I should preface this review by stating that I'm a huge fan of the franchise, and a baseball fan. The newest version of the game is certainly moving the franchise forward. The graphics are exceptional, and the game play has me still playing regularly after having owned the game for almost a year. One of my favorite things about the game is the ability to earn goals which gives you points. These points can then be spent on Hall of Fame baseball players, and other items. The bad part of this is that the list hasn't changed much in the past few years, and there are several players I'd like to see added (Ted Williams, Micky Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, etc..). However this is, and has been my favorite ps3 game.
MLB: The show 08 is by far the best baseball game I've ever played.
I've always been a fan of the baseball games in the sports genre but hadn't found one I truly enjoyed as much as The Show since Ken Griffey Jr's winning run.
The graphics are beautiful, the animations, games, balance, it's all there. In addition the Road to the Show mode is the most fun I've ever had in a baseball game before. Having the ability to create yourself and then take yourself through your rookie spring training and then work your way up through the minors (unless you're amazingly good in spring training) to get your first big start in the big leagues is one of the best experiences I've had in a video game in awhile.
I did play The Show 07 as well and I have to say they definitely made some improvements:
Goals are now a bit more forgiving. If you don't do exactly what they wanted you to do but it ends up positive you'll still get a positive rating and points along with that. No more will you be told to knock in the run, get the hit, but have the AI stop at 3rd instead of going home and losing points. Now you'll just get a positive rating, which is less points than a success, but you'll still get points and an OK rating.
posted by nutbuster (NORTH TONAWANDA, NY) May 18, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
If you ever liked a baseball game in your life...even just a little bit...You gotta play this game! This is by far the most fun sports game I played in a while! Compared to 2k's game, this blows it out of the water...2k's "game" is probably the worst game I played in a while, graphics, hitches in frame rate, pitching...probably the stupidest thing I've seen in a game. It's like NHL 2k but with baseball...You would think with sega having the license for MLB it would be better but they probably spent more $ on that than it took to develop the game...Anyways RENT THIS GAME or even BUY IT!!! Great online play and long lasting appeal, ow yea, the Graphics are unbelievable too!!!