Conclusion: If you're looking for a completely new baseball experience from last year's version, MLB 10 The Show will dissapoint you. If you do realize that you are buying a sports game and don't mind the fact that there are no vast, sweeping changes, then MLB 10 should be just fine for the sports gaming enthusiast. Yeah, the gameplay hasn't changed much, if at all, since last year, but then again, neither has baseball for the past century.
Summary: Building upon its reputation for immersion and unparalleled delivery of the baseball experience, as well as the addition of several new key features and enhancements, MLB 10 The Show is poised to continue the franchise's reign as the premier MLB licensed game on any platform.
Conclusion: MLB 10 The Show continues to be the best baseball game on the market although the gap is shrinking. This years game doesn’t seem to have the same velocity as last years but what it lacks in velocity it makes up for in finesse. MLB 10: The Show is a great game of baseball and is one that has the staying power to be a game you can continue playing well into the dog days of summer.
Excerpt: Looking as outstanding as ever, Sony's MLB 10 The Show is a beautiful piece of eye candy when it comes to player models. Not only do they visually look great -- with outstanding textures and lighting -- but the animations are hands-down impressive and knock the competition out of the water. The smooth transitions between motion captured animations drive realism home in this title.
Excerpt: The month of March is by far my favorite time of the entire year. Why? Because March signifies the return of baseball. I have been playing the game ever since I was old enough to walk; I still pick up a pack of baseball cards whenever I get the opportunity; I viewed my trip to Fenway Park as a religious experience; And I am one of those twisted individuals who will watch all 162 games of my beloved Detroit Tigers (and even game 163 last season, which I do not want to...
Pros: Graphics and presentation very realistic, Accessible game for all, The movie maker feature is great
Cons: The announcing is iffy, Load times are long during RttS, Meter pitching feels a bit dated
MLB 10: The Show Review
10 March 2010
Summary: MLB 10: The Show may still be the best overall baseball game out there, but it's in a holding pattern this year and has some serious problems with online play.
Pros: Superb hitting interface and simulation, Completely lifelike ball physics and fielding, Road to the Show is as addictive as ever, Loads of new big-league presentation touches, Cool new A/V frills like the ability to record your own stadium jeers
Cons: Solo games last too long, due to supernaturally skilled computer batters, Some issues with pitching mechanics and random results, A fair number of bugs, mainly with the online multiplayer