The fact that VC is required for both MyCareer and MyTeam is also incredibly annoying, as you essentially have to either choose between the two game modes or part with them even more Money.
Which is a shame, because aside from the microtransactions, MyTeam is a lot of fun. It easily compares to, and arguably outperforms, other Ultimate Team-style formats from competing sports games.
Creating your team is fun, the different game types like triple threat are a lot of fun, and the ability to level up your individual players with badges collected to boost their stats adds a nice and unexpected element of RPG gaming to the mix added.
So, much like last year, NBA 2K21 is a fantastic sports game wrapped in an unappealing layer of loot boxes and microtransactions.
While this problem is hardly unique to 2K21, the game is characterized by the problem’s ubiquity. Things have thus moved in the right direction, albeit at a snail’s pace. And at least on the court, NBA 2K21 remains one of the best sports sims out there.
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