worst thing: I enjoy watching CPU play each other. doing this causes my team to ground into a double play every single inning and score 1 run. EVERY GAME!!!! even tho my roster is ranked 1 in contact and 2 in power. my weakness is pitching but if you watch the CPU play the entire team sucks.
Pinpoint Pitching is AWESOME. I really enjoy this pitching style, i used to always do pulse. Pinpoint is amazing.
that said, most pitching battles require this maddening sequence of 5 foul offs in a row after you've delivered really good pitches, and then you walk them on a pitch a hair off the plate, or a strike the ump missed, or you give up that homerun.
a lot of warning track outs. it seems like hitting timing is *meaningless*, as i get at least 7 warning track outs per game and I have "Good" contact. I use analog hitting and ill get a double in the gap on "Early" contact, but it is pretty annoying constantly getting Good contact on hits that just end up being warning track fly outs.
this game just wants to walk you and strike you out swinging at balls. i am not patient enough to play this game without getting mad as hell that i keep swinging at balls, but they DONT THROW STRIKES. you just have to be in a zone mentally to hit a lot of pitches in a row on these higher difficulties.
injuries are absurd. you cant disable injuries bc then you dont earn XP. Tim Anderson, my 3rd pick in my fantasy draft, got hurt for 2 months in the second week. in the third week, my 2nd SP tears his bicep and is out for 3 months. and then my third baseman breaks his leg and is out for even longer. what the fuck kind of baseball simulation is this when half your team gets hurt.
all in all, hitting home runs, coming back while losing, closing a game, is extremely fun. i consider myself good at this game and that is why it makes me so mad most of the time bc I am chasing bad pitches, or im swinging "Good" and just popping out constantly. a lot of annoying shit in the game, but its still one of the best sports sims out there. havent touched diamond dynasty much.