I played MLB the Show 21 ( PS4 ) and noticed that hitting ball was different. They changed batting interface to something like Don Bradman Cricket 17 . We can see power bar, timing marker and indicator how much we need to push the stick forward for maximum power.
On their official website developers said: “A new timing marker and power bar provide a more intuitive and better suited for each individual swing. “
I don’t like the new changes. First of all, I’m not able to use timing indicator because my TV is too big ( 60 inches ). On 40 – 50 inch TV it will probably work good but on bigger TV everything looks so small before the ball is coming to us. And I don’t see how the indicators works because my TV is too far from me and it’s dark inside.
how to hit in mlb the show 21 xbox
On the official website developers said: “The new timing marker and power bar provide a more intuitive and better suited for each individual swing.” I agree with that, but not fully. Because in my opinion it is much easier to push stick forward when you see how long you have to hold your stick in this position before contact. The difference between mlb the show 16 and 21 is that in 21 they changed colors of power bar.
The new game modes
It is much easier to play new game modes in this version. The only thing we need to do is to push the stick forward for maximum power and adjust timing indicator, which is probably connected with height of pitch ( low or high ) and speed. This is good because now there are no different pitches like in mlb the show 16 where you can adjust power with left analog stick.
MLB the Show 21 – PS4 Gameplay ~ Hitting The Ball
MLB the show 21 is fantastic game with many new features which will improve gameplay experience. This version is much better than 16, but I still prefer 16 over this one for batting interface and hitting . If you don’t like the new changes, you can always use original interface. This tutorial will show you how to do that.
How to use old batting interface in mlb the show 21
It is very easy to use old hitting interface in mlb the show 21. All you need to do is to go to settings menu and disable colorblind mode . After that, put white line on top of timing marker and black line on top of power bar. It will look something like this:
You might have some problems when you try to hit the ball. Mainly because you can’t see how long you need to hold your stick for maximum power and where the ball is going.
Tips for playing baseball in MLB The Show 21
The best way to play this game is to find a spot in your house where you can see TV well and have enough space for swinging. This will help you a lot with hitting the ball in mlb the show 21.
Also it would be nice if they indicated distance from the plate, or something that could indicate how high or low ball is.
I’m not sure but I think developers tried to copy cricket interface for this version and it’s not so good idea .
In my opinion, I wouldn’t recommend this version for playing baseball because batting interface is much harder to use. If you don’t have any problems with it, then go ahead and play the game. It’s a fantastic version with so many new features. Once again don’t forget about disabling colorblind mode when you choose a team in exhibition mode. This will save you a lot of time in the future when you choose a team and don’t know which one to pick.