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.
Another stellar season for Sony pro baseball franchise.
Common Sense Media
9 June 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that MLB 11: The Show is a straightforward simulation of Major League Baseball. Players guide one of 32 teams to the World Series or create an athlete and lead him to a Hall of Fame career. Note that real teams, players, and commercial brands feature prominently throughout the game. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend for children under the age of 12.
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: With spring training just around the corner, Major League Baseball teams nationwide are kicking off the rust and preparing for the longest major-league season around. Errors, balks and high ERAs are to be expected right now, because the major leaguers are coming off an extended break. But don’t tell that to SCEA San Diego, whose MLB 11: The Show has come out of the gates not just swinging, but in a form that Mr. October himself would be impressed to call his own.
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.
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