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- New game features and presentation enhancements allow you to play full games faster than ever
- Road to the Show evolves in MLB 14 with a new intuitive player creation process and all new pre-draft prospect showcase
- MLB The Show is the first sports franchise to feature year to year saves
- Starting with MLB 14, saves can be carried over to future versions of the MLB The Show
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I've been playing this game ever since it's inception many years ago, and up to and including this year (somewhat regrettably) I've just bought the new game version, sight unseen- as I am a hard-core baseball fan, and every year enjoy the experience of controlling one team through an entire season of play, Spring Training through the playoffs. I am rarely interested in the various available game modes other than the franchise mode (ie: Road To The Show, homerun derby, etc), and so this review will concentrate only on that- and more importantly, whether or not this year's game has improved in any of the ways that it NEEDED to (refer to any of my reviews of this game for the last 2-3 years for what that means, though it should be a tip-off that my complaints have been much the same for several years now).
It seems that every year for the last several years, the changes made to The Show series were relatively minor, and in areas that frankly didn't need changing to begin with. The main one of those being the graphics- this year again positively stellar, even on the PS3 (the PS4 version destined to be more amazing yet graphically), but I'd argue that the graphics did NOT need any upgrade.
Lots of elements of the gameplay DID, though, and I'm afraid my verdict for that this year is: sadly, nothing has changed. The following is just a short list to elaborate- I'm sure all these things will be more familiar to those who, like me, play a LOT of games each year on The Show, and much less-so to the occaissional gamer.Read more ›
The PS4 version, which is now just three weeks away, will be essentially the same exact game with the exception of advanced visuals and some other technical improvements so as a whole impressions from the PS3 will carry through to there.
Gameplay and Authenticity
Every year these two areas top the merit list and that remains the case here. There are some lapses - meter fielding should be changed from immediately, they did not implement rules changes like the reviews/challenges, and the commentary desperately needs to be redone - but otherwise it's an exceptionally realistic experience to play. The new Dynamic Difficulty is worth considering and growing with.
Somewhat overshadowed by another time-saving feature, Player Lock has proven to be a great addition to the series</a>. Player Lock allows for taking control of a single player during a game and simulating the rest. It has proven most valuable for Franchise or Season modes where it provides some influence on the games while dramatically reducing the necessary time invested in them. That is much better than just simming through a chunk of the schedule.
The number of options is what makes Player Lock so great. Users can switch who they're controlling at any point in a game - going from one player to another or even taking over the full team in the traditional manner.Read more ›
Fast forward to this season. I picked up the '14 version on Amazon and was looking forward to being able to use the latest rosters and checking out the supposed much improved and completely reworked online play. Unfortunately, all the touting by the developers of these "improvements" where complete hogwash. I have never seen a game perform so poorly online and feel majorly taken advantage of by the developers of this well respected franchise. Sure, there would be slight timing issues here and there in years past version of this game but those are NOTHING compared to what the game plays like this year. It is completely full of nonsensical glitches and crazy visual hiccups. It is astounding that the developers would release the game in this state (and then do seemingly nothing to improve it). At this point, it has been out for over two months and it is still basically unplayable for all intents and purposes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gameplay can be a little tricky depending on what settings you have it configured for. It does however have the traditional gameplay option which makes playing more enjoyable for... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Zach
Game was delivered on time and is fun to play. A good addition to my video game collection.Published 3 months ago by gary remington
I play this game a little to much...in my 3rd season...I like buying games not at full price..makes it feel I am accomplishing something... Read morePublished 4 months ago by kcclaws16