San Diego Studios does put a lot of Emphasis on a lot of things in their "The Show" MLB games. A lot of Emphasis on the graphics, emphasis on character models, emphasis on the feel of the game and how it is in real life, but not a lot of emphasis in terms of gameplay. I have played both Franchise and Road to The Show, and both in batting and pitching were very difficult. On batting, I found myself working the count a lot (as I'm used to swing at the first pitch and getting a double or a home run). On Pitching, it's almost like that I had to be precise in order to throw a pitch for a strike, even being just a bit off will get your pitch called for a ball. I'm just hoping that if there's a 2013 version of this game that they'll put more emphasis on gameplay and make it easier for casual gamers.
What I also don't like about this game is that the broadcasters are more monotone than the broadcasters that do the 2K version of MLB. But this is just my opinion. I personally don't recommend this game to anybody, but I won't stop anybody who would want to play it anyway.
Every year MLB The Show impresses me more and more. This year is no different. It delivers excellent game play, excellent graphics, and the addition of the PS Move to RTTS as well as others is just the icing on the cake. I have never seen so much detail put into a sports game in my life. I wish that I had a 3D tv just to see what that would be like. I play a lot of sports games and I don't like a lot of them. But this title is one of two games on Gamefly that I would be proud to buy. With new additions like commentators and the move as I previously mentioned, I spend almost four hours a day playing this masterpiece. I think that I am still discovering new features in this game. The only problem I have with this game is nothing too important, just that it always asks you if you would like to update the roster every week. As well as always having the same intro unlike 2010 and other MLB The Show titles. Other then these small nitpicks I think that this is the best sports game out there and you all should get your hands on it.