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.
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.
Conclusion: The audio is fantastic. Forget about the crowd’s cheers and the way they call out your name when you hit a home-run. It’s all about the three man commentary; it sounds so spot-on it’ll shock you. Very few sports games have this sort of detailed commentary.
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.
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.