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Old 10-05-2022, 06:35 PM   #1
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Before I start, I want to make clear that I don’t think this is a perfect game. The CPU bullpen/lineup/team building logic needs work, stadium creator still has room to improve and custom uniforms aren’t nearly what they should be.

But holy hell, the game captures the sport so much better than Madden captures football, FIFA captures soccer and NHL captures hockey. The immersion with all of the unique windups, stances and swings is tremendous, and the game itself feels like baseball. I was playing an October afternoon playoff game and the shadows and light really captured the postseason aesthetic.

Compared to what else is out there, the game is on another level. Maybe that’s damning it with faint praise when put up against EA’s games, but I always find myself playing The Show more than anything else even when fall titles come out. This year will be no different.

(I haven’t played 2K yet this year but I never love the gameplay.)

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The cpu canít hit
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Before I start, I want to make clear that I donít think this is a perfect game. The CPU bullpen/lineup/team building logic needs work, stadium creator still has room to improve and custom uniforms arenít nearly what they should be.

But holy hell, the game captures the sport so much better than Madden captures football, FIFA captures soccer and NHL captures hockey. The immersion with all of the unique windups, stances and swings is tremendous, and the game itself feels like baseball. I was playing an October afternoon playoff game and the shadows and light really captured the postseason aesthetic.

Compared to what else is out there, the game is on another level. Maybe thatís damning it with faint praise when put up against EAís games, but I always find myself playing The Show more than anything else even when fall titles come out. This year will be no different.

(I havenít played 2K yet this year but I never love the gameplay.)
Agreed. MLB The Show is essentially the only sports game I play nowadays (I do dabble in the golf and racing games), but as for the major sports, its the only one. I try Madden each year in the trial but lose interest quickly as the game just feels in such a big hurry to me. I don't care much for the NBA these days and just don't care about hockey or soccer enough to give the games a try.

So I can't say that MLBTS is the best at capturing its sport because its fair and unfounded for me personally to say so, but I can say, and will say, that it captures the sport of baseball so well. Playing the game, where it matters, the game feels authentic and true to its sport.

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The cpu canít hit
My experience the CPU hits just fine. Just finished the AAA All-Star game where the CPU put up 8 runs without ever hitting the ball over the fence.
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The cpu canít hit
Sometimes I wish this was true. Lol. I dont see any problems with the CPU hitting.

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I absolutely agree this game emulates its sport better than any other title. Iím not even a mega baseball fan in real life, prefer hockey, yet every year I play the Show way more than NHL.
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The Show has always been a first class simulation of itís sport.

This year if you are a true old school hoops fan you owe it to yourself to pick up NBA2K23 for the PS5 or X.

Simply incredible gameplay, presentation and depth. The amount of love and detail that went into their ďEraĒ My League mode is unlike anything I have ever seen a developer do for a console sports gameÖ..including the beloved Show series.




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Agreed. MLB The Show is essentially the only sports game I play nowadays (I do dabble in the golf and racing games), but as for the major sports, its the only one. I try Madden each year in the trial but lose interest quickly as the game just feels in such a big hurry to me. I don't care much for the NBA these days and just don't care about hockey or soccer enough to give the games a try.

So I can't say that MLBTS is the best at capturing its sport because its fair and unfounded for me personally to say so, but I can say, and will say, that it captures the sport of baseball so well. Playing the game, where it matters, the game feels authentic and true to its sport.



My experience the CPU hits just fine. Just finished the AAA All-Star game where the CPU put up 8 runs without ever hitting the ball over the fence.

You are default legend meter pitching on ps5?
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