September 21, 2009 - Trends in sports games permeate every franchise out there. Whether it's NHL changing the multiplayer paradigm or NBA Live and its Dynamic DNA, every popular innovation is sure to be emulated elsewhere. Such is the case with NBA 2K10's My Player, a mode that we've seen from other sports franchises but is making its way to basketball for the first time. It follows a similar model as the Be A Pro mode from NHL and Virtual Pro from FIFA where gamers design their own player and build him up into a hopeful superstar, and it's all infused with the excitement of the NBA.
It's a bit puzzling why the NBA has been left out of the now typical career mode that we see from today's flock of sports games. Basketball is well-suited to delivering a team-based experience that one player can influence and NBA 2K10 does an admirable job of emulating what it's like to really be on a court with nine other guys.