tried coming back to the game...

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I see gravity balls, weird hitting feeedback, and framerate issues still rule in this game.

I will definitely be waiting for real player feedback after the game drops before even thinking about buying this game again.

Played a bunch of showdown as well and I've done fine there but those diving catches from bronze fielders are still featured I see lol

It amazes me that there are literally no sports games that don't complete suck [censored] these days. Hopefully Gran Turismo 7 will be good.

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Gran Turismo is always good, i'd suggest investing in a wheel, was worth it for me.

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Yeah, ‘20 was the last straw for me, I won’t be playing ‘21 at all. This franchise has been in decline for a while and I don’t have any realistic hope for improvements in the coming year. Yes, the show is the best baseball game available, but when the only other game is RBI that’s not saying much. I’m tired of it all now, SDS can’t make a realistic baseball game to save their lives and the deliberate tactic of taking away full user control and replacing it with....... whatever you call the weird gameplay - Has really killed my desire to ever play the show again. Pitches that don’t locate with perfect input, batted ball outcomes that make no sense, losing games to a clearly inferior opponent who has no idea how to play baseball correctly and just pounds buttons arcade style etc. All you can do is express your dissatisfaction, which I have done many, many times, both on the forum and in emails offering feedback to SDS and hope they realise they’re killing the franchise with these terrible decisions.
All I can do is vote with my wallet and I’m not returning for ‘21 due to the hugely disappointing games SDS have churned out in the past few years. ‘16 and ‘17 were the pinnacle of gameplay, due to the absolute control afforded to users when pitching. ‘17 had the best pitching of any MLB the Show game because it was accurate when you were accurate with the controls. Later editions may have surpassed ‘16 and ‘17 in terms of content and availability of content to all players but the gameplay has been in a severe state of decline, every year I feel like I have less and less control of outcomes in game and everything feels more scripted and out of my hands.

It’s actually pretty sad as I would regularly play for thousands of hours and play thousands of H2H games each year, but this franchise is no longer worth the investment for me, be that the financial investment of a PS5 and copy of the game plus stubs, or indeed, the time and effort invested to improve at a game that doesn’t offer any incentive to do so, instead being ruled by nonsensical and seemingly random outcomes. The final concern is that the content last year was horrible, if SDS see fit to continue down that path, giving legitimate legends like Griffey and Babe Ruth worse cards than some minor leaguer who has yet to play a game, giving multiple high diamond cards to the same player with slightly different stats and handing out 99s to anyone and everyone who don’t deserve them, then ‘21 will be just as garbage as last year. SDS really need to get a grip and think about the sport of baseball in a realistic manner, in every aspect from what happens when you throw a pitch, to how a ball should behave when making contact with a bat, to the comparison between Jacob Stallings and Jorge Posada and how that should affect the ratings of their best cards. I just can’t go through that nonsense again. Not this year, maybe ever.

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Great post.

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@ComebackLogic said in tried coming back to the game...:

Yeah, ‘20 was the last straw for me, I won’t be playing ‘21 at all. This franchise has been in decline for a while and I don’t have any realistic hope for improvements in the coming year. Yes, the show is the best baseball game available, but when the only other game is RBI that’s not saying much. I’m tired of it all now, SDS can’t make a realistic baseball game to save their lives and the deliberate tactic of taking away full user control and replacing it with....... whatever you call the weird gameplay - Has really killed my desire to ever play the show again. Pitches that don’t locate with perfect input, batted ball outcomes that make no sense, losing games to a clearly inferior opponent who has no idea how to play baseball correctly and just pounds buttons arcade style etc. All you can do is express your dissatisfaction, which I have done many, many times, both on the forum and in emails offering feedback to SDS and hope they realise they’re killing the franchise with these terrible decisions.
All I can do is vote with my wallet and I’m not returning for ‘21 due to the hugely disappointing games SDS have churned out in the past few years. ‘16 and ‘17 were the pinnacle of gameplay, due to the absolute control afforded to users when pitching. ‘17 had the best pitching of any MLB the Show game because it was accurate when you were accurate with the controls. Later editions may have surpassed ‘16 and ‘17 in terms of content and availability of content to all players but the gameplay has been in a severe state of decline, every year I feel like I have less and less control of outcomes in game and everything feels more scripted and out of my hands.

It’s actually pretty sad as I would regularly play for thousands of hours and play thousands of H2H games each year, but this franchise is no longer worth the investment for me, be that the financial investment of a PS5 and copy of the game plus stubs, or indeed, the time and effort invested to improve at a game that doesn’t offer any incentive to do so, instead being ruled by nonsensical and seemingly random outcomes. The final concern is that the content last year was horrible, if SDS see fit to continue down that path, giving legitimate legends like Griffey and Babe Ruth worse cards than some minor leaguer who has yet to play a game, giving multiple high diamond cards to the same player with slightly different stats and handing out 99s to anyone and everyone who don’t deserve them, then ‘21 will be just as garbage as last year. SDS really need to get a grip and think about the sport of baseball in a realistic manner, in every aspect from what happens when you throw a pitch, to how a ball should behave when making contact with a bat, to the comparison between Jacob Stallings and Jorge Posada and how that should affect the ratings of their best cards. I just can’t go through that nonsense again. Not this year, maybe ever.

Games tailored to kids who just slam buttons. It's painfully obvious. Takes zero skill level. Just as sds would want it. There bringing in a new fanbase by doing so.

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Posada averaged a 2.5 Career WAR over his 17 years.
Stalling's 2020 WAR pro-rated to a 162 game schedule is 2.97.

I'd certainly pick Posada over Stallings if I were picking an all-time team (and I'd pick Jim Sundberg much less Pudge over either of them.) But an argument for Stallings' best card being better than Posada's best card can be made.


Odd it's mostly the same people that complained about lineup diversity in 18 are now the loudest voices when it comes to there being too many options in 20.

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Are people complaining that there are too many options?

I still see pretty much the same lineups in events and ranked.

I think people are complaining about multiple versions of the same player, one juiced more than the next.

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@ComebackLogic said in tried coming back to the game...:

Yeah, ‘20 was the last straw for me, I won’t be playing ‘21 at all. This franchise has been in decline for a while and I don’t have any realistic hope for improvements in the coming year. Yes, the show is the best baseball game available, but when the only other game is RBI that’s not saying much. I’m tired of it all now, SDS can’t make a realistic baseball game to save their lives and the deliberate tactic of taking away full user control and replacing it with....... whatever you call the weird gameplay - Has really killed my desire to ever play the show again. Pitches that don’t locate with perfect input, batted ball outcomes that make no sense, losing games to a clearly inferior opponent who has no idea how to play baseball correctly and just pounds buttons arcade style etc. All you can do is express your dissatisfaction, which I have done many, many times, both on the forum and in emails offering feedback to SDS and hope they realise they’re killing the franchise with these terrible decisions.
All I can do is vote with my wallet and I’m not returning for ‘21 due to the hugely disappointing games SDS have churned out in the past few years. ‘16 and ‘17 were the pinnacle of gameplay, due to the absolute control afforded to users when pitching. ‘17 had the best pitching of any MLB the Show game because it was accurate when you were accurate with the controls. Later editions may have surpassed ‘16 and ‘17 in terms of content and availability of content to all players but the gameplay has been in a severe state of decline, every year I feel like I have less and less control of outcomes in game and everything feels more scripted and out of my hands.

It’s actually pretty sad as I would regularly play for thousands of hours and play thousands of H2H games each year, but this franchise is no longer worth the investment for me, be that the financial investment of a PS5 and copy of the game plus stubs, or indeed, the time and effort invested to improve at a game that doesn’t offer any incentive to do so, instead being ruled by nonsensical and seemingly random outcomes. The final concern is that the content last year was horrible, if SDS see fit to continue down that path, giving legitimate legends like Griffey and Babe Ruth worse cards than some minor leaguer who has yet to play a game, giving multiple high diamond cards to the same player with slightly different stats and handing out 99s to anyone and everyone who don’t deserve them, then ‘21 will be just as garbage as last year. SDS really need to get a grip and think about the sport of baseball in a realistic manner, in every aspect from what happens when you throw a pitch, to how a ball should behave when making contact with a bat, to the comparison between Jacob Stallings and Jorge Posada and how that should affect the ratings of their best cards. I just can’t go through that nonsense again. Not this year, maybe ever.

This is a very bad take, the rest of it is meh at best but this is a really bad take.

  1. No minor leaguer/future star has a better card than Griffey or Ruth, both Griffey and Ruth feature regularly in end game lineups and the only future star I see with any sort of consistency is Pearson and once in awhile maybe a couple guys use Lux at second.

  2. To use Stallings as a basis for your argument is inherently flawed as he's a finest card for this year. He had a .968 OPS vs lefties hence the great numbers vs lefties, because of that and being a catcher with good fielding it pulls his rating up quite high

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I use Lux at second

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I see complaint threads are still around....can't wait to see people moan about 21 before it even comes out

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Are you one of those perfectionists who expect a game to be picture perfect on release?

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Here we go.

“Complainer” vs “fanboy” volume 770096.4

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@halfbutt_PSN said in tried coming back to the game...:

Here we go.

“Complainer” vs “fanboy” volume 770096.4

😂🙌

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Game sucks end of thread. I left madden for this game 3 years ago. They both suck now

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@i4theluvofthegam said in tried coming back to the game...:

Game sucks end of thread. I left madden for this game 3 years ago. They both suck now

They really do. I wanted a break from madden so I came back hoping some thing would have been fixed but nope.

Hopefully I get beta access to try the new version but even at that the game played very different from beta to launch last year and that's not even including the fact they changed hitting 3 days after official launch.

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@halfbutt_PSN said in tried coming back to the game...:

Here we go.

“Complainer” vs “fanboy” volume 770096.4

Thats the only reason I am here 🍿

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@aaronjw76_psn said in tried coming back to the game...:

@i4theluvofthegam said in tried coming back to the game...:

Game sucks end of thread. I left madden for this game 3 years ago. They both suck now

They really do. I wanted a break from madden so I came back hoping some thing would have been fixed but nope.

Hopefully I get beta access to try the new version but even at that the game played very different from beta to launch last year and that's not even including the fact they changed hitting 3 days after official launch.

Because the newbies complained it was too hard to hit

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@aaronjw76_psn said in tried coming back to the game...:

I see gravity balls, weird hitting feeedback, and framerate issues still rule in this game.

I will definitely be waiting for real player feedback after the game drops before even thinking about buying this game again.

Played a bunch of showdown as well and I've done fine there but those diving catches from bronze fielders are still featured I see lol

It amazes me that there are literally no sports games that don't complete suck [censored] these days. Hopefully Gran Turismo 7 will be good.

this game is head and shoulders above Madden and NBA 2K, its really not even a comparison.

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@tyrusthebull_psn said in tried coming back to the game...:

@ComebackLogic said in tried coming back to the game...:

Yeah, ‘20 was the last straw for me, I won’t be playing ‘21 at all. This franchise has been in decline for a while and I don’t have any realistic hope for improvements in the coming year. Yes, the show is the best baseball game available, but when the only other game is RBI that’s not saying much. I’m tired of it all now, SDS can’t make a realistic baseball game to save their lives and the deliberate tactic of taking away full user control and replacing it with....... whatever you call the weird gameplay - Has really killed my desire to ever play the show again. Pitches that don’t locate with perfect input, batted ball outcomes that make no sense, losing games to a clearly inferior opponent who has no idea how to play baseball correctly and just pounds buttons arcade style etc. All you can do is express your dissatisfaction, which I have done many, many times, both on the forum and in emails offering feedback to SDS and hope they realise they’re killing the franchise with these terrible decisions.
All I can do is vote with my wallet and I’m not returning for ‘21 due to the hugely disappointing games SDS have churned out in the past few years. ‘16 and ‘17 were the pinnacle of gameplay, due to the absolute control afforded to users when pitching. ‘17 had the best pitching of any MLB the Show game because it was accurate when you were accurate with the controls. Later editions may have surpassed ‘16 and ‘17 in terms of content and availability of content to all players but the gameplay has been in a severe state of decline, every year I feel like I have less and less control of outcomes in game and everything feels more scripted and out of my hands.

It’s actually pretty sad as I would regularly play for thousands of hours and play thousands of H2H games each year, but this franchise is no longer worth the investment for me, be that the financial investment of a PS5 and copy of the game plus stubs, or indeed, the time and effort invested to improve at a game that doesn’t offer any incentive to do so, instead being ruled by nonsensical and seemingly random outcomes. The final concern is that the content last year was horrible, if SDS see fit to continue down that path, giving legitimate legends like Griffey and Babe Ruth worse cards than some minor leaguer who has yet to play a game, giving multiple high diamond cards to the same player with slightly different stats and handing out 99s to anyone and everyone who don’t deserve them, then ‘21 will be just as garbage as last year. SDS really need to get a grip and think about the sport of baseball in a realistic manner, in every aspect from what happens when you throw a pitch, to how a ball should behave when making contact with a bat, to the comparison between Jacob Stallings and Jorge Posada and how that should affect the ratings of their best cards. I just can’t go through that nonsense again. Not this year, maybe ever.

Games tailored to kids who just slam buttons. It's painfully obvious. Takes zero skill level. Just as sds would want it. There bringing in a new fanbase by doing so.

this is it, this is the post.

just login to twtich and watch the people who play the game. they do have some solid guys who provide solid entertainment.

but for the most part its entitled little pricks who think SDS owes them the world and love breaking controllers when their perfect, perfect is caught at the track.

i hate to say it but bringing the far less superior game system over to a PS exclusive is kind of a bummer.

but thats just my two cents that doesnt matter.