to have those one-off animations included into 2K anyways
    AIRJ23
    You can see Lonzo on the Pelicans and Bulls in one trailer.
    Luka’s arm glitches on the rebound. Lamelo’s hand passes through the defenders like a ghost, and you can hilariously see Ja Morant with 127 points and 17 steals in his dunk highlight, because they clearly raised all the sliders to get the ball back to dunk 64 times to finally get a useable animation.
    No MVP in the trailer. No champs. Just dumb cheeseball superteams.
    Luka does a “3 to the dome” celebration which he never does.
    Non existent quality control. Do these guys watch the NBA? Game is gonna be trash, I’m really starting to feel it.

    I legit can't tell if this is satire or not.
    mlp111
    I havent seen anything as of yet that has made me want to crossover to nextgen.. ps5 still in the box.. nothing about the trailer hyped me up, looks like 2k21 IMO.. animations look a bit smoother, but I got nothing else after.
    I'm trying to figure out why you have a PS5 still in the box. If you have a digital library, the games can still take advantage of the extra horsepower of the PS5.
    ksuttonjr76
    I'm trying to figure out why you have a PS5 still in the box. If you have a digital library, the games can still take advantage of the extra horsepower of the PS5.

    I been in-between using it and selling it.. I'm my younger days I use to game a lot more, but now with my career as a biochemist. I just don't have the time to game like I use to. I bought the console for the purpose of 2k games honestly, but haven't really been excited enough to open it. Was hoping for new grand theft auto.. but I will see.
    To the point of some who are realising they just don't get hyped for these anymore, point taken and it's human nature when each year it's pretty much the same. Usually a heavy focus on sweat. However, 2k12 with the classic teams definitely got me hyped. You'd think with a 75th year anniversary game where 2 legends are on the cover, there's ways to show off new elements with those legends.
    Maybe for once actually having improved upon old arenas, face scans or added something like a mascot from a specific era. Then gameplay wise, show a new type of celebration that was a trademark of a legend. Have a legendary PG throw a lob to a current star and vice versa. I think a cross-over trailer with legends and current players would be way more hyped, IF they actually improved upon things.
    They could also choose to actually show different vantage points that are camera options in-game more. Have some background hype commentary from in-game commentators like they do for real intros in the arena.
    Here's what I would do:
    Show off an empty blacked out arena where Luka, Dirk and Kareem appear on the court. Then slowly build up tension, some smoke, fireworks, PA announcer (introductions), show off the arena with a camera going around, work with some lights, revealing a mascot, other players, maybe off of the 50 greatest players or potential new ones, and then zoom in on the big screen where a trailer is shown with a mix of all modes so park, streets, indoors, wnba etc. Could have some Voice Over by EJ and some hype reactions by actual in-game commentators to some of the action.
    That would get me hyped! Even without showing classic players in the actual footage, but show us something new at least...not just sweat and the usual celebrations, spin moves and dunks. We know that already. There are ways to do these trailers differently!
    Yallasama
    To the point of some who are realising they just don't get hyped for these anymore, point taken and it's human nature when each year it's pretty much the same. Usually a heavy focus on sweat. However, 2k12 with the classic teams definitely got me hyped. You'd think with a 75th year anniversary game where 2 legends are on the cover, there's ways to show off new elements with those legends.
    Maybe for once actually having improved upon old arenas, face scans or added something like a mascot from a specific era. Then gameplay wise, show a new type of celebration that was a trademark of a legend. Have a legendary PG throw a lob to a current star and vice versa. I think a cross-over trailer with legends and current players would be way more hyped, IF they actually improved upon things.
    They could also choose to actually show different vantage points that are camera options in-game more. Have some background hype commentary from in-game commentators like they do for real intros in the arena.
    Here's what I would do:
    Show off an empty blacked out arena where Luka, Dirk and Kareem appear on the court. Then slowly build up tension, some smoke, fireworks, PA announcer (introductions), show off the arena with a camera going around, work with some lights, revealing a mascot, other players, maybe off of the 50 greatest players or potential new ones, and then zoom in on the big screen where a trailer is shown with a mix of all modes so park, streets, indoors, wnba etc. Could have some Voice Over by EJ and some hype reactions by actual in-game commentators to some of the action.
    That would get me hyped! Even without showing classic players in the actual footage, but show us something new at least...not just sweat and the usual celebrations, spin moves and dunks. We know that already. There are ways to do these trailers differently!

    That wouldn't be the "gameplay" people would want out of a trailer
    Smirkin Dirk
    These trailers aren’t aimed at OS readers. The gameplay blogs are.
    A few more hours.

    I'm someone that wasn't hyped by the trailer but I've been playing and following 2k long enough to know what to expect from these trailers. They're basically just highlight reels. Besides improvements to graphics and animations I'm not really sure what else people expect to see that will wow them.
    And, IMO, it's always going to be difficult how much has changed from a trailer. 2k games always look similar, just like most sport games, but that doesn't always tell the whole story. It's always about what the game is like while playing, whether it's the feel of the game or the AI. If the game is mostly 2k21 with better AI and the alluded to gameplay improvements I'd be pretty happy about that.
    Pray_iv_m3rcy
    That wouldn't be the "gameplay" people would want out of a trailer

    And this is? Mine would at least build hype and surely in the actual trailer new gameplay additions could be shown, but judging from this trailer, there’s definitely no game changers or else they would’ve focused on it.
    Think about it, had they added tons of new ways to fight fir rebounds, control dunks / blocks, new post moves, actually able to pull off the Dream Shake or the one legged shot for example, they would’ve shown it.
    jfsolo
    More like "Knives Out" tomorrow. There is an unprecedented amount of skepticism about the game here now so I expect a lot of negative hyperbole to ensue, I mean I skipped 21 so I get, but I always choose to be optimistic about every new game, until very specific gameplay flaws change my mind.

    That skepticism is there every year. And then the gamplay blog comes and for the most part guys here are in heaven...(with some exceptions). Maybe it's time to treat gameplay blogs as if they were trailers...:y11:
    Smirkin Dirk
    These trailers aren’t aimed at OS readers. The gameplay blogs are.
    A few more hours.

    Nah it used to be something to look forward to in the past. Momentous trailer was fire. Now it's next gen and the graphics isn't exactly making that leap that I suspect many were hoping.
    Old 2k games we would see some nice updates to player models. The courts and sounds were updated every iteration. Now its just cut and paste with new head scans....nothing really exciting like in the past.
    Like you said though...OS is no longer the audience.
    This franchise simply does not do it for me anymore. I certainly don't want an NBA Jam experience (which by the way me & my friends have countless hours of fun still playing on an arcade cabinet). But 2K's gameplay does not excite me in any way -- way too slow, sluggish, unresponsive, and animation-dominated, and the same bulky, big-boned (not fat!) player models. A true snoozefest, for me.:zzz:
    After buying 2k21 on PS5, I think I'll be set until the release of "new" consoles in another 6-7 years. Not too much will change between now & then. I mean, my big thing is the classic teams, and there hasn't been a real, meaningful overhaul of those graphics since what, the GOAT, 2K11?:nocomprende:
    iLLWiLL
    This franchise simply does not do it for me anymore. I certainly don't want an NBA Jam experience (which by the way me & my friends have countless hours of fun still playing on an arcade cabinet). But 2K's gameplay does not excite me in any way -- way too slow, sluggish, unresponsive, and animation-dominated, and the same bulky, big-boned (not fat!) player models. A true snoozefest, for me.:zzz:
    After buying 2k21 on PS5, I think I'll be set until the release of "new" consoles in another 6-7 years. Not too much will change between now & then. I mean, my big thing is the classic teams, and there hasn't been a real, meaningful overhaul of those graphics since what, the GOAT, 2K11?:nocomprende:

    Once they get to go all in on the next gen consoles and take a step back from the previous consoles like PS4 and Xbox one. I think that is when we will start to see a bigger jump but that's probably not going to come until like 2023 when the next gen consoles become easier to purchase and the install base is bigger.
    I think people don't realize 2k has to pump out like 4 different versions of the same game cross all of these consoles including PC and that can get very complicated plus I am sure COVID did not help. Also lets me real, they will make money regards of how different the game gets every year so it don't make sense from a business perspective for them to dramatically change the game every year when the same money will be made. We die hard 2k fans are a very small percentage of the community when compared to the causals who could care less about the stuff we care about.
    I hope NBA Live gets it together so that can at least put a little more pressure on 2K and I think once sales start to drop 2k will tighten up.
    KingMaker1247
    Also lets me real, they will make money regards of how different the game gets every year so it don't make sense from a business perspective for them to dramatically change the game every year when the same money will be made.
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    I hope NBA Live gets it together so that can at least put a little more pressure on 2K and I think once sales start to drop 2k will tighten up.

    LOL, if you used that first quote in a Madden thread, you'd be crucified then dismembered, I'm just sayin'!
    Agreed on the last part. I usually had more FUN with Live (which alot of people here would take issue with, but that was just my preference). Live was also a mess. Pretty from afar; ugly, shallow, and not very deep up close...
    scottyp180
    As someone that leans more towards "meh" I'd say it's not because it looks bad, it just doesn't look much different than what we've seen before. Graphically it's very similar to 2k21 nextgen. Not necessarily a bad thing it just doesn't jump out as looking new or different from last year. Same for the animations.
    If you show this to someone that isn't an avid 2K player I'm sure they would be impressed, maybe blown away. But for some of us that follow and play 2k year in and year out this is more or less what you expect from a typical 2k trailer.
    To put it another way, it's more of an "us" problem than a 2K problem. Some of us have consumed so much 2K over the years that it's just harder for these trailers to impress us.

    I haven't played 2K in years (2K18) and I will say nothing was mind blowing about the trailer. I'm getting it because I have a PS5 with no games and excited for the season. I always wait for the actual gameplay to judge things

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