I generally love playing NBA 2K, and would definitely say it's the most complete sports game ever made, but this year's edition is filled with bugs that causes games to freeze, frequent crashes and any edits lost as it's not always saved - even when trying. Have not progressed past China in MyPlayer as it constantly crashes halfway through. I'd recommend holding off buying this till the bugs are genuinely fixed as there's no current workaround.
Let’s Be Real for a second. A game like 2k19 is so well made and fun that it would be impossible to continue to develop its flaws whilst adding new content without extra financial support. It’s not pay to win. I have the game on Xbox and PC and have both myPlayers to 80+ rating. I have not bought VC. The only reason I would buy VC is for cosmetic items that i admit are overpriced however not pay to win. In conclusion the game is expensive to buy upon its launch but worth every penny what you do after that is up to you. You can’t scream ‘Make 2k20 better next year!’ and ‘Fix this current game’ without a little help from MicroTransactions 2k know people are lazy and don’t wanna grind so they give you a much more pleasant way out however the satisfaction of the grind is still there for those players who want it and goals aren’t impossible to make.
1: try to ignore the VC purchase and all the micro transactions and head to the myplayer mode and play 5-6 full seasons without sim any games and earn enough VC to level up your player to a decent overall 90 rate so you can check the neighbourhood and enjoy a bit and not only loosing or
2: buy VC for real money and level up easy without the massive grind and have fun with no challenge.