gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I absolutely love the gameplay for this game. The RTTS is very addicting. Loading time is a little slow. Im sure that will be fixed more and more as the newer games come out.
The thing I hate the most about this game is the online play. Everytime I play someone online there is always a lag. I know its not my connection because mine is very fast. I tested it with a friend who has a great connection and it still lags. Not sure why others out there believe the online gameplay is good.
I have played baseball my whole life, in video games and real life. This game is by far the best one out. If you are a fan of baseball, that has a deep franchise mode, also has a very unique Road to the show, which allows you to create a guy and take him hopefully up the the big leagues and make him a legend or a single A bust. Best part is online is fun and easy to figure out. Plus they do roster updates very frequently. This is the only baseball game that I have played more than a full 162 game season. Highly addicting style of play, a little frustrating when you first start to play not gonna lie. It took a little while to get used to the controls especially stealing bases and having one guy tag up and the other not. Believe it or not, its not an easy game. You will lose periodically, unless you turn it off or cheat some how. This one is worth every penny, so just go buy it instead of rent it.
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
From the interactive training in RTTS mode to the great additions to Franchise mode, MLB the show 09 does not dissapoint loyal fans of the franchise. Graphics: 9/10 Graphics in this game are about as close as you can get to being at the game. From the fans in the stands walking around and getting up to catching fly balls to the day/night transitions, it is very realistic. Gameplay: 9/10 The gameplay this year in a normal game is nearly identical to last years. This is not a bad thing though as last years gameplay was great. The amount of errors is about as close as you can get to the real thing. In RTTS, the days of easily baiting the pitcher and stealing home are over with the new baserunning system. Sound: 8/10 The song selection with the game is not my cup of tea but the ability to put your own music in the game really makes this a non issue. I like the addition of the HR celebration music and the music they play out of the bullpen, adding more to the game. Features: 9.9/10 the only issue i can have with the features is the non-inclusion of the HR derby on all star weekend. But Road to the Show and Franchise are easily the most indepth modes on any baseball game available. Replay Value: 10/10 This game will have you hooked with all the depth until the world series champions are crowned this fall. All in all, MLB the show 09 has succeeded in bringing the most realistic, and most enjoyable baseball game of the year and possibly of all time.