Reviews and Problems with Major League Baseball 2K8
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worth playing with friends
23 May 2014
Summary: The 2k MLB series of games is the perfect example why any company holding exclusive rights to sports games is a bad idea. I've played three 2k baseball games and if I hadn't bought them dirt cheap I would be raising hell with 2k sports. The main issue I have with these games is the controls.
Summary: I like the 2K8 Baseball but the biggest problem I've had is the system lockups when I am in the Franchise mode. I started one franchise and when I got to the second season and began to start playing a game, the system completly lockedup. I even tried rebooting and restarting at my last save but it still lockedup in the same location.
Summary: I have been an avid player of sports games for the last 20 years and I must point out that this is the worst. The game play is horrible and the control system has such a STEEP learning curve that you can't even have fun trying to learn the game. This is definitely my worst video game purchase ever and I won't be purchasing anymore 2K baseball games.
Summary: Most of the people who wrote good reviews of 2K8 did so after playing only a few times. I intended to do the same but now that I have played over 50 games, I am sad to say that this same is infuriatingly unplayable due to numerous glitches. If you play an entire season on any real difficulty level you will experience the following: It will be a close game with runners on base. You will be pitching with two outs and will include a pop-up to an outfielder.
Summary: I've been playing this game often, but it becomes extremely frustrating. There are numerous bugs that just break the flow of the game, including slowdowns during fly balls, choppy instant replays, graphical problems in regards to collision detection, and poor graphics (far less than stellar).
Summary: I have played games on alot of hardware. I just think that they have made this game difficult without proper instructions. The pitching is horrendous with the controls and it takes forever to figure them out but even if you do it still doesn’t work for you. The fielding and the arm strength of the outfielders (even ones with a ton of arm strength in real life) just are terrible. The batting is ok and the graphics are fine. I really thought I was in Wrigley or Fenway.
Summary: I have many complaints with this game. First of all, it is pretty glitch heavy. It takes forever to load on several screens, and with no status bar that leaves the user wondering if the game has simply frozen. Second of all, the learning curve is, as others have said, pretty damn steep. Pitching is insanely difficult. The slightest twitch in your thumb will frequently cause a wild pitch or the batter to slug a home run.