Reviews and Problems with Major League Baseball 2K6
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Solid play marred by a few strikeouts; for tweens.
Common Sense Media
10 February 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that this baseball game features the full lineup of Major League Baseball players and ballparks. It also includes a smattering of in-game ads, though nowhere near what fans encounter at a real ballpark. The simulation-style gameplay may be a bit complex for younger gamers. Parents should also be aware that the game has an online mode and that Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for anyone under 12.
Conclusion: If I only owned an Xbox 360 and I wanted to play the most current baseball game, would I have a choice? No, I wouldn’t - it’s MLB 2K6 or nothing at all. Having MLB 2K6 as my only Xbox 360 MLB fix is actually a pretty good thing, although I was hoping for better. MLB 2K6 for the previous-gen box is just too close on the back of this game’s spikes for me to fall deeply in love with it.
Conclusion: At least they learned from this for future installments. If you want a fun, albeit unrealistic baseball game, go play The BIGS or something. Hell, go buy MLB 2K7 or later. But if you are desperate for a gamerscore boost and aren't afraid to be infurated by crash bugs abound, MLB 2K6 is a decent starting hitter. Just don't be surprised if he strikes out.
Excerpt: That's right, the gameplay isn't that much different than the PS2/Xbox version; in fact, it could very well be a step down. The mechanics, the player movement - it just doesn't seem, or play, right. The smallest things in the game seem unrefined and unpolished, starting off with hitting the ball, probably one of the most basic parts of baseball.
Excerpt: The life of a videogame reviewer seems glamorous: fast cars, beautiful women, and baccarat in Monte Carlo. Reviewing seems like James Bond with 100% less wacky villains wearing razor-edged bowler hats. We sit in the lap of luxury, dispensing our scores like the gods of old.
Excerpt: I can still remember playing my first-ever baseball game. Back in 1986, my parents had bought me a Nintendo Entertainment System. We got Mario with it but shortly after, picked up the original baseball game. There were no player names, no real teams (there were six different colors total) and no franchise mode of any kind. Even though the game wasn't deep at all, my brother and I played it a lot.
Excerpt: A wild pitch. Last year, baseball gamers were in the enviable position of having too many good options. Did they want to swing at EA’s fastball? Take a crack at 2K’s breaking ball? Or be patient and rock Sony’s skillful change-up? As long as they swung at something, they were guaranteed a hit, like Barry Bonds, but without the shrunken nuts or federal inquiry.
Pros: Great hitting, Interesting scouting feature, Excellent online content, That feels overburdened, Sloppy delivery, Terrible fielding
Conclusion: Major League Baseball 2K6 is an interesting if flawed baseball game that happens to be available for twenty dollars less on the current-gen systems. If you own either of those, you’d have to be crazy to buy this game for the 360, because all you get for the extra twenty dollars are some disappointingly jaggy graphics. Save your bat for a better pitch.
Pros: Great hitting, Interesting scouting feature, Excellent online content
Cons: That feels overburdened, Sloppy delivery, Terrible fielding, Not next-gen
Summary: Major League Baseball 2K6 is the yearly professional baseball game pushed out by publisher 2K Sports and developer Kush Games. Currently, it is the only baseball game that 360 owners can get, due to 2K gobbling up the MLB license. While the title does try to do some interesting stuff with the “Swing Stick” batting, the game has too many problems for this game to be recommendable.