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  • Summary: Be a 2-way star. For the first time, take your Ball Player from Road To The Show and use him in other game modes. Now your Ball Player can be a 2-way star. Enjoy Franchise improvements and updates to March To October which empower you to better make decisions on the future of your club. LiveBe a 2-way star. For the first time, take your Ball Player from Road To The Show and use him in other game modes. Now your Ball Player can be a 2-way star. Enjoy Franchise improvements and updates to March To October which empower you to better make decisions on the future of your club. Live content now streamlines programs to provide clearer goals, faster paths to rewards based on how you play, and welcomes a new class of Legends to build your dream squad. New to MLB The Show this year is gameplay styles alongside new gameplay onboarding tutorials to expand gameplay for all playstyles and skill levels. Casual: An easier, fun, pick-up and play experience with an emphasis on learning the game. Simulation: Authentic MLB experience that plays true to player and team ratings. A balance between stick skills and player attributes. Competitive: User stick skills reign supreme, greater emphasis on user input over player ratings. Our new online H2H default.
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  1. May 5, 2021
    80
    MLB The Show 21 has done a good job of making not just the game, but baseball as a whole, a bit more approachable, but there is still a punishingly high difficulty curve.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. Apr 28, 2021
    10
    Detalles muy divertidos y sorprendentes. Definitivamente voy a jugar de nuevo con mis amigos.10/10
  2. Apr 19, 2021
    10
    Another amazing addition to the best collection of sport games on Xbox Gamepass. Amazing graphics and gameplay. I highly recommend it. MLB theAnother amazing addition to the best collection of sport games on Xbox Gamepass. Amazing graphics and gameplay. I highly recommend it. MLB the show 2021 joins Madden 21, NHL 21, NBA 2K 21 & Pro Evolution soccer 2021 on Xbox gamepass the best platform for sports and Motorsport enthusiasts Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2021
    10
    San Diego studio. keep up the good work. your game is better then madden on any platform.
  4. Apr 19, 2021
    6
    This is the worst version of the game I've played in probably 12 years of owning the game. Basic features are broken, the menus are aThis is the worst version of the game I've played in probably 12 years of owning the game. Basic features are broken, the menus are a DIASASTER, and there's bugs galore.

    I kid you not, R.B.I. Baseball 21 will be superior to The Show by the middle of the decade, given how much is being added and fixed in MLBAM's game vs. how much The Show simply puts on Diamond Dynasty, while throwing away any care for the other modes, which is what the historian's gobble up. To first-timers of the Show, this is a nice addition to GamePass, but the controls, the sluggish framerates, and the amount of Legends REMOVED from last year's game are things you may not realize have changed since 20.

    The create-a-player customization has actually LOST options over the years, and the visuals have not improved. Chalk most of this up to the fact that next-gen was released, but not available to every consumer readily.

    Get RBI if you're gonna buy a fun baseball game this year, and rent this via GamePass.
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  5. Apr 21, 2021
    4
    MLB The Show 21 continues a downward trend for the series. The Xbox One debut for the series is marred by framerate issues, serverMLB The Show 21 continues a downward trend for the series. The Xbox One debut for the series is marred by framerate issues, server disconnects, and uninspired offline modes.

    Let's start with the good. The game looks good, player models are the best they've been and stadiums and lighting are great. The animations look and feel authentic with plenty of variety. The new pinpoint pitching system is brilliant and pitching has never felt better. When fielding works, it's fluid and authentic. It's great to have baseball back on the Xbox.

    The positives are overshadowed by the series' long plagued issues. MLB stadiums suffer from frame rate issues, causing hitting and pitching to become much more difficult. Check swings are currently broken. Telling base runners to stop and go back still takes too much time, while CPU fielders are able to make split-second decisions in throwing, causing altogether too many runners thrown out on the base path. Occasionally, fielders will refuse to field a ground ball.

    The decision to tie RTTS and Diamond Dynasty together is a poor one and further minimizes, the already diminished, offline portion of a game. The continued push towards DD is nothing short of what EA has done with their sports titles, it is disappointing to see SDS move in the same direction.

    Franchise Mode is stale and has been stagnant for a years. It needed something to revitalize it, but SDS failed to make any meaningful change. The Depth Chart is a needed change, but it does nothing to deepen the mode or remedy issues that have plagued the series. Issues like: progression of young players and the regression of older players, players not retiring despite being 37+ years old and ratings below 60. The total roster size has been expanded to 93, which is positive, but again it fails to deepen the mode. It's a bare-bones franchise mode, which desperately needed an infusion of life.

    Player customization is as varied as it ever has been. SDS has a large selection of gloves, bats, batting gloves, and (finally) catcher's equipment. The catchers have a much larger selection of gear, including Nike, to choose from.

    The game has plenty of potential. Its current state, however, is disappointing giving where the series has been. SDS is, unfortunately, falling down the same path EA took. They continue to prioritize modes with microtransactions, ignoring their offline modes to further. drive MTX revenue.

    With server disconnects, broken rewards pathways, disappearing stubs and cards, it is yet another disappointing launch. More is expected of SDS, especially when The Show is their primary focus. In its current state, the game is a disappointment at best.
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  6. Apr 20, 2021
    3
    Massive input lag on Xbox One X and the fielding feels broken as players will drop almost every pop fly even when they are waiting in theMassive input lag on Xbox One X and the fielding feels broken as players will drop almost every pop fly even when they are waiting in the circle for the ball. The hitting is ok. RBI baseball actually plays better then this game on Xbox such a disappointment. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2021
    0
    I used to think the Madden developers were the worst in video games, not anymore The Show 21 is horrible. Its As Bad as Madden has been; atI used to think the Madden developers were the worst in video games, not anymore The Show 21 is horrible. Its As Bad as Madden has been; at least the stupid MUT cards are not apart of franchise mode. The show forces that dumb Baseball card team down my throat. XP is completely broken online is non existent. Load outs and missions? Seriously this is baseball not Call of Duty. Ridiculous. Xp rewards progress nothing works. MLB the show pulled off the impossible Built a worse game than Madden. Expand

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