Rated 5 out of 10 by Buckeye8680 What other choice do we have?
I haven't owned a baseball game in ages. After hearing all of the bad reviews for older versions I've just held off. This year I just had to take the plunge. The gameplay is decent, but the hitting could use work. I've never seen so many ground balls in a real game in my life. The biggest issue is the graphics. When developers have had years working with the 360, this is just inexcusable. I think the MLB game I had on my ps1 looked at least as good. Graphics aren't everything though. Commentary is good, gameplay is ok and since there are no other options for 360 owners - its ok. I will continue to play and enjoy, but 2k clearly is ready to stop MLB ges. They should have actually tried to make a great final version, but this seems like they slacked a bit. It shouldn't take much to make a. Eautiful baseball game - the sport hasn't changed much and we've had these games for about 30 years. Oh well. EA will hopefully make one next year. Wait for the price to drop before buying.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Icecreamcone101 Just wasted 60 dollars
I thiink this game is terrible. My favorite sport is Baseball, nd even know I had some fun, It has much needed improvments. I own both a PS3 and Xbox 360, It doesn't compare to the Show at all. But I think for Gameplay it's pretty good, they took out some big glitches they had in 2011. I think they failed at the graphics in the players. I personally thought 2K11 was better, but i do say they did improve on the stadiums in MLB 2K12. I like the idea of th color changing if you throw to many of the same pitches I find that helpful, but I think it doens't compare to just regular, since after a while, that gets annoying. I think the commerntry is about the same as MLB 2K11 as they didn't add too much more for the announcers to say this year. But it still makes that a relly good part in the Game. I don't like My Player mode that much.,Since you Start in AA and then go straight to the MLB after, where in the show, you play AA then AAA then the show.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kenneth54 Impressive
I have played 2k baseball from 2k7 to 2k13 it's ashame the franchise ended, because I believe the graphics would have gotten even better. the only problem I'm having right now with 2k12 is when I want to play the game it do the introduction, but won't load so I can play the game. Unlike 2k13 I can play the game with no problem.
Rated 8 out of 10 by jmk3438 great game with cpu
I have to admit, i played many baseball games and this one comes close to realism.... on the older games, when playing the cpu, i would only score by homeruns or vice versa. MLB 2k resolves this issue by playing small ball and getting key hits, walks and errors. The gameplay is close to the real thing.... for example, i played 2 games with texas rangers ( best hitting team) and i lost first game 12-6 and won second game 13-8. then i played the twins who are dead last and beat them 4 straight.... ( 4-2, 4-1, 4-3, and 5, 2) . it may take a new user a few weeks to adjust to the diffuclty settings but once you get the right settings for you, then welcome to real baseball!! ok cons yes-> there is a few glitches when playing the cpu. for example: man on first with 2 outs and hitter hits ground ball to short ( right near second base) the shortstop doesnt touch second base but rather throws too first for final out.
Rated 6 out of 10 by JohnnyMac MLB LITE not refreshing
The pitching in be a player mode is fun and can provide hour after hour of game play, but that's the entire long term entertainment your going to find on this remake of last year. You'll customize your player and preliminary pitches, gain two more pitches with experience, work your way through the minor leagues, be pitching awesome and then your infield or outfield will do something half brained to trip up your perfect game or shutout.
As a pitcher, you cant get over to first base fast enough to cover for the first basemen on a double play or when the first baseman under hands the ball for you to simply make the play; in other words the game makes your player slow down so the runner will be safe! Very scripted game play. Outfielders try to make diving plays with runners on base in the ninth inning with a 4-1 lead. That kind of hogwash.
Franchise mode is pretty boring, draftee's that are highest rank have low potential so no point in farming a future team.
I tried playing online, again, boring.
Buy the old version used, you'll save money and be equally entertained.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Jittas Can't stand it
After playing the show since 2006, my ps3 decided to die. Therefore I had to settle with 2k. I had played 2k7 years ago and knew I was in for some trouble. Needless to say I was bummed. This game isn't even as good as MLB 11 the show, or 10. The hitting is absolutely awful and you can't hit a homerun unless you get lucky or you have a guy with awesome power. The fielding is ehhh, The Show has a better system working. The My Player is boring and I stopped quickly. When NBA's is so good I figured the MLB would be good too. I was mistaken. I will admit the pitching system is awesome. I like the idea of moving the stick around to get the correct pitch down. Other than that, this game was less than thrilling. If you have a playstation, get the show. Hopefully EA will get the license for this game next year and bring back MVP. Otherwise I may get a playstation just so I can play the show again.
Rated 3 out of 10 by MaximusPrime107 if i wasn't a baseball fan i wouldn't have gotten
2k has really disappointed again, i can't wait for EA to make a baseball game again to give this company a run for their money. Where should i start with this one........
the player movement is awful, outfielders move like their in quicksand, and some players reaction off the bat in the outfield is terrible, they run one way when it's hit another way, and by the time they realize they're running the wrong way they again are running in quicksand and cant' move
Baserunning is a joke yet again, stealing is almost impossible to do, i wish you could just press the steal button and they would go on the pitchers break to the plate, but no you have to time it yourself and 80% of the time it doesn't trigger the steal for you, or it triggers it too early and you get caught in a run down, yet, computer players can steal with a very minimal lead and they can go at first movement no problem, very unfair balance in favor or the computer
too often your infielders just let balls through the hole without even trying and you can't switch to them so you can try and make the play
Rated 4 out of 10 by DontBuyrated4 This game sucks so much it hurts!
I have been buying this game franchise for many of years. I think it is ridiculous that they can really not improve the game in its years. I am really angry off about this game. The commentators say the same thing over and over, the music sucks, game play sucks, etc. Now I hate that all they care about is this 1,000,000 perfect game bull. Its getting way toooo gold I would rather them use that 1,000,000 on improving the game. But anyway they probably will not do that! I think that if the next game that comes out for this franchise if it is not improved with great measures then every xbox 360 users that usually buy this game should boycott the stupid game. I hate this game so much I own and xbox and I would still rather buy the show even though I don't even own a playstation thats how angry I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by bbob Disappointment...............Again
I tried the demo, and I really wasn't satisfied with the game. Even though it was a demo, it just didn't grab my attention. Also, I hate for the fact the baseball games today are really getting complex with the controls. What's the deal with 2k games using the right thumbstick for everything? I wish the controls were more simplistic, such as the old school baseball games like Ken Griffy Jr Baseball. They should make the game with easier controls and just beef up the graphics (the graphics do look good though). This is my problem with the mlb 2k series in general, I wished EA would make baseball games again they were much better, but I understand the agreement with the 2k series. On the good note, Justin Verlander is on the cover and Detroit is taking it all the way this year!!
Rated 1 out of 10 by vgm1015 DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
YOU DO NOT WANT TO USE $60 to get a game THIS BAD. Pitching controls stink, if you're a little bit off its ALWAYS a wild pitch and runs are scored. A glitch is that a guy all the way in left field runs all the way to right field running through all the other fielders and wall climbs and catches EVERY home run you hit. Also, every time you attempt to steal, you are out and every time the COM steals their safe every time. Also, My Player is TERRIBLE!! If your guy is slow, guess what, even though he's slow, he has to steal more then ten bases before the minor league season is over and you are not called up. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! IF YOU BUY THIS GAME I PROMISE YOU THAT YOU WILL LOSE EVERY GAME YOU PLAY, NOT ONLY BY A FEW RUNS, BUT BY A SCORE OF 10-0.