Excerpt: Playing Major League Baseball 2K11 feels reminiscent of days spent taking in a game at the local Minor League Ballpark. It delivers a sufficient level of baseball that are fun while they last, but much of what is on show comes across as equally unambitious. It remains a series that has always dreamed of playing in the big leagues one day and continues taking the necessary steps towards achieving that goal. The problem is in the series' batting average.
Conclusion: At the end of the day if you're desperate for a baseball game, this one will likely satisfy your fix but you'll have to put up with a lot of crap. IMO, if you absolutely have to have a baseball game, go with 2k10 which the other reviewers say is virtually identical at 1/3 the price and you'll get 5 avatar awards which 2K11 is sorely lacking.
Excerpt: 2K Sports has always held a special place in my sports-gaming heart, if for no other reason than the fond memories they gave me via their outstanding NFL 2K series. The sports landscape has changed since then, of course, but you’d love to think that 2K could uphold the same tradition of excellence regardless of the year or sport. You’d love to think that, but it wouldn’t be true.
Excerpt: 2K Games, have produced here a superb simulation of professional baseball, every ballpark, player and club that participate in the American and National Leagues are represented. This game also allows for Dynamic Player Rating System (DRPS), which updates a players ability with the last four weeks of a real player's activity, this will include form lapses and also purple patches.
Conclusion: As mentioned earlier, you don't have any other choice for a baseball game on the 360 this year. Major League Baseball 2K11 is a poor effort in updating last years game by 2K and it feels like they are cashing in on the lack of competition on the Xbox 360. I'm also scratching my head on why it was even developed for the PS3 with the stellar MLB 11 up against it. When you add in the bugs, you have a game that's probably best left on the shelf this year.
Pros: Some tweaks to batting and pitching make for more-realistic at-bats, Improved fielding with better animations and a new throwing meter, Dynamic player ratings let MLB Today fans stay current with the real bigs
Cons: Few significant changes from last year's version of the game
Conclusion: A handful of minor refinements combine to make the diamond action more realistic in MLB 2K11. At-bats have been tweaked in subtle ways to provide more authentic pitcher-batter showdowns. It's easier to read pitches this year in the batter's box. AI pitchers are more authentic and can't paint corners as robotically as they did last year. In other words, they throw more balls.
Pros: Some tweaks to batting and pitching make for more-realistic at-bats, Improved fielding with better animations and a new throwing meter, Dynamic player ratings let MLB Today fans stay current with the real bigs.
Cons: Few significant changes from last year's version of the game.
A Game Where Bugs & Glitches Are Just As Common As Base Hits
17 March 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Fail to capitalize on last year’s promising foundation by adding more bugs than anything else
Graphics: Transitional animations across the board are still a mess, though fielders move better than they have in the past
Sound: The commentary team does an outstanding job of contextualizing play and providing a smattering of talk from around the league
Playability: The batter/pitcher duel is solid as usual, but MLB 2K11’s gameplay often breaks down outside of that...