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  • Summary: PLAY YOUR WAY. Create a legacy and make a statement. The world of MLB awaits in R.B.I. Baseball 21. R.B.I. is the fast-paced, easy-to-learn baseball franchise perfect for anyone who wants to pick up and play, and R.B.I. Baseball 21 brings new features including create-a-player, play-by-playPLAY YOUR WAY. Create a legacy and make a statement. The world of MLB awaits in R.B.I. Baseball 21. R.B.I. is the fast-paced, easy-to-learn baseball franchise perfect for anyone who wants to pick up and play, and R.B.I. Baseball 21 brings new features including create-a-player, play-by-play commentary, immersive time-of-day, and incredible visual improvements. Step up to the plate, crush home runs, and take your club to a World Series title in R.B.I. Baseball 21. Expand
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  1. Mar 31, 2021
    85
    Overall, R.B.I. Baseball 21 is a great game to play solo or with other people, even younger children. It is an easy-to-learn title that brings you real-world rosters so that you can play with the people you love from your chosen team.
  2. Mar 26, 2021
    38
    On the Nintendo Switch, R.B.I. Baseball 21 strikes out, but swinging at least. There were some moves in the right direction for the franchise, rosters appear to update frequently, and the pitching was still pretty fun. However, a lack of polish, depth, and much more than competitors are providing leave R.B.I. Baseball 21 quite a ways behind. Despite the game having its issues, it could serve as a “pass the time” experience on the couch when the TV is being utilized.
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  1. Mar 21, 2021
    8
    This is a very solid baseball game to be able to take with you anywhere on the go. Personally that portable aspect is what led me to pickingThis is a very solid baseball game to be able to take with you anywhere on the go. Personally that portable aspect is what led me to picking this up over MLB the SHOW. Make absolutely no mistake that this game is NOT MLB the show in name or quality. There are many features absent from this title that are in MLB the show down to simple quality of life features like showing a differentiating factor between your closing pitchers and regular RPs in the bullpin. There is also no warm up function for pitchers before going to the mound which was odd. Its just an instantaneous change over. The mechanics of the game however are quite good compared to previous entries. The price is also more in line with what you would expect from the features on offer here. Personally I believe this should be the general price of all yearly released sports titles but in comparison youll be saving 20/30 bucks depending on where you choose to buy the game in comparison to the show 21. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2021
    3
    This game is pretty brutal. Not in a difficulty aspect, but by the way the game handles and plays. For the past yearly entries, the consoleThis game is pretty brutal. Not in a difficulty aspect, but by the way the game handles and plays. For the past yearly entries, the console versions of R.B.I. were always evident that they were the mobile versions running overclocked on consoles. Despite knowing this and avoiding the 4 previous entries, I decided to buy this year's offering to see if MLB would finally prove a fighting chance against The Show. Lo and behold, R.B.I. is still a lackluster mobile game running on console hardware. I am unsure how the Switch version stacks up against the other versions, but it is safe to say that there's nothing special about any of the console versions that would give any of them an edge over the others. The entire gameplay of R.B.I. is laggy and has a disconnect between input, process, and action. This meaning that (for example) swinging becomes a chore to do as the input is delayed and timing is frustrating as it will be timed past whenever the ball made contact with the bat. The game also has its fair share of glitches and I needed to soft-reset it once before the time of writing as I was stuck on a loading screen. With all this being said, it is still a Major League Baseball Game at heart and is the only option for one on the Switch. Expand