I've been playing Action PC since the early 2000's and I can honestly say the basketball game is now completely on par with the football and baseball versions when it comes to actually playing games. This is a real testament to Dave and his team, since I really felt the "feel" of coaching games was off over the past few years, especially in the college game which I play the most. Now when you play, it the rhythm and pace just seems like the basketball I am watching on tv. Other than becoming streamlined like the golf game, I can only suggest one area for major improvement. See below...
I really wish something could be done about the long load times for college and final four seasons. On my computer, which plays the new Civilization game fine, the load times when the main screen refreshes after some games are played can last several minutes, often causing the computer to say the program is not responding. I think this may also be causing problems when I attempt to play large seasons, too, as I often get the same symptoms. The game appears to lock up, you get the swirly circle, etc. If I walk away for five or more minutes, it often corrects itself, but this is more than frustrating. In the baseball and hockey game, we are dealing with similar amounts of games played over a season, but I never get this hiccup and the refresh of the main screen takes seconds not minutes. In the old days I loved to play a college season and seed a tourney based on the results, now that is increasingly impossible to do because of these problems.
I really hope some progress can be made here before the next iteration of the game.
Thanks for listening!
p.s. Small improvements that could be made: Conference tournament option? ;) Scrolling scores when in the season play screen so that you always see the latest score.
Yes. Definitely need to work on creating those opening screen snapshots faster for leagues with 300+ teams.