MLB The Show 21 check swings were a big point of emphasis this year, as detailed in the Hitting and Pitching Feature Premiere last month.
Tons of time went into check swings. Kyle Saul, lead gameplay designer admitted in the feature that check swings were too generous in 2020 — and only got more generous as the year went on after tuning/patches. The discipline attribute has been removed from the equation entirely this year and your controller input will now reign supreme — this applies in both the Simulation and Competitive gameplay styles. Also of note, check swing animation feedback will now be more accurate to both pitcher and hitter. So you should have a reasonably good idea of the outcome from both sides of the coin without the need for a blind first or third base umpire.
Now that you’ve had time with the game and plenty of ABs, how do you feel about the check swing in MLB The Show 21? Love it or hate it? Let us know your thoughts.