3 To Play: RedEye video game reviews
Ryan Smith loves playing games...of the video variety. RedEye's gaming guy writes a weekly column called "3 to play" in which he reviews new releases. Here's a running gallery of those games, which will be updated each week. Ryan Smith is a RedEye special contributor.
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PC, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 & One
3 stars out of 4 It's too bad so many network problems and strange glitches plague "NBA 2K15" because there's a triple-double worth of hoops heaven here, including contributions from the pros themselves. Kevin Durant, who appears on the cover this year, delivers gameplay tips and, hey, that's Derrick Rose's real voice during a halftime interview! The MyPlayer mode is more cinematic than ever: You create a player to your liking (the Kinect even can import a model of your face) and experience the ups and downs of a rookie year in the NBA firsthand. Beyond the on-court play, MyPlayer delivers juicy behind-the-scenes moments like locker room confrontations, tense meetings with team executives and interactions with celebrities. Just as the Bulls' title chances hinge on Rose's comeback, "NBA 2K15" could be a strong contender for sports game of the year if 2K Sports can fix its bugs.