About the Product
- True to Form Fielding gives better player control
- Minor League Farm system allows scouting and playing of AAA teams
- Fresh new soundtrack featuring Judas Priest, Boys Like Girls, and more
- Automatic tracking of your playing style to create a unique profile
- Updated MLB rosters for 2009
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Game Tracks Your Playing Style for a Unique Profile
The VIP System creates a unique user profile for each player, tracking your style of play. It analyzes your hitting, pitching, fielding, base running, and managing tendencies for a very detailed and accurate profile.
Scout and Play the Minor Leagues to Find the Next Superstar
The game includes a minor league farm system and allows players to scout and evaluate the talent of AAA players and manage teams. Additionally, you can play full games with AAA clubs, and perhaps discover the next great Superstar!
Fresh New Beats Keeps the Game Rocking
MLB 2K9 keeps the experience fresh with a slew of new music featuring artists like Judas Priest, Cheap Trick, Coheed and Cambria, Ted Nugent, The Romantics, and more. Tune in and get in the game.
Top Customer Reviews
If 2K wants some of the baseball market, they should focus on improving their release of Power Pros. If they can improve the commentary on that game and release it on the PSP, they will definitely sell more units than they will have sold of 2K9.
Bottom line, if you want the best baseball game for the PSP, get 'The Show'. There is really no comparison between the 2. Power Pros has the best gameplay, but currently there is only a Japanese version out for the PSP.
What I did find interesting and engaging was the GM and managerial modes in this game. It allows you to take the reins of any MLB team and guide them to victory on the field by managing the games in non-action format. The GM mode allows you to conduct a player draft of all players in the game, filling out your roster within a budget determined by the team you choose and the type of owner that is randomly selected for each team.
The "owner" gives you various goals throughout the season, such as getting rid of a particular player, generating an operating profit, working within a specified budget, etc. As you complete goals, you get boosts to your GM rating and your operating budget. The AI will propose trades or you can create your own and try to get the AI to accept a particular proposal. The AI is competent enough in this area.
You can play, simulate or manage your team's games as you proceed through each season. I chose to manage the games and this mode is pretty good, though incomplete in some ways.
The most notable shortcomings and "incomplete features" in the game are:
1. The game has pictures of most of the players in the game that you can see when you look at their stats and when they bat or pitch. For some unknown reason, the game lacks a picture of Tim Lincecum, the guy they have on the cover. How they could possibly overlook this is beyond me. It mades me wonder what else is missing that I couldn't see right away.
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