Review: MLB 13 The Show on Vita falls short of a home run
2 April 2013
Excerpt: Anyone who enjoys baseball games already knows Sony's MLB The Show franchise is the game to own -- that is, if you own a PlayStation console. MLB 13 The Show once again proved to be solid play on the PlayStation 3 , but what about on Sony's handheld system? As with previous installments, MLB 13 The Show launched simultaneously on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, bringing most of the console version's impressive features to the mobile device.
Conclusion: If you are in the market for an excellent baseball simulation game, or were wondering which is better MLB 2K series or The Show, MLB 13: The Show takes top honors. Though the game doesn’t look that much different from its predecessor, there is enough change sprinkled through the title that make this game worth playing. The change is even more prevalent in the PlayStation Vita version of the game.
Conclusion: The Show retains its place atop the heap of not just baseball games but sports games of all stripes by offering the most options, the widest variety of ways to play and unparalleled customization. Just go get it already!
Still the best baseball game around, with many modes.
Common Sense Media
30 March 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that MLB 13 The Show is a professional baseball simulation. There is no questionable content in this game except for product placement. But mom and dad should be aware the PlayStation 3 version can be played online with voice support, therefore kids could be engaged in inappropriate language (or hear profanity) as there is no monitoring or filtering. The PS Vita version is single player only.
Excerpt: Let's me start this off by stating that baseball is my at least my third favorite sport somewhere behind football and basketball and that football has a pretty strong lead over basketball. So, what I'm saying is that baseball isn't anywhere near my favorite. Nonetheless I like it in the sense that I will watch it at a bar if nothing else is on or that I will watch the seventh game of a playoff series.
Excerpt: Sony’s MLB: The Show series has become as synonymous in the build up to the upcoming baseball season as pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training. It rolls around every March, satiating fans of America’s favourite pastime with the best approximation of the sport available, adding new features and refining its mechanics year after year.
Excerpt: The most prevalent complaint in the wide world of sports gaming is that publishers have an annoying habit of resting on their laurels. People get upset, and understandably so, when shelling out full price for a game that boasts few innovations apart from a roster update. With the announcement of the PlayStation 4, one would naturally think that MLB 13: The Show might have been excused for just updating the system and really going for glory next year… and while the...