Conclusion: When it comes down to choices, Major League
Baseball 2K9 is a viable commodity. The
franchise still has what it takes to play hard
ball. The seamless pitching and hitting are two
of the most appreciated instruments that you’ll
find in this year’s baseball season.
Conclusion: Final Comments - I’d buy this game, if you’re a baseball fan. You might want to rent it before you buy it to see if it is the game for you (I’ve heard fans of MLB2k8 saying they hated it, and others that played it saying they loved it).
Review: Major League Baseball 2K9 (Microsoft Xbox 360)
26 March 2009
Excerpt: Last year around this time, I got MLB 2K8 on the Wii. I was pretty excited about it, since it was the first real, serious baseball game on the Wii, and I figured it would be fun with the motion controls.
Excerpt: Someone sitting on the outside looking in might find the typical behavior of the typical sports game fan irrational at best. Dedicated fans of a particular sport or franchise spend 60 bucks, every year like clockwork, for the privilege of playing what is, quite often, a roster update accompanied by...
Conclusion: Nothing groundbreaking in the latest installment of the MLB 2K series that would set this apart from any other sports title. You will get your money’s worth with the Franchise mode and the constant free roster updates.
Excerpt: Edgar Allan Poe was greatly underappreciated during his own lifetime. Yet despite the lack of a large following or far-reaching celebrity, the troubled writer kept on cranking out stories of the whacked-out and macabre until his premature and alcohol-fueled death in 1849.
Excerpt: Long-suffering Xbox 360 baseball fans finally have reason to hope. Like the real-life Los Angeles Angels, new ownership (developer Visual Concepts) has gutted the MLB 2K franchise, leaving all of the old ways behind and laying the foundation for a bright future.
Pros: + Core elements are solid and lay the foundation for next year., + Much-improved presentation.
Cons: - Laundry list of annoying little problems is too substantial., ? Will next year finally be the year we get exactly what we've been waiting for?