gamers (90%) found this review helpful
With the PlayStation 3 taking center stage, I was a bit worried that Sony would phone in the highly dreaded “this console is dead, so let’s just update the rosters” sequel. MLB 07: The Show may show a lack of creativity in the naming convention, but through a number of innovative enhancements, it turned out to be the most impressive follow-up that Sony has put together so far. All eyes may be looking to the next- generation, but for baseball, you are going to have to turn your gaze toward the PlayStation 2. For hardcore baseball nuts, The Show is the game to get.
Being able to create a player and try out for a spot on the team has always been the main allure of this series. Not only does it create a personal tie to the experience, it makes you appreciate each at bat more than you would in any other game. In this year’s edition, we are seeing exactly how deep this experience can get. In addition to batting, you are now tasked with playing defense and running the bases. Playing the field could be yawn-inducing affair, but thankfully, you never have to wait around for a ball to be hit to you. Like the batting sequences last year, the game automatically fast-forwards to when a ball is hit to you. Knowing when a ball is heading your way may seem cheesy, but this system allows you to get a proper jump on the ball without having the disorientation of the camera switch you see in other baseball games. The fielding itself is incredibly fluid and extremely fun, but the game still makes questionable decisions regarding which animation will be used. This can lead to some grounders getting through the diamond, or a sure out turning into a runner on base.
The batting and pitching battle has also been streamlined to further bring out the realism of the sport. If a pitcher is on fire with a pitch, he will gain more confidence in that specific pitch. Like 2K’s game, catchers are no longer static. They call for specific pitches and locations, and through this, accurately work t
posted by cowboydoc (Colorado Springs, CO) Mar 5, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
I am always excited this time of year. With every new baseball season, comes a new series of games. I just got back into console gaming, and I love baseball games. This one is no different.
This game has everything from last years edition, and then some. There weren't a lot of graphical enhancements, but the game play is awesome. It isn't "arcadish" to the point where every at bat is a home run. If you find it too difficult, you can adjust the sliders, too easy, you can take 'em back..
The best addition to this game is having the catcher call the game. From a pitcher, it is a huge relief to have a second opinion of what to throw and when... the best part is that you can still shake them off!!
Overall, I think this is an amazing game. I wish that it was available for all systems... If you have a PS2, and are a fan of baseball, check it out, you just might find yourself enjoying it
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
On last years MLB game I said it was the best baseball game ever but I stand corrected. Now to be fair the graphics and some of the other things are the same but there are some good changes as well. You now have the option of having the catcher call pitches and location for you it makes the game a lot more realistic issuing more walks etc. Also in a big game situation if the crowd is really loud you controller starts shaking the more the crowd gets pupmed up the more the controller shakes. Theres still the occasional audio and video glitches that all the normal haters will complain about. But overall this is the best baseball game on PS2 it's not perfect but it's pretty darn close.