I've played other MLB games before, but out of all the others this was the WORST! It was a pain to use the controls such as simply navigating through the main menu. Everything on screen was all cluttered. IT WAS A MESS! Do not rent this game. It will waste your time.
This is my first try into this franchise, and if this is how I'm going to get treated, it will be the last. Most baseball games are kind enough to give an in game tutorial that will let me practice my hitting, fielding and pitching. MLB 2K9 gives me two of the three - which doesn't cut it. There's no fielding tutorial, so I have no clue as to how to deal with line drives and fly balls. There is a way to make a routine ground out, but the game won't tell me what it is. It's frustrating. Adding to the aggravation are instances where my outfielder will stumble while chasing down a fly ball. Why? I have no idea. Batting's no better; it's a guessing game between me and the pitcher as to which of the nine squares the pitch will go to. It's a game I'll lose almost every time. The third and last game I played, the AI's pitcher got a perfect game and struck me out twenty of the twenty seven times I went to the place. When the basic game's no fun, I have no incentive to try any of the other modes that the game has. MLB 2K9 was made for those who's already played the franchise on the Wii and know what they're doing. But for those players like me who venture into the game for the first time, it's a waste of our time. SKIP IT.