The aim-meter mechanic is really difficult to master, but has led to a really satisfying one-on-one isolation victories. It is nice having the ability to use the ideal stick exclusively as a dribbling tool until I am ready to NBA 2K21 MT pull back for a shot. The ability to size-up, which can be tied to unique dribbling animations for many of the top players in the league, and isolate is better than ever. I spent a couple of hours experimenting with different playstyles, like easing the pick-and-roll with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. It is tremendously rewarding to utilize Doncic's size and footwork to create space - something that I could not replicate with other guards on the team, such as Seth Curry. While it is not entirely new, NBA 2K21's capability to emulate players' playstyles is exceptional this season.
Nevertheless, there are already a few frustrating gameplay problems I've come across, also. Fastbreaks seem marginally enhanced, but player spacing continues to be noticeably off. For example, even my best three-point shooters will track inside the three-point line on fast breaks when they would be better off locating space in the corner. In general, it seems like NBA 2K21 hasn't completely adapted to the emphasis modern NBA basketball has put on the three-point line. Quick catch-and-shoots are not as prevalent as they should be, and closing out remains far too simple on protection.
Similarly frustrating is the CPU's capacity to make difficulties for itself. It functioned as a jarring reminder that I was not, in actuality, experiencing a real game of NBA basketball.
From a cursory glance, MyLeague appears to have received almost zero updates. The mode has a good set of features built into it already, but that is actually the second year in a row without striking improvements. As someone who enjoys to deep-dive into franchise building, it is really disappointing that there's so little effort being placed into the mode.
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