- Tips to get started in MLB The Show 21, out tomorrow
As an Englishman who has no idea about baseball but would like to give the MLB games a try, how easy are they to understand from scratch?ID: gv349rf
I think the show will do a good job easing you into baseball. They are well polished and about as feature complete as a sports game can be.
If you have any questions about the sport please feel free to reach out, I’d be happy to answer your questions if you get the game!ID: gv3iusg
Lovely stuff. Thanks for the help!ID: gv3hett
It will take a little bit of time, but it's not as complex as you might imagine. The basics are quite simple. There's no better way to learn the game than play it (even as a video game).ID: gv3itq4
Brilliant stuff. Thanks budID: gv4dmiu
I’d like to add that there are tons of strategies when it comes to baseball - everyone wants the home run team. However, starting out I would definitely recommend a focus on loading the bases and learning the strategies for players on the bases. Should you try for a home run to get all 4 players around to home, if that doesnt go past the wall, will you end up with a player out of base and tagable? Or would you be better off bunting and gambling for the player on 3rd to make it in, but be careful because you could cost yourself the inning that way.
That’s just one extreme example. There’s lots of nuance to it that really makes it a fun sport - and this is coming from someone who really couldn’t give a shit about sports! Treat it like the playable sim it is.ID: gv4zpku
Like most sports, the basic rules are pretty easy to grasp but there's some l nuances that can take a while to remember.
I think you'll be fine and be able to at least enjoy the game despite not knowing some of these nuances.
Hit a three run ho ho.ID: gv37o65
Hit a ding dong doodle with my ding dong batID: gv3d546
Hit a tater out the stadier for monster cash.
I tend to get The Show in alternating years, and have been playing a lot of 20. What are the biggest changes that would make 21 worth the buy?ID: gv3bq0e
Depends on which game mode you play. If you like RTTS, it’s most likely not going to be worth it, they absolutely gutted the mode and tied progress to diamond dynasty. Franchise is possibly worth it (they made minor upgrades) and if you play diamond dynasty it’s absolutely worth it for all the new content and cards to collect
Come hang on /ID: gv3c2r5
Thank you. I almost exclusively play RttS, so I'll probably hold off on this for now. I'll check out the subreddit though, thank you!ID: gv3lr55
Well that's good to know because the only reason I play the games for road to the show, I don't even understand what exactly this Diamond Dynasty thing is I've always ignored itID: gv3qmkx
I think the biggest change is the load time on PS5. It only takes 5-7 seconds to load into a Moment, which is my most played game mode
I've been playing The Show for years now (PS3, PSP, Vita, PS4) and this might be the first year I skip out. I'm not liking the direction they're taking the game, especially RTTS. This is a real bummer.
I’ll probably play it in game pass unfortunately. I just don’t wanna pay $70. Hopefully it gets a price drop or it comes to ps plus
Looking forward to playing this tomorrow on PS5 & the dualsense featuresID: gv35yu1
The perfect/perfect sound and feeling from the controller is amazingID: gv391re
I love the feeling. I wish the sound was a little different though, I feel like perfect/perfect sounded better last year
As someone from the UK, never though about buying a baseball game but I’m gonna try it on gamepass tomorrow to see if I like, if I do il buy them from now on:)
I’m just here for the game pass comments.
But then you have to own an Xbox.ID: gv2vqmn
Not who you replied to but I was lucky enough to get a Series X. With the addition of cross play, it's pretty awesome to have it available day one on game pass.
I don't know if there are any dualsense features, but if there's anything that really enhances gameplay, I may buy it later when it's on sale for PS5.
Game Pass is getting the next-gen version, and there aren't any more features included with the standard edition of the PS5 game. If I'm wrong, I'd be happy to see some sources. There is really nothing about fanboys here, if someone owns both consoles, there is no point spending an extra $69 at this point.ID: gv329pp
Game pass gets both the Xbox One and Series X versions. Why are you lying through your teeth? It's not necessary.ID: gv32k6y
Where did you get the fact that Game Pass isn’t getting the next-gen version? I’d really love to know.
And if you’re wrong, please don’t delete your comment.
Edit: Comment deleted, lmaooooID: gv354r2
Not sure why I’d delete a comment just because of what Xbox fanboys sayID: gv3msq8
Ah. The same dude that defend Sony with his life coming up with false shot. Standard.ID: gv38kk3
Lol GamePass is absolutely getting the next gen version.ID: gv3aeaw
Well this guy's salty LMAO.ID: gv37l8w
Features like pay 70$ instead
Here's my tip: just grab any old copy from a previous year and play that because it's the same.
going to feel real dirty playing this on my Series S since it’s on Game Pass lol
Why are you even here?ID: gv3j88q
Because I’m a ps5 ownerID: gv31wow
Sony has been releasing MLB games exclusively on Playstation platforms since 2006 starting with the PS2 and by your own admission you haven't played a single one. Now that it is available on Xbox and on game pass you will. Sony gets the benefit of expanding the audience for the series, much like their recent initiative of bringing first party titles to PC.
Not sure why people are choosing to make a big stink about the game arriving to game pass because once again, most of you didn't support the series before one way or another.ID: gv2yil2
Probably not for $70 if you have previous versions and are alright with outdated rosters. I’m personally sticking 20 until there is a significant price drop
Nobody is getting the game for free.
something tells me you were never going to buy the game