gamers (97%) found this review helpful
I'm gonna start and say that this is the BEST baseball game i've ever played. The new analog system workes really good especially with pitching. I also love the fielding in this game. Your players will only botch a play if you mess up a throw. Batting is just okay in the new system. But if you want to change back to the old system you can and you don't have to change it all. If you want to bat like in the old games you can while still pitching with the analog stick or vice versa. The graphics in this game are the best i've seen in any sports game. Your players look like they look in real life and when you play a game that starts at say 7:00 it gets darker as the game goes along. This is just simply the best baseball game ever and might be the best sports game i've ever played.
gamers (94%) found this review helpful
I was looking forward to this release since the end of the baseball season last year. This game is awesome because of the better lighting effects and true to life baseball physics. If you want an arcade game, don't buy this because it really plays like the real thing. It can get frustrating at times but just stick with it and practice. My only negative about MLB 11 is that they dont have historical players or teams and they must add this feature next year. The added uniform mix and match is a pleasant addition besides the excellent graphics as usual. Gameplay is addictive and the more you play the better the game gets.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I've had this game since April and after playing 10 different teams through 20 franchise seasons and 5 full "Road To The Show" characters, this game is really good but pretty annoying. The Franchise mode is almost a total copycat of "Madden"'s Franchise mode. It's really detailed but the UI is extremely clunky and annoying to go through. It turns into "Civilization V" with baseball. The annoying message you get numbers of times reminding you "You need to schedule a promotion!" or "XXX player is doing great, you should consider promoting him" or "Vendors sold out, you should install more vendors". Then you have to manage AA, AAA, MLB rosters, sign draft picks. It is extremely detailed, which pleases some fans but casual players who don't care to play simulation games and just want to play baseball are going to be put off by the intricate franchise mode. If you could select "AUTO" for specific things like: signing draft picks, maintaining the roster & what not, WITHOUT having a pop-up message asking if you want to "AUTO" then it would be better.
This game also loves the Florida Marlins. I don't get it. Every single franchise team I played and every RTTS player that I created, the Marlins were winning the NL East and going to the World Series multiple times. It's like one of the programmers for the game is one of the 300 people that attend Marlins games. Speaking of RTTS, it still needs some work but is fun. Players create a player & put them on their favorite team to play for them. Not to be traded away to the Kansas City Royals. I created & played 5 players in RTTS. EVERY SINGLE ONE of them was traded. I even chose positions where that team was "THIN" at that position. Being traded away and stuck with that team for up to SEVEN-EIGHT seasons before you can get back to your favorite team sucks.
Hint: If you want to play for your team & you become a free agent, ignore all contract offers in off season. You'll then be able to try out for your team in spring training