I thought that i would love this game because i love baseball, and i like how they put lincecum on the front. Even though they have a great player on the front doesn't mean that this game can be horrible. Why i say this is because they controls are bad, the way you bat is horrible, even the way you pitch is horrible. You cant even choose your pitch. Also another thing that made me really mad was the fact that they did a horrible job on how they made the players. Velez from the Giants doesn't even look like him. Same with Pablo Sandoval. I say screw this game and play MLB 09 the show, or wait until MLB 10 or whatever it will be called.
I received this game today, and I must say I was disappointed, From the moment the menu pops out, it gets very confusing. I didnt like the controls, the graphics. and the online gameplay is too poor too. If you have to buy a baseball game , get The Show.
I bought this game because overall i like the controls better than the Show. I wasn't happy with only being able to play frachise mode as a career. With the show you get Franchise, Road to the Show, and Season. The graphics on the show are much more life like also. Like I said I liked the control better but overall the Show is a much better game and i would stick with it. Hope this helps.