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!
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.
My ONLY complaint with MLB The Show is they do not have a tutorial in the game to show you all the different controls. I had a really hard time in "experienced mode" because I did not know how to use most of the controls. A tutorial showing you have to manually bat and steal bases and stuff like that would have been wonderful.
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.
This is one of the main reasons I got PS4 over Xbox One. This game looks amazing. Literally. Can't wait!!!!!!
Great game to get caught up playing in
Mlb the show 14 offers a showcase of next gen is. It has many things to play . It's road to the show is brilliant as far as experiences are concerned
Good in most aspects; not so good in others
I have been getting MLB the Show since it came out for the PS2. I feel that the graphics and game play have always improved; however, for this years next gen (PS4), I feel that they slacked on the Franchise mode-- I used to like to control every facet of the game from travel, stadium upgrades, fan attractions, etc.. This year's version only has the scouting, coaching staff, and the managing of contracts. The Road to the Show hasn't changed too much either, which I'm okay with since it has been one of the main things I play.
Greatest baseball game to date...
I first started playing this franchise when I bought MLB 07 The Show for my PlayStation 2. I loved the game (although I received a bad disk at the time and had to exchange) but as a game, it was great. I more or less was too young (7th grade) to really get into the technical stuff (managing a team and all that roster managing stuff) and I stuck with the franchise/season mode with my favorite team, the Pirates. I had moved on to the Bigs games for the Xbox 360 and loved those as well. I loved the arcade style, but after a while, I really started to miss the feel of a real baseball game that was more like a real game than arcade style. I tried to play the 2K games, however with the MLB 2K games, they started not caring about graphics and not changing the interface, so I lost interest. That brings me to today, and now that I own a PS4, I bought this game the same day as the console. Since I've plugged it in, this was the first game I tried, and it does not disappoint. It has amazing graphics (although sometimes choppy, which will probably be fixed next year), up to date rosters (and by up to date, they release new rosters like once a week!), and just an overall great experience when I put the disk in. There are so many different modes to play! Online with your own created team in Diamond Dynasty, Franchise and Season to play a full (or however many games you want) season and lead your team to the World Series, Road to the Show which follows one player (custom or current MLB player) and has great controls in-game, and many other mini-modes and home run derby type game styles. Overall, I think for next year, I want the game to be a bit more smooth graphically (which really isn't bad this year, but there's always room for improvement) and maybe a bit less customizable options for those players who don't get into every little detail (I love it because I'm a huge baseball fan, but some people just want to play the game!) Overall, this game is amazing. The playability in the future is outstanding and I won't get rid of this game every year to get a new one, because they'll keep updating it!