Summary: Back in 2006 Sony introduced a new twist to the baseball genre known as Road to the Show, thus giving new life to relatively stale genre and a new name to their own long running series of games. Since then, the team at Sony San Diego have been hard at work fine tuning the game to what it has become.
Conclusion: Concept: The gameplay hasn't changed, but the experience has. As The Show proves, little touches can go a long way
Graphics: Players seamlessly transition between movements. Most of the players feature signature animations.
Summary: Impressive strides on the franchise and Road to the Show fronts define this year's baseball sim from Sony. The inclusion of rules like salary arbitration and September call-ups makes a huge difference in selling the general manager experience, and improved interactions and minigames make the...
Excerpt: Damn it Sony, why do you have to consistently make MLB: The Show so good? By now, I've settled into the yearly cycle of sports games ("This year is an improvement with this feature... blah, blah, blah...
Summary: MLB 09 The Show continues to set itself apart from the other MLB games on the market with its attention to detail and unparalleled gameplay. Looking to build on that reputation, the game has added several new features and subtleties that play a huge role in bringing the baseball experience to life.
Summary: The Show is fun and challenging and is the best representation of baseball I have ever played. If traditional sports games where taken more seriously as Game of the Year candidates, this game would be a top candidate to take those honors. It is that good!
Conclusion: MLB 09 the show is clearly THE baseball game to own this year, everything about it is a massive step up from last year, and Road To The Show is a mode that surely will keep you coming back for more, for a very long time. So stop reading and go play this game now!
Excerpt: Time for a quick disclaimer. I am not one of Diehard GameFAN’s resident sports gamers. The last time I bought and played a new release sports game for a review was… 2003. It took me a few minutes to even find that out.