Excerpt: What do you do when you have the NUMBER ONE BASEBALL game? You could sit back and enjoy the success. You could give that beauty pageant wave, and sit in a car in a parade. Or you could make the game even better. Can you guess which one Sony Computer Entertainment decided to go with? If you picked the final answer then you are watching that baseball flying out of the park over The Green Monster, and you are the batter. Which is something I got to do a few times.
Excerpt: MLB 11: The Show is back on PS3 and quite frankly, has never been better. This franchise has established itself as the premiere baseball game and simulation in the industry for a number of years now and this edition takes the game another solid step forward. This time around there is both PlayStation Move and 3D support along with improved animations and a new analog stick control system.
Excerpt: Baseball has long been the pastime of America. Although we’ve gravitated in recent years toward football and basketball, baseball is still the destination of choice for a father and son outing – and will always be. Video game baseball also has one thing going for it that basketball and football games this year do not: competition.
Excerpt: One of the first things I always hear people say when they talk about Sony’s baseball series is that it’s hard. There is no game that more accurately portrays what it is like to play baseball, and baseball is apparently a difficult sport to play. MLB: The Show has achieved this reputation of difficult-but-accurate simulation as the series has progressed, and last year’s edition was unrivaled in terms of presentation and authenticity.
Excerpt: Since its rookie season on the PS2, the MLB: The Show series has continually upped its game like a manager loading the roster in the offseason. With MLB 11: The Show, Sony once again stepped things up, but this time it’s across the board, from the 3D presentation and RPG-like progress monitoring to a new analog system that makes all the difference when it comes to batting and pitching.
Summary: MLB 11 The Show continues to build upon its stellar reputation for immersion and unparalleled delivery of the baseball experience. With various new key features and enhancements to the critically acclaimed title, MLB 11 The Show is poised to continue the franchise's reign.
Excerpt: After all these years on top, one could forgive Sony for resting on the sizable laurels of their MLB series. Yet, year after year, they continue to add tweaks and features to ensure their continued dominance.
Pros: + RTTS Improvements, + Fantastic presentation, + Rock solid gameplay, + Pure Analog Pitching
Cons: Stale commentary, Pure Analog Hitting and Throwing are somewhat forgettable