Showing posts with label videogame. Show all posts
Showing posts with label videogame. Show all posts

Sunday, April 12, 2009

MLB 09 The Show

I finally got my hands on the must have baseball game MLB 09 The Show. A big difference about this year is I got it for the big bad PS3. Since MVP 2005's fall from grace The Show has taken the title as the only baseball game even worth looking at. The Show has consistently improved at all angles:

Graphics- The views on the PS3 are just down right gorgeous. The Stadiums are almost mirrors. The players look great until they start to move slowly, then the do a robot walk. The crowd is improved (beach balls bounce around once in a while) there is still room for improvement!

Sound- The greatly improved sound makes the game immersive. If you have surround sound (like me) you can hear the crowd behind you, announcements in front and everything in between. The music choice was so-so (a long fall from last year), the songs are catchy and there is no Fallout Boy so I can't complain. You can even add your own custom soundtrack this year. One of the things that annoyed me most about past games is the inability to get your created player's name announced. They fixed that now and even the crowd yells your name!

Gameplay- As always the Gameplay is solid, no big changes. However they have improved the "Road to the Show" feature with training improvements. In Franchise mode you have arbitration control; YAY! There is also a new difficulty, Legend Mode, which I will never try. The online gameplay was a little choppy but I am basing this on a small sample size. If you have nothing to do, send us a friend request and we will set up a game!

Overall I am giving it a 87. Though it was great it did not blow me away.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Review of MLB 08 The Show (PS2)

My favorite baseball video game comes back this year not bearing too many changes. What The Show did bring was the same features as last year but now with a more polished look. Also this game comes back with a much better soundtrack that includes ZZ Top, War, Queens of the Stone Age, Thin Lizzy, The Ramones and Franz Ferdinand. The only problem is the soundtrack has only 11 songs on it. Really the only feature that I am glad they added was the rob home run feature. Really I did not see much that needed changing last year and I am glad Sony did not do anything drastic.

I give it
8.5

Really this is the best baseball video game out there and 2k8 is not even close to The Show