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Old 04-04-2009, 06:21 PM   #297
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Re: Major League Baseball 2K9 Official Patch 2 Available, Impressions Here (360 Only)

i honestly still enjoyed the game pre patch even with the obvious gripes everyone shared here, and post patch 2 im really enjoying the game!!!

it appears to me after 2 offline games and two online games there were definite changes, such as:
-pitching is harder,
-no more slow outfielders,
-no more 1st base glitch,
-more patient ai, more ai striekouts,
-no more easy pickoffs at 1st or 2nd base

to me mlb2k9 just plays a very solid game of bball, and im still using BFJs ver4 sliders.

i caved in an purchased mlb09 the show for ps3 earlier this week, its a beautiful game !! & it plays great, and i think ultimately the better title of the two, nonetheless i think im gonna play offline w/my marlins franchise and rtts on ps3 w/ mlb09 the show, and play online with my united league buddies with mlb2k9 on my xbox360.

i personally am going to enjoy this summer with gaming baseball on both consoles. i hope others can enjoy the game as i do, cya online. peace!
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:25 PM   #298
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What do you mean all default batting stances are changed? I play as the Cubs and I still see that some of my players still have their original default batting stance, the same as before the patch.
Not EVERY PLAYER has an updated batting stance. However, my first game with the Phillies with Patch 2, I played a quick game against the Rays and noticed two changes.

Jayson Werth has an updated batting stance, replacing the dorky generic one. I don't know if it's Werth's batting stance, but it looks close enough to real life for my approval.

Carlos Pena also has what appears to be HIS signature style, which is cool.

On the downside, 2K did not update Shane Victorino, Carlos Ruiz, Matt Stairs, Greg Dobbs and Chris Coste, which is inexcusable, but oh well.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:26 PM   #299
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- Are we sure progressive lighting isn't fixed? I started my game at what looked like 2pm or so in the afternoon. The lights came one near the end of the game, but there was much more sunlight out. It looked like it was about 6pm or so.
Really? Maybe my first game was a bad first impression.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:38 PM   #300
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I've played two games with the patch. I was disappointed after my first, but feel much better about my second.

There a two big changes on the pitching side. First, the gesture is far more sensitive. User-thrown pitches can end up all over the place. There is a catch, though. The computer is more likely to swing at what it things is a poorly thrown pitch. When you do nail the motion, though, the computer will take. I've seen some terrific at-bats and have a real fear of screwing up against opposing hitters. User-issued walks are entirely possible, especially if you want to avoid grooving one to a great hitter.

Fielding is definitely smoother, in both the infield and outfield.

And, this cannot be understated -- the smooth transitions into batting stances (no more "snap") us beautiful and allows Signature Styles to shine through.

With the patch, MLB 2K9 is head and shoulders above 2K8. It's a solid B+ game in my opinion, and will carry me through the baseball season (easily). It also excites me for the prospects of the series.

Visual Concepts is taking the MLB 2K franchise seriously, and it shows.
Love those impressions sounds like this series made a big leap from 2k8 after all especially post patch 2.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:57 PM   #301
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Not EVERY PLAYER has an updated batting stance. However, my first game with the Phillies with Patch 2, I played a quick game against the Rays and noticed two changes.

Jayson Werth has an updated batting stance, replacing the dorky generic one. I don't know if it's Werth's batting stance, but it looks close enough to real life for my approval.

Carlos Pena also has what appears to be HIS signature style, which is cool.

On the downside, 2K did not update Shane Victorino, Carlos Ruiz, Matt Stairs, Greg Dobbs and Chris Coste, which is inexcusable, but oh well.
Maybe my sig styles are not showing up because I am using a downloaded roster? Are you using a regular 2k Official roster?
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oh. well for the red sox, jed lowrie has his batting stance now instead of the default. and a lot of my relievers have their set deliveries!

whatsup with pitching though! it doesn't hit where i want the pitch..how do i get it to the area i want it? because if i keep getting the yellow to fill the circle all the way, my pitcher will get tired easily.
I think you REALLY have to get the motion right now. I like it. Harder to make the exact pitch you want at the exact location. Makes you pay attention more.
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Re: Major League Baseball 2K9 Official Patch 2 Available, Impressions Here (360 Only)

Actaully went in and played a AAA game. It was fun. Homer Bailey is a beast at that level. Now 2-1 in Majors and 1-0 in AAA. Might actually play a lot of Minor League games. Learning to lay off the turbo button with fielding running to the ball and getting a feel for when to start pressing the throw button. Not a bad game, post patch. Really reminds me of MVP2004. Little tighter controls and it would actually be pretty good. It'll get some time in the Xbox....
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #304
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I think the consensus is that the game is a lot better, if someone comments and its not better for them can they list what sliders they are using and what difficulty. Thanks everyone in here for having more sense than to just say the game sucks without stating the reasons like other forums.

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