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By Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 October 2017

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Gameplay plays second fiddle to atmosphere.
7.0    Gameplay
7.0    Story
8.5    Presentation
7.5    Lasting appeal
3.5

Focusing a bit more on what's happening off the court than on it, NBA 2K18 may not be the best basketball title for students of the game.
PROS
Create great atmosphere before game; The Neighbourhood a welcome addition; Shooting mechanics spot-on
CONS
MyCareer player creation options a bit limited; Defensive and passing gameplay out of whack
VERDICT
NBA 2K18 is evolving, with The Neighbourhood clear evidence that 2K is trying to tap into the community of avid basketball fans it has. While this should yield dividends in the long run, as The Neighbourhood has plenty of objectives to keep gamers interested, it feels like some of the actual on court gameplay is being put on the back burner.
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