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SeaLion
 
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Well, with sports put on hold, I was kind of curious about this.

What's your favorite sports game (Madden, NHL, MLB, NBA, UFC, etc.)? Do you like taking control of teams/creating new teams al la Franchise mode, or do you prefer taking a pro through their career? Which games do you think were the best, which ones were the worst? And just about anything else.

My introduction to the genre came with NHL 12. At first, I was in it solely for the Be a Pro mode, but I've really come to like Franchise mode, especially when they let us make expansion teams. I liked it so much, I even became a hockey fan in real life.

I also the MLB The Show to a lesser degree. Currently going through a franchise run with the Nationals.

I'm also pretty fond of the UFC titles, yes even EA Sports UFC.

Madden and NBA 2K, I'm kinda iffy. Not too big a football fan, and the things they've pulled since NBA 2K18 really put me off the series.
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My all tine favorite sports game, and nobody would suspect this, is actually NCAA Football 14. It’s sort of the holy grail or college sports games. I have my own Dynasty mode on there.

I own NHL 20. I prefer the GM mode or the Be A Pro mode. On Be A Pro, I play as an Offensive Defensemen for the San Jose Sharks. I was drafted by the Devils.
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SeaLion
 
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I was beginning to think I was the only one who actually liked these kind of games.

That's cool. I  have NCAA Football 12. When I first got it, I made my mom a bit mad. She's a Cornhusker fan...and I had my player play for Notre Dame.

I decided to play in the CHL on NHL 20 this time. Right now, I'm playing for the Sudbury Wolves. Can't remember if I'm left-wing or right-wing, but I'm a winger. Just as long as I don't get drafted by the Penguins, I'll be happy.

I tell ya, I really get a kick out of the expansion teams. I've made one for each of the last three. 18, I had the Kansas City Thunderbirds, 19, was the Kansas City Monarchs (my personal favorite), and 20, I made the Seattle Neptunes.
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NASCAR Thunder 2003
Ice Hockey (NES game)
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SeaLion
 
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Well, a GM has to make tough decisions. It's early in my newest Capitals franchise, and I thought I had some good players, one being our real life number 17 Ilya Kovalchuk. Unfortunately, he came at a whopping 6 million, and while he was doing good for me on my 1st line, I didn't think I could make my team successful and still turn a profit. My budget for player salary was at $90 million.

So, after trading off some of my players, Gudas (to my expansion team for Samuel Morin), Hagelin to the Rangers for a draft pick, and yes, Kovalchuk, I got it down to $83 million.

I traded Kovalchuk for Anthony Duclair. He gives my line the same amount of chemistry bonus and he came in at a little over $1 million.

So, should be the same amount of bang for less buck...I hope.

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FeraligatrFTW
 
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Does anyone actually play the hockey games rather than simulate?

I actually enjoy playing all 82 games and get more joy out of it playing. I’m just wondering if I’m the only one that doesn’t simulate on the GM Mode.

I’ve had quite a few GM modes. My most recent one was for the Arizona Coyotes.
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SeaLion
 
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I do a little of both. I'll play, but I'll sim one or two to move the season along faster. That and to give me a break from the repetitive commentary.
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I have MLB The Show 19 and 20 and I just mute the commentary. It really does get repetitive after just a few games.
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I was beginning to think I was the only one who actually liked these kind of games.

hahah nope I'm a sports fanatic. I mainly play NBA 2k and plan on getting 2k21 for Christmas or something like that but for now haven't played a whole lot. I plan on playing more though!
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SeaLion
 
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I did like NBA 2K, at least until they started really pushing microtransactions. But I've found something to like about the newer games, GM mode. I got 2K20 a few days ago, and I plan on taking over a western team this time. I'm managing the Wizards in 2K17.
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jandor
 
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Sick! I got 2k14 and 15 on the PS4 years after the game came out since they were so cheap and then also got me 2k17 for Christmas when it came out, skipped 18, and got 19 Christmas of 2018 on the switch and got the Anniversary Edition.
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I got 18 for Christmas, but I wound up returning it. At the time, all I really cared about was the career mode, and I really didn't like a lot of what they did in it, like needing an internet connection or them shoving microtransactions in your face just to make your player better. I just didn't find it fun.

Now, if I'd gotten into the My GM mode, I might have actually kept it.
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jandor
 
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MyTeam was neat I thought and still do. Built an elite squad. Also the park is neat too. I like those types of things.
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Of cours I like every game that was included there, but waht about FIFA?
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Yknow I played soccer way back in like pre school or something and didn't have the best coach and took me out which now that I think about it I might've been in 1st grade. But anyways after that year I quit soccer and haven't done much with it since.
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I've only recently given sports games a try, and have found them kind of fun.
even if I mostly play NBA2K1 for the be the ball and big head mode cheat codes
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SeaLion
 
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"I've only recently given sports games a try, and have found them kind of fun."
They are pretty fun to play. I like them for just how simple they are after a long day. How is NBA 2K21, by the way?

Speaking of which, I haven't started anything with 20 yet, but I'm pretty proud of my most recent team. I started a new file for the Celtics, and I managed to trade the first pick in the draft from the Lakers. I mean, if I had the first pick, I wouldn't give it up even for the likes of Michael Jordan, if he were still playing. But I also had to find a SF rated 81 or more and a player rated 87 or higher. Well, I managed to fulfill both goals by signing LeBron James. It was between him and Kevin Durant, and they both accepted my offers. I ended up picking James though.

Still, to sign a player every other team makes offers for, I'd say that's a bit of good luck on my part.
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"How is NBA 2K21, by the way?"
Not 2K21, 2K1. NBA 2K1 on the Dreamcast.
It gets better the more I play it. I haven't tried the Season or Career modes yet due to those needing a whopping 158 blocks of memory (A VMU only has 200 blocks!).
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I'd also like to mention EA Sport's NASCAR series that ran from 1997 to 2007. The series peaked in the 6th generation with the NASCAR Thunder games (And NASCAR 2005). I have NASCAR Thunder 2003 on the Gamecube and can highly recommend it if you're a fan of NASCAR or racing games in general. You can create cars, teams, play career mode, and play with 4 player splitscreen. There are even cheats to unlock random cars that I think the devs just threw in as a joke
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SeaLion
 
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"NBA 2K1 on the Dreamcast."
Whoops. My bad.

I've sometimes thought about trying the NASCAR games, just because I'm running out of the other ones. I've been a hockey player, basketball player, baseball player, football player, boxer, wrestler, and UFC fighter. But never a racer.

And I know I left out soccer, but after playing one of the old FIFA games, I think I'll leave that one alone.

Well, I tried out NBA 2K20 tonight. The games here are a lot trickier even on rookie. I picked the Phoenix Suns as my team, since I wanted to go out west this time. Plus, they've never won a championship. With me at the helm...they still might not.
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Well, I was originally going to skip NHL 21, until they put Ovechkin on the cover. So, now I've got a Franchise mode for the Capitals, one for my latest expansion team, the Kansas City Thunder, and my latest pro in my fictional sports family, the Peters. I basically took the Wichita Thunder and rebranded them.

Peters isn't my last name, but when I first played NHL 12, I just accepted the pre-made pro, who I later learned was a girl named Lexi Peters. Since I got in so late on the series, it was news to me anyway. But I liked the kid so much, I've had a Peters in all of my sports games. I keep using Lexi for my Capitals GM.
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Idk if this necessarily counts as a “sports game” but I’ve been playing SSX Tricky again after like a 10 or so year absence.
Game is still the same from what I remembered. Reason I got back into it was from watching its intro and listening to the menu select theme. That’s usually how I get back into games tbh. That’s how I got back into Gran Turismo 4.
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I haven’t played rocket league too much but need to get back into it. I’ve had it on the PS4 since it came out back in like 2015 and got the PC version recently when it was free (still might be)
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