MLB 14 The Show
A true baseball player here, stepping into the single A. This game is by most the realistic baseball game I ever played on next gen game console. MLB The Show always made the beat baseball game and now playing it on the ps4 puts the icing on the cake. I am satisfied. I am currently speechless right now. MUST HAVE FOR TRUE BASEBALL PLAYERS!!!
GREAT GRAPHICS,THATS ABOUT IT
The graphics are indeed nothing short of amazing but this game is useless for those who love to play online. You will wait for this game to load for minutes (if it loads at all). As of yesterday, I had to keep trying and trying just to get into an online game. Just setting your lineup in the dynasty part of the game for online play took forever as adjusting each player and waiting for it to load was just ridicoulus! When in game, it is laggy. Atleast online!!!!! Playing offline is great. graphics,gameplay, just all around great! BUTTTTT it still has to load forever before the game even starts. My advice for those curious about this game is to rent it first!!!!! My personal opinion on this game is because 2k is no longer making a baseball game, they slacked off on certain aspects of this game knowing that everybody will buy it because it is not the only baseball game out there. I think I am more upset about this because This game is a HUGE reason that I went to PS4 and gave up my xbox!
Great, but two negatives about it.
I love this game. It is a great game and I play it all the time. The graphics are proof that we have finally hit the next gen era, commentary is pretty good, the crowd looks fantastic, and we have updated rosters. But there are two problems I've had with this game. On RTTS, I made a closer who got drafted #1 overall. But sometimes while he is pitching, the game will start to glitch out and the dirt and players will turn black. I'm not really sure what causes this, or if it's just my PS4/TV, but it's really weird and i have only encountered this problem while I'm playing RTTS. The other problem is that while I'm playing online, the game tends to crash. I am 9-3 online right now, and all 3 loses were because I got kicked anywhere between the 1-5 inning. But once again, those are the only two problems. This is a very well made game. The one thing I wish they would bring back is the ability to schedule promotions and upgrade stadium capacity and things along that nature. Thanks, and happy gaming!
Good, but AI is horrible
The game has really great graphics, defiantly looks next gen. There are a few artifact issues and bad textures. Beards also look weird and plastic looking at times. Stadiums look really cool, very detailed and the crowd looks cool. Only thing on balls into the stands only a few react at one time. The game offers super fast play mode or broadcast which is super slow. Pitching is is a nightmare for me. The strikezone is not called on a reliable basis. The game allows you to set umpires to one of 3 settings. From supposed realistic with a varying strikezone to supposed perfect. Sadly realistic mode flat out cheats you as clear cut strikes are called balls which is maddening. Nothing like watching the AI get a free walk because the game refuses to call strikes a strike. Even down the middle is called a ball at times. If you turn it off to call a supposed perfect game your pitcher will go thru random periods of not being able to throw a strike no matter where you try to throw the ball. This isn't fun it's a joke. Forget about hitting the corners, they are not called on a consistent basis. No matter what mode you set umpires to strikes vary in weather they are called or not. You can have over half the ball in the box and it's called a ball on one pitch and a strike on the next. To me this isn't fun, it's annoying. Fielding is pretty straight forward, although players gave a nasty habit of ducking out of the way of line drives instead of jumping to catch the ball. All in all it can be really fun to play, but also very annoying at the same time.
Fed up with horrible strikezone
When I first got this game I enjoyed, I thought it looks pretty good on the ps4. I was excited to finally play next generation baseball. But after playing the game for a while I absolutely hate this game. In my 25+ years of gaming I don't think I have ever had a worse experience with a game. The strike zone is a joke, time and time again you throw strikes and they are called balls in key moments. Even setting the umpires to call the "perfect" game you watch strikes being called balls. Both grid boxes on the screen show strike while it's called a ball. This almost always sets up the AI for a score often perfect games are lost as strikes are simply not called. Hitting isn't fun, even with sliders maxed I find 8/10 balls I hit are pop outs or ground outs. Want to sim some games to advance the season, forget about it. The game will routinely bench key players when you sim games w/o any warning that your superstars are not playing because the game thinks they just need a day off. For me I'm done with this series and will not consider buying any more "the show" games.
this is a joke
This game on ps4 is supose to be better than all on ps3. This game is a complete joke when it comes to online gaming. Too many glitches they have not fix yet, they keep updting stuff and roster but never fix the real problems. Sometimes game glitches and you have to disconect and you get the loss. Sometimes when you pitching the batter does not see the pitch untill its called a strike or ball. Horrible Horrible online gaming experience man, i get mad at this game all the time when playing online. PS3 has a better online experience than ps4. All ps4 has is better graphics thats it. but come on this is supose to be better than ps3 and is a joke..it is slow on the home screen. i play call of duty and MLB and on both games i have had bad online gaming experience, worst than in ps3. give me my money back!
This is one of the main reasons I got PS4 over Xbox One. This game looks amazing. Literally. Can't wait!!!!!!
Road To The Show makes it worth it.
It's been a while since I played The Show. The last game I owned was in 2008 for this series. It seems like the game really hasn't changed that much since then. But hey, if it's not broke -- don't fix it! I started playing Franchise and I became bored with this mode really quickly as Spring Training is a real snooze. However, I played the Road to the Show feature where you take a player staring at a High School All-Star "Showcase" and get scouted by MLB teams. From there you get drafted and work your way up to minors. Very addicting. This is about the only game mode I play but it's worth it.
Average, start by giving us a hard copy manual.
MLB the Show 14 has been hyped up for over a month and a half for PS4. After about an hour or so of install time, I was ready to play some ball. Or so I thought. The loading times on this game are horrendous! It takes about a minute or so to play ball. The graphics are really good, as each ballpark is individually rendered to its lifelike counterpart. You can see individual beard hairs. That's alot of detail. The game to me feels like a hardcore sim, although they do have beginner modes to get you into the action. This will include one button throwing and auto fielding. To get the most experience you will have to adapt to the more complicated controls. The learning curve is tough, but the dynamic difficulty will try and make things fair for you while you are learning. I wish the game came with a hard copy manual. I would like to learn how to do different things with my pitcher or batter, but had to constantly pause the action, open up the digital manual, scroll to what I want and resume. A minor complaint but this is geared towards the major baseball simmer and less towards the casual crowd. Id give it a 7/10
Scratches my itch to play baseball.
This is a very fun an authentic MLB baseball game. I haven't really played a baseball game since MVP baseball was around many years ago. It's my understanding that this is the baseball game to get for the PS4. I mostly play Road To The Show mode which can be very addicting and since you only play when your created player is up to bat or a ball is hit to you in the outfield a game could last between 5 to 10 minutes in that mode. The graphics look next gen for sure. Everything between the players and stadiums looks amazing. My only gripe would be if your impatient like me and want to build up your RTTS character as fast as possible to max him out your going to spend over $60 aside from the $60 you paid for the game. But amazing game besides that go buy it now.......like right now close your web browser get to the store and buy it.