The gameplay may be simple, but there are times that R.B.I. Baseball 14's AI cheats to its advantage. For instance, the batters have no problem reading your pitches--even the "sloops"--and still nailing a single, leading to loaded bases. Meanwhile, when you try to make a play, it's as if the outfielders are psychic, making miracle catches even if you swear the ball is outside their reach. The game fares better in multiplayer, since you're both human players. While the lack of online multiplayer may be a bummer to some, it's at least enjoyable when it comes to a couch session. The modes are cut and dry. Exhibition has you playing a single 9-inning game (or less, if you prefer); Season can cover you up to an entire season of baseball, though it will take some time to get through, and with no opportunities to adjust your team; and Post-Season takes you right into the race for the Pennant. This is probably the best mode of the bunch, as you can go straight into pursuing the true reward of the game.
The game looks good for a reboot
How you enjoy R.B.I. Baseball 14 depends on your love for the original game. This remake does play just like it, and its modes are good fun as long as you bring a fellow player along for the ride. However, modern gamers expect more from their games, even if its an homage to a classic. With no online support and no adjustable difficulty options, R.B.I. could have benefited from more of an update. 
Get used to this working against you if you're playing the AI
This review is based on the Xbox 360 version of the game, purchased by the reviewer. R.B.I. Baseball 14 is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and iOS, and will release this May for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.