R.B.I. Baseball 2017 [SWITCH XCI]
R.B.I. Baseball 2017 is a game that isn’t sure of what it wants to be. It incorporates some elements of both retro and modern titles, but rather than fusing successful elements of both eras, R.B.I. falls flat. Extremely dated visuals, poor presentation, absence of online modes, bad animation and overall lack of polish make for a game that we simply can’t recommend, even to hardcore baseball fans. Vote with your wallet and let Major League Baseball know you want a better game before giving them your hard earned cash.The developers of R.B.I. Baseball 2017 seem to be only partially aware of market trends, as the game seems unable to decide if it wants to be a retro-inspired arcade-style baseballer, or a modern simulation-style affair.
We were surprised to see that R.B.I. Baseball 2017. sports only two modes: Exhibition and Season. An Exhibition mode is a single game, where Season takes you through an entire season’s worth of games. That’s it. There are only two modes.Once you’ve selected a mode playing a game is functionally no different. The game loads relatively quickly, until you notice how undetailed the arena is. R.B.I. feels like a mobile phone game blown up to fit the Switch’s larger screen; remember, too, that this has also been released on other consoles. The frame rate is rock solid, which is a positive, but it’s easy to see how it achieves this as the graphics are more reminiscent of a GameCube game than something that was made in the last ten years. The stadiums are filled with “cardboard” spectators, which is something we haven’t seen in a long time.
Release Date : 5th Sep 2017
Publisher : MLB Advanced Media
Developer : MLB
Region : USA
File Type : XCI
File Size : 3.54 GB