NBA 2K 21 has finally been released for the next generation consuls and is already receiving negative reviews. This is for several reasons but the primary ones would be in game advertising and price increase. Additionally, some critics have said that while both counsel versions are equal footing the PlayStation five version is better. This is not to say that the game is bad, far from it. It is indeed one of the best basketball simulators available. Providing an experience that is far above its predecessors, and that was before it became available on the NexGen consuls. The reason for the negative reviews is simply put due to management decisions.
Critics first complaints about NBA 2K 21 has been regarding its price increase. Specifically, PlayStation four versions of the game cost $40 a copy. However, the recently released PlayStation five versions have been upped in price to $50. The new version of the game does provide increased features and visual tracking as management says. On the other hand, critics disagree with the claim from games producers that it required a price increase. Even those that do it admits that it could have been increased in price say $10 was a bit excessive. The game was already one of the more expensive of its type on the market.
NBA 2K 21 has also been criticized for its inclusion of advertisement during game loading sequences. Specifically, for the lack of any way to skip past. While one or two such videos might be acceptable most should have a skip feature after a few seconds. Fans are not happy with commercials especially once they might not want to watch being forced upon them.
NBA 2K 21 final problem is the fact that the PlayStation five version should be technically inferior. Not due to the game but rather the technology. The PS five at least on paper is inferior to the Xbox series X in terms of technology. However the game designers failed to take into account the full capabilities of the Xbox series X. This put both games on equal footing with the new consuls. The main difference being the controller for the PlayStation five is better suited. At the end of the day, if the producers of NBA 2K 21 want better reviews adjustments should be made.