Summary: So.. It was a decision between Show 10 and 2k11. I played both- and here's my opinion: What makes a baseball game great? To me: the feel of the game overall and the pitching/hitting mechanics. The Show's pitching mechanics doesn't hold a candle- no.. doesn't hold a match stick to 2k11's. The pitching on 2k11 is MUCH more entertaining.
Don't understand why they don't fix the easy things
Michael Moncil, Amazon
16 February 2011
Summary: I have bought The Show for a few years now. But they never seem to fix the things that seem easy to fix. One example: In the prior versions of the game, when there's two outs and a runner on first, the runner automatically goes back to the to the bag when the ball is in the air. He is then thrown out at 2nd on a hit to the outfield. In 2010, the same thing STILL HAPPENS. That kills any form of realism in the game.
Summary: Game isnt very realistic at all...I used the silver stars on rookie(rated 100 across the bored), played a bad farm club team just to learn how to play and couldn't get any offense going at all...they honestly threw me nothing i could hit and swung at NOTHING but strikes. Felt like i was playing the mlb all stars on legend.
Summary: I was actually exited about this game, i like baseball, not so much on video games, i have been trying to get back into them again, but as soon as i stuck the disk in the ps3, WHAM! took over an hour to download the updates (not even close to exaggerating), after the week and a half of waiting for the download to finish, it gets no better, repetitive as hell, hard as hell to win a damn game (or hit the ball for that matter) i suppose u have to own all the previous...
Summary: I thought the EA Sports version was much more fun and engaging, so if you only have an Xbox that would be my recommendation. I say that because I thought in this game: 1) The fielder's movement felt arcade-like 2) The graphics aren't that great on close inspection (actually a little strange looking; and the field proportion seems off) 3) The pitching is too simple, only making use of the X button 4) The batting also only makes use of a button, but it's also too...
Summary: OK, so I have it on Rookie League, with my pitching sliders all the way up to 100%, their batting sliders all the way down to zero, my batting sliders all the way up to 100% and their pitching sliders all the way down to zero. I have them always throw strikes and never try to pick me off. I've been to online forums a number of times to learn the nuances of pitching, batting, fielding, and especially baserunning.
Summary: This game is graphically beautiful! No kidding, however, there are some major flaws that will make you want to pull your hair out. If you're looking enjoy a quick/fun game of ball, not your game. The game can be summed up in one word, inconsistency. Pitching is prime example (just read other non bias reviews online and you'll see what I mean). A pitch placed low and away, timed perfectly, could end up high and inside, or even end up hitting the batter!
Summary: First off let me say that this game is great...looks great, plays great, realistic, etc. No doubt the best baseball game I have ever seen or played.....and the most infuriating game I have ever played. Let me explain the problems the game suffers from. The "Road to the Show" mode is definitely the crown jewel of the game. Building a player from scratch and trying to get him promoted up through the minors to the big leagues is a great challenge and so much fun.
Summary: where do i begin? i'll admit, i'm not a baseball player. but i play plenty of video games and this game is like trying to beat an online chess master. i expected the higher difficulty levels to be hard but to put this game on rookie and maybe get on base just a few times in a game? how about we talk about the pitching meter? yea what a joke. if you miss the mark by just a minute bit, the pitch is wild. so i figured thats where my problem lied.