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Old 03-03-2010, 03:31 PM   #449
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Re: Official MLB 2K10 Impressions (360/PS3)

Franchise sim engine remains broken.

I view the simmed box scores and see Mariano Rivera throwing five-plus innings and Jonathan Broxton getting three at-bats. Pinch hitters/utility guys will see little or no action because of this. Same thing in 2k9.

Can't say I like not having the Phillies' top prospects in my franchise, either.

All that said, it's still a fun game.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:37 PM   #450
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Wow. I never thought I would hear these accolades about another 2k baseball game again. I may have to throw down on this one for 360 and I'm not really a huge fan of the sport.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #451
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Re: Official MLB 2K10 Impressions (360/PS3)

Okay so everyone has mentioed a lot of pro's and con's that I agree on about this game so far...

I only have one issue(that I don't believe has been mentioned so far), and that is the size of the uniform numbers on the back of the jersey's for certain teams are WAY too large.

This may be rather nit-picky but it just sticks out to me everytime I play the game, any one else noticed that?

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...any one else noticed that?
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Okay so everyone has mentioed a lot of pro's and con's that I agree on about this game so far...

I only have one issue(that I don't believe has been mentioned so far), and that is the size of the uniform numbers on the back of the jersey's for certain teams are WAY to large.

This may be rather nit-picky but it just sticks out to me everytime I play the game, any one else noticed that?
Oh man that is funny i think you may be the only one.
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I just got back from playing some games at a buddies house tonite, some things that are fresh in my mind before I goto bed.....

CPU pitchers vs human batters are nice. They pitch to you very well and mix up pitches and locations.

Presentation is good. I hit a walkoff home run with Brad Hawpe and the game immediately cut to a different camera angle as soon as I swung to show it in all it's glory.

CPU batters still seem much too aggressive. I read they said the walk ratings in the IE screens are wrong, but I don't think so.

Pinpoint pitching remains. You can still hit your spots time after time, even with a tired pitcher. Your pitcher being rattled is the only time you will have a problem throwing strikes.

The pitching fatigue slider seems to only work for your pitcher, the CPU pitcher seems unaffected. And because of this they seem to be able to throw all night w/o getting tired. Twice I worked the opposing starter to over 120 pitches by the 7th inning and they remained in the game. This was while I set the fatigue slider to 70 and my pitcher was tired after 60 pitches. Bad.

Also bad, pitcher's fielding. They hoover up everything hit to them up the middle, and yet...worst of all....they are horrible at covering first base. I mean really horrible to the point it can ruin the game. One game I played, the pitcher screwed up 4-5 times covering first base. They don't get there fast enough and you wind up racing the runner to the bag. In most cases, the pitcher tried to tag the runner which caused him to stop instead...missing the runner completely. It might be possible you need to wait for him to reach first base before you throw, but you can't see the pitcher from the camera view so you don't know when he's there.

Rocket arms. Fixable maybe with updated rosters?

Player of the game is hit and miss. Sometimes it's appropriate, and other times it makes no sense. Same with the Top 3 Plays. The game I hit the walk off, that was #1, but another game, the #1 play was Tulo making a routine play on a ground ball.

Animations need some work. Even stuff like rounding first to goto second can look jerky and disjointed.

I saw the CF make maybe the worst gaff I've seen in a baseball video game. I hit a high fly to deep CF with Tulo, and the CF tracked back and should've settled under the ball easily.....BUT! Instead he turned his back to the ball and just stood there. And as I waited to see what would happen....the LF comes out of nowhere and makes a diving catch! Bad x2.

Overall...disappointing, sort of. It's better than 2K9, but there were so many small things that don't seem to work right that it distracts you from enjoying what could be a fun game. If 2K is able to patch some things this game could be worthwhile and enjoyable....worth waiting a month or two and see what happens and maybe pick this one up used.

GREAT Impression! Sucks that the bad things seem to outweigh the good though. I don't own this game, but was just curious how it was. Thankful to have a PS3 this time of year! Thanks again bro!
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Okay so everyone has mentioed a lot of pro's and con's that I agree on about this game so far...

I only have one issue(that I don't believe has been mentioned so far), and that is the size of the uniform numbers on the back of the jersey's for certain teams are WAY to large.

This may be rather nit-picky but it just sticks out to me everytime I play the game, any one else noticed that?

I noticed that on a video I saw of the game. Haven't personally played it, but that honestly was like the first thing I noticed when I saw a player running towards first after a hit in the video lol...I'm with you, it's not a big deal, but it is bothersome imo
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GREAT Impression! Sucks that the bad things seem to outweigh the good though. I don't own this game, but was just curious how it was. Thankful to have a PS3 this time of year! Thanks again bro!
bad out weight the good, i don't thinks so my freind. The game is a major upgrade no matter what, you need to play it first hand, and not just the demo.
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