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Old 04-01-2009, 10:25 PM   #1097
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Check these screens

I don't know... just tweaking Jr's head and cyberface... I think the game looks stunning on 1080P. Then again, I'm not a huge baseball nut, just a Griffey fan... The face textures within the game are junk... but once you apply a nice cyberface, the game could look very nice.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:40 PM   #1098
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Hey guys... I am new here and I tried to create a thread but for some reason it is not showing up.

I just wanted to ask you guys a question. As a season progresses, does the time of day lengthen? Or do all night games start and end in the dark?

If all night games do indeed start and end in the dark, then what is the point of putting progressive lighting in the game in the first place? It seems to be the only applicable time of day (for a game time start) where you would program a day-night progression to occur. Do the guys programming this code look at the times that the games start? Do they not understand that night games begin in the evening and eventually become night? It seems as if the time frame has been shifted forward. The afternoon time progression would actually work perfectly for night games.

I like this game, but I am beginning to wonder if some of the folks in charge have ever really watched a real baseball game. I don't mean that to be disrespectful or negative, but seriously... how on earth could that have passed the testing process? Do they just not pay attention to the fact that, on average, a game last 3 hours? why would an afternoon game which begins at 4 and ends at 7 have a transition half way through the game? Does that make any sense for a game in the middle of summer to a) see darkness at 6pm or b) last 8 hours?

I understand that there are much more pressing issues with this game. What I am trying to say is that, these are problems that never ever should occur if actual baseball fans were programming the game and testing it... day/night progression.... leadoff hitters swinging on 3-0....

The other stuff, the first baseman thing and the outfielder thing I have noticed but not enough to take away from my gaming experience. The AI agressiveness and the lack of a mound visit for relief pitchers are what aggravate me, but I see that most of these things were ironed out in the 2nd patch. I am trying to comment on the lack of actual baseball polish that this game lacks. I can deal with these things because I really like the game and think that it is a lot of fun. However, for a design team flaunting the realism of the game, I think that it would help them to actually sit down and watch a few.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:09 AM   #1099
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Let me start off by addressing all the guys that are gonna defend 2K Sports and MLB 2K9. This game sucks and you know it. Why the hell you wanna defend it is beyond me and beyond everyone else who sees the game for what it is, which is ****. Don't mention The Show if you respond to this because the topic is MLB 2K9.

The gameplay of 2K9 is like pukin' on a pile of ****. The people who defend 2K9 always hail the controls for being original and better than mashing buttons, but I gotta disagree. What the **** is so original about holding down an analog stick, then pressing up on it to swing ? Left and right has no influence on the swing. That's a load of bull****. All it really equates to is pressing a ****in' button anyway. If they would've made left and right actually influence the direction of the swing, then maybe the controls would be worth praising. Fielding is an abortion. There is nothing to explain. You all know what I'm
talkin' about. Pitching isn't bad, but it's not strong enough to make the other aspects of gameplay even tolerable. Hitting feels very scripted. I've seen base hits where the ball doesn't even come in contact with the bat. What the **** !?

They even ****ed up the HR derby mode this year. There's no suspense in it. Because of the camera angles in this year's derby, the person playing knows whether it's an out or a HR before the ball lands. That's stupid and makes for a real lame HR derby. Do I even need to mention how unrealistic it is for all the players competing to hit 20 or 30 HRs in a 10 out round? And who the **** decided to break up a 10 out round into 3 pieces ? 2K7 and 2K8 at least had a decent HR Derby mode you could enjoy with some friends. All 2K had to do was leave it the **** alone. Everything they change is made worse.

The graphics are decent, but that doesn't mean much since the gameplay is basically ********. The crowd looks great. It's definately one of the best graphical aspects of MLB 2K9. The stadiums look decent and have a good amount of detail, but they're not very accurate to how they look in reality. There are some strange things about the graphics as well. What's the deal with the blank scoreboards and clocks missing hands ?? What's with the Mickey Mouse batting gloves ? They're one solid color, just like some of the cleats in the game. They look like **** and actually do take away from the overall look of the game. The bats look too big in comparison with the batters. Some of the player's faces are ridiculous. Seriously, they look nothing like the actual player. The MS paint inspired dust clouds are lame enough to induce laughter. The uniforms in the PC version of the game never get dirty. That's just stupid and most likely a very lazy decision that the developers made - especially since it wasn't fixed in the patch. Collision detection could have it's own paragraph, but **** it, I'm not even gonna get into that issue.

Overall, the game is a ****in' headache. You can't get a realistic game of baseball without meticulously ****in' with the sliders like some kind of mad scientist and even then, the realism is questionable at best. I'd rate the game a 5.5, but since it was patched, I'll rate it a 6 outta 10. 2K Sports should be embarassed about this game and all the negative feedback from long term 2K fans. I have a feeling The Bigs 2 will be more enjoyable than this digital pile of ****.
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Let me start off by addressing all the guys that are gonna defend 2K Sports and MLB 2K9. This game sucks and you know it. Why the hell you wanna defend it is beyond me and beyond everyone else who sees the game for what it is, which is ****. Don't mention The Show if you respond to this because the topic is MLB 2K9.

The gameplay of 2K9 is like pukin' on a pile of ****. The people who defend 2K9 always hail the controls for being original and better than mashing buttons, but I gotta disagree. What the **** is so original about holding down an analog stick, then pressing up on it to swing ? Left and right has no influence on the swing. That's a load of bull****. All it really equates to is pressing a ****in' button anyway. If they would've made left and right actually influence the direction of the swing, then maybe the controls would be worth praising. Fielding is an abortion. There is nothing to explain. You all know what I'm
talkin' about. Pitching isn't bad, but it's not strong enough to make the other aspects of gameplay even tolerable. Hitting feels very scripted. I've seen base hits where the ball doesn't even come in contact with the bat. What the **** !?

They even ****ed up the HR derby mode this year. There's no suspense in it. Because of the camera angles in this year's derby, the person playing knows whether it's an out or a HR before the ball lands. That's stupid and makes for a real lame HR derby. Do I even need to mention how unrealistic it is for all the players competing to hit 20 or 30 HRs in a 10 out round? And who the **** decided to break up a 10 out round into 3 pieces ? 2K7 and 2K8 at least had a decent HR Derby mode you could enjoy with some friends. All 2K had to do was leave it the **** alone. Everything they change is made worse.

The graphics are decent, but that doesn't mean much since the gameplay is basically ********. The crowd looks great. It's definately one of the best graphical aspects of MLB 2K9. The stadiums look decent and have a good amount of detail, but they're not very accurate to how they look in reality. There are some strange things about the graphics as well. What's the deal with the blank scoreboards and clocks missing hands ?? What's with the Mickey Mouse batting gloves ? They're one solid color, just like some of the cleats in the game. They look like **** and actually do take away from the overall look of the game. The bats look too big in comparison with the batters. Some of the player's faces are ridiculous. Seriously, they look nothing like the actual player. The MS paint inspired dust clouds are lame enough to induce laughter. The uniforms in the PC version of the game never get dirty. That's just stupid and most likely a very lazy decision that the developers made - especially since it wasn't fixed in the patch. Collision detection could have it's own paragraph, but **** it, I'm not even gonna get into that issue.

Overall, the game is a ****in' headache. You can't get a realistic game of baseball without meticulously ****in' with the sliders like some kind of mad scientist and even then, the realism is questionable at best. I'd rate the game a 5.5, but since it was patched, I'll rate it a 6 outta 10. 2K Sports should be embarassed about this game and all the negative feedback from long term 2K fans. I have a feeling The Bigs 2 will be more enjoyable than this digital pile of ****.
How many times are you going to repeat the same things over and over again? We heard you the third time you said this..

Get over it, move on and stop trolling.
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Collision detection could have it's own paragraph, but **** it, I'm not even gonna get into that issue.
Why not? It would go well with the five other paragraphs of you complaining.
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the collision detection issue is pretty major though. takes all the fun out of a double play. plus renders the need to call off fielders absolutely pointless.
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Let me start off by addressing all the guys that are gonna defend 2K Sports and MLB 2K9. This game sucks and you know it. Why the hell you wanna defend it is beyond me and beyond everyone else who sees the game for what it is, which is ****. Don't mention The Show if you respond to this because the topic is MLB 2K9.

The gameplay of 2K9 is like pukin' on a pile of ****. The people who defend 2K9 always hail the controls for being original and better than mashing buttons, but I gotta disagree. What the **** is so original about holding down an analog stick, then pressing up on it to swing ? Left and right has no influence on the swing. That's a load of bull****. All it really equates to is pressing a ****in' button anyway. If they would've made left and right actually influence the direction of the swing, then maybe the controls would be worth praising. Fielding is an abortion. There is nothing to explain. You all know what I'm
talkin' about. Pitching isn't bad, but it's not strong enough to make the other aspects of gameplay even tolerable. Hitting feels very scripted. I've seen base hits where the ball doesn't even come in contact with the bat. What the **** !?

They even ****ed up the HR derby mode this year. There's no suspense in it. Because of the camera angles in this year's derby, the person playing knows whether it's an out or a HR before the ball lands. That's stupid and makes for a real lame HR derby. Do I even need to mention how unrealistic it is for all the players competing to hit 20 or 30 HRs in a 10 out round? And who the **** decided to break up a 10 out round into 3 pieces ? 2K7 and 2K8 at least had a decent HR Derby mode you could enjoy with some friends. All 2K had to do was leave it the **** alone. Everything they change is made worse.

The graphics are decent, but that doesn't mean much since the gameplay is basically ********. The crowd looks great. It's definately one of the best graphical aspects of MLB 2K9. The stadiums look decent and have a good amount of detail, but they're not very accurate to how they look in reality. There are some strange things about the graphics as well. What's the deal with the blank scoreboards and clocks missing hands ?? What's with the Mickey Mouse batting gloves ? They're one solid color, just like some of the cleats in the game. They look like **** and actually do take away from the overall look of the game. The bats look too big in comparison with the batters. Some of the player's faces are ridiculous. Seriously, they look nothing like the actual player. The MS paint inspired dust clouds are lame enough to induce laughter. The uniforms in the PC version of the game never get dirty. That's just stupid and most likely a very lazy decision that the developers made - especially since it wasn't fixed in the patch. Collision detection could have it's own paragraph, but **** it, I'm not even gonna get into that issue.

Overall, the game is a ****in' headache. You can't get a realistic game of baseball without meticulously ****in' with the sliders like some kind of mad scientist and even then, the realism is questionable at best. I'd rate the game a 5.5, but since it was patched, I'll rate it a 6 outta 10. 2K Sports should be embarassed about this game and all the negative feedback from long term 2K fans. I have a feeling The Bigs 2 will be more enjoyable than this digital pile of ****.
Can we please ban this guy. You have done nothing but troll. Maybe people like this game, have you ever thought of that. Plus, I thought you were leaving this thread like a week ago, but yet you are still here. Do you have nothing better to do than trash a game, and call people idiots if they do not see your way? This is pathetic, just get out if you don't like it.
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