Conclusion: MLB 12: The Show on the Vita does a pretty good job getting the nuances right, but fails to deliver on the fluff that gamers have a chance to see on the PS3 version. Even if next year the impossibility of porting all the game’s cut scenes and such exists, please at least have the decency to keep crucial Home Runs and game winning moments and replays intact as they do add to the emotion of the game whether it’s the thrill of victory or agony of defeat.
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.
Conclusion: Despite its small package, MLB 12: The Show is a giant of a baseball game. The Vita version includes most of the features of the console version, and its ability to continue play from console to handheld is revolutionary. Though there were a few minor drawbacks, there wasn’t anything that should stop you from getting this game. If you enjoy baseball and you want a console-quality experience, MLB 12: The Show is a must-own game for your Vita library.
Excerpt: The Road to the Show, MLB 12′s unique take on playing a sports game, allows you to make and play as your own player. I made a first baseman. His name is Joe Random, but as he approaches the plate a far different moniker is called out by the emotionally distant announcers. “Bones…bones is up at bat.” At 290 pounds packed within a 5’11″ frame the man is a beast, but somehow remains light on his feet and quick in his step.
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. Baseball moves at an admittedly deliberate pace, but the real-to-virtual transition has always been a unifying concept. The videogame medium provides another level of accessibility that limits the grind of a 162-game regular season.
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.
Excerpt: ok first of all i like baseball its generally my kind of sport im an addict when it comes to baseball i really enjoy my time to draft the fantasy team and do statsthis baseball game is no exception although it did have some water down scale like lack of replays lack of commentary and people think the graphic are like the PSP.