Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?

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Just wanted to see what others who use Pure Analog Hitting are thinking of the game so far this year. Seems to be a lot more difficult to get solid hits. Double plays, mile high fly balls, and pop-ups to the catcher are very common occurrences for me this year. How about you guys?

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Pure Analog Stride hitting is always the way to go when playing The Show, it seems more natural and doesn't involve aiming at a target like its Duck Hunt or button mashing X like its a baseball game from the 90s. Its an actual swing of a baseball bat but I'm sure you know that already, its just that causal PCI noobs don't understand that. But to get to your question..no, once you practice for a while and play about 20 games you'll get a feel for the hitting and you'll realize when you hit a high fly ball or hit into a double play its your fault...don't be discourage like a casual noob, just keep practicing and take swings and it will all come together.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

Pure Analog Stride hitting is always the way to go when playing The Show, it seems more natural and doesn't involve aiming at a target like its Duck Hunt or button mashing X like its a baseball game from the 90s. Its an actual swing of a baseball bat but I'm sure you know that already, its just that causal PCI noobs don't understand that. But to get to your question..no, once you practice for a while and play about 20 games you'll get a feel for the hitting and you'll realize when you hit a high fly ball or hit into a double play its your fault...don't be discourage like a casual noob, just keep practicing and take swings and it will all come together.

We all know you think your method is the best Josh... if you step in the box in real life, timing is the only thing that matters right? Doesn’t matter what plane you swing the bat, as long as the timing is perfect.

Yeah that’s very realistic...

Now if you said Zone with analog stride, I’d say you have a point but pure analog is the least realistic method

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How much do you get paid to throw the word "noob" into every single one of your post? Plus I think you should look up the definition of it because I think you use it incorrectly.

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@hikes83_psn said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

@joshjays44_psn said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

Pure Analog Stride hitting is always the way to go when playing The Show, it seems more natural and doesn't involve aiming at a target like its Duck Hunt or button mashing X like its a baseball game from the 90s. Its an actual swing of a baseball bat but I'm sure you know that already, its just that causal PCI noobs don't understand that. But to get to your question..no, once you practice for a while and play about 20 games you'll get a feel for the hitting and you'll realize when you hit a high fly ball or hit into a double play its your fault...don't be discourage like a casual noob, just keep practicing and take swings and it will all come together.

We all know you think your method is the best Josh... if you step in the box in real life, timing is the only thing that matters right? Doesn’t matter what plane you swing the bat, as long as the timing is perfect.

Yeah that’s very realistic...

Now if you said Zone with analog stride, I’d say you have a point but pure analog is the least realistic method

Hes just gonna respond to you by calling you a noob, he has a daily quota to hit. Also I didn't realize people still said noob unironically lol

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Are you guys trying to troll me?.........ps. noobs.

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if someone likes analog hitting then great! I don't understand why all the 'zone snobs' have to get on everyone who prefers analog or directional. I use to be a zone snob too but switched out of zone last year.

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Zone hitting with Analog to swing with PCI invisible is the way to Go

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It’s a fun way to play and that is what matters. If they turned balks on in DD it would be a lot more competitive to use but it can get frustrating trying to time your stride when pitchers aren’t getting set. When I play franchise I use zone plus analog with stride but DD it gets annoying having to hold r2 to force your opponent to get set so I just use zone with buttons

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Who cares, thats the great thing about TheShow there are tons of different ways to play. If you think your way is best then just use it. End of discussion.

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@kush_coder_psn said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

Who cares, thats the great thing about TheShow there are tons of different ways to play. If you think your way is best then just use it. End of discussion.

But still, my way is the best 🙂 .

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I have been playing on pure analog with stride since The Show 11 and have not wavered. There are days where I struggle and there are still pitches that I need to lay off. But it is arguably the most fluid way to hit in this game.

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I used Pure Analog for about 10 days, just getting my timing down and learning to lay off bad pitches.
So after getting comfortable with that, I switched back to zone but stuck with the right stick on flick mode (instead of using the buttons to swing).
So now I'm using zone+flick and I love it.
PA is good against the CPU, all you do is wait on a meatball and swing, but against other humans who put the ball right on the corners and don't throw meatballs, zone is required and kind of easier.
If I noticed the guy that I am playing likes to go back to a certain spot often, I'll just sit on that spot and wait....BOOM.

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OK, since I started playing with the Show 18, I have followed the "Online Youtube Guru's" to do zone/button. I'm ok at it ( I suck with online play) but I really need to try this Pure Analog/Stride thing. So what is the best setting for using it? Will I have a huge learning curve?

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@joshjays44_psn said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

Pure Analog Stride hitting is always the way to go when playing The Show, it seems more natural and doesn't involve aiming at a target like its Duck Hunt or button mashing X like its a baseball game from the 90s. Its an actual swing of a baseball bat but I'm sure you know that already, its just that causal PCI noobs don't understand that. But to get to your question..no, once you practice for a while and play about 20 games you'll get a feel for the hitting and you'll realize when you hit a high fly ball or hit into a double play its your fault...don't be discourage like a casual noob, just keep practicing and take swings and it will all come together.

Yawn

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Pure analog is so bad right now I almost feel forced to switch it.

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@osimp8_psn said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

Just wanted to see what others who use Pure Analog Hitting are thinking of the game so far this year. Seems to be a lot more difficult to get solid hits. Double plays, mile high fly balls, and pop-ups to the catcher are very common occurrences for me this year. How about you guys?

Pure Analog Hitting and Pitching 100% for me. There are a few player cards that are doing much better for me than versions did last year. I couldn't hit with Ruth or Griffey last year, but have been doing much better with them this year. I think my technique is improving with 21, but it's still very difficult to succeed against higher level pitchers who can dot. I am currently 29-25 in Ranked Seasons with highest rating of 605. In 2020, I made it to 675 and was one win from Division Series. I will be making Division series this year with my eyes on Championship Series.

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I tried it last night and it's not bad. According to the strategy guide, stride is no longer a thing. Up for normal swing, hold back before the pitch then up for power swing. L or R for contact swing. I think if stride timing were a real thing, I'd abandon it in about 5 minutes.

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@xmartiiniix_xbl said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

Pure analog is so bad right now I almost feel forced to switch it.

Stick with it friend!! don't move to the button mashing PCI casual side cause soon after you might be tempted to play DD and then its all over for you!!

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@joshjays44_psn said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

@xmartiiniix_xbl said in Any other Pure Analog Hitters Out There?:

Pure analog is so bad right now I almost feel forced to switch it.

Stick with it friend!! don't move to the button mashing PCI casual side cause soon after you might be tempted to play DD and then its all over for you!!

I’ve been using analog since way back with 2k. Definitely not switching. It’s just frustrating.