Summary: I've been playing this game for about four months now. I've been desperately trying to find a good baseball game that a casual baseball fan like myself can enjoy on my Xbox 360. What I wanted was a next-gen version of something like a cross between Bases Loaded and High Heat Baseball. What I got was something apparently only the hardcore baseball fan can enjoy. There's just way too much to learn in this game.
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: Huge disappointment, there are so many glitches in the game play its impossible to write them all out. First, the guide book is useless, it doesn't tell you how to steal bases (which after months of playing I still can't figure out), and that when you press X when theres a popup the outfield will call for the ball, useful information when you consider if you dont do that the outfielders will collide almost every time.
Summary: What a shame. I liked 2k7, but 2k tried to do too much new and ruined the fun experience and sim aspects with the stupid analog stick pitching that is broken. Way too many meatballs. Frame rate is substandard, especially on the PS3 version. Save your money and get 2k7 if you only have an XBox 360. If you have a PS3, then the Gods of Sim Baseball have shined on you with MLB 08 The Show, the best baseball game yet.
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: The one thing I hate about this game is the pitching, every time you pitch the other team scores a run,I even dropped the AL computer ratings but it still gives the advantage to the computer. Do us a favor 2k sports if you make a game next year please bring back the classic pitching mode from 2k7.