All I can say about this game is that it is easily one of the best Baseball games I have ever had the pleasure of playing. I used to play MVP back in the day when MVP was around but this easily puts it to shame.
If there is a flaw, it is the X for swinging. That is the one thing that 2K has over this is the swing stick, which I believe to me a more realistic approach to swinging. But that is a VERY minor flaw and by no means a deal breaker.
RTTS is just brilliant. I created a pitcher and the depth of this mode is staggering. From your Goals to simulated games and knockout pitching, you can tune your pitcher to be truly customized to your style. The sliders are very consistent and intuitive although maybe just a TAD to demanding. I have applied several hundred points to my 4 Seam velocity and barely notice any juice. I notice it on movement and break for my Curve and Circle Change but the velocity never picks up. Yet my scouting reports keeps telling me I have a 95 - 100MPH 4 Seam, the gun never gets up over 89.
The interactions are great although I think you get penalized a little too much for voicing your opinion. I finally made the rotation and was pulled early for letting up 2 runs and and interaction came up saying ask your manager why he pulled you early. I did and was promptly benched for a week, taking out of the rotation and traded to Texas? that is pretty harsh.
All in all, the depth, the vastness of every little item being tuned to the color of your cleats is just simply jaw dropping baseball greatness!
I also got it for $7.80 from Gamefly! You cannot beat that if you tried.
The best looking baseball game, ever! The controls take a little time to get use to and can be very frustrating. My first time playing, I lost 11-2; this game is definitely not for rookies. The practice mode helps you to get in the zone and become more competitive. To sum it up, I would describe MLB The Show as a “baseball simulator”; as it requires the same mental preparation as the real thing.