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.
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
First off, I have been in love with this franchise since the beginning. The road to the show feature is just plain fun. These days it seems like if there isn't a game where the player has an option for customization, the game doesn't seem to appealing. Besides the revamped RTTS mode, playing against the computer with a very in depth franchise mode (finally) provides its own challenges as well. The Show keeps getting better every year and this year is the best yet. Look out for me online. Peace.
This game has great controls. I like the ease of hitting and pitching. It has auto fielding so you don't have to worry about your fielders like in a real game you can be the pitcher. Graphics have a wonderful look to them. Take this over 2k.