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.
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.
Conclusion: MLB 12: The Show is surprisingly a great time whether you on the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. However, when you blend the experience of the two through transferring, you have an experience that goes wherever you go. From enriched visuals and a myriad of gameplay modes, MLB 12: The Show is still the reigning champing of sport simulations. For season veterans of the series or newcomers alike, you can find enjoyment despite the slight learning curve.
Excerpt: Even if you've never played a sports game in your life, you've likely heard of The Show . Sony San Diego has been churning out the top-rated sports game for the past four years to the cries of joy from PlayStation-owning baseball fans. With MLB 12: The Show , the baseball machine keeps on moving, and they will likely make it five years in a row at the pinnacle of sports gaming. For the uninitiated, just take a look at the screenshots in this review.
Excerpt: For its sixth appearance on PlayStation 3, Sony’s flagship baseball series is now in refinement mode, having already earned strong praise for its visuals, batter-pitcher interface, depth of options, and play modes. For casual fans, MLB 12 may not seem like a significant stride forward, as for the most part, what’s “new” is more accurately described as what’s been “tweaked.
MLB 12: The Show Review: Another Pennant For The Champ
22 March 2012
Conclusion: Concept: A hell of a performer on the field, but the front-end is starting to show its age
Graphics: Hundreds of new animations have been implemented to deliver more lifelike reactions and a wider variety of outcomes to specific plays
Sound: The commentary team is the most artificial aspect of this game. Their banter isn't fluid and they sometimes make the wrong call.
Excerpt: If you love baseball, then youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve probably already bought MLB the Show. In fact if you have a PS3 and just love great games, its possible that this is already in your library.
Pros: + Best baseball action on the market, + New ball physics are incredible, + Silky smooth animation, + PS3/Vita save transferring
Cons: Presentation is somewhat lacking, Commentary is stale
Excerpt: The best sports games, at least on the simulation side of things, are those that best reproduce the sport they represent. We can hopefully project that one day a perfect sports game will be produced; one that completely mirrors its real-life counterpart in every way.