Rated 0 out of 10 by pmad 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.
Rated 2 out of 10 by hgtrainer74 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Metropolis Outstanding! They Got it Right.
Finally, a baseball game that plays more like a sports simulation than a cheezy arcade style game. This year they worked out just about every little bug that pestered in the past. The gameplay is very realistic. The pitching/batter dual is the best ever realeased in a baseball game. The fielding has been improved, and the overall games played unfold just like they do in real life. Just the right amount of randomness. The controls are perfect, fun to play, comprehensive but not overbearing, and they make sense in every aspect to give the player a feeling he's almost on the field. Graphically it's good, and most importantly, the wierd graphic stops between action sequences have been smoothed over. The dynamic camera angles have also been improved from previous versions to give the player a more "in the game" feel and to be more effective in terms of allowing the user to see what's important going on at the time. There are several more improvements to the game, almost too many to write. If you are looking for a simulation experience then this game is for you.
Rated 10 out of 10 by StraightEdge 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.
Rated 2 out of 10 by kempas79 What a disaster!!!
Okay, so I had high hopes about 2K MLB, again... I waited about a month after the game's release, did some research and decided to buy the game since some gamers really sounded convincing. WHAT A MISTAKE!!! This game is terrible, just like it's predecessors. Major "improvements" like limiting the fielding errors continue to be a disaster, especially in the outfield. Supposedly the AI was improved in the outfield fielding, so that whenever within the ball's reach, the outfielder will make the play and those nasty and annoying as heck easy "running past the ball" mistakes would never happen. NOT TRUE! I played about 10 games and quit. Those glitches are still there; the camera angles (though changeable) are abysmal and overall the gameplay is far from enjoyable. Luckily I have my receipt so I can turn this game in and get my money back. DO NOT BUY, I wouldn't recommend this game to my worst enemy.
Rated 8 out of 10 by AnonymouslyConfused28 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.
Rated 6 out of 10 by thatgamerguyy Reminds me of Michael Jackson
This game was my first baseball game, and it was kind of disappointing... I've never been a 2k fan, but I definitely expected more of them. The graphics is probably the worst part of the game. The shadows on the players look like a bunch of black blocks that where thrown on their face, there is little detail in the dirt and grass, and the stadium doesn't look too impressive. I can only watch gameplay videos of MLB 11 The Show and wish I had gotten a PS3... The gameplay is pretty good. I mean, I have nothing to compare it to, since I ain't played a baseball game before. It does show some glitches in the replays. The navigation through the menus and the menus themselves are horrible! Like if you play a training game, and you want to try again, you have to quit the game and go back to the main menu to redo it. Heard of a Restart button?!? It also takes a second or two to click through the replays during the game (which can be quite annoying)... So overall its a pretty good game. It's like Michael Jackson, Ugly, but performs very well. It would have been a better game five years ago. Props to MLB 11 The Show for making me want a PS3.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Datnatiguy 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.
Rated 6 out of 10 by BigJonStud Meh
I gave this game a 6 because if you're a baseball fan is enjoyable to play. I'm a "seasoned" gamer and if I compare this game to baseball games that came out for the Nintendo waaaaaaaay back in the 90's, then this game is pretty awesome. That being said, it amazes me that the same company that came out with NBA 2k11 also came out with this game. The graphics are good but nowhere near the quality of the NBA game. Also, the game itself is very hard. It's too hard. If you watch an MLB game and compare it to the likeness of this game, it doesn't even match up. It's almost impossible to score. You almost always hit it straight to a defender. You had better stack your team with sluggers because HR are the only way you're going to score. The computer seems to always hit a perfect grounder to the outfield. It's ridiculous.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Walshinator5050 MLB 2K back from the dead?
The MLB 2K franchise has looked as good as dead for probably the last 3 years or so. I think the new installment of MLB 2k11 has possibly gave the game a possible chance at getting back in the baseball race. The presentation in this game is phenominal. All 3 commentators work well together and off of each other. The soundtrack is probably the worst ever put in a video game id say.The game looks, I guess the best word to describ it is "eh" Nothing special. The only thing i have a problem with a its a small one is that players that arent big names yet for example jeremy hellickson looks absolutely nothing like himself in real life. My biggest plus is the player progression in franchise mode they finally got it right. It feels good to say after almost a week of having this game Im impressed with 2K