NBA 2K21 Review, Gameplay, Modes, Cover Star & More:

NBA 2K21 is a sports video game in the NBA 2K series. The game is developed by visual concepts & published by 2K games, & 2K sports.  

NBA 2K21 is set to be launched on 4 September 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, Switch & PC. The standard edition of the game costs $70 on PS5 & Xbox Series X, & you can’t upgrade current generation to next generation unless you buy Mamba Forever edition which costs $100. Every edition of the game has bonuses.

Next generation editions of the game are not just a similar copy of the current generation because developers want to build next generation editions from scratch. You can carry your progress from PS4 & Xbox One to PS5 & Xbox Series X in some important areas. My Team is a card gathering online mode which allows you to transfer your progress as well as your Virtual Currency wallet.

Other similar game Madden NFL 21 provides a free upgrade for next generation console if you purchase it for current generation console. However, NBA 2K21 only allows free upgrade if you buy Mamba Forever edition.

Damian Lillard is the cover star for current generation standard edition & it costs $60.

Zion Williamson, is the cover athlete for next-generation standard edition & it costs $70.

Kobe Bryant, is the cover athlete for Mamba Forever edition in both generations & it costs $100.

Game modes for NBA 2K21:

There are several games modes in this installment of the NBA 2K series including the fascinating MyCareer mode, the most appreciated MyTeam mode, the refined MyGM mode, the marvelous MyLeague mode, & even more game modes for video gamers around the globe. 

NBA 2K21 Game Modes
NBA 2K21 Game Modes
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In the NBA 2K video game series, MyTeam is a hugely popular game mode & MyLeague is the most loved game mode. Both these modes are available in NBA 2K21 with huge improvements. In addition, there is the WNBA mode in NBA 2K21 that allow gamers to play as all 12 WNBA teams in the NBA 2K21 exhibition mode. In terms of games mode there is a huge variety available for gamers in NBA 2K21.   

Cover Star:

NBA 2K21 Cover Star
NBA 2K21 Cover Star
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NBA 2K21 has three cover stars with Kobe Bryant on Mamba Forever Edition available on PS4 & PS5, Damian Lillard on standard PS4 edition & Zion Williamson on standard PS5 & Xbox Series X. 

MyTeam in NBA 2K21 VS MyTeam in NBA 2K20:

Is there a position lock again in NBA 2K21? This is the question that a lot of NBA gamers are asking right now. In NBA 2K20 there was a limit positions in MyTeam mode to whatever was on their card. For instance, if a gamer's card said he was a PF, then he had to be on the court, & every lineup had to contain one player at the five basketball positions (PG, SG, SF, PF, & C). Therefore, this controversial decision was a big constraint for a gamer. In NBA 2K21 this controversial decision impact is lessened as there is the best cards eligible for two positions.

NBA 2K21 Gameplay
NBA 2K21 Gameplay
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There is now even more solo content available in NBA 2K21 for starters who do not have enough experience in the NBA 2K game series. Gamers can also have fun in the MyTeam squads in unlimited online play.

NBA 2K21 MyCareer mode:

NBA 2K21 has an improved top-end MyCareer mode. There is a fascinating storyline in this mode. Here you can start a journey that can take you to the top. It is always good to rise to the top & become famous.

NBA 2K21 Graphics VS NBA 2K20 Graphics:  

NBA 2K21 has a very fast loading screen time just like a bullet. In MyCAREER on NBA2K20, the loading times was too much but here in NBA 2K21 the game loads faster. The cinematic scenes are also very inspiring in NBA 2K21. There is huge graphical improvement in NBA 2K21 compared to NBA 2K20 as the visuals & animations are far too realistic to the eyes. Most importantly, the game is also coming on PS5 so the quality of graphics got a boost as a result.

PlayStation 5:

The game releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, & Google Stadia. This is a big feat for NBA 2K video game franchise. The game quality has tremendously improved along with loading time.   

NBA 2K21 Review
NBA 2K21 Review
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity to the gaming community to spend more time in doors & play the latest installment of NBA 2K21 with more freedom than before. The pandemic is also a sign of relief for gaming community in a sense that the video gamers do not have to worry too much about other responsibilities & can concentrate more on playing video games like NBA 2K21. Every disaster also bring opportunities & this pandemic is an opportunity for video gaming community around the world. So just play NBA 2K21 & have some real fun.

NBA 2K21 Key Features:

  • Developer: Visual Concepts
  • Publisher: 2K Sports
  • Series: NBA 2K
  • Platforms: PC Windows, Switch, PS4, Google Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS5, Android & iOS
  • Release Date: 4 September, 2020
  • Genre: Sports
  • Modes: Single-player, & multiplayer

NBA 2K21 Trailer:

Watch NBA 2K21 official trailer below:

NBA 2K21 Trailer

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