Among the things which turned me off about the MyPlayer experience over the years was the restrictions placed on the building and NBA MT Coins update process. There were so many limitations because 2K was attempting to keep the game balanced for online play that it just wasn't fun anymore. A few of those restrictions remain there, but you now have a lot more control and this allows you to create players who are simply more fun to progress. In 5v5 game, I still find myself wondering why my A.I. teammates make such dreadful decisions. They aren't reacting appropriately to double groups, and on offense, there is an inconsistent regard to spacing. This can create some maddening minutes of gameplay.
We'll discuss clipping in a second, but that will be more related to what occurs in respect to player bodies. Ball tangibility is possibly more impacting because when the rock is socialized with, it is imperative that touch is respected and represented from the gameplay. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. I have seen a few passes travel through the sides of gamers, across a men' shoe. This doesn't occur enough to kill the gameplay experience, but it occurs often enough to mention it as a negative. In reality, it may be the single biggest criticism I have of the game on any level.
The next-gen version has multiple commentary teams, and with them, you will find special guests. This keeps the audio presentation in games fresh. Many players simply lean on their Spotify playlists, but for gamers like me who really appreciate the broadcast-style presentation, this a welcomed addition. To go with the realistic appearance of NBA arenas, there's also increased sound. If you go with the broadcast look, you'll notice a good blend of floor sound effects with the crowd (boy do I miss that in real life) along with the comment. I'd love to find a halftime show where the comment from Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith actually matched the clips being exhibited on the highlight reel. It feels a little less random on next-gen, but still nothing that'll stop me from leaping through it.
NBA 2K already had the deepest franchise mode expertise in sports video games. By combining MyGM and MyLeague to MyNBA, they have blown away everyone in a race that they were winning. I must direct you to my writeup with this feature to get a more wholistic look in this mode, but trust me once I say, it is as great as advertised if you are a franchise mode fan. Roster creation and franchise style type of go hand-in-hand, and the two have observed noteworthy upgrades. The next-gen version allows fans to share their MyNBA installations and situations for almost unlimited replay value for those in the community. The amount of Cheap NBA 2K21 MT customization within this household of manners has every additional sports gaming community envying what 2K franchise lovers have in their disposal.