posted by phishy3200 (CLINTON TWP, MI) Mar 4, 2008
Member since Feb 2005
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Well, the graphics are a definite downgrade from 2k7 and the game is very choppy. Split second pauses across the whole game, when the screen changes, when the ball is hit, really choppy. Plus, my game froze 3 different times today. The controls are pretty horrible as well. I don't think they worked on the consistency very well. Very minute adjustments in the new pitch delivery can cause very different pitches, it just doesn't seem very proportionate, really weird. I don't know it just doesn't feel right pitching or hitting. Plus the default AI is set at a skill level higher than what you set your difficulty level at. Makes it very hard to play the game and really have any fun. Overall i am very dissappointed, especially with the graphics. Seems like another rushed game so someone could get paid. Way to many glitches in this game to be on the market yet. Also, again i must say, whats with the bad graphics?
gamers (47%) found this review helpful
MLB 2k7 was decent if not good. I mean the batting system was wack, but the pitching system was amazing and fun.
So what did they do, they switched the pitching system...
First, the new controls are horrible. The pitching is system is utterly confusing. Took me about 100 pitches to finally get one on the correct location. I mean your looking at a good 10 or 20 games to just get the pitching controls so your not throwing 70 meat balls a game.
Oh, before I forget. If you want to switch to last year's pitching controls you can except they changed them too. Now, it takes a good 30 seconds to throw a ball. The circle expands at a snail pace.
The batting system hasn't changed. It's still pull a lever and you can get one of six options (fly ball, homer, grounder, pop up, foul, or whiff). Mostly you'll flys or homers.
Umm, they took away the turbo in the outfield and made the RT a dive button. So the first 5-10 fly balls you'll be diving everywhere.
The new throwing controls are not great. They work alright, but I'm just so use to going to the buttons, so it's not a big deal if you go with either.
Next the graphics have been degraded for sure. I booted it up, and I was just like "What the!" It looks like MLB 2k5 on the Xbox. Every player has broader then broad shoulders and some have ENORMOUS assess. Player's faces are absolutely terrible. Graphics are just terrible. 2k7 looked amazing. 2k8 looks terrible.
Grass in this game is just painted. There isn't much texture in it. It looks like they just busted out Microsoft Pain and just painted the field green.
Here, I'll end this right now. It's terrible, and stick with MLB 2k7 if you don't have a PS3.
Presentation- 3 For some reason they decided to make menu titles teeny tiny.
Graphics- 3 Horrible Graphics.
Controls- 3 The controls use to be decent now they're not even playable.
Replay- 1 I played a total of 10 games, and I returned it.
I'm such an avid baseball fan. Not having a baseball game this year is sad.