Let’s take a minute to analyze RTS.

SDS

For the Past Few Years it seems the devs and community have been focusing on 1 thing. Improving what already Exists. This will not work for this mode.

If we want to make RTTS the best game mode we need to start from the ground up throw everything away currently and start fresh. They Key is advertising points for this mode in terms of improvement have been very very low things that nobody wants, such as road to the show 20 and how relationships mattered on the field (nobody cares about that lets be real here) nor does anybody care about load outs or perks or any of that [censored]. The community wants one thing and that’s immersion.

We want the most realistic possible way as a mlb major leaguer that is possible. We want something we don’t get tired of or old and something that’s always new that keep us entertained.

I know this is not easy for SDS studio to do but you want realistic feedback? Here you go. This is the most honest thing I can think of.

SDS

I second your opinion... RTTS 21 is the worst career mode of any sports game I ever owned...

They took a bad idea on paper and executed it poorly with the results we see now...

Getting to the MLB shouldn't be decided with cards you picked out of virtual packs you bought... It should be a challenge and you should be able to have different ways of doing it with different player style... Choices you make should have a lasting impact on your career, you shouldn't be able to change your style personality every other games...

Ohh and maybe not Linking it to DD could be a good idea so we can have more than a Player/PSN account...

SDS

MLB The Show VR. 😏

SDS

These post have been made for years now. And yet we only ever see very minor "improvements" The problem is SDS focuses too much on DD with all their live content and other BS. There just isn't enough time/resources being put into RTTS.

I hate the NBA. Haven't watched it in years. But I buy 2k's game every single year. Why? Because their career mode has some depth to it. It's not as good as it can be. But it's still by far the best career mode in any sports game.

In NBA 2k You have a choice between two agents. Each has their pros/cons. In The Show you get no choose and your agent is worthless.

In NBA2k you can sign endorsement deals and get free stuff for your ball player. In MLB the show you can spend stubs and buy it. But that's boring

In NBA2k there is a story. You learn about your character. That story leads up to them entering the league. And even after the story ends, the broadcast team will still make comments about it from time to time. In MLB we some boring narrator that has no purpose. Same with these new "podcast" they are boring and very general. Speaking of broadcast teams. In NBA you have multiple teams. You have one just for the G league and college. In MLB you have one team. They repeat the same things over and over and they are extremely dull. The show has the worse broadcast system out of all the sports game. And it's not even close.

In NBA2k you have high school, college and the combine. In MLB you had some corny 3 game Bowman scount day. It did nothing to effect your draft stock.

In NBA2k your contract actually has some meaning. It effects how much VC you got per game. You could also earn VC based how well you play, current endorsement deals etc. In MLB you earn stubs sure. But it's just based on how your play. Contracts and everything are meaningless.

I could go on and on. But it will make no difference. SDS says they are listening and they care. Clearly they don't. I could pop in MLB the show 15 right now and it's RTTS would be better then the current game. Neither has much depth though.

SDS

@sgmrock_xbl said in Let’s take a minute to analyze RTS.:

MLB The Show VR. 😏

You joke, but I have said that they should have a VR mode, but not for play. Give us a stadium experience. Let us put on a headset and watch a game in a stadium we would otherwise not be able to visit in real life. Pick 6 or 8 seating locations in every ballpark that we could view from.

SDS

Same thing has happened to just about every sports game now. EA started the trend ignoring franchise mode in Madden for Madden Ultimate Team once they saw the $$$$ it made. FIFA and NHL games followed suit not paying much attention to other modes. NBA 2K jumped on the same bandwagon with their VC for everything and the My Team thing and now it seems SDS is following same path. Unfortunately all corporations will chase the money and ignore what doesn’t get them much profit.

Just wait. I predict this My Ballplayer will get monetized like MyCareer players were in NBA 2K. We will have to use stubs to level our stats and stuff. Writing is on the wall.

SDS

Yup sucks,...

SDS

@sgmrock_xbl said in Let’s take a minute to analyze RTS.:

Same thing has happened to just about every sports game now. EA started the trend ignoring franchise mode in Madden for Madden Ultimate Team once they saw the $$$$ it made. FIFA and NHL games followed suit not paying much attention to other modes. NBA 2K jumped on the same bandwagon with their VC for everything and the My Team thing and now it seems SDS is following same path. Unfortunately all corporations will chase the money and ignore what doesn’t get them much profit.

Just wait. I predict this My Ballplayer will get monetized like MyCareer players were in NBA 2K. We will have to use stubs to level our stats and stuff. Writing is on the wall.

You're right... It sucks, but you are right...

It was a fun run I guess...

I'll play a few campaign of March to October, a few conquest maps and then I'll go back to RTTS on TheShow20... So much for all the hype that surrounded that game...

SDS

I love it. But not for normal reasons.

SDS

@ikasnu_psn said in Let’s take a minute to analyze RTS.:

I love it. But not for normal reasons.

I have nothing to compare it to being a Xbox player since the first Xbox, I can’t remember the last time we had a good BB game. So I don’t hate the game if they fix the bugs it will be good from a first time player perspective. But that being said after reading all the information about past games I can’t help but feel like I was screwed over without knowing it. 😃

SDS

I havn't played MLB The Show for several years. The only reason i came back was because it was released on Xbox with Gamepass. I probably would have bought it regardless but after playing rtts i'm glad i didn't. Older MLB The Show games seem better imo.

SDS

@dolenz_psn said in Let’s take a minute to analyze RTS.:

@sgmrock_xbl said in Let’s take a minute to analyze RTS.:

MLB The Show VR. 😏

You joke, but I have said that they should have a VR mode, but not for play. Give us a stadium experience. Let us put on a headset and watch a game in a stadium we would otherwise not be able to visit in real life. Pick 6 or 8 seating locations in every ballpark that we could view from.

Oh man that would be awesome! Although I suspect the tech is good enough to not limit us to a few preselected seats?

SDS

They might as well have said
Road to the Show Card Battling Rogue Like
Turning your base stealing, tip and run speedster
Into a hulking, slow homer hitting plodder

By swapping out some cards, choosing a different bat and changing your sunglasses?

That's not just immersion breaking. That's taking immersion outside and spending half an hour battering it with a diamond tipped jack hammer until no-one could recognise it was immersion in the first place.
That's MLB "Sims dress up room"
Hard to believe any developer that understands their fan base would have done this to their own game.
Unless it is for the money of course...

SDS

I think the RTTS mode would be fine if it wasn't so broken. They have a lot of bugs to fix.