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It has a strong suite of manners, but despite minor remixing year after year, the annual releases are beginning to mix together (when they haven't already). Mechanics get minor tweaks or enhancements, but mostly remain untouched. So, for those embedded at the 2K cycle, you understand what the deal is, but since this season's game varies things mostly on a surface level, it's hard to be excited about still another entry.
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