Throwing up the lob can be straightforward enough, but the player finishing the lob must push the button'shoot' at least once in the green zone of NBA 2K22 MT the timing counter to slam one down. Although I'm not sure this is necessary but I accept the fact that anything requires a certain level of skill and finesse, even if they're not particularly difficult during the course of games.
In terms of defense, the most significant enhancement is the implementation of a new shot blocking system. I had a feeling that blocking in prior NBA 2K titles felt lifeless and, in the end, was a risk. Thanks to the latest animations and the smoother flow and physicality, blocks now seem precise and robust giving a much-needed toughness to the game's great centers that, I think, had never been properly portrayed as threats prior to this.
Have a go with Wilt Chamberlain's Lakers or Bill Russell's Celtics and you'll be able to see what I'm talking about. The added feeling of precision and authenticity also extends to mid-air fights, because players in the ring feel more real in their movements.
Highlight reels in the past were often damaged or completely destroyed by wonky animations that left my large men appearing as frozen robots in the air. In NBA 2K22, players reach, swat and defend in a manner that simply feels more organic and is therefore more effective in the majority of defensive plays and situations.
The NBA 2K22 modes remain largely unchanged from last year but that's not necessarily an issue since most of these modes were brand new to NBA 2K21's next-generation versions. Along with MyCareer, MyTeam and Buy NBA 2K Coins MyNBA modes, The W is back, and includes the standalone career mode built around the WNBA.