Summary: Leading 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth at AT&T Park with the heart of the order coming up, the division rival Padres brought out their new closer, Houston Street, to wrap up their victory. Street’s idiosyncratic windup and delivery made short order of the leadoff man, leaving an off-balance hitter flailing at a ball in the dirt.
Excerpt: It's time again for people all over the world start to think about baseball. America's past time is coming back in full swing. As we find days to go out there and practice, we find ourselves with a video game to get those mental juices going. MLB 12 The Show is an excellent baseball simulator. It reminds me why I enjoy baseball so much - it requires thought and strategy.
Summary: If you're reading this I'm going to assume that you like baseball and video-games and preferably in that order. MLB 12: The Show is a deep baseball simulation and you MUST know baseball to get anything out of it. I'm not talking balls, strikes and the in-field fly rule, things any casual fan would be familiar with.
Authentic baseball sim presents another strong season.
Common Sense Media
30 April 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that MLB 12 The Show is a straightforward simulation of Major League Baseball. Players can create their own star, or join one the league's teams on a quest toward the World Series. The game can be played online with open chat, so kids using that option could hear inappropriate things coming from strangers.
Excerpt: America's pastime has undoubtedly undergone some ups and downs this past decade. But for all the (melo)drama of the big leagues, baseball video games are usually pretty straightforward. Reviewing MLB 12: The Show is a little weird, mostly because I'm struggling to get the bad taste of Major League Baseball 2K12 out of my mouth. However, I also felt like The Show is largely unchanged this year and its age is starting to show around the seams.
Excerpt: For countless Americans, spring means baseball. For countless consumers, baseball is best enjoyed on a video game system. And for hundreds of thousands of fans, the baseball game of choice is MLB: The Show . All right, that's a bit much for the opening to a review, but the Show series has been consistently excellent and it has really outdone itself this year.