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.
Excerpt: MLB 12: The Show review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com 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.
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.
Conclusion: Last year I said that MLB 11 wasn’t a monumental step forward. I would say that MLB 12 is only a half-step forward for the series. Sure the competition within the genre is weak but that is still no excuse to leave much unchanged from last year’s version. MLB 12: The Show is a fantastic game of baseball there just isn’t enough new to make it an outright purchase recommendation.