This is where virtual money (VC) comes into Nba 2k22 Mt play, yet again. It is no surprise the microtransactions litter every corner of NBA 2K21--and for me, I've moved on from being outraged to sense despondent. The game boundaries on a pay-to-win model, with progression tracks that are paced in methods to nudge you towards paying for VC instead of making it.
Improving your stats still relies on paying VC, and the costs increase exponentially the farther you update a particular ability. There are loads of nice cosmetics to make, and it's true a whole lot of fun dressing up your participant in new kicks as well as the flyest Nike and Adidas apparel, but their steep VC costs suck the life out of their experience.
VC permeates the MyTeam mode again, too. This mode acts as a fantasy-esque build-your-own-team endeavor where you make card packs to unlock players among a roster which spans numerous NBA eras. MyTeam can be captivating for long-time basketball fans such as myself who have Allen Iverson teamed up with Anthony Davis and can take this dream team roster into single-player or multiplayer matches. However, the loot-box nature of earning card packs--that can be acquired by gradually earning MT points through new avenues such as challenges, seasonal events, and turning into useless cards, or even by buying them together with VC--makes the reliance on VC unsurprisingly egregious.
MyGM, which places you in the shoes of a team's General Manager, is a mode worth mentioning. It's a sports management simulation fantasy, but affects here are only skin deep. You'll undergo awkwardly written and animated dialogue situations to manage relationships in your business --such as the way I chatted to RJ Barrett about the way he had to play clarinet in order to boost his morale stats, or became the yes-man of head coach Tom Thibodeau to keep him happy.
MyGM's menus are also flooded in a means that makes it difficult to browse and get a grasp of how to invest your limited resources and time throughout the season. I've enjoyed this mode previously with its RPG-like sensibilities, but buy 2k22 mt it is one that requires a serious revamp.