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Old 03-21-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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MLB The Show 18 First Impressions

For those of you who get the game before the official release, what are your first impressions?


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Old 03-22-2018, 10:00 AM   #2
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Surprised my BestBuy pre-order arrived yesterday.

Only had a chance to play 3 games last night.

Servers don't seem to be up (I don't play online, but wasn't able to download the latest roster).

To be honest, the game felt almost the same as 17. Don't get me wrong, I love the game, but if you're looking for dramatically improved/different gameplay, you'll be disappointed.

So far it seems like a roster update, and some of the franchise screens/menus look nicer.
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Got mine just now
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Re: MLB The Show 18 First Impressions

Definitely has a feel of familiarity. lol

I really like the batting timing feedback thingy

I traditionally use meter pitching but I really like the analog meter with home plate on it and think I might try and use that this year. Trying to paint corners with that meter could be fun.

4k mode or "sharper" is still choppy IMO
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Re: MLB The Show 18 First Impressions

All the new presentation elements honestly warrant a purchase in my opinion. The new broadcast type cuts inbetween pitches, batters, etc... are simply awesome. Pair that with some new animations and I can't even come close to describing how much better it makes the game look.

I hit a slicing ball down the line and it showed my batter running towards first while he slowly bent over to set the bat down as he was running but all the while watching the ball to see if the ball sliced foul. It was truly jaw dropping.
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Re: MLB The Show 18 First Impressions

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Definitely has a feel of familiarity. lol



I really like the batting timing feedback thingy



I traditionally use meter pitching but I really like the analog meter with home plate on it and think I might try and use that this year. Trying to paint corners with that meter could be fun.



4k mode or "sharper" is still choppy IMO


Thanks for the 4K impression. Was hoping it would be smoothed out this year.


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Thanks for the 4K impression. Was hoping it would be smoothed out this year.


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I think in the end we may not see it improve soon. Might be a hardware limitation?
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All the new presentation elements honestly warrant a purchase in my opinion. The new broadcast type cuts inbetween pitches, batters, etc... are simply awesome. Pair that with some new animations and I can't even come close to describing how much better it makes the game look.

I hit a slicing ball down the line and it showed my batter running towards first while he slowly bent over to set the bat down as he was running but all the while watching the ball to see if the ball sliced foul. It was truly jaw dropping.
Thanks for the impressions. Looking forward to 11pm cst
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