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About the Product
- Total control pitching and hitting as the Wii Remote allows you to flick your wrist to drop a nasty splitter in the dirt or crush an opposing pitcher's mistake
- A variety of standard game modes, including Franchise Mode and Tournament Mode
- Take your game away from the standard baseball diamond and into crazy settings like Egypt and a blacktop stadium in this captivating four-player mode
- Enjoy the pure pleasure of the long ball as you take control of baseball's best sluggers and go deep with your Wii Remote in the Home Run Derby
- Tracks handpicked by SPIN magazine, featuring Cool Kids, Skrillex, The Joy Formidable, Grouplove, My Morning Jacket and more
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MLB 2K12 is simulation baseball video game, and the longest-running Major League Baseball game available. MLB 2K12 continues the evolution of the MLB 2K game franchise on the Wii video game system with a variety of features designed to please both veterans and rookie players alike. Features include: ease of play with total control pitching and hitting using the Wii Remote, a variety of play modes such as Franchise Mode, Tournament Mode, Mini-Diamond Mode and the Home Run Derby, new soundtracks to play to and four-player multiplayer support.
The Only Game You'll Need This Season
The longest running Major League Baseball franchise returns to the virtual diamond with MLB 2K12 from 2K Sports. Featuring advanced Wii Remote pitching and hitting controls, an all-new soundtrack, and immersive game modes -- including the Home Run Derby -- MLB 2K12 is the only game you'll need to get your Wii sports party started this season.
Key Game Features
- Total Control Pitching and Hitting - Control the action on the field with simple, intuitive gestures. Flick your wrist to drop a nasty splitter in the dirt or crush an opposing pitcher's mistake.
- Franchise Mode - Your goal is a World Series championship. How you get there is entirely up to you.
- Tournament Mode - Skip the regular season grind and jump straight to the good stuff: October.
- Mini-Diamond - Take your game away from the standard baseball diamond and into crazy settings like Egypt and a blacktop stadium in this captivating multiplayer mode.
- Home Run Derby - Enjoy the pure pleasure of the long ball as you take control of baseball's best sluggers and go deep with your Wii Remote.
- Soundtrack - Tracks handpicked by SPIN magazine, featuring Cool Kids, Skrillex, The Joy Formidable, Grouplove, My Morning Jacket and more.
Total control with the Wii Remote.
Wii party play in the Home Run Derby.
Franchise and Tournament modes.
Top Customer Reviews
* Excellent game-play for the most part. The controls take getting used to, b/c there are so many perhaps, and b/c some buttons can be used for 2 different functions, given different scenarios that can change rapidly. For example, batting vs a runner on base getting a lead-off. In a couple of games I've played, I've accidentally told my runner to take off running immediately after getting back to their base in a pick-off attempt. Obviously not a good move.
* Sound (except for music) - Commentators offer some good clean jokes amidst standard play calls, and some comments that might make the game feel more interesting than without. Crowd sounds and sound effects are also good.
* Options - Lots of options, haven't tried all of them just yet
* Plenty of options for practically every setting in the game - gameplay, sound, viewing game, etc
* Taking full use of the Wii standard controllers (Wii Remote + Nunchuck)
* Playing as the Greats (although, I would have expected to be able to find some such as Shoeless Joe Jackson or Babe Ruth, or some others that aren't on there. I didn't even recognize most of the "greats", though I'm not a baseball aficionado. It is nice that you start out with Nolan Ryan pitching on the National League Greats. I know my son LOVED pitching with Ryan.
* Music - I realize many people like "popular" music, and thus it's called popular. However, I hate that it plays throughout the whole game unless you change the settings.
* Bad part about settings? You have to save the settings in its own settinsg file, separate from the default profile (unless someone can tell me otherwise). So when the game first starts, if you want the same general settings, you have to go through a couple of menus, and select the correct file to load (make sure you name the appropriately also, b/c the different file types aren't always as obvious as you might expect). I created a settings file called "NoMusic", so at least we can change the sound settings a LITTLE bit faster than going through the various settings. Hint here for anyone wanting the same thing: The Menu Music and Game Music are separate menu options, but same music selections.
* Confusing on how to save franchise/season modes (at least it was for me)
* Graphics (this may be a limitation on the Wii, but I can't help but think it could have been better from other games I've seen). Compared with the other modern consoles, the graphics are definitely sub-par. They aren't absolutely horrible, but they could definitely be better.
* Team/Player info: There is a lot of information available, but it seems there are times when you have to fly blind. For instance, if the season has started, you can't easily see the "real" stats - in other words previous season stats - nor quality numbers for any players. So you could see a low-level player that looks good b/c they happened to have a good first game, or a high-level player that looks horrible b/c they started out in a slump. It'd be nice to be able to see more info in such places as trading, line-ups, etc. Maybe I just overlooked it?
* Documentation: Practically doesn't exist. The player manual is a joke for a game that has so many details. There is no better documentation provided by the manufacturer than the user manual, either, at least not that I could find. It would be nice if they had a VERY BASIC walkthrough of setting up and starting each type of game, as well as examples of what controls to use when... well, that'd be in a perfect world, I imagine. Honestly, it's pretty often I don't even read a manual for a game, but it would have been a big help on this game.
* Intro Screens: I wouldn't mind if I could quickly click through the intro screens, but you're forced to sit through I forget - something like 6 or 7 intro screens, each 3 to 5 seconds each, minimum, before you can do a thing. Usually when we first get a game, I'll let whatever intro items may exist, but once you've played a time or two, it'd be nice to skip 15 to 30 seconds of just waiting, watching items that really don't say or do much.
* How to save a franchise/season:
1. Get your game mode started - franchise, season (others are the same, I would imagine)
2. Once you have it started the way you want, before you do anything, go to the top right option (I forget the name, but it's "My SOMETHING" - I just can't remember the something part).
3. In there, go to Load/Save
4. Create a new Save File, and name it something that will tell you it's a franchise, for sure, with whatever other characters you choose. Hint: If you are likely only to play one, it won't kill you to save as the default "Franchise1". Note: There is a very short limit on number of characters.
I would definitely buy this game again. I might even pay full price if I knew about it at the time, and had cash to spare. If I were wanting a good baseball game on the Wii where I could do player trades, setup teams, etc, and have good gameplay, then this is a can't miss.
I probably would have given it 5 stars if the methods of saving a franchise, etc, weren't so buried in the menus, and/or if you could just use one file to save everything (if you wanted). Maybe a "Master save file" option, I dunno... I can see the benefit of having different types of save files.
We've only had the game a few days. My 6 year old son LOVES what he's seen of it so far. He really likes the few corny jokes mentioned, and sometimes slang (not vulgar stuff, just canned words and phrases) used by the commentators. The game play isn't truly realistic, but compared to games of old, it's quite amazing.
I had gotten to where I barely touched the Wii, but thanks to this game has made me want to use the Wii more than in quite some time.