Can you switch the controls back to last year's controls? I don't have that much time to play in general, if there's a learning curve to get up and going i'll probably wait awhile before getting it as i won't have time for it anyway.
Nope, you can only play with their set up, I went in the menu and it didn't give me any different control lay outs. Making X+A and A+B important actions and adding bounce passing basically killed any customization options.
I don't mind skewed ratings, because players don't often behave like their numbers overall. The individual numbers (for different qualities) as long as those make the player play like his nba self, that's ok.
A guy like Dirk is understandable at 85 or whatever, but there's a lot of holes in the ratings system. I think it will be better after an update/patch, but it's ridiculous.
2k is really bad at ratings, that's one thing that is hard to ignore.
one thing that was good is i simulated thru 1 season of assoc and there were very few trades (like only 2) and then the offseason most teams weren't extremely different. although only 1 new setting on assoc saddens me. as a mode it has so much more deep potential than my player and i find it so much better. i really hope they put lots of emphasis on it in 2k14.
Is it that much better that 2K12? i can get it later when i go out, you are kind of selling me on it.
I can say that buying and playing 2K13 left me more satisfied than when I bought 2K12 and 2K11. For me it feels improved. I played a game against a buddy online and it wasn't a 40% shooting struggle. Things felt smoother and we were both at around 48-52% shooting. It just felt funner.