The inclusion of four factions to choose among and compete against is a great addition but it doesn't go beyond the initial selection of one in Cheap 2K MT the first place and leaves the MyPark/Neighbourhood game in its entirety unchanged. The new MyCareer mode remains the largest upgrade to NBA 2K22 because your player, known as MP (which is, if you believe in it means 'My Player') builds an NBA career and brand empire.

The profession itself is simple, but it's overall quality and variety which will draw newcomers to the field. Your MP version will closely match that of longtime friend and brand manager Ricky as you pick agents, deal with social scandals on the internet, and expand your MyCareer beyond the court and the game of basketball. You want to be a fashion expert? You got it. Do you want to follow in footsteps of "Dame Dolla" and get started on an rap career?

All of it is available with NBA 2K22. Although these activities don't often extend beyond a few cute cutscenes and fetch quests, it's a nice inclusion because a lot of the dialogues and choices address life outside of NBA and what is the meaning of being not just an athlete.

A celebrity, however, has heightened penalties in your behavior. It's not necessary to partake in any of these activities since you're able to tear through match after match for better statistics as you progress in your MP. But I am able to appreciate this feeling of depth, scope and variety.

Unfortunately MyCareer is a bit of a mess. MyCareer mode is subject to certain pitfalls that have been a problem for the series for a number of years. Since your performance is based on the same grading system that was used in previous versions and you're frequently penalised for things that are completely out of your control. For instance, your player is able to best NBA 2K22 MT sites be designated to guard a specific opponent, but when faced with a screen, you prefer to fight for it and follow the assigned player.