Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.

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Like many I will be leaving for Madden and Fifa soon. I wanted to say: SDS you do a much better job than EA. You actually give your customers content without trying to make them spend money. Keep up the good work SDS.

PS: Make a football and soccer game.

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Eh. Lol. Hhmmm. Uuummm.

No.

Content is nice but gameplay is the problem with this series. Unfortunately, this franchise will never be better than EA's MVP Baseball or SNES Ken Griffey Jr. baseball.

This game tries to be a SIM but can't even do simple things correct. Look at moments, in an AL game the pitchers are hitting.

Simple things like that is the shortcomings of this series.

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Yeah I wish sds at least could make a nba game. Maybe if this Xbox thing goes well they’ll have a way bigger budget and can start making other sports games

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@TooGood3434 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Eh. Lol. Hhmmm. Uuummm.

No.

Content is nice but gameplay is the problem with this series. Unfortunately, this franchise will never be better than EA's MVP Baseball or SNES Ken Griffey Jr. baseball.

This game tries to be a SIM but can't even do simple things correct. Look at moments, in an AL game the pitchers are hitting.

Simple things like that is the shortcomings of this series.

To be fair though, EA's MVP baseball didn't have to support online play the way it is now in the modern era, additionally if EA had continued the MVP franchise, they would have treated it just like Madden and it would be in the dumps right about now

You can't say EA is better at baseball games by comparing a game they made 15 years ago, that was a different time in gaming.

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I see your points and I agree with them. 15 years ago, there seemed to be more features and gameplay that The Show is still missing. What we get instead is content which is driving to stub purchase.

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Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

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@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

Agreed. The expectations are higher if you are the only game on the market and create a monopoly.

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@TooGood3434 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

Agreed. The expectations are higher if you are the only game on the market and create a monopoly.

SDS didn't create a monopoly, in theory it was MLB and 2K who put baseball video games where they currently are.

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You don't need to spend of grind your life away to have a competitive team.

That alone makes DD leaps and bounds better than MUT

MUT is an absolutely miserable grind year in year out

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@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

Curious what your ratings for the FIFA franchise look like? Theres a reason that FIFA 20 is in the bottom 10 of all time for user reviews on Metacritic. FIFA rated a 1.1 and Madden 20 rated a 1.5 by users.

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@formallyforearms said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

Curious what your ratings for the FIFA franchise look like? Theres a reason that FIFA 20 is in the bottom 10 of all time for user reviews on Metacritic. FIFA rated a 1.1 and Madden 20 rated a 1.5 by users.

FIFA 20 may be one of the worst AAA sports games of all time. Madden 20 was not a terrible game. Was not a good game but not on the same level as FIFA 20 in the 1.1/1.5 rating range. FIFA 20 is near unplayable, Madden is playable, just not fun.

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@formallyforearms said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

Curious what your ratings for the FIFA franchise look like? Theres a reason that FIFA 20 is in the bottom 10 of all time for user reviews on Metacritic. FIFA rated a 1.1 and Madden 20 rated a 1.5 by users.

I don't play that trash

SDS

@dogslax41 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@formallyforearms said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

Curious what your ratings for the FIFA franchise look like? Theres a reason that FIFA 20 is in the bottom 10 of all time for user reviews on Metacritic. FIFA rated a 1.1 and Madden 20 rated a 1.5 by users.

FIFA 20 may be one of the worst AAA sports games of all time. Madden 20 was not a terrible game. Was not a good game but not on the same level as FIFA 20 in the 1.1/1.5 rating range. FIFA 20 is near unplayable, Madden is playable, just not fun.

Fifa is why I made this thread. I just spent about 1.6 million on packs because the game is dead (seems like they just gave up). Knowing I was going to pull nothing. I didn't pull anything over 88. EA just seemtone-deaf and unlike SDS seem to relish in mocking their audience. SDS also seems to know how to communicate effectively, while EA seems incompetent.

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Mut guy here too.... I agree content is better here. There are so many ways to get different top tier cards without spending money and i love the card collecting aspect as opposed to power ups. I hate that in mut to have the best version of a player I need every version of him , a PU , and a bunch of training to get it. Gameplay in both games is pretty bad... but I think the poor servers and weird things that happen here give MUT an edge in H2H play. The EA servers literally never lag and the DC glitch people say happens daily to them is not even really a big thing.... In 200 H2H games last year I had 2 losses due to disconnect and that's not bad at all.

SDS

@TooGood3434 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Eh. Lol. Hhmmm. Uuummm.

No.

Content is nice but gameplay is the problem with this series. Unfortunately, this franchise will never be better than EA's MVP Baseball or SNES Ken Griffey Jr. baseball.

This game tries to be a SIM but can't even do simple things correct. Look at moments, in an AL game the pitchers are hitting.

Simple things like that is the shortcomings of this series.

So you’re comparing games from the early 90‘S to this game???? As far as games are concerned, this franchise is light years ahead of any other franchise. As with any highly complex video game there is going to be issues with multiple facets of the game that get patched through out the games life cycle. I look at your stats and see a person who is not all that good at the game complaining about the game and I shake my head. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, when an opinion is offered. However, making a statement like the franchise can’t even get the simple things correct is simply sour grapes. You don’t even offer up what you deem to be “simple” outside of pitchers hitting in AL moments. I’m not saying that their haven’t been issues with the game, ie fielding, catcher throwing animations, or even to a lesser extent some aspects of hitting. But the game does a pretty good job of addressing these problems and fixing them as these problems arise. It to me, just seems like it’s the weaker players in this game that are the loudest voices when it comes to these shortcomings. I have been playing this game for many years and the advancements that this game has made have been far and away the industry leading standard when I compare this to other sports franchises. Rather than complain about the shortcomings why don’t you focus on becoming a better player. Every single player has to deal with the same issues and the good players overcome those obstacles and in turn enjoy the experience more than those that spend all their time complaining about the gameplay itself. I’m not trying to be an ahole it’s just really tiring to read these posts that are complaining for the sake of complaining especially when the poster is acting in a condescending manner while replying to someone else’s post.

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@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@formallyforearms said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

Curious what your ratings for the FIFA franchise look like? Theres a reason that FIFA 20 is in the bottom 10 of all time for user reviews on Metacritic. FIFA rated a 1.1 and Madden 20 rated a 1.5 by users.

I don't play that trash

My point was that when comparing EA and SDS, the sports franchises of EA are much worse for the user.

We all know there are issues with gameplay of this game. There are areas that they need to improve. EA has problems with gameplay in all their sports franchises too. They also have patents for DDA and slider manipulation that are designed to frustrate the users. So, not only do they do everything with the goal of having their users spend more real money on the game, they have poor gameplay, and less content drops that arent special packs or bundles.

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@dirtybob007 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@dogslax41 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@formallyforearms said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

@DarthKDog09 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Content 10/10
Gameplay 6/10
Overall..... Do better

Curious what your ratings for the FIFA franchise look like? Theres a reason that FIFA 20 is in the bottom 10 of all time for user reviews on Metacritic. FIFA rated a 1.1 and Madden 20 rated a 1.5 by users.

FIFA 20 may be one of the worst AAA sports games of all time. Madden 20 was not a terrible game. Was not a good game but not on the same level as FIFA 20 in the 1.1/1.5 rating range. FIFA 20 is near unplayable, Madden is playable, just not fun.

Fifa is why I made this thread. I just spent about 1.6 million on packs because the game is dead (seems like they just gave up). Knowing I was going to pull nothing. I didn't pull anything over 88. EA just seemtone-deaf and unlike SDS seem to relish in mocking their audience. SDS also seems to know how to communicate effectively, while EA seems incompetent.

They have no communication at all. We went 4 months without a promo this year and not a word about it. No email, Skype, twitch or Twitter

SDS

@PScrabro said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Mut guy here too.... I agree content is better here. There are so many ways to get different top tier cards without spending money and i love the card collecting aspect as opposed to power ups. I hate that in mut to have the best version of a player I need every version of him , a PU , and a bunch of training to get it. Gameplay in both games is pretty bad... but I think the poor servers and weird things that happen here give MUT an edge in H2H play. The EA servers literally never lag and the DC glitch people say happens daily to them is not even really a big thing.... In 200 H2H games last year I had 2 losses due to disconnect and that's not bad at all.

This game doesn’t use servers in the manner you are speaking. This game use a peer to peer based matchmaking system/engine. Meaning there is a host and you are beholden to that hosts connection. Similar to the old COD based system before they implemented dedicated servers to eliminate nefarious hosts who could manipulate their connections to determine outcomes. It’s a much less expensive route than dedicated servers.

SDS

Yeah, that was really tough to read. I get what you are saying and looking at stats might give you an upper hand when it comes to a video game.

For what it's worth, I played college baseball not sure what level you stopped at. But it is very comical and something that grinds my gears when a game that says it's a sim still can't fix simple thing of having a DH in an American League game. The rule has been in place since the 1970s.

What is even more baffling is how fast content is pushed out. I see the community loves SDS/Free Packs and I should have known this that there will be a lot of fanboys here with the game being so late in the lifecycle. The free stuff is to save this year from the horrible online gameplay, lack of communication during the Spring, and the botched moments.

But hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

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@TooGood3434 said in Have to give SDS Credit. They are better than EA.:

Yeah, that was really tough to read. I get what you are saying and looking at stats might give you an upper hand when it comes to a video game.

For what it's worth, I played college baseball not sure what level you stopped at. But it is very comical and something that grinds my gears when a game that says it's a sim still can't fix simple thing of having a DH in an American League game. The rule has been in place since the 1970s.

What is even more baffling is how fast content is pushed out. I see the community loves SDS/Free Packs and I should have known this that there will be a lot of fanboys here with the game being so late in the lifecycle. The free stuff is to save this year from the horrible online gameplay, lack of communication during the Spring, and the botched moments.

But hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Just to be clear this game has never had a DH ever and for a good reason, the game wants you to have to make choices that will affect the game. Such as sacrificing defense for offense and vice versa. When you have to strategize around the pitcher hitting it makes the game more interesting. DH allows you to sit a weak defender and allow him to only hit. They want you to have to make that choice which could impact the game you play. It’s not a case of them not understanding the nuances of the game it’s simply to make you have to make choices.

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