Matching up for games in The Neighborhood remains the same

  • Matching up MT 2K21 for games in The Neighborhood remains the same--it could be a slog, awaiting players to queue up along with the game to cycle through all of the pre- and post-game animations. I find the Rec's 5-on-5 games a whole lot more satisfying with proper matchmaking (given that clubs are balanced in ability and positions), and you can take this basketball ethos a step further in the organized Pro-Am league. But enjoyment from these competitive outlets depends on the players that you get paired together, and also how much your participant has progressed in order to maintain up.

    This is where virtual currency (VC) comes into play, yet again. It's not surprising that microtransactions mess every corner of NBA 2K21--and for me, I've moved on from being outraged to sense despondent. The game boundaries on a pay-to-win model, with progression tracks that are paced in methods to nudge you towards paying VC instead of making it. Improving your stats still relies on paying VC, and the prices increase exponentially the farther you upgrade a particular skill. There are loads of nice makeup to earn, and it's admittedly a ton of fun dressing up your player in fresh kicks and also the flyest Nike and Adidas apparel, however their steep VC prices suck the life out of their experience.

    VC permeates the MyTeam mode again, also. This mode functions as a fantasy-esque build-your-own-team endeavor in which you make card packs to unlock players among a roster that spans numerous NBA eras. MyTeam can be captivating 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 matches. However, the loot-box character of making card packs--that can be obtained by gradually earning MT points via new avenues such as challenges, seasonal events, and turning in cards that are useless, or by purchasing them together with VC--leaves the reliance on Buy NBA 2K21 MT Coins VC unsurprisingly egregious.