Try out NBA 2K21's brand new gameplay controls using its demo

Try out NBA 2K21's brand new gameplay controls using its demo


In a lot of ways, NBA 2K21's demo feels like the same, as compared to NBA 2K20. To my eye it appears almost identical to the previous couple of years, and appears to be running the clock out until next-generation consoles arrive before springing for a more significant visual upgrade. Legacy problems, such as the CPU mishandling clock players and management awkwardly dropping the ball as soon as the shot clock runs out, are NBA 2K21 MT Coins definitely still existing. Nonetheless, there are some noticeable positive tweakswith the help of a few smaller gameplay upgrades and a new shot-stick mechanic, NBA 2K21's gameplay feels just like a baby-step forward.

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Seriously, if you put movie of NBA 2K21 side by side with NBA 2K20 I would challenge you to spot the gap in the images. This isn't a dreadful thing, because this franchise has a long history of becoming one of the best-looking sports games out there, but it's a bit disappointing to see how little has changed year over year. That means last year's blemishes have taken over: players still seem great, but out of those superstars like Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James there's something a little generic concerning the designs.

Some faces have too small detail and unusually large players like Shaquille O'Neal (who is rostered on the"All-Time Lakers" squad readily available in the demonstration ) don't have the same kind of enormous presence they do in actual life.

Thankfully, the more time I spent with the new shot-stick mechanic, the more NBA 2K21 started to separate itself. The new shot meter, which requires aiming shots rather than just timing them, is used entirely with the ideal analog stick. It requires a straight pull down (or upward, when pushing toward the basket) and then centering the Buy NBA 2K21 MT rod inside the sweet spot on the meter. Not only did I find this new shot meter vastly more challenging, it also fixed a handful of other problems I've had with NBA 2K for years.