I don't know about everyone else, but I am absolutely hating the direction the game went this year. I may be the only person that really liked the program system last year, but you could build a team that had very specific goals, one for each player on the field and the bullpen. It made for some really fun strategy when building your lineup. It gave me a great sense of exploration and discovery.
This year everything has a singular focus. Spending an hour trying to hit homeruns out of the Polo grounds to complete one mission is tedious, unfocused, and really just feels lazy. This is terrible game design. There's no balance or synergy like there was last year when you could accomplish a bunch of goals in a single game. That was always the best feeling, when you completed two players programs in the same game.
This year there is absolutely none of that for me. I actually regret buying the game this year. I wish I could have showed my displeasure with my wallet. But they've already taken my $60, and are trying really hard to pull more out of me by pushing this game into a micro transaction clusterfark.
Hard disagree. They just need to fix the difficulty.