Major League Baseball 2K9
Major League Bust 2k9
I've bought MLB 2k9 since they've been making them and I've always shunned away from the the MLB The Show series cause it was too cartoonish and the flow didn't seem realistic. But this year it only took me about 20 minutes of MLB2K9 gameplay and a trip back to gamestop and buying MLB 09: The Show. This year I was wrong and learned from my mistake of buying 2K9. It seems like this year they both took a flip-flop. Great gameplay from MLB 09: The Show. The realism the stadiums this game is by far the best graphical sports game to date. The flow of the gameplay is flawless from the pitching composures to the batting stances to the little things like batter reactions to robbing catches and talking to umpires. Don't buy Major League Bust 2K9. It feels like your playing a ps2 game. Whoever has played this series for a lengthy amount of time knows what I'm talking about. They should've left the game the same way as 2k8 cause that was actually a worth while game.
Gonna be way better than last year or the show
The reason i say this is that the game play is much improved even though they only tweaked a few things, like perfecting the hitting and pitching mechanics using the right joy stick. The graphics are way better than the show. The show's graphics looked cartoonish compared to 2k9 when i played the demo. Plus the stadiums and extras(i.e. bat boys, the benches, live rosters, etc.). When i played the show demo i felt like i really wasn't doing anything by just pressing X or square to hit and after picking my pitch i pressed X a couple times and that was it, in my opinion very boring. 2k is better and it will always be that way. Oh and one more thing, The announcers in 2k9(Gary Thorne and Steve Phillips) are way better than those scrubs that have been in the show for years. Okay I'm done, but seriously get this game next Tuesday it will be better than last years game(2k8) and the show(08 and 09).
This is gonna be better then The Show
I don't understand the hype around MLB The Show I have played every version of that and Every Next Gen version of MLB 2K And MLB Always has better graphics and gameplay. The characters don't look real at all in The Show everyone has this odd look about them and the batting stances all seem generic. The handling of free agents and trades and roster ratings are just stupid. 2K is better on the graphics front better on the roster management front and just down right better when it comes to gameplay. I know The show fans bank on the Road to the Show but Come on Unless you bat .1000 you barely gain reward points I don't want a loading screen and recap for every pitch that my player is in the field playing Defense. And if thats the only reason your going to drop *** ***** on a game because you get to play your created character through a bunch of loading screens then you need some serious help.
I just got MLB 2K9 today and I already think it is a big hit. Other 2ksports MLB games were not as good, but this game is like the best baseball game on the market. The graphics are amazing and very realistic, like Matt Holliday for the A's looks so much like himself in the video game. The walk-up is also very realistic, for example, when the players walk-up to the plate they actually look over at the third base coach and step in with one foot, address the pitcher and then set-up by tapping the edge of the plate or whatever they would do in real life. The announcers sound exactly like they would in real life. Like if someone has a good game like going 3-4 or something, after one of their hits they will show where he is hitting it and tell you the percentile of him hitting it in that spot. Overall the game was amazing in just about all ways!
i dont no why everyone is downing this game..
i have played the show 09 and 2k9 and i prefer 2k9, the commentating is like being at a real game, i like using the analog stick to hit and pitch the only thing i thought the show did better in was graphics, other then that 2k9 was over all more like a real game on tv to me...a few buddies over who where watching said the same thing that it seemed like an actualy game with the broadcasters and stuff, the show is a excellent game also, but i just like 2ks atmospher more because it feels like a game on tv, the show basicaly bored me to death, i cant play 11 innings of a game thats putting me to sleep, i am 1 of the ps3 users who have actualy brought mlb 2k9 instead of the show and im happy with my purchase, for a game that is suppose to suck, the gamestop i go to had no used 2k9 in stock, and 2 used the show 09 in stock so you tell me...
2K9 or The Show, my thoughts
Well I have played both MLB 09: The Show, as well as MLB 2K9, between the 2 I like 2K9 the better for a number of reasons:The Pro's: Pitching is a challenge to learn, but once you have it down you're good to go. Also the pitching control seems much more realistic in 2K9 then it does in The Show. You have to manipulate the ball to get it to do different things with the Right Analog stick, just like a pitcher has to hold the ball different. If you hit your power and accuracy the pitch goes where you want it. If you mess up, your pitch will go wide, or even drift right down the middle, just like a real pitcher, if they mess up, the pitch goes somewhere they regret. In The show, you can max your accuracy and the pitch goes wherever it wants. There is no logic behind the pitching and it seems really far from realistic. I know pitchers don't always hit their spots, but they are at least close 75% of the time and in The Show I was never close to where I wanted even when being 'perfect' on the pitch meter.Another Pro of 2K9 is the trading format. When trading players you can make multiplayer deals, trade 3 guys for 2, and generally build your team the way you like if you have the patience, money, and can work out the deal. It falls on the teams to manage their roster so that if the trade exceeds the roster size they will have to make the cuts and release people on their side. This is a great feature, and it can be alot of fun racking your brain to figure out what a team needs, how to get it, and then make the deal to get the player your want. In The show, the trading format sucks, you have to trade the same number of players, 2-2 or 1-1, 3-3 because you are not able to exceed the roster limitations. Teams start with a full roster and will not exceed their roster limitations even if it's a ridiculously crazy deal for the other team, example I tried just to experiment, Albert Puljos, and Manny Ramierez for Tim Lincecum, Computer wouldn't do it cause it exceeded their roster limits which is ridiculous and makes the game very unrealistic in my opinion.Batting is about the same in each game, and I can not see a major advantage of one over the other.Cons: The biggest and most glaring con of 2K9 is the fielding. You can have a player standing right in front of a rolling ball and it rolls by him cause he will not put his glove down. The fielders for the player do not run full tilt in 2K9 and alot of balls are hit that shouldn't. Also routine grounders in the infield result in errors as the first baseman doesn't have his foot on the bag.The Show is much better in this aspect, the fielding is realistic, if you get to the ball they put the glove down and pick it up on the rolling grounders, the first baseman is on the bag on the throws as long as it's accurate. All and all the game depends on your style of play. if you like to just fire up the game and go, then The Show is for you, if you like more behind the scenes building of teams and more challenge then 2K9 is the better game.
A different Style
It is a pretty distinct difference between the 2 available games. I prefer 2K9 simply because I enjoy having to do more than press a button to hit and pitch. As far as graphically this game is not as nice as The Show, but I think in their own right they both "cover all the bases" so to speak. They both contain glitches in the animations, so when you make your decision you have to choose, do you want a game or a simulation. 2K9 is a definite simulation type game where The show is a game. Then again I never enjoyed The Road to the Show either. You really can't go wrong with this game, you actually have to try and learn new stuff in order to play well. So go buy 2K9 or even better just go rent them both and make your decision. I can tell you though, this game takes skill and practice, much like the real game, in order to do well.
Best game ever!
This game is the most realistic baseball game next to the MLB 09 The Show. I just got this game yesterday for playstation three and it is a really good game. The camera angle is great, it is also very clear. The controls are awesome too. I like them because they are extremely easy to use. The interface was great. I loved it like any other baseball game. The statistics were good too. Not as good as the camera angle, but very good. The challenge was great. It was just like a real baseball game. I felt as if I was really there in the game. The graphics were great. Not only was it on a playstation three, the graphics were good alone. The sound was great too. I could hear all those people screaming and cheering for the baseball players. Last, the team/player variety was great too. I would recommend this game to any baseball fan
THIS IS TERRIBLE
Why are so many people saying this is better then The Show? If anything The Show should be re-named The Best. The graphics on this game are good...for the PS2! The uniforms look stuck to the players. What's all that about. Gary Thorne and whats his name keep repeating everything. If you're pitching a no-hitter in like the 7th inning an easy fly ball isn't even caught. When you hit the ball makes this loud, fake BAM! Get The Show unless you have a 360.
Gave it another chance but.......
So when I went to pick up the Show I decided to grab 2k9 and give it another chance. Well I wasted my money for the third year in a row. I guess if you only have a 360 you dont have a choice but the Show just makes 2k9 look stupid. The graphics are comparable to ps2 up against the Show. And the gameplay isnt very fluid at all. So if you have a PS3 and you are trying to decide which game to go get you know what to do. I played a full game of each and since I played the show first, the game on 2k was tough to get through. Although I will give 2k some credit the game is much better than it has been in years past. The graphics are improved and the overall presentation of the game was its best quality. But the players just dont look right and and the field even looked like a wierd shade of neon green.