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R.B.I. Baseball 17

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Flawed arcade baseball strikes out with bad gameplay.

Game PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , iPhone 2017
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While the game is fast and accessible (perfect for younger or novice players), its flaws are so bad, it will frustrate all gamers. For example, outfielders will dive to get a ball and land on the AstroTurf a few feet away from the action. Or a player might not adhere to rules of the game by running off a base when they should want to see what happens to the pop fly. Plus, with the exception of better menu graphics and a 2017 player roster, this game is nearly identical to last year's game.

Actually, it offers less because this year's game curiously doesn't offer online multiplayer as an option -- which makes the bad A.I. stand out even more when you're playing against the computer-controlled opponent. You can't trade players. You'll face the same team schedule in every single season. There's no commentary. Visually, the game's also horribly outdated, with generic players that don't look like their real-life counterparts and awkward animations like a player turning only their head to aim and throw a ball instead of their entire body. Overall, this game isn't worth your time or money. Perhaps the developers will swing back with a better game next year, but as it stands now, stay in the dugout instead of climbing onto the field to play R.B.I. Baseball 17.

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