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: , I was not as happy. There was something I didn’t like about the mechanics of the game. I moved on to the 2K Sports series and found myself sitting for hours on end playing in franchise mode, from the minor league games all the way up. It became an addiction, finding minor league players I liked and making sure I played them enough to move them into my starting lineups.
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.
Summary: The one sport EA Games is not challenging 2k Games in is America’s favorite pastime, Major League Baseball. For the past five years, SCE San Diego has been pumping out some of the most entertaining baseball simulators on the planet, and 2010’s edition is no different, offering grand additions to an already shining series.
Excerpt: While our culture moves at increasing speed, baseball remains a game for the patient. In videogames, the sport has fallen by the wayside. When gaming is so often obsessed with more, better, faster , the idea of digging in for a duel fought one pitch at a time can seem archaic. How surprising, then, that MLB 10: The Show isn’t just one of the best sports games available, but with respect to the ratio between ambition and execution, it’s one of the best videogames, period.
In March, A World Series Champion Is Already Crowned
2 March 2010
Conclusion: Concept: The most realistic baseball simulation to date
Graphics: Everything, right down to the tiniest details like the stitching on the jerseys, is beautifully rendered. The animations (outside of the arm clipping on catchers) are among the best in gaming
Sound: The commentary team is dry and often oblivious to the action on the field.