Review: R.B.I. Baseball 18 (PlayStation 4)
It’s a whole new ballgame! R.B.I. Baseball 18 take a significant leap delivering all-new Franchise Mode, Home Run Derby Mode, redesigned player models, stunning MLB ballparks and UI presentation.
- Realistic HD graphics.
- 6.35GB Download size.
- 19 trophies.
- Roster updates.
- Official teams and players.
- Four modes- Exhibition, Franchise, Postseason and online multiplayer.
- Teams show attack and defensive stats on a 100 scale.
- Game options- Injuries, Trades, season length and roster size.
- Season length- 52, 81 and 162.
- Franchise- Trade players, add free agents, standings, and full roster management.
- Mercy rule on/off.
- Alternate uniforms.
- Decent loading times.
- Optional in-game tutorials.
- Decent soundtrack with a mix of genres from pop to rap.
- Stat central with all manner of stats popping up.
- Sports center channel presentation.
- Simple button system with one button commands for example for all outfield players.
- The campaign has save and quit.
- Online is friends or “Smart” similar ranked players as you.
- Hitting the ball is solid, You have ball control for both pitching and hitting.
- Clear UI.
- On-screen prompts with things like ball speed, Fouls and the like.
- You don’t need to faff with the fielding players much in terms of layout and positioning.
- No difficulty options or not easy to find.
- Doesn’t explain all the rules.
- Sluggish menu.
- No fielding tutorial.
- No real commentary.
- Not aimed at new players.
- Hitting the ball has a learning curve as you learn to judge the window of opportunity.