Picked up 2k21 for PC, some thoughts if anyone is looking at it. It does not have the three click swing, instead you pull the mouse back to start the swing, then forward to finish. The forward tempo is key, too fast and it draws/hooks, too slow and a fade/slice. You want to be straight also, which has lead to some consternation in MP. If you hold your cursor at the side of your monitor, it will always be perfectly straight. Putting takes some getting used to, I find a 30 footer easier than a 7.The Graphics are very good, courses look and play great. There are many way to adjust the degree of difficulty, I think its one of the best features. You have 6 levels that will change the sweet spot on your impact. I used the easiest to learn but after a couple 57's upped it to pro, then dropped down a level to pro am. Pro was tough to hit, there are 2 levels above that! After you set your swing difficulty if the rounds are not competitive, you can adjust the skill level of the pros up or down. At the bottom they might go 2 to 3 under par, at the top 14 to 15 under per round. So you can find a low stress swing setting for you, then match the pros to your level so things stay competitive.
The only rule issues I've seen is no drop from a cart path and one instance where I bounced from the fairway into a water hazard. It had me drop on the other side of the lake. The ball reacts great to the surroundings other than the gallery, it ignores them . You will get a bad bounce now and then but for the most part it does what it looks like it should do. I killed the announcers after a 1/2 dozen rounds, too few lines so becomes repetitive fast. There are also replays of shots other players hit, I shut them off also. There are no AI controlled players to play against for match or skins games, only in MP and I mostly stay away from that so I can't comment, though the boards have a lot of complaints about slow play,(another degree of realism), and losing players abandoning the game.
I think it a good move forward from EATW 09, I'd give it an 8 of 10.