I'm actually going to rate this game higher than I think I should simply because it is a Baseball game and it has a couple of fun things to do....But it's a Baseball game....sloooooow. Kept my attention for about a full hour. Most of that was just setting up my profile. The other 15 was playing....bored ta death really.
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Presentation is a high point of this game. Replays and cutscenes look great. Looks like you are watching a real baseball game.
Character models, Stadiums and the Crowd looks great. The field (grass and turf) needs work though. No framerate/slowdowns problem with this game.
The soundtrack is good. Most importantly, the commentary is great. It gets repetitive after a while but listening the trio feels like you are watching a real game.
Gameplay is the strongest point of the game. Hitting feels natural. Fielding is easy to get used too and you will not overun the ball because the camara is great. Pitching is great too. Your catcher gives you good suggustions most of the time. Road to the Show is a big leap forward for this franchise. It is far improved from the original career mode. Franchise mose is also very deep.
Pros: Many elements of the game are life-like. Gameplay including pitching, hitting and fielding is very strong. Franchise and the RTTS are great additions. Replays/Cutscenes look great, commentary is stellar.
Cons: No Homerun Derby or the old King of the Diamond mode. Graphics in terms of character models could use some more work though.
This is truly baseball simulation at it's finest!!! Excellent animation; gameplay is on point and the visuals are very good; except for a few short commings.2K baseball has a slight advantage, but that's it!!! However the faces are more accurate on The Show. Hopefully their second go around on the Next Gen scene will result in a 100% realistic visual experience.
The gameplay is almost flawless from the player specific animations to the fielding the pitching motions. The pitching and hitting systems are easy to pick up and add to the gameplay experience. Crowd reactions are great and the stadiums are exact beautiful replicas.
MLB 07 The Show is the Gold Standard in Next Gen baseball simulation!!