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Review: MLB The Show 21 – Xbox Fans, It’s Finally Time To Play Ball

Welcome to The Show.

Baseball fans never thought they’d see this moment arrive, but it’s finally here! MLB The Show 21 is officially an Xbox game, not to mention a day one Xbox Game Pass addition, and seeing the little PlayStation intro sequence as you boot it up definitely takes some getting used to! Full disclaimer, we’re not hardcore veterans of The Show for obvious reasons (we don’t play our PlayStations that much), but we do know a good baseball game when we see one, and MLB The Show 21 definitely hits it out of the park… at least for the most part.

If you’ve played MLB The Show before, you’ll know what to expect in terms of gameplay. Everything from batting to pitching feels satisfying and highly polished, and a suite of new animations along with some helpful new visual indicators make plays feel more intuitive than ever out in the field. There’s a new Pinpoint Pitching meter this year for experienced MLB The Show veterans as well, which offers more control than ever over your pitch, but it takes some time to get used to, so it’s very much a risk-reward type mechanic.

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