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
Excerpt: Sony's MLB series has consistently been one of the better baseball games on the market. While MLB 08: The Show is yet another showing for the series, there are still a number of smaller, nagging issues that keep it from hitting a grand slam.
Summary: The SCEA San Diego Studios development team went into this season looking to build upon the history and success of the franchise, by raising the level of authenticity and realism, and creating the perfect blend of features and unique gameplay opportunities.
Excerpt: I don't think I'm alone when I say that barring a few examples, sports titles for the latest crop of consoles haven't exactly blown our socks off. It always seems as if there's some glaring problem that holds a game back.
Pros: Awesome graphics and animations., Near flawless gameplay., Road to the Show is fantastic.
Cons: Minor Graphical Bugs, Occasional in-game or stat glitches., Online Lag.
Excerpt: Name: MLB 08: The Show Genre: Baseball Simulator Platform: Playstation 3 Last year’s installment of Sony’s MLB simulator franchise, The Show , was a competent, if not spectacular offering that gave stat-hounds and fence-swingers alike something to hope for from the future.
Excerpt: I found last year's MLB 07: The Show to be a solid game of baseball, especially for one that was a first generation title. Sony did a good job of bringing over the core aspects of the series from the PlayStation 2, and onto the PlayStation 3.