Reviews and Problems with Major League Baseball 2K12
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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.
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.
Pros: Great broadcaster commentary, Brilliant use of player statistics, Solid pitcher-batter play
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.
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.
Pros: Great pitching mechanics, Impactful stats galore, Best sports game commentary
Cons: Choppy framerate at times, Dated, ordinary visuals, Feels phoned in
Summary: Being the understudy to a beloved star is a tough job. Your efforts seem all the more disappointing because people compare you to another, more popular performer. This also applies to 2K's baseball games; whatever they do, year after year, they just can't escape an unfavorable comparison to Sony's...
Pros: Right analog pitching works well, Solid commentary
Cons: Very few improvements over last year, Numerous graphical glitches, Poor fielding transition animations, Questionable AI decisions