Excerpt: Developer - SCE San Diego Studios Publisher - SCEA Features 1-2 Players Memory Card – 3335 KB Analog Control Vibration Control Multitap (1-8 Players) Eyetoy Camera (for PS2) Logitech/PS2 Headsets Online – Broadband Only Sony is in a good spot when it comes to making any baseball game.
Excerpt: Graphically, Sony’s MLB '06: The Show is decent, but nothing spectacular. Player models look very nice, while the stadiums and crowd lack a bit in the visual department. What really impresses me, however, are the animations associated with the players, especially those in the field. The transitions between animations are smooth and fluid, and add greatly to the realism of the game. All of the sounds of America’s pastime are present in MLB '06: The Show .
Excerpt: When the “experts” looked at the 2005 Major League Baseball season, it was hard to find any of these gurus who picked the Chicago White Sox to finish any higher than third in the American League Central. It was the Twins’ division to lose. The Cleveland Indians looked like the young upstarts with the firepower to make a run at the top, or maybe nab the wild-card. The sleeper team in the division was, believe it or not, the Detroit Tigers.
Summary: Many years, fans of baseball games ask companies to just fix what was broken last year and keep the rest as is. MLB 06 The Show for the PS2 does just that, but adds a more robust online mode and a King of the Diamond mode that is also enjoyable. Rivalry isn't a bad idea, but feels more like a gimmick this year. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Conclusion: The online multiplayer mode is good enough to keep MLB 06 in your PSP for some time to come. This is one excellent portable baseball title. Only when the connection between players is lacking will there be significant lag. Every other time, the game will play like a dream. The offline modes are far more compelling than last year’s title and should offer a much broader baseball experience.
Conclusion: After already being released on both the PS2 and PC, there have been quite a few improvements to this Xbox port. The graphics are probably the most noticeable, but overall the career modes structure really kept me back from giving the game a higher rating. If you are looking for a racer for your Xbox you should definitely consider Pro Race Driver.