posted by SharkdrivR (CENTER POINT, AL) Mar 11, 2010
Member since Feb 2007
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
I've played this for the last couple of weeks and the flaws are beginning to show. Don't get me wrong, the game is still good but...players stll have a tendency to double clutch before throwing to a base causing the throw to be late and the runner safe. A player was trying to steal second. I throw from home to the second baseman that was coverin' the bag or at least I thought I did. It went to the shortstop instead who was standing where shortstops stand. A bunt goes right at my pitcher. The third baseman is the player that is automatically selected to get the ball for some reason while my pitcher simply stands still on the mound. This happened 3 times in one game. These things along with a couple of others not mentioned are enough to ruin an otherwise good game. Especially when playing online. On a positive note the game looks better than last years. I hope these minor problems when combined in a single game becomes a major problem can be dealt with via patch. All in all it's a good game. Definitely good for a rental.
I have played both MLB2K10 and MLB 10 the Show and I will tell you, there is no comparison. The Show is much more polished and resembles baseball a lot more than 2K. The player animations are unbelievable. All the little quirks and things that you take for granted watching baseball that add to the atmosphere are in this game. Very easy to get into. Not much of a learning curve if you've played baseball games before. Even the crowd animations are awesome. I honestly felt like I was watching a game on tv. I've swapped consoles (Xbox 360 for Playstation 3) with one of my friends recently and I don't wanna give it back because of this game. It's that good. The kind of game that sells consoles. There are no graphically or gameplay glitches like there is in 2K. For instance, invisible players with bat floating up to the plate when announced, choppy animations, skipping audio tracks, no check swing, just to name a few. The only reason I give this a 9 is because the commentating is average at best. Also, I hate to admit it, but I kind of like the pitching a little better in 2K10. However, because 2K10 at its' core is flawed, The Show blows it away. So this is what I've been missing in baseball games. Maybe my friend will sell his PS3. Probably not, but worth a thought.
Great game. Online,,its like swing and aXXXXX miss. All that lag between pitchs. Never got through a complete game, cause someones always bailing out, because of to much lagging. Maybe MLB10 folks can fixed that as time goes on. Great game though!!!