There were a few late arrivals this week, and one of the biggest (both literally and figuratively) is NBA 2K17 ($7.99), which dropped earlier this morning. 2K’s basketball offerings seem to be the fan favorites each year over EA’s free to play NBA Live Mobile (Free) series, and this year’s offering appears to be the most robust basketball offering yet. It features a revamped control scheme and support for physical controllers, and expanded MyCareer mode with an “Off-Day Simulator, more MyPLAYER equipment and attribute options, upgraded badge system, and more", new Historic players, and an expanded EuroLeague with new teams, among other new features.
To be honest, I haven’t kept up with any of the basketball simulation games on mobile for the past few years. Not that I don’t like basketball sims (even though I am more of an NBA Jam ($4.99) kind of guy), but more because these dang games are alway such huge file sizes that they eventually get cut from the team in order for me to make space for newer games. This year is no different with NBA 2K17 clocking in at just under 3GB, but thankfully my new iPhone 7 is the 256GB model so I have a little room to play with. For now, at least. So I’ll definitely be diving into this one over the weekend, and if you’re looking for what other players are saying about this year’s version of NBA 2K, be sure to check in on the game’s thread in our forums.