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.
Summary: Spring is in the air, so you know what that means: the boys of summer are preparing for yet another lengthy Major League Baseball season. To coincide with Spring Training’s drills, meetings and exhibition games, Sony has released MLB 12: The Show onto its PlayStation 3 and PS Vita systems. This discussion will centre upon the handheld version of said sports simulator, in order to dissect and comment upon its portable features.
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.
Conclusion: Despite hearing some negative things about 'Corpse Bride' before this review -- namely, that it does not equal Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' -- I was pleasantly surprised that I felt no such disappointment. 'The Corpse Bride' is a charming, emotional and memorable film that is well worth seeing regardless of age. This Blu-ray release is also a real winner, with a terrific transfer and soundtrack plus tons of extras.