Excerpt: Long time members of Family Friendly Gaming Nation know that we will go back and fill in the gaps. If we missed a game in a franchise here or there we look for opportunities to include them in future issues.
Conclusion: If you find it for $5 and you aren’t worried about ever getting all the achievements in the game, I’d recommend it, but if you just wait a couple more months you’ll be able to get MLB2K9 for the same price, which is a far superior game. Hope you liked my review.
Conclusion: What’s the bottom line for MLB 2K8? Well, it
definitely has a strong set of creative visuals
and incredible gameplay mechanics, but certainly
a bit off in delivering smooth transitional
Excerpt: Some of the problems from last year are fixed. The solid menu system and pre-game animations are back, and the great stadium environments are all back. Unfortunately, for every positive element or great addition to the series this year, there is a drawback that simply cannot be looked past.
Summary: Major League Baseball 2K8 returns to the diamond with the most complete MLB experience available on every major video game console. Revolutionizing your control of the 5 tools in baseball are brand new pitching, fielding and baserunning controls and completely overhauled batting interface.
Conclusion: This is another solid entry from 2K Sports, and with the same group working on MLB 2K9 next year is looking good as well. The pitching is ground breaking and the rest is solid, with the exception of the frame rate issues. Definitely worth playing.
Conclusion: It’s a shame to see MLB 2K8 struggle to the magnitude it did in this version. You could see the developers had high hopes for a lot of the new functionality of the game, but when it is all said and done, everything doesn’t gel together all that well.