Stephen Hawking thinks AI is going to spell the end of mankind in the far future, apparently, but rest assured ladies and gentlemen. Play 150+ hours of this game and you'll learn that if IN THE YEAR 2014-15, BASKETBALL SIMULATOR VIDEO GAME AI IS INCAPABLE OF REPLICATING NORMAL ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ FLOOR SPACING IN A GAME OF BASKETBALL, WE HAVE A VERY LONG TIME BEFORE THE END OF HUMANITY IS UPON US. MY ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ CAT COULD UNDERSTAND FLOOR SPACING BETTER THAN THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THIS GAME.
Summary of the gameplay in NBA 2K15: Opening Tip - Win every time because the AI is incapable of timing its jump.
First possession - Try to pass to open 3 point shooter, 3 point shooter AI ignores common-sense, runs into middle of the key where there are 3 other players. Pass gets aimed into cluster of players. Turnover.
Opposition Possession - You play good defense, you don't allow any easy scores. The AI holds the ball until the shot clock runs down to 4 seconds, then isolates their best player. Despite having a hand in the AI's face and a terrible shot selection, the AI will somehow make a 3 pointer as the shot clock expires.
2nd Possession - You move the ball around, avoiding the cheese as much as possible. Open 3 point shot to tie the game of a good screen, Steph Curry shooting. Despite the open shot for an excellent shooter, your shot will clank off the back rim and fall directly into the hands of your center. You fake a shot, try to get the defender up, and your center, I.E. LaMarcus Aldridge, an all-star and one of the best players at his position, will miss a wide-open layup.
Opposition Possession - You'll play excellent on-ball defense, but your AI defender will stand in one position and allow their player to get an open layup/dunk. If your center rotates, it will be completely pointless, because every time your center contests a shot, there's either a foul or a ridiculous contested layup make.
3rd Possession - By this point you're fustrated that you're down 4-0 despite doing nothing wrong. You pass to your power forward who has a ridiculous bumped up post-fadeaway rating, and exploit the overpowered post-offense system in the game. Congrats, you just cheesed your way to your first bucket.
Opposition Possession - Opposition finally misses a shot! It's too bad your center doesn't know how to box out; offensive rebound for them, 6-2.
Now rinse and repeat for 150 hours, pay $50 for VC so you can buy some over-priced and usually useless packs for your MyTeam. If you're lucky, you'll get David Lee or maybe, just maybe, Anthony Davis, who despite being a current top 3 NBA player, is incapable of making an open layup in this game.
If you want to play MyCareer effectively, you better hope your pockets are deep! MyGM is a brilliant game mode and is actually realistic; too bad you can buy your way to winning regardless.
Don't expect anything to get fixed either. 2K won't listen to a damn thing you say, because they know there isn't any realistic competition on the basketball game market. Despite this, customers actually consider buying NBA Live because this ♥♥♥♥ is so bad. Yes, 2K, you treat your customers so poorly that they would consider buying a game made by EA over your overpriced garbage.
9/10, I'm probably going to buy 2K16 and go through the exact same ♥♥♥♥ again.