MLB 2k12 DEMO
by, 02-29-2012 at 07:39 AM (1232 Views)
I played 2 games of the demo, once on the 360, once on the PS3. Graphically the game looks the same, I did have some frame drops from time to time on the PS3 version of the demo but that could have just been a buggy animation that I can't repeat on both systems. Controls are unchange and do not take long to understand.
Unlike last year's demo the picthers are fixed to always have the same starters on each system. Kind of annoying but no big deal. I played as the Cardinals each time. and this was some notes I made.
No commentators: the atmosphere of the background of the stadium is nice but without the play by play, what is the point of the demo? i hit the second batter straight in the head with a pitch, the batter took 2 steps and stopped walking. A popup came up displaying a pinch runner but some sort of animation with a trainer or something coming out would be nice and you wonder what the broadcast team would say but no just a new batter appears and a pinch runner is on first with no animation showing him besides his picture on the screen.
In the 3rd inning I gave up some runs and the home crowd let me have it. The demo gives me no access to substitute for pinch hitters or bullpen. I couldn't get my timing down hitting and lost 5-0.
In my second game I was on fire throwing 3 perfect innings, unfortunatly for me they did the same to me. In the top of the 4th(the demo goes into extras but remember no pinch hitters or bullpen). I finally hung some pitches where Texas just ripped them down the line. They took a 2-0 lead and with me not hitting anything, the game looked over. Then on the 2nd batter of the 4th, the pitcher hit Beltran in the back(he's wearing #5 btw is this actually what he's wearing?) Then 2 batters later I go yard and tie the game up at 2. The crowd gets very loud which is nice but the fireworks animation during the daytime, not so much. 2 innings later(6th inning) they PINCH HIT for the PITCHER!!! Can we say unfair? Ugg the demo kills me by cheating to have a 1 sided advantage? They score an unearned run in the top of the 6th and bring in another pitcher for the win in the 6th. That was frustrating when I almost won the game even though it's a demo, I play to win.
The background of Cardinal stadium seemed realistic, the fan animation has been unchanged and pretty bad still with people jumping for a foul ball 5 seconds after it lands in the stands. Players faces seem to look improved but body types have not.
Overall the game still seems to have the same flaws but the game is still fun. I still recommend the Show if you have a PS3. But if you don't, I think people would be happy with 2k12 this year. Shame is no effort was made to show in the demo their Be a player mode, you'd think they'd want to showcase it.