Man, I can't believe I wasted $60 on this garbage. Well, I had a $15 gift card, so $45 was my own. Worst game. You would never know this is a next-gen game. It's laggy, glitchy, and just pretty much unplayable. The OF are facing towards the stands when they catch a fly ball. Pitchers throw 95, but it seems like 120. The framerate is terrible. The graphics are horrible. The gameplay is the worst. Gamestop will give me $25 bucks back. Seriously thinking of just eating the $20 and say to h*** with it!
10 Team H2H 6x6 C- B. Molina 1B- G. Jones (Berkman) 2B- Weeks (Kinsler) 3B- Arod SS- Tejada OF- Manny OF- Ethier OF- Magglio Util- Matsui BN- C Lee DL- Beltran
i just got and am not too impressed by it. the sad part is i wanted the PS3 baseball game with Ryan Howard on the cover. MLB The Show, but of course XBOX doesn't have that. I had to get a baseball game and I am stuck with 2K8. By the way, how the F do you hit?? I suck at it!!
well this sux. i downloaded the demo for mlb the show 08, and was not impressed. it played like the ps2 version of last year. i was going to change it up and go 2k8, especially hearing about the new pitching mechanics. any other educated thoughts here?
perhaps i'll have a different take on things once i get a better handle on the labor-intensive controls, but the game just felt really herky-jerky to me and did not feel remotely like a real baseball game. the show 07 was the best baseball game i had played in a long time (probably since high heat 01 for the pc) but i have only a 360 at this point
I got MLB 2K8, and first I would like to say that yes their is some weird frame rates on things, but I have not noticed it to mess my games up yet.
I really like the fact that this years game gives me the options to drive the ball while batting. Yes - I can drive the ball down the line.. hit it into a gap ...etc. This same thing can be said for the computer, and they will do it mercilessly unless you -actually use defense- (drop the outfielders back.. or shift em etc).
The fielding is also a lot smoother in my opinion, and the meter (throwing meter) is pretty cool. It makes it much more realistic, and it will cause errors if you don't learn how to use it. I would also like to point out that their is no miraculous speed burst in this one that allows you to pull of crazy long catches or throws.
The sound track is upgraded..and I know.. not many of you like Joe Morgan, but I think these two do a pretty good job, and some of it is pretty funny, and informational.
Holds are now counted.
I haven't found that I can hit a home run every time.. and I play with the Tigers (Cabrera and Ordonez could murder the ball in 2k7 everytime).
The graphics are improved.. but not terribly different.
The biggest problem I have is with the pitching.. my hand is actually sore. The whole thing about pitching this year is that it is done on the right joystick (you still aim the ball with the left joystick). So this is what happens:
On the right joystick for a Fastball you will hold down until the circle goes as far out as you want it (before it starts to reverse back in on itself). At which point you will then press up and watch the circle go back in, and when it reaches the green in the center you let go. This pitch is fairly easy.. as is the Changeup, but then we have the Slider, Curveball, and any other pitch with movement that takes much more precision.
The Slider and the Curve are pitches that got some pitchers to where they are.. so for example.. I use Justin Verlander, he uses his 12-6 Curveball as his devastating pitch.. to do this pitch in game it requires you to start at a diagonal on the joystick (down and to the left) and then rotate it all the way around (almost 360 but not quite). If you mess this up just a little in the movement it will result in what the game labels as a meatball.. and will immediately be crushed for a huge play (HR or otherwise). It is so hard that my hand gets sore.
I am not saying I don't like a challenge, but I simply am not sure I can deal with it (I may have to just go back to the classic A, B, X, Y). Don't get me completely wrong, it is fun when it works good (and I'm sure that's how real pitchers feel lol) but for god sake it is rough lol.
Also they now allow you to make trades for the CPU -EVEN IN FRANCHISE- making it really realistic, and everything else that was good about Franchise is back and expanded a bit more.
They also added a cool Baseball card thing like Madden had back in the old days.
AND if you want to be hardcore you can play and manage the A, AA, AAA and MLB teams. That's right.. you can play and manage all of this.
Also, it has a top 100 prospect list with real prospects. They can't use their real names but use their initials. For instance, Jay Bruce is John Bale and Colby Rasmus is Clint Rent. Franschise is great, but I'm still shaky on how I feel about the gameplay.
I'm reallly enjoying 2K8 so far as well. The new controls are a big improvement in my opinion, and as someone who loves to have accurate rosters, the ability to play three levels of minor league baseball is excellent. Lots of minor leaguers are in the game with fake names, I've been going through the tedious task of editing them all before starting my franchise.
I have it for Wii and despite no online, minor league teams, or player cards (who cares). Its actually pretty fun.
The game is by no means perfect. Random check swings seem to happen when you least need them too and then swings happen when you mean to check swing. But I guess thats the learning curve of the WIimote motion sensor.
I've learned that Inside Edge gives you good info but your catcher is awful at using it correctly. I'll get killed if I use the pitches he calls.
Its kinda buggy etc... But still pretty fun in general..
Too bad EA doesn't own baseball cause MVP 2005 was a great game.