Summary: MLB the Show games are great. But when I finally got my PS3, I needed one for cheap. I bought 08 to have The Show experience, but the online was already off. Why do they remove it as soon as the new one is out? I have EA sports games from 2006 that you can still play online. And I am writing this in 2011, about 2 years after I got it. So 2 years ago, it was offline already. It makes no sense. I got 10 when it came out- great game!
Summary: this game was really fun at first but then the inconsistencies are hard to overcome and become overwhelmingly frustrating. the strike zone, no hurry when fielders throw, and the worst: the terrible rubber band AI. no matter how much you're leading by in the late innings, even with 2 strikes and you throw a perfect pitch, it hits the batter. and after that it all goes to hell as the 7th or 8th batters start clobbering every pitch you throw.
Summary: First, the graphics are amazing. Good job on getting it to look so realistic. The options(custumize players) are even better. The few things that I have disagree with are the online play and the hitting. The online play is a joke. I have tried 3 games online and they all went into extra innings with the score 0-0. Which basicaly brings me to my next issue. It can not be this hard to hit the ball.
Summary: This is the best baseball game available this year, but the series still has a way to go. Base running is still too difficult and the manual is frustratingly light on instructions. In fact, they just assume you know how the 3-point pitching meter works, but if you're new to the series, you may find yourself doing online research to learn how it works. Why is it that 8-bit baseball games are still more fun to play than today's games?