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). If you rent it you WILL NOT be able to get through the whole season or franchise mode in the week you have.
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. And though 2K9 isn’t quite ready to win now, the pieces are in place for an extended run in the coming years.
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?