Summary: I bought this game because I got a free $5 gift card and searched for a game under that mark.. Came across this game and decided to buy.. After recieving the game I was sent NBA 2K8 instead, I'm a fan of the 2K franchise so I figures it wouldn't be too bad.. It was kinda horrible but good for being a game made in 2008 I guess..
Summary: This game is alot of fun. The pitching system is great, the throw meter is a nice challenging addition. The frame-rate is terrible before the patch, but it runs good after and when installed on the hard drive. Like 2k7, you need a good slider set for it to be fun and realistic, because the default ones are horrible. I must say I was disappointed in the downgraded graphics. I don't know how the both the graphics and framerate got worse, but somehow it happened.
Summary: I played a lot of MLB 2K7 last year and was really looking forward to 2K8. All of the negative reviews kept me from buying it at first but then I finally took a chance and bought it anyway. I really wanted to like it, but I'm definitely disappointed. It's hard to pinpoint exactly why but it's just not that good and not that fun to play. The visual screens in Career Mode are a little bit difficult on the eye too, which matters because you can spend hours in that mode.
Summary: Once you grasp the controls, which I don't believe are as hard as some say, the game is quite enjoyable to play. The controls help to immerse you into the game of baseball unlike traditional baseball games. If it doesn't work for you, then you can still select the option of classic controls, so it's a win-win for everybody.