Not so much a post about the patch, but the game in general. I did intend to make a post more focused on 1.13, but at this point, I’m about done with posting on here, be that constructive or just yelling into the wind.
This is the worst version of MLB the Show you have ever made and I include ‘18 in that statement. I will not be back next year under any circumstances, no matter which of my favourite legends from the 90s you add to diamond dynasty. The ridiculously overpowered offense has killed any joy there once was in playing this game online. I have neither the time, inclination or ability to win a slugfest where my opponent scores 10-20 runs per game every game. As a direct result of the deliberate strategy to move to this horrible arcade home run derby style of gameplay, you’ll never see another cent of my money again as of today. Not only have I lost faith in your product, I’ve lost faith in your ability to deliver a quality baseball experience, which had just returned after a positive overall experience with ‘19, despite the RNG overtones that started to become prevalent from ‘18 onwards, the combination of incredible content and relatively enjoyable gameplay (we were coming off ‘18, granted, but I didn’t have anything like the same amount of hate and frustration last year) had won me back over, although I did quit playing earlier in the year than usual, my impressions going into ‘20 were on the positive side of neutral, at least.
This year has been beyond bad. How do you expect anyone to take your game seriously in its current state? How can you sell us the game on the back of adding three of the greatest pitchers of the 90s and make pitching totally and utterly irrelevant? What makes you think anyone enjoys these stupid football scores? Leaving aside the bugs, like outfielders refusing to catch fly balls, catcher meters not appearing, home run OSD sticking around, because we’ve actually come to expect these kind of F ups from SDS (personal take there) and know they’ll eventually get patched out, the straw that has finally broken the camels back for me is the ultra offensive gameplay. I’m sick and tired of all the runs and home runs in particular. You’ve totally destroyed your own game by creating some god awful home run derby simulator where the most elite pitchers in game (Talking DD cards here) are forced to boast an ERA north of 5.00, 6.00 or even 7.00.
You’ve also created a god awful home run derby simulator where the most elite players in the game (talking about the people holding the controller here) are forced to boast an ERA north of 5.00, 6.00, or even 7.00. Chicks might dig the long ball, but in my humble opinion as a dedicated DD player, MLB the Show fan and former micro transaction cash cow sucker who would happily throw a grand into stubs every year, the long ball is digging your games grave. In previous years of the franchise, I could avoid these terrible modes by mostly playing RS and avoiding things like BR and moonshot events. The fact you’ve brought this garbage into RS this year, which should be the cleanest, purest mode that most accurately compares to real baseball is unforgivable to me and you’ve lost me completely at this point. I’m genuinely sorry about it, because as you can see from my player profile over the last 2-3 years, I was a pretty dedicated DD player throughout the year, buying stubs and playing heavily throughout the year. This isn’t what I signed up for though. You’ve been extremely disrespectful to pitching and defense this year by building the game around hitting, hitting and more hitting. It’s just not baseball and I, personally, absolutely hate every minute of it, even when I win.