One of the things that turned me off about the MyPlayer experience over the decades was that the constraints put on the construction and upgrade process. There were so many limits because 2K was attempting to keep the game balanced for NBA 2K21 MT online play that it just wasn't fun anymore. Some of those restrictions remain there, but you now have far more control and this enables you to create players that are simply more entertaining to advance. In 5v5 gameplay, I find myself wondering why my A.I. teammates create such horrible decisions. They aren't reacting appropriately to double groups, and on offense, there's an inconsistent regard to spacing. This may create some maddening moments of gameplay.
We'll discuss clipping in another, but that may be more related to what occurs in respect to player bodies. Ball tangibility is arguably more upsetting because when the rock is socialized with, it is critical that touch is respected and reflected in the gameplay. Unfortunately, that doesn't always occur. I have seen a few passes travel through the sides of gamers, across a guys' shoe, etc.. This does not happen enough to kill the gameplay experience, but it occurs often enough to mention it here as a negative. In reality, it may be the single most significant criticism I have of the game on any level.
The next-gen variant has multiple commentary teams, and together, you will find special guests. This keeps the audio presentation in games fresh. Many players simply lean on their Spotify playlists, but for players like me who actually appreciate the broadcast-style presentation, this a welcomed addition. To go with the realistic appearance of NBA arenas, there is also enhanced sound. If you go for the air appearance, you'll notice a great blend of floor sound effects with the audience (boy do I miss that in real life) and the comment. I would love to see a halftime show at which the comment from Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith really matched the clips being exhibited on the highlight reel. It seems a bit less arbitrary on next-gen, but nothing that will prevent me from leaping through it.
NBA 2K already had the deepest franchise mode expertise in sports video games. By mixing MyGM and MyLeague to MyNBA, they've ignored everyone in a race that they were already winning. I have to point you to my writeup with this feature to get a more wholistic look at this mode, but trust me when I say, it's as good as advertised if you're a franchise style fan. Roster creation and franchise mode kind of go awry, and both have seen noteworthy upgrades. The next-gen version makes it possible for fans to talk about their MyNBA setups and situations for almost unlimited replay value for Buy MT NBA 2K21 those from the community. The amount of customization in this household of manners has every other sports gaming community envying what 2K franchise lovers have in their disposal.