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Major League Baseball 2K12

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Overall 5
5.0

MLB 2K12

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: George Carlin said baseball was known as America's national pastime because "it takes so damn long to play a game." He was right. Never is this more clear than in playing simulated baseball in a videogame. While it does often retain the fun and excitement of being at the ballpark, it can also unintentionally include the tedium as well. Guess what MLB 2K12 includes?
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Overall 6
6.0

MLB 2K12 review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Power pitchers are sexy again. Three years into its revamped look -- the dramatic reduction of offense, thanks to the elimination of steroid-fueled muscle men lugging bats to home plate -- a dominating hurler is more important than ever in Major League Baseball. These days, teams will sacrifice anything to get the likes of a flamethrower like Neftali Feliz or Justin Verlander to stand on their mound.
  • Pros: Great pitching mechanics, Impactful stats galore, Best sports game commentary
  • Cons: Choppy framerate at times, Dated, ordinary visuals, Feels phoned in
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Overall 6
6.0

MLB 2K12 Review

GamerNode
15 April 2012
  • Excerpt: In baseball, as in all team sports, there are players who possess a particular skill useful in very specific situations. These players don’t have the ability to fill a team’s everyday needs, being used only when the occasion calls for them. These “specialists” are known as role players. The same could be said of Visual Concepts’ MLB 2K series. MLB 2K12 does few things well. But those few things are done very well.
  • Pros: Great broadcaster commentary, Brilliant use of player statistics, Solid pitcher-batter play
  • Cons: Poor visuals, Shoddy animations, Buggy gameplay mechanics
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 5
5.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 8
8.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
5 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Spring has sprung early this year with summer-like temperatures, budding trees, and of course the start of spring training. That also means that the annual baseball franchises are back to the mound pitching their products to consumers. It's Major League Baseball 2K12 vs. MLB 12: The Show. Does MLB 2K12 hit a grand slam or strike out against its main competitor?
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Overall 7
7.0

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TotalPlayStation.com
28 March 2012
  • Conclusion: It almost feels like a patched version of 2K11 . With another challenger looming in the wings for next year's baseball crown it's likely that 2K will have to step their game up. Note to devs: please fix the shoes next year, too. I beg of you.
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Overall 6
5.9

Expert Review

Game Over Online
23 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Since it's been a while for me, I wasn't used to the pitching mechanics of the 2K series. I think they are pretty clever. It works like this: pick your pitch, choose your placement with the left analog stick, then make a prescribed, two-part motion with the right stick. The first motion controls the speed as the reticule fills up. The second controls the movement. For a fastball it's pretty basic, pull back then push straightforward.
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Overall 7
7.0

PS3 Review – Major League Baseball 2K12

PlayStation LifeStyle
14 March 2012
  • Summary: When it comes to baseball games, your choices are limited.
  • Pros: + Gesture-based pitching as rewarding as ever, impressive commentary when it works., +/- Online play doesn’t lag where it counts, but staggers everywhere else.
  • Cons: + Gesture-based pitching as rewarding as ever, impressive commentary when it works., +/- Online play doesn’t lag where it counts, but staggers everywhere else., - Emotionless players, frustrating fielding, mistimed commentary.
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Overall 7
7.0

MLB 2K12 Review

G4
9 March 2012
  • Summary: As a baseball game, the MLB 2K series has always come up with silver. This year's incarnation doesn't innovate as much as it could have, but it does build a solid base for the future.
  • Pros: Franchise mode is insanely vast, Pitching and hitting are deviously hard but satisfying, Familiar 2K Sports interface
  • Cons: Yawn-inspiring graphics, Lack of tutorial or fundamentals guidance, At times looks like a port of 2K11
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 7
7.4
Graphics 8
7.8
Sound 8
8.0
Multiplayer 8
7.5
Control 8
7.5
Addiction 8
7.9

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
8 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Every year, sports fans ask the same question when a new franchise entry arrives: “How is it different from last year’s title?” Sometimes, the differences are significant and appreciated, and the series takes another positive step in the right direction. Other times, the progression isn’t as pronounced, making it hard for critics to recommend another $60 purchase.
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Overall 7
7.0

MLB 2K12 review

GameZone
7 March 2012
  • Excerpt: In the last year of 2K Sports' MLB exclusivity, developer Visual Concepts focused on polish instead of a ton of new features. MLB 2K12 is the only baseball game available for non-PlayStation 3/PS Vita owners, so does the focus on polish and tweaking pay off or does it drink beers in the clubhouse and have a monumental collapse? The answer is... meh. I feel like MLB 2K12 does play better than its predecessor, but it still suffers from a lot of the same problems.
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