MLB 12 the show short review(PS3/Vita)
by, 03-07-2012 at 10:49 AM (542 Views)
When it comes to sport games it's really hard to give a tight firm review. I believe I've played with the main features of the game and how it plays.
You'll find that graphically MLB 12 the show looks a lot like MLB 11 the show. Thing is when you play the games you can tell that a LOT has changed underneath. I have seen balls that would have stay straight last year would bend due to wind this year. Also ground balls give infielders a little more trouble this year when the ball has a lot of backspin on them. This holds true to the PS3 and Vita Versions of the game.
RTTS thankfully continues what it does best. You set up a character, you either chose your team(don't bother they will trade you in the minors at some point) or you get drafted and shoved into some team. You spend your time in a basic Role playing game making you better and better statistically but you gotta prove it on the baseball field. You can turn off certain aspects of the game or you can watch other moments that you are not involved in. I prefer to hit and play defense on balls that come to me. I also turn off base running, so after I got my hit I'm off to the next play. Best part if you can play a game in a few minutes so if you only have a few minutes you can get a fill of some baseball and come back and continue later(if you are a starting pitcher, that could be 10-15 minutes)
In Franchise mode you are leading your team in however many options you chose in controlling the franchise. You handle ALL day to day operations short of calling people to buiy tickets. There is something about playing a full game of baseball, handing trades, drafts and putting up a sign on the billboard to advertise to make a few extra million so you can afford those free agents you desire.
This year you can transfer you save to a cloud(nothing to do with PS Plus's cloud) and save 1 save file to load on your Vita or vice versus. IMPORTANT NOTE: Vita owners can ONLY grab this file on WIFI, so even if you have 3G this will not work. Not sure why AT&T gives a 3 gig option, no one will be able to use it.
This does work very smooth and I have done this serveral times without fail and the idea of just leaving home and continuing my franchise/RTTS on the road is awesome.
Graphically again the PS3 version is awesome but this is the first test for me for Vita's hardware, while Uncharted looked awesome and there wasnt anything to truly compare, with MLB 12 the show some of the fans would look as bad as you were playing a PS2 game. yes, the fans looked that bad. Players and the fields always looked awesome and I never saw a framerate drop yet.
I tried to start a team with the cards but honestly I have so little interest I created a team but have yet to play with them. If could be fun and I'm sure in time I will actually play this mode for a bit but not even review could I want to spend 5 minutes doing this.
Online. Normally this is sucky and I normally stick away for the most part except for occassional games. Hopefully I will play a game soon. I just hate to play unless I know the person I am playing because a lot of people just drop.
I give these games a 9.0 out of 10.