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Not being a big fan of sports game due to algorithms making up what usually works or doesnt has made me skeptical at best. However, I am a gamer to the core and I like to play games...all games. Now to the point.
I am on board. I sucked at MLB to say the least but that didnt stop me from goin at it again again. From pitching, to base running. From fielding to hitting. Yep, I sucked big. Although, this title was just fun and beautiful. Adding your own music to the stadium and intro music for your created character was awesome. Wish other titles let you do that. Graphics are just cool. All the little animations at bat that makeup your swing are nifty. From reactions to missed swings, fouls, and taking strikes and outside balls. To bad calls made by the ump. The pitching aspect is the same. Oh man, I cant stop talking bout MLB 14.
Sounds and music. Think I...touched base bout this a few lines back. Love the sounds. Breaking bats, listening to the 4 seam fastball wiz by or of course cracking that ball 475ft, that was my record on Home Run mode btw. Importing your music is amazing! One of my most loved features.
Gameplay. Like I said, I am really bad at this game. It was so good I kept goin. Pitching was my strong point. If I had one. Timing is everything in MLB. Again from pitching to hitting. Fielding to running. Its all timing. Wish I had a PS Move system to try this out with. Bet it would've been cool as h e double hockey sticks.
If you like sports games, this is the one for you. i don't even like baseball. Yet, I grind-ed out career mode with a opening and closing pitcher. Did the best I could in Dynasty mode. Finally, embarrassed myself multiple times in online mode. I have never had as much fun being so terrible. Rent it, love it, buy it. Thanks for your time and as always, play ball, uh, I mean game on!
posted by SILENTKILLR3535 (BROOKFIELD, IL) Jul 22, 2014
Member since Jul 2014
This game franchise has been phenomenal. I've played THE SHOW since 2007 with Wright on the cover after his breakout year with the Mets for PS2. Every year especially online, THE SHOW is the best consistently. Like leagues with the ability to draft your own team or use other rosters that include historic players doesn't compare to the show (i.e. madden, nba live). So for me to write a bad review shows you something about this game. Honestly, the graphic are great. They get better every year. The new franchise system instead of the leagues for online takes some getting used to but is still not bad. The major issue is the fact that the server for PS3 is awful for this game. There are glitches online constantly. And considering how the game has been in the past and how it runs for PS4 it is no question that SONY and THE SHOW are doing it on purpose by not fixing these issues to force PS3 gamers to buy the PS4. I was planning to get one eventually but this extra push by not fixing issues with games going forward on the PS3 is just uncalled for, especially from a phenomenal game franchise like THE SHOW. So that was the main issue with the servers. One thing the game in general changed that is really the only bad thing about it that makes it worse is the fact that you can only see someone's card in a game lobby or if they make the leaderboards (and you go to the leaderboard page). I guess it helps because you're more likely to play everyone instead of backing out from a strong opponent but it stinks when setting up leagues and you can no longer see other people's cards on the players who need franchises and thus you cannot tell who is active or a quitter anymore as a franchise commish. Overall the game was a disappointment but it was mainly because of how high my expectations were for it and the fact that it is usually matched but this year was far below. I'm sure next year I'll probably have a PS4 and THE SHOW '15 and it will be great. But for '14 on PS3 don't bother!
If you're looking to play online, you're in for a very laggy, glitchy, and frustrating experience. The ball glitches all around the field and sometimes mid-play it would glitch and become frozen and the play would finish without you ever seeing what happened. Otherwise regular gameplay is just as good as past years.