I’m big on customization in sports video games, so I’ll almost always push for more in this area. NBA 2K17 offered us a ton in the way of customization, but there’s still room for improvement.
One of the first areas of opportunity is in the create-a-player (CAP) options. We still can’t give CAPS tattoos. You can give your MyPlayer a tattoo, but not the players you create for custom rosters. That’s a strange limitation that should have been resolved years ago.
Also, it would be nice to have more control over the customization of facial features. An image upload system similar to the one used in WWE 2K would be ideal. If not that, then simply having more freedom to change the alignment of eyes and other facial features would be better than the current tool.
We also need more hairstyles for CAPS and MyPlayers. Odell Beckham Jr’s Afro Hawk with the blonde top is one of the more popular hairstyles you can find in urban America, but it’s not in NBA 2K17, despite several players in the NBA wearing the style. Other mohawks and popular styles are also missing from the game.
WWE 2K allows gamers to color certain portions of the wrestler’s hair. Is that possible in NBA 2K18? I hope so.