It's a massive campaign and lets you see your personality construct their stats, going through the wringer of what it's like to become an NBA star. In this version, you can now choose instead of going to play college basketball to instead learn your trade in the G League (the minor league) before going to the Draft for the NBA. The entire journey is something I brought into complete and it's simple to get completely immersed in the entirety of NBA 2K21. Another new edition to the Xbox Series X|S edition is intriguing, but I'm not sure it completely works. It essentially attempts to flip NBA 2K21 into a basketball MMO and occasionally reminds me of Second Life or Playstation Home. The problem is, when you begin the game in a spot named Rookieville, there are a few courts that you can pop on toplay a few games and try to get access to the city and get ranked up. However, it very much feels like you're at school , waiting to be chosen for a group; I waited on the sidelines to get somebody to drop out so that I could play, and this may be a tiresome experience, together with many minutes passing before you have the opportunity to head on in and show your abilities.
However, when you do get a game there's something good about playing three-on-three matches, especially in the event that you find you're all as bad as each other. The other problem though is that you have to play quite a few games to escape the Rookieville area -- it took me into double-figure games to progress into the actual City itself, before being provided a affiliation with one of the four big groups.
As soon as you're in the City another 100 gamers are observed on the server and you'll be able to walk around this massive metropolis -- that is great, but it can feel a little empty for its size. Here you can store and get access to special apparel if you have the cash. There are quests and aims to hit, letting you gain experience -- stuff like playing with a famous superstar in a two-on-two-game. It is a fun idea and I feel and expect it will have lots of life moving forward. Yes, it is here where microtransactions come into tempt you into gaining experience and gear, but do not get duped and just grind it out in your own time. It is a fantastic system which feels as though it's right at the beginning of its true capacity.
In the audio department, NBA 2K21 Next Generation on Xbox Series X has added a whole bunch of new music into the superb playlist on offer. The comment team helps with this too, running a new lineup with multiple teams performing a fantastic job of making you feel like you are in a genuine TV event. A couple of times my partner has walked in whilst I have been spending time with NBA and inquired why I am watching basketball -- it's that real. This is testimony to how authentic 2K has managed to make the experience. Insert from the overall consequences on the courtroom, from the squeak of coaches to the bounce of the ball to scoring throughout the basket, and this is top-notch and you have got one hell of a basketball encounter. It's visually more stunning than anything else that's come before it, using a complete sheen into the gameplay and magnificent work in the way the players move and respond. Everything is just topped off with some amazing work in the sound section. The City is still something which maybe needs a bit more time to really get moving, but even today it's well worth investing a while into. In case you held off on a purchase of NBA 2K21 whilst you waited patiently to get an Xbox Series X|S version, then now is the time to hit the courts -- it is well worth the purchase.