Summary: Once again MLB 08: The Show delivers as expected. There is no competition anywhere for this franchise and even though 2K Sports is trying hard with their MLB 2K series, they’re still coming up short. It’ll be another couple of years before they can really compete.
Pros: Road to the Show improvements, Solid online play, Great pitcher/hitter analysis
Cons: Visual tearing is rough, Camera angles are too tight, Lack of throwing meter
Conclusion: Is MLB08: The Show the best baseball game experience, deserving of a perfect score, which would be a no. Is it a solid gaming experience that's enjoyable by all whom like baseball and far superior to its competition... that would be a yes? SCEA San Diego took extra time to address several issues from last year's installment making the overall experience more enjoyable, but the game still suffered from a few flaws within the gameplay mechanics and visuals.
Conclusion: I'm stilling playing through a partial season of MLB 08 The Show, and it's been fun overall. Part of my difficulty with this game is just in not being very familiar with the sport or other baseball titles, but The Show has given me the best opportunity I could ask for to get into the sport, and the baseball game genre.
Summary: He’s too fast dammit!
I had more fun with MLB 08: The Show for the PS3 than I ever thought I would have. MLB 08 has gone through significant improvements, and besides some graphical issues there isn’t a whole lot to complain about. At this point most people know whether or not they like baseball games, so you’ve probably already decided whether or not you’re going to purchase it.
Excerpt: Last winter when I named MLB Power Pros one of the Wii Games of the Year, I got a lot of flak about it. Hell, people still feel the need to tell me how wrong I was. I say the same thing now I said then: be a fan of baseball and play the game, and you’ll see why it was the best baseball game available. Until now. Not since the first NFL 2K has a sports game come along and so readily replaced a game that was-until that point-the de facto number 1.