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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: MLB 2k8 is a visual step up from it's 2k6 and 2k7 predecessors, offering smoother gameplay and a bit of improved AI. The opposing teams are no longer the supermen they once were, climbing the fence for every home run and running a series without a single error.