Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cut Scenes From Hell

I hate cut scenes in sports games.

Despise them.

NBA 2K11 loves them. With all its heart.

I am playing on full 12 min. quarters and games are taking a LONG time, because, well, I'm on 12 min quarters but also because every play stoppage, every sub, every free throw, 2K wants to show me how "TV Like" its game is.

I DO NOT CARE who the Sprite Player of whatever is, or the Gatorade whatever moment is. I do not need the Gatorade sub screen to show me who is coming in and out of the game. A quick flash of subs is all I need. I sure as hell don't need up close shots of players after a play.

Now, you are supposed to be able to turn that shit off, but in the presentation menu I only see a few options for such things and I still get to see these intermittent cut scenes far too often in this game.

GET ME TO THE ACTION. I don't give a shit if this is "just like it is on television."

This isn't television. I have shit to do. I am wearing out the A button on my controller pleading with NBA 2K11 to stop showing me stuff that has nothing to do with me playing the game.

As for the game itself, it's good, it's bad, and I hate Michael Jordan.

Seriously, it is a very challenging game when playing on the "PRO SIM" mode. I lost to the 76ers 104-101 as Boston in overtime. I didn't care to see Even Turner killing me with 3s because ...Even Turner shouldn't do that, but overall it feels pretty authentic.

I STILL think t egame is best played by gamepad gurus who can master a million different moves, and I still hate that slow PFers who get caught in rotation on Rondo can guard him like they are John Starks...but hey..


Brandon Cackowski-Schnell said...

I think that the only words in this post that I understood were "Gatorade" and "Sprite".

Mmmmm, Gatorade.

Clay said...

Why do games even show those reaction shots of their players? They models and animations aren't done well enough to justify the extra attention, much less make me watch them without saying, "Yeah, that's what real people look/act like," sarcastically.

Jeff said...

Looking forward to how this year's edition stands up against the now-standard "Garnett test". Though, it might need to be another player this year, depending on KG's stats in the game...

Deelron said...

I totally agree, I guess I'm one of the few people who don't scream for better presentation, I just want to play my sports game with a realistic clock setting in a reasonable amount of time, without halftime shows or "play of the game" or watching a coach talk to a player on a sideline. Just let me turn the stuff off already and let the people who want it leave it on, done and done.