Here is my list of top baseball video games past and present (you are welcome to include any if you wish).
2. RBI baseball (on original Nintendo was soo much fun)
3. MVP baseball (I fell in love with the franchise feature)
4. Ken Griffey’s MLB
5. Harball (Sega Genesis)
Everyone tells me, High Heat for Playstation One, was the greatest game, I did not have this game unfortunately, but I’ve seen how good it looked.
Most of what makes MLB 08 ‘the show’ so good is, of course, the technology of PS3.
The constant wireless roster updates are a huge benefit, this keeps you from having to juggle players around and create rookies. When I saw Robinson Diaz (Jays AAA rookie catcher) on the Jays roster, the day he was called up, I knew this game was for real.
The ‘road to the show’ option allows you to create a player and take him through the minors, while focusing just on the individual performance of the player that you created. This is fun because entire seasons can move along quickly this way. It is also cool to see your guy get better, as he learns in the minors.
This game has given me a new addiction however, and that is wireless online gaming. With MLB 08 ‘The Show’, you can find a game whenever you want to and they are generally very competitve. I’m yet to join an online league, but they look very cool and I’m looking forward to doing that in the future. The connection can get fuzzy at times, but you’ll find that with any game.
Other than that, what else can I say about this game? Well, virtually every player has a replicated batting stance and pitching delivery, MLB sponsors and updates live MLB scores for you while you play, the graphics are amazing on PS3 and I’ve never played a game with that much realism. It is really unbelievable. “MLB 08 The Show, the most realistic baseball game ever created” – ESPN Magazine. They are right!
Now that you have read this and you think you have the guts to take me on, my user name is MERGIHEAD. Bring it! lol all in good fun.