I’m sorry but the developers really need to investigate their idea of what makes a game fun to play.
There are too many things that happen that are out of the player’s control, and that seriously detracts from the enjoyment of playing MLB.
Perfectly executed pitches either miss the strike zone or float right down the middle regardless of the pitcher’s control and bb/9 attributes, outfielders make way too many errors that you cannot prevent from happening, and contact outcomes are all over the place - sometimes balls in the center of the pci are ‘okay’ and other times it’s a perfect, while balls on the fringe of the inner circle may get ‘good’ contact results. Then the actual outcome from those contact results seems even more arbitrary, square ups and goods are outs too often, okays and jam shots too frequently wind up resulting in soft hits.
These frustrating parts of the game even carry over to offline play, which in previous titles used to provide a reprieve from all the online nonsense. There’s no escape anymore, now the game will aggravate you no matter what mode you choose.
For those of us who have bought MLB the Show every year for the ps3 and ps4, I cannot imagine how you aren’t disappointed in what it has become.