Major League Baseball 2K12 - Playstation 3

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  • 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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Platform: PlayStation 3

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Be Perfect: 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. Available March 6, 2012 on all major gaming consoles. 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 ten-dencies 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, Group love, My Morning Jacket and more.

Amazon.com Product Description

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.

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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.

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Revamped throw meter in Major League Baseball 2K12
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MLB Today Season mode in Major League Baseball 2K12
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Improved My Player mode in Major League Baseball 2K12
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Product Information

Platform:PlayStation 3
ASIN B00647615G
Release date March 6, 2012
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3.5 out of 5 stars 115 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Dimensions 6.7 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
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By Robert R. Fisher VINE VOICE on December 25, 2012
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3 Verified Purchase
MLB 2K12 features several upgrades long in coming and make upgrading from previous 2K games worth the money.

Pro's:

Throwing Accuracy vs. time: This is a basic part of baseball that has been missing from this game - the decision to set feet and throw accurately or flip the ball quickly. This is especially true for the middle infielders. And as in the real game, a quick throw can lead to some errors.

Dynamic tendency: This is another "realistic" part of the game that needed to be improved. Even Justin Verlander isn't going to get away with the same fastball every time, and this game forces players to adjust their approach to keep from becoming predictable.

The soundtrack is a winner again. There are always several tracks from 2K games that end up on my iPod. This one is no different.

Cons:

The graphics are still not as good as the MLB The Show games. I know there is a tradeoff between graphic detail and game frame speed, but the 2K12 still doesn't seem to have found the right balance

Notes: I still haven't decided if I like the pitching changes better than the old meter...it's theoretically better. Also, the batting stances seem a little off for some players. C'mon, you have to get Miggy right, he's the MVP and Triple Crown winner!
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I actually rented this game to see how it played. Glad I did as I won't be buying.

The good is that the pitching style is really involved, making you make certain stick movements rather than the old 'swing meter' that is so boring. The announcers are great, though the timing of the remarks is off somewhat.

The 'ok' is the batting, it's actually kinda fun if a bit simplistic. Fielding is ok as well, with the new throwing meter adding a bit. Baserunning has always been my nemesis, so I can't realistically comment on that. The mode where you match your favorite team day by day is unique, but seems a bit gimmicky because you will have to keep buying it year to year (you can't just play a season in that mode).

Ok, now the bad... there are a number of video/audio glitches that are inexcusable in this day and age (and at this price). The 'my player' mode is very weak. Load times are long at times, video doesn't play smoothly and player animations are jerky at times.

All in all, not a bad game, just not a really good one.
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This is how a baseball game is supposed to be played. It has what most would call "previous gen" graphics but I don't think it need to look good to be good. The gameplay is what matters and that's where it excells.

The pitching takes some getting used to but it makes it so it't not super easy. After a few games you'll get the hang of it. Each pitcher feels different and tgat's a good thing -- to have to get used to each individual pitcher instead of pitching the same every time.

The batting is perfect. Some people would call it boring but it needs to be simple. It's just a simple flick of the right joystick. You're swining a bat, not making cheesecake.

Fielding is great too. Each fielder has his own point of perfection when he throws so you can't just throw the same every time.

Overall this game is perfect. It's a nice enjoyable game of baseball, and that's all it needs to be.
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This may sound like sacrilege to anyone who has religiously played the show and never touched 2K. 2K is not perfect. The visuals lack some of the realism that the show does, and the game plays quicker than the show. That is not a bad thing, unless you have hours on end. What I like about 2k is that the games can be won by more than one run. I have talked to many a show player and played the game myself. One of the biggest problems is the unrealistic hitting. One of my clostest friends played a full season and had an average of 210 for the year but finished with the best record in baseball.
2K allows you to put runs on the board and engage in pitchers duels. There is also the baserunning quandry in the show. In the show, every play is a bang bang play. I can't name how many times I have been burned by a Reyes in the show because the animation takes so long to actually throw to the base. In 2k routine plays are routine. I think 2k is more realistic in the sense of gameplay. I recommend it over the show.
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I'm not a huge baseball fan. Hockey and Football are my two favorite sports. I have been a Madden junkie since... forever. I've played the NCAA Football game since it first came out. I have played the NHL Hockey games since 2003, though as the controller movements got more complicated I have backed away from the NHL games in recent years. I have never owned or played a baseball game. I like going to watch a baseball game, or listening to it on the radio while I"m doing something else, but to actually play a baseball game for an hour (or more) at a time -- Never. But, this year Madden 13 came out without a real Franchise mode and after reading several reviews and talking to friends who were disappointed, I decided I needed to try something else. A couple of friends told me about MLB 2K12 and said how they enjoyed it. I checked it out on-line and read reviews and talked to other friends who had played this game or The Show. After months of deliberation, I finally bought MLB 2K12 -- I'm glad I did. I'm hooked on this game now. I started off playing as a "rookie" and found that in a few days I was beating up on teams pretty well. I'm playing Franchise and I have my team which is not doing so well this year in real life, playing near-perfect in MLB 2K12. I went up to the "Pro" level and found things to be a little tougher. My pitchers weren't throwing as many shutouts and the opposing teams made fewer mistakes and I started losing more games. After eventually dominating at the Pro level, I've now moved up to the next level and the difficulty has increased greatly. Still, I enjoy the game. It's not perfect by any means, but it is a lot of fun to play. It also seems, to me, pretty realistic.Read more ›
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