Nevertheless, there are already a few frustrating gameplay problems I've come across, also. Fastbreaks seem slightly improved, but participant spacing continues to MT 2K21 be noticeably off. For example, even my best three-point shooters will monitor inside the three-point lineup on fast breaks when they'd be better off finding space in the corner. Generally, it feels like NBA 2K21 hasn't fully adapted to the accent modern NBA basketball has put on the line. Quick catch-and-shoots aren't as prevalent as they should be, and closing out remains far too simple on protection.
Similarly frustrating is the CPU's ability to make difficulties for itself. In my brief time with NBA 2K21, I have seen two backcourt violations on wide-open inbounds passes. It served as a jarring reminder I was not, in fact, experiencing a true game of NBA basketball.
From a cursory glance, MyLeague seems to have received nearly zero updates. The manner has a good set of features built into it already, but that is the second year in a row without striking improvements. As somebody who enjoys to deep-dive into franchise construction, it is really disappointing that there is so little effort being put into the mode.
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Luckily, MyTeam has at least ditched its horrible casino aesthetic out of last year. Make no mistake, though -- even though it looks different, it still seems heavily dependent on Cheap 2K MT microtransactions and purchasing packs. Like I said in last year's review, it is clear that MyTeam's central aim is to extract as much money as you're willing to give up in order to prevent having to grind out mundane challenges to advancement, and it doesn't seem anything has changed in that department.