Excerpt: Date: 3/30/2006 The days when sports gamers had to accept stripped-down versions of sports games if they wanted to play while on the go just may be over. MLB 06: The Show is a complete full-featured baseball game packed into a portable package. Just about every feature and game mode that you find in console baseball games can be found crammed onto its little UMD disk.
Excerpt: While many of the PSP’s initial sports offerings were shadows of their PS2 selves, MLB managed to capture the look and feel of its console counterpart quite well. What it lacked was game modes. There was no create-a-character Career Mode and no Franchise mode. In other words, it had no long-term appeal.
Summary: Taking the action back to the diamond,
MLB 06 - The Show for PSP is an excellent baseball simulation that captures the
look and feel of the sport. Featuring an array of single player modes and
extensive online support, MLB 06 allows you to either play a quick game or go
deep in career mode as you build up a young player from the minors to the big
Excerpt: I've decided that baseball, like golf, has now achieved that rare state of being more fun in videogames than in real life. Okay, you can't quite substitute the PSP version for your beer, hot-dog and franks, but everything else is as good or better than the real thing. MLB '06 The Show is epic, realistic baseball action on PSP. EA has generally stolen the show with sports games that bore a scary resemblance to TV broadcasts.
Conclusion: was the career mode. I found it a lot of fun to make a player in my image, run him through spring training, and try to land myself a solid contract with the Seattle Mariners and later land a 20 million dollar contract with the Oakland A's. Overall the game play was generally fun (sometimes frustrating), but all in all good times.
Excerpt: Last year's finest PSP sports title returns for 2006 with more refined game play, an unbelievably good broadcast experience, and new online capabilities. The lack of roster options are glaring, however, and the interminable load times take some of the shine off of the overall package.
Excerpt: Developer – SCE San Diego Studios Publisher - SCEA Features 1-2 Players Memory Stick Duo – 240KB Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc/Infrastructure) Having already reviewed the PS2 version of MLB '06 I was very interested to see what kind of transition the game made when ‘shrunk' down to fit on the PSP's UMD. Last years version was a pretty darn good game and I really wondered if Sony could improve on that effort to make an even better portable baseball game then before.