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Old 04-02-2009, 06:56 PM   #129
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Re: ***Official patch 2 impressions thread (PS3 only)***

WANT... patch.... NOW for 360!


On a different note. They said they addressed all the HR's? With the slider set i am using, i get very realistic HR's for both me and the CPU. I have gone 4 games without any (me and CPU). And then went into a series with Cleveland. After 4 games, there were a total of 8 HR's hit. Next series, 2 games in with the Twins, there has been only 1 HR hit.

I am getting great games (Ai agressivness aside and silly IF/OF stuff) but overall very satisfying.

I will post my set when i get home.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:06 PM   #130
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I'd just like to hear actual impressions. I realize not many people are playing this on ps3 but i'd like to know how it represents real baseball at this point. I Spent $450 to pick up the show lol, and it's all it's cracked up to be but at the same time i really liked the control scheme in this game. It just was missing smoething. i'm still within the 30 day return policy and if i can get by witht his game i probably will still.

I havent heard anything about if the cpu fielding miscues were fixed and stuff. Does the cpu still try to tag runners and do stupid things? Is the batting realistic now or did they just make the cpu not swing?

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:32 PM   #131
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I just played in a online game, i wont 9-2. The guy i was playing wasnt very good and was cursing through his bluetooth the whole time. lol I hit 1 home run that was with Manny Ramirez. Seems to be more hit variety as well. Also, the slow down on balls hit down the line seems to be gone as well.

I am really enjoying it now. I cant wait for the 360 patch so i can get back to playing online and not having to worry about everyone hitting a home run.

*edit* the score of the game, i forgot he scored 2 in the 7th.

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:35 PM   #132
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I also noticed that batters don't "snap" into their animations anymore. Major plus
Could someone else who has been playing post patch confirm what this poster said regarding the batting animations?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:46 PM   #133
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All in all, with this patch, i'm pretty happy to have chosen this game over the show.

A few more things.

1) The CPU is a lot more realistic now. Although there some instances where the cpu are too aggressive, for the most part, they play like they would in real life. If you throw too many pitches in the strike zone, they will start hacking, but if you keep throwing pitches out the zone, they will take pitches.

2)Like someone said earlier for the most part, the pitching is not the same. You can't just say "I want this pitch at the corner" and accept it to be on the corner.

3)The outfielder catches are fixed, but not fully. For instance, let's say you're near the area where the ball is going to land, you will hesitate to catch the ball, thus causing the ball to drop.

4) Also, while runners are on base, when you pitch, the deliveries will fasten. Although it can to lead to some funky animations, it really allows you to be able to more runners trying to steal.

5)Also,not a big, but now in play now, you can select who you can pitch as( Not sure if this was in pre-patch though).

That's pretty much all that I can think of. And as stated above, the Show defentiately has some major competition now.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #134
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Ok after one game i can say it does play a better game overall by far all the little things that hinderd the game before seem to not show up, had no 1b glitch, no outfield errors(well no dumb plays that didn't get caught), aggresiveness is toned some but i haven't adjusted sliders post patch, i get them to take a couple more strikes but they do still swing at most pitches in the zone(there is a difference but i don't know if it will be big enough for most people who wanted the big overall change) as for the cpu throwing more balls to me i didn't really see it, may have been the pitcher i faced but he seemed to want to get ahead in early in the count and only saw a 3 ball count on me 1 time all game

for all the people that are wondering about having to start a new franchise no it doesnt seem you have to, as the game i played was from my franchise and i just downloaded the patch, i know the patch took effect because of one of the fix's listed was the pitcher walks off the mound after striking out the 3rd batter to an inning, that was what caught my eye to pay more attention to see if the patch really was taking place in a pre existing franchise

overall i did enjoy the game more as it played a solid game, it is not the end all patch most are hoping for though it just really fixed the little bugs that most people couldn't get past

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2)Like someone said earlier for the most part, the pitching is not the same. You can't just say "I want this pitch at the corner" and accept it to be on the corner.
and also on this i really agree, you will not hit your spot every time all the time now makes for a much more interesting pitching experience, i do like the change
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #135
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Is it as easy to make diving stops in the hole now? One thing that i didnt like so much is there were so many plays that were diving stops if you or the cpu was anywhere near the ball. You could rarely see a cpu or you misplay the ball on a tough play. Too many robbed hits this way.
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and also on this i really agree, you will not hit your spot every time all the time now makes for a much more interesting pitching experience, i do like the change
This part right here is what i really like. You just cant paint the corner everytime if you slip up. If your off on your timing, it will show big time. I hit 3 batter lastnight, because i did some goof ups. I had the greasy finger syndrome. NO chicken while trying to play video games. lol
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