Luckily, the more time I spent with all the brand new shot-stick mechanic, the greater NBA 2K21 began to distinguish itself. The new shot meter, which necessitates aiming shots rather than simply timing them, is utilized completely with the MT 2K21 right analog stick. It requires a straight pull downward (or upward, when pushing toward the basket) and then centering the rod inside the sweet spot on the meter. Not only did I find this new shot meter vastly more challenging, it also fixed a few of other issues I have had with NBA 2K for ages.
First of all, I never need to worry about accidentally hurling a shot up when I'm attempting to generate a dribble move. Pulling back on the analog stick and holding it there'll result in a shot, while some flicks or other faster motions will end in a rotational movement. The new shot meter opens up the right-stick to be used completely for dribbling moves, which includes the Cheap 2K21 MT capacity to size-up or utilize escape dribbles. Everything feels a lot cleaner, which is a nice change to get a series where matters were beginning to feel too cluttered to control.