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: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Beautiful graphics and seamless broadcast-style presentation, Commentary is a joy to listen to, Batting and pitching feel like the real thing, Season and career modes span multiple seasons, Online play is smoother and now includes buddy lists and leaderboards
Cons: Season mode not as comprehensive as PS2 game’s franchise mode, No player- or roster-editing functions of any kind