Excerpt: Last year was my return to Sony’s The Show franchise after a one year hiatus. While I enjoyed MLB 2K10 (and will also be reviewing MLB 2K12,) I felt more at home with The Show because of its more realistic approach to baseball.
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.
Excerpt: Any video game and baseball fan knows that if you want a serious baseball game, you look to the MLB: The Show franchise. This series has been a staple in the sports-simulation genre for years, but this year, the franchise makes its debut on the new Playstation Vita .
Summary: With MLB 12: The Show for PS Vita, SCE San Diego has delivered a competent and enjoyable baseball experience for those who love to game on the go. Considering that its existence comes as a first effort on a new device, it’s easier to overlook all of the aforementioned deficiencies, though they...
Excerpt: Despite my unabashed love of all things San Francisco Giants, a large majority of my family and friends are made up of baseball detractors. The obligatory “boring” label is brought up often while discussing their disdain for the sport.
Pros: Includes all game modes and mechanics from the PS3 version, Cross-platform functionality, Great visuals
Cons: Online play marred by technical inconsistencies, Long load times
Summary: MLB 12: The Show builds on what has been delivered in previous franchise releases, adding compelling features that bring unparalleled innovation polish to the sports genre, delivering true-to-life gameplay, authentic franchise/season modes, and incredible detail.
Summary: When you have done so much right for so long, to the point that very little needs to be changed, the paradox of your success is that what you offer risks becoming stale. For years, MLB The Show has been one of the most universally acclaimed video games, regardless of genre, and its...