Tuesday, Oct. 5 is the perfect day for the release of NBA 2K11. None of the four major sports leagues play games that matter, and ESPN is airing a 30 For 30 documentary on the 2004 Red Sox, for those interested in another hour of media devoted to the most covered team of all time. So, my TV is totally free for the night.
Also perfect (or, close enough): the game itself, according to IGN. Its review (with video commentary) falls in love with the whole package, but especially the Michael Jordan Challenge, calling it “one of the most incredible year-over-year improvements of a game imaginable.”
As a Knicks fan, Michael Jordan was never one of my favorite players, and I’m going to hate to have to have to replicate his Double Nickel in the Challenge (I was already there the first time), but I’m definitely excited to check it all out.
Keep track of the reviews as they come in on Metacritic.