Reviews and Problems with Major League Baseball 2K12
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Major League Baseball 2K12
Family Friendly Gaming
7 January 2014
Excerpt: I am getting concerned for 2K Sports. They have a rash of problems with their baseball games now. After reviewing MLB 2K13 I thought it might be cool to go back a year and see if this was a pattern. Major League Baseball 2K12 is a mess. The same nasty control scheme plagues it. The same ultra high difficulty sends players packing. The same ugly looking graphics are found.
Excerpt: I have to admit, I’m at best a fair weather baseball fan. I haven’t played a baseball game in a couple of years, mostly because I heard nothing but bad things about Major League Baseball 2K11. Apparently it didn’t work particularly well on a technical level, so you’ll understand my hesitation with Major League Baseball 2K12… I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have to admit though, I was curious about the possibility of winning a million bucks.
Conclusion: Gameplay 7/10 The new pitching system is great, but the batting changes cause a lot of fly balls and the AI’s batting it almost too good. Lasting Appeal 7.5/10 MLB Today Season is a onetime use mode (that lasts until October), but online modes and the sheer number of games in a season will keep you playing and playing.
Summary: Major League Baseball 2K12 returns to the virtual diamond featuring advanced pitching & hitting controls, detailed player tendencies & scouting reports, and immersive game modes for any level of fan.
Excerpt: I have to admit, I'm at best a fair weather baseball fan. I haven't played a baseball game in a couple of years, mostly because I heard nothing but bad things about Major League Baseball 2K11 . Apparently it didn't work particularly well on a technical level, so you'll understand my hesitation with Major League Baseball 2K12 ... I wasn't sure what to expect. I have to admit though, I was curious about the possibility of winning a million bucks.
Excerpt: While the guessing game is now on as to whether this is the final Major League Baseball 2K game, gamers who aren't caught up in that talk but rather looking at the game they have just been handed might find something worth playing.
Major League Baseball 2K12 Review: A Year Of Bug Fixes
15 March 2012
Conclusion: Concept: A year dedicated to fixing bugs and making a product that more closely resembles the game of baseball than a video game tester’s job
Graphics: New accessories like sunglasses and necklaces can't divert attention away from the hideous player faces. Animations are improved, but the correct AI isn’t always tied to them
Sound: The commentary is the best part of the game and the biggest improvement over last year
Playability: Although the pitching mechanic remains...
Conclusion: You have absolutely no control over the actions of your teammates and are forced to rely on an AI coach. On top of that, your AI manager makes illogical decisions. Playing as a pitcher, you might unexpectedly be pulled while pitching a shutout after only three innings of work. On the other hand, you may be kept in too long when everything you throw is resulting in a base hit.
Pros: Right analog pitching works well, Solid commentary.
Cons: Very few improvements over last year, Numerous graphical glitches, Poor fielding transition animations, Questionable AI decisions.
Excerpt: It’s the final game of the World Series in MLB 2K12 , and we’re in extra innings. Every pitch stands to make us an emotional wreck; we’re feverishly tapping our feet while hanging off each swing of the bat. That’s the way it should be, although sadly, that hasn’t always been the case with this longtime franchise.
Pros: + Strong fundamentals in all core aspects of the game., + Numerous tweaks make for more pleasing extended play.
Cons: ? With 2K Sports' exclusive third-party MLB license set to expire after this season, and EA rumored to be planning a comeback, will
Excerpt: It is hard to believe it has been 12 years since 2K Sports first launched its Major League Baseball franchise. 2K’s beloved MLB game has come a long ways in recent years; however, Sony’s exclusive “MLB: The Show” has consistently earned higher praise. Visuals, pitching mechanics and overall presentation are just a few areas that come to my mind when I start to question why “The Show” is often viewed as a superior product. Despite this, 2K has made some considerable...