Where everyone else who has leveled up is now sporting around in a Mac Truck or a Hum V cabin (decent on pushing power but not so wonderful on get-up-and-go speed), you could be zipping past them and doing donuts around them by using a Pick-Up truck or Airplane cabin.
Personally, I was pleased with the game; I found it quite fun and more inviting than the more simulator-esque titles like NBA 2K. As for this year's outing, Playgrounds 2, I still like it. However, some things are rather different, and a lot of these changes simply cannot be ignored.
Like its predecessor, you unlock new players by means of the aforementioned card packs. The playable demo will focus on outdoor questing and will start players at level 15. The demo will feature two zones familiar to fans of the MMORPG: Westfall for the Alliance side and the Barrens for the Horde.
The game focuses around vehicle combat. Cannons are by far the most powerful weapons at the start of the game and can easily shred your vehicle from the other side of the map. Last year, the original NBA Playgrounds shot its way onto the scene , formally revitalizing the dormant sub-genre of arcade basketball games.
The game developers know this, so they provide the Exhibition database for players to share their creations with the community. Speaking of more lively, that also applies to the gameplay mechanics too. While it's certainly short, it packs a punch over its three hours of gameplay and hints at what's to come in the rest of the Life is Strange universe.
In what appears to be the first in a series of videos, judging by the number next to its title, a new Stormdivers dev diary video has been posted online with a peek behind the scenes of the studio's thought processes about the game and what its looking to bring to battle royale.
For starters, you surely would have already noticed that the new Playgrounds is now also a part of the NBA 2K family, with its full title being NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. Just before its original launch, which was supposed to be summer 2018, Playgrounds 2 was delayed.
Just as there are card packs for clothes, there are card packs for players. The actual gameplay is quite unlike most free-to-play games in that it's not very competitive. The Power Score is an approximation of how dangerous your vehicle is and is used by the matchmaking system to decide who you will play with or against.
Star Trek Online, while incredibly rough in its early days, is one of the best free PS4 games and and also one of the best ways to approach the Final Frontier. Here, you pick two characters from the same NBA team and go against two other NBA players from the various teams during a season.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 does feature a new selection of global courts, but that ‘world tour' from the original game is now completely gone. Players who just load down a vehicle with heavy armor and large caliber weapons would not be able to function in combat.
Players gather parts and materials via battle rewards, completing missions, breaking down unneeded equipment, or by purchasing items builds from other players via an in-game market. If you happen to fight bots, prioritize human players over them. The gameplay also feels more balanced due to an improved shot meter, and adjustments made to the AI behavior (you can also select the difficulty level on your own).