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GF Rating
7.9

189 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

'its a love hate' relationship

posted by tednmu1 (HENDERSON, NV) Feb 4, 2013

Member since Dec 2009

i love this game but i dont understand why they rush thru everything and give u no presentation. they dont even show the catcher throw the ball back to the pitcher, and when a game ends they dont show the players shaking hands. i love stuff like that because it makes it seem more real. its like they are serving a fine expensive bottle of wine but then u are forced to chug the whole thing. it feels like a demo sometimes.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

MLB 12: The Show - Handheld goodness, or mediocre?

posted by mandraxx (MONTCLAIR, NJ) Jul 11, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

I first saw MLB when a friend at Gamestop took his psvita out to show me the game. He was then nice enough to allow me to play it for a while. I thought - "these graphics beat out the ps3!" The players were awesome-looking, perhaps the most realistic, the dugout was great, everything was great visually.

But visual do not a game make. I rented it to check out the gameplay. It was definitely on par with the other MLB, 2k, and Hot Shots hand-held sports games, if not a spot above. I wouldn't quite say that the control was as good as console control. This doesn't mean that it was bad - it just seemed to be missing a few things. To be sure, hitting homeruns was fun, the homerun derby was a blast, and the pitching is perhaps the best pitching system on any handheld yet (also a little more forgiving in terms of understanding every single symbol :))

There's a lot to do - the baseball season is long. Thankfully, there's arcade mode, home run derby, and a couple other modes that can you keep you busy enough not to avoid boredom. Of course, every baseball game suffers from the "fatigue" syndrome a bit - unless you commit, and really want to play, you end up with half a game. Some of these games didn't have a lot of options. This game does, allowing you to dig right in, but still enjoy the details that are involved in a season during gameplay.

This is definitely the best handheld baseball game out there. Does it best the consoles? Maybe. If you want something portable, something to bring with you, something that is sports or, particularly, baseball, then this game is for you. If you're looking for even more realism, finer control, and a game that towers the bleachers, then maybe the console version would be better.

One thing I didn't try - the cross play. You can transfer between the console version and the PSvita version if you have the right setup. I know there are limitations to it, but it definitely has to be fun. So give it a try!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

American Pass time comes to the psvita

posted by megaaustin (COSTA MESA, CA) Mar 17, 2012

Member since Aug 2011

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

MLB the show is the best baseball game francise and maybe the best sports game francise ever. So when they say that this game will be the same as the ps 3 version of the game minus that they take away some prestantion out of it. So I was excited because it cost $20 less and anybody psvita libery needs the show to be there. So when I got the game I was a little dispointed. It has the pulse piticing and puluse angoluge batting that it was new to the ps 3 version of this game and it has the road to the show fetures that was new to the show this year. You also have player cards for online and you can add friends after the game atleast i heard you can do that. You also can save to the cloud and load to the cloud to play road to the show, francise, and season on the psvita and ps 3 with the same player or team. And they also put in 200 new ball physics. But they don't have the dept of francise mode from the ps 3 verison of the game to the psvita. Francise mod e has these things like how much for the stadem food will cost or how many resurate and stands will there be in your staduim to make money or t.v. or newspaper contract for your team to get more fans and etc. And they did not add rival mode to the psvita version of the game and also they did not add the new diomand dynasty mode to the psvita version.

Pros
- Touch screen and back touch pad works great
- Most relistic baseball game on a handheld
- up to date rosters everyday
- Good grafics
- Lots of stats ( One of the best new stat thing is that you can see the stats you perform in road to the show against teams)
- You have quick menu

Cons
- Bad game for online play
- You can't play with ps 3 players online ( Does not matter because the game is bad online)
- It is super hard to throw sombody out when they are stealin

This is a great baseball game in your hands but don't think everything the publiser said about this game is true but overall this is closing thing so far we can get a ps 3 verson in your

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