Major League Baseball 2K11
A game to play with your brother.
MLB 2K11 is the Best of the MLB 2K's baseball games. The rosters are updated and some priced prospects are up in the bigs. The baseball rules remain the same for every game mode. My Player Mode gives you the chance to build up your reputation and eventually end up in the MLB. The Association game mode gives you the chance to run the organization of yout choice throughout a whole 162 game season. You make trades, free agent signings, the ability to hire and fire your own staff. This game is the oerfect game to play with your siblings just don't let them put a scissor to the disk...lol
A little concerned
I just played the demo today and I am a little concerned. I only own a 360 and have given 2k a chance since I love baseball. I didn't like 2k9 with all the glitches, and 2k10 was a lot better, not perfect but better. I played the demo today and the game felt just like 2k10. Graphics looked the same, gameplay felt the same, just updated rosters. The only difference I noticed was with fielding that when you throw there is now a meter. Now, I know it's just the demo but it felt just like 2k10. It's almost like how Madden felt sometimes, same game, just updated rosters and a few minor tweaks. Sadly, I love baseball enough I probably will shell out the cash due to how much I love baseball. But, it makes me more and more just want to get a PS3 just for The Show. I loved it on my PS2 and my only regret about having a 360. Maybe I will be wrong and I hope I am and the full game is better then the demo. I think this could be a great game if 2k really put some time into.
Okay game for baseball fans
Overall mlb 2k11 is an okay game. There are several glitches such as when the AI robs a home run and it is an out and counts as a run. There are about 10-15 players whose faces look real. The base running is not even close to being real, most outfielders and infielders have poor arm strength, and there are only a few accurate batting stances. On the positive side, pitching and hitting are both pretty good and the stadiums have great graphics and have unique features. I have been playing 2k baseball games since i got my 360 (06) and 2k11 is in my opinion a step in the right direction after 2k9 and 2k10. Baseball is one of my favorite sports so I can play through some of the glitches. I would suggest this game to anyone who really loves baseball.
Good but still needs some work.
MLB 2K11 is a solid baseball game. While it is not the best baseball game of all time it is still quite fun to play. The analog pitching still remains one of the franchises strong points. My Player Mode is the real standout and is a pure blast that is full of addiction. Building your players stats up is great fun over his career. This mode does not seem as buggy as 2K10's. In last years game when my batter would come to the plate it would frequently glitch. So far this has not happened in 2K11. The revamped fielding is a nice addition and it works. I enjoy hitting just as much as I did last year. The new camera angles do help the presentation and the announcing is absolutely great. My biggest problem is the franchise mode still seems archaic in comparison to games that came out many years ago. Yes I enjoy the novelty of selecting ticket prices and the such like I have in the Show and MVP for years. Don't get me wrong this is still a fun and competent mode it just needs to be completely revamped with more features. The game overall is Very Good. The longevity for me is the My Player mode.
If you like baseball you will like this game. They have made noticeable adjustments from 2k10 and I enjoy this game a lot. Gameplay and graphics are great. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the game of baseball.
Best in the series but not perfect
This was overall a good baseball experience minus a few problems. My first and most biggest problem is the pitching method is really hard and annoying. My second complaint is the fact that there is not much of a difference in difficulty levels. My final complaint is the glitch in the my player season. In this glitch if you get picked off into a run down while trying to steal there is a glitch where you can make the guy over throw the ball and you can steal a base without any protest. Other than that glitch the my player season is the best game mode in the game. The other parts of the game where really solid except the graphics were nothing to write home about and the music is good but there are very few songs. I would recomend this to any baseball lover. lets hope mlb 2k12 will be even better.
Is this Street Fighter or a baseball game?
I am a huge sports fan and I often get every sporting game that comes out, but since EA lost their license to make a MLB game, baseball on the Xbox has been garbage. Having said that, I decided to give 2k11 a fair chance in the hopes that maybe they have improved the game. What I found was that they actually made it worse. The graphics and sounds are ok, but not great like their NBA product. The gameplay is a huge steaming pile to put it bluntly. I felt like I had to complete a multi-hit combo just to throw a pitch or swing a bat. I like the old school simple controls of pushing a button to pitch and hit. Not this up, down, left, right, left, right. pause, half circle away, select, start just to throw a fastball.... Ok, maybe I exagerrated a bit, but not much. MLB the Show is so much better in so many ways, and until the Xbox gets some competition on their platform, this pathetic excuse for a videogame will continue to sputter along.
2k10 x 10
I got this game kind of late. My friend and I are hardcore baseball fans, and would play 2k10 every day, until recently they reset the rosters. We were very hesitant to pick up this game, because of the drop in ratings. We decided to just buy it anyway, even if it was bad, just so we can experience the new rosters and entertain ourselves in the offseason. From the very first game, I was absolutely blown away by the difference in detail. Absolutely everything 2k10 lacked was addressed in 2k11. Camera angles, a new throwing system to make games more realistic, a new fielding system, batting is improved, but most of all where this game really shines is in the player rankings. The rankings in this game REALLY show each players tendencies. Not only that, but the AI is considerably improved as well. Playing against the computer you will have really realistic matchups. For any hardcore baseball fan, I highly recommend you pick up this game. It is tons of fun. Younger people just interested in a fun baseball game, pick up 2k10. It's more of an arcade style compared to this.
Not a freaking demo review
I actually bought this game day one, and for those of you who say the demo is not that great, just play the full game. 2K admitted that the demo was a very early build when they released it. Also 2k released a day one patch to fix any lingering issues with the game. The game plays great they have added 4000 new animations from last years game and it really shows in the fielding animations. Everything looks smooth and accurate. The pitching is still great and now there is a variable strike zone so the pitches on the black may be strikes maybe not. Great addition. The commentary is superior than the "other" baseball game. They also added more variety on hit balls when batting. You will see more types of hits this year than last. Overall this is a great baseball game, if you like baseball, feel confident when purchasing this game its great.
Very Similar to 2k10
this is a pretty good game, aside from the fact that it is nearly the same as 2k10, beside from the view of the ball when it is first hit, and obviously the graphics are slightly improved. also, when you hit a pop fly, it kind of gliches and stalls a bit, which gets very irritating. there are no new game modes either, which is disappointing, and the game modes have not changed at ALL. they are the exact same. if you want a good sports game, get NBA 2k11. thats the best game iv'e ever played.