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  • Seriously, if you put video of MT NBA 2K21 side by side with NBA 2K20 I would challenge you to see the gap in the images. This isn't a horrible thing, since this franchise has a long history of becoming among those best-looking sports games out there, but it's a little disappointing to see how little has changed year over year. This implies last year's blemishes have carried more: players still look great, but outside of those superstars such as Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James there is something a little generic concerning the designs.

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

    Thankfully, the more time I spent with the new shot-stick mechanic, the more NBA 2K21 began to distinguish itself. The brand new shot meter, which requires aiming shots rather than simply time them, is utilized entirely with the ideal analog stick. It needs a straight pull down (or upward, when driving toward the basket) and then centering the stick inside the sweet spot on the tube. Not only did I find this new shot meter vastly more challenging, it also fixed a handful of other issues I have had with NBA 2K for years.

    First of all, I never need to worry about accidentally hurling up a shot when I am trying to generate a dribble move. Pulling back to the analog stick and holding it there'll result in a shot, while some flicks or other quicker motions will result in a rotational movement. The new shot meter opens up the right-stick to be used completely for dribbling moves, which includes the ability to size-up or use escape dribbles. Everything feels a lot cleaner, which is a nice change to get a series where things were beginning to feel overly cluttered to restrain.

    The shot-stick mechanic feels like a direct answer to issues with latency online. Even though the demo doesn't feature the capability to play online games, it's easy to Buy NBA 2K21 MT find a future where most online players will be using the targeted shot meter rather than the old timed meter (that remains accessible via the X or square button). Instead of attempting to guess how much latency there will be with every jump shot, it should be a lot more efficient to pull back on the analog stick and aim the shot instead.