VC permeates the MyTeam way again, also. This mode acts as a fantasy-esque build-your-own-team endeavor in which you make card packs to unlock players one of NBA 2K21 MT Coins a roster that spans multiple NBA eras. MyTeam can be attractive for long-time basketball lovers such as myself who've Allen Iverson teamed up with Anthony Davis and may take this dream team roster into single-player or multiplayer games. However, the loot-box nature of making card packs--that can be obtained by slowly earning MT points via fresh avenues like challenges, seasonal events, and turning in cards that are useless, or even by buying them with VC--makes the reliance on VC unsurprisingly egregious.
MyGM, which puts you into the shoes of a group's General Manager, is a style worth mentioning. You call the shots for everything from roster moves, transactions, ticket costs, marketing, and personnel decisions in hopes of building a successful franchise. It's a sports management simulation fantasy, but affects here are just skin deep. You will undergo awkwardly animated and written dialogue situations to handle relationships in your business --like how I chatted to RJ Barrett about the way he had to play clarinet in order to improve his sanity stats, or became the yes-man of head coach Tom Thibodeau to keep him happy. MyGM's menus are also flooded in a way that makes it hard to browse and get a grasp of how to spend your limited time and resources throughout the season. I have really enjoyed this mode previously with its RPG-like sensibilities, but it's one that requires a serious revamp.
I am able to run down every other mode of drama or feature in NBA 2K21, but I would really just be going through the laundry list of things we've seen in years ago --although I really do need to point to the continued addition of the WNBA. It is a fantastic feature for fans and people who wish to familiarize themselves with WNBA players and teams. Where this falls short is the WNBA is relegated to just season play, and the addition of female player creation is only featured in the upcoming next-gen versions of this match.
NBA 2K21 proves that the lone basketball sim we have now has largely stagnated. It's a full package, for certain, but one that demonstrates little-to-no motivation to improve upon itself. That doesn't eliminate the powerful base which makes NBA 2K a fun and rewarding time. However, when you go through the exact same grind and the same process with Cheap NBA 2K21 MT only superficial changes, you just get burnt out faster than many years prior. If ball is still existence, NBA 2K21 is as good a version as any to select, although even the best ballers need a rest.