About the Product
- For the first time ever, play along with the real-life MLB season as it unfolds over a six month-long period
- Just as in real-life, opposing pitchers and hitters will learn your tendencies from one at-bat to the next, challenging you to mix up your approach on both sides of the plate as each game unfolds
- A revamped throwing system presents a classic risk vs. reward situation, as you choose to queue up throws before fielding the ball to save time, or take a moment to set your feet for better accuracy
- All-new player types let you decide your path to the Majors, as goals, expectations, ratings and progression are all customized by position and player type
- 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 with a variety of features designed to please both longtime and new fans of the series. Features include: the six-month long MLB Today Season Mode, a dynamic AI system that adapts to your tendencies, a new throw meter, and improved My Player Mode, new soundtracks to play to and 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 pitching and hitting controls, detailed player tendencies and scouting reports, and immersive game modes for any level of fan, MLB 2K12 is the only game you'll need this season.
Key Game Features
- MLB Today Season Mode - For the first time ever, play along with the real-life MLB season as it unfolds. Take charge of your favorite team and see how you stack up against the rest of the league over the course of a six month-long season.
- Dynamic Tendency System - Just as in real-life, opposing pitchers and hitters will learn your tendencies from one at-bat to the next, challenging you to mix up your approach on both sides of the plate as each game unfolds.
- New Throw Meter - A revamped throwing system presents a classic risk vs. reward situation every time you make a play. Will you queue up throws before fielding the ball to save time, or take a moment to set your feet for better accuracy?
- Improved My Player Mode - Want to be the next All-star slugger or ace starter? All-new player types let you decide your path to the Majors. Goals, expectations, ratings and progression are all customized by position and player type.
- Soundtrack - Tracks handpicked by SPIN magazine, featuring Cool Kids, Skrillex, The Joy Formidable, Grouplove, My Morning Jacket and more.
Revamped throwing system.
6 month long play season.
Dynamic tendency AI.
Improved My Player mode.
Top Customer Reviews
The game is alot of fun, from pitching to hitting. The PC version looks great with crisp graphics and realistic animations, and has over 80 hours of new commentary featuring Gary Thorne, Steve Phillips & John Kruk I haven't tried online play, and doubt I ever will, so I can't speak to how well that portion of the game works, but there are plenty of other game modes to keep me occupied. Theres a cool new "MLB Today Season" mode, an improved "My Player" mode, and pitching/hitting/fielding drills just to name a few.
Will MLB: The Show '12 be the best baseball game this year? Maybe.. but it can't get much better than this, especially for half the price!
1) When one of the "new features" listed is "Tracks handpicked by SPIN magazine, featuring Cool Kids, Skrillex, The Joy Formidable, Grouplove, My Morning Jacket and more", I think it's safe to say that it's a slow year for new features. (I have never heard of any of the bands...and who buys a PC sports game because of the soundtrack anyway?)
2) If you are a PC gamer and you want a 2012 baseball game, stop reading now, go back, and hit the "order" button. It's not the greatest PC game of all time but it's certainly worth $30 if you are a PC baseball fan.
Okay, so now to the review. Let me start with the "new features". (Most of the game is very similar to last year's version, which is not necessarily a bad thing: I liked last year's version for the most part).
*MLB Today Season Mode - looks cool, but a little too early to review this since the season hasn't started. The concept is definitely exciting.
*Dynamic Tendency System - in the course of my 8-9 games played, I haven't really noticed this yet. Of course, when I'm pitching, I always try to mix it up (location, speed, pitch type) so I may not be the target audience for this.
*New Throw Meter - Ugh. So...I understand what they were trying to do: make fielding more realistic. If you field a ball on the run, do you wait a second to set your feet or do you just fling it off-balance and hope for the best? Unfortunately, the implementation is pretty hit-or-miss. In one game where the CPU was fielding for me (I was the pitcher in My Player mode), my 2nd baseman fielded a routine ground ball...went through about a 5-second exaggerated throwing animation that looked like he was trying to wrap his arms around himself 12 times...Read more ›
I think this is a good game, but I am not going to do a full in depth review of it, because of this issue and because of how long it lasted, I just want to get the information out there for others to see. The crashing in this game has been fixed. I will include a link to the official game patch in the comment section of this review, because Amazon does not allow links in reviews. Please see the comments for where to download it at.
Where this game really falls short is in its portrayal of real MLB rosters. (I am a St. Louis Cardinals fan, so my examples will revolve around them, but you can rest assured you will find similar issues with your teams.)
There are no roster, player attributes or bio pic updates for this game; since it was released before the teams broke spring training, there should be some sort of updates available to ensure accuracy.
Carlos Beltran now plays in St. Louis, but his picture shows him in a Mets hat, even though he hasn't played for them in a number of years.
Matt Carpenter - a player who made the Cardinals out of spring training and wears number 13 - was assigned the number 20 by the game which would be okay if that number was not already retired by the Cardinals as that was the number worn by the legendary Hall of Famer Lou Brock.
Lance Lynn, who is filling in as a starter while Chris Carpenter is out and is 6-0 to start the season, is given a pitch capacity which will not get him through more than five innings on the mound (and he has to be perfect to get that far).
Tony Cruz, another player who made the club out of spring training as a back up catcher, is a very clean cut guy but the game's "picture" of him shows him looking thuggish with short dreads.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would buy it for pc but the price comparison with other consoles its ridiculousPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this game and now am finding that my Alienware controller that worked for MLB2k9, does not work with this game. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sea Tea
Had the game for about a year now. I've enjoyed it so far, though for someone who's a complete noob when it comes to baseball video games, there's a learning curve, especially with... Read morePublished 18 months ago by John S.
the game stopped working after a few weeks and could not fix itPublished 19 months ago by Kevin Sommers