In baseball, you bring your A-game or you go home. Thereâ€™s no question that the slightest error can cost you the game, and true champions are nothing short of perfect. That is why the game MLB 08: The Show is truly a champion.
Serious enthusiasts of baseball will be pleased with this gameâ€™s spotless recreation of the game that America loves.
Choose From Different Game Modes
If youâ€™ve ever played last yearâ€™s game, then you know you can expect nothing but pure baseball fun thatâ€™s unbelievably realistic. Whichever way you look at it, the game is plain and simply a homerun; this is the Babe Ruth of modern baseball video games.
All MLB teams are here for you to use. Choose your favorite and get ready to beat all your opponents in franchise or season mode. Or if you just want to play one game, then go over to the exhibition modes.
One of the best things about this game is that pitching and batting are very intuitive. And since these are what youâ€™ll be doing a lot of the time, they are very well-executed. Never has stepping up to the digital plate felt this natural. Youâ€™ll feel like youâ€™re really in the game. Once youâ€™re up to the pitcherâ€™s plate, itâ€™s all up to you what kind of pitch youâ€™re going to use on your opponent. There are 18 in total, in fact, including two-seam fastballs, cut fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and screwballs, among others. Youâ€™ll definitely be able to keep your opponent guessing.
Aside from the basic exhibition and season modes, the road to The Show 2.0 Mode is especially addictive. You’ll basically create a player according to your own liking, and then with him you’ll try to make it to the big league, the Majors. With a more robust dynamic goal system and a new career advancement system, it is now easier to keep track of where your player currently stands. From there, youâ€™ll be able to decide which way his career should go, how he should play, and what his strengths are. This mode is very deep, and feels like some sort of baseball role-playing game. If youâ€™ve ever had dreams of playing in the Majors, this game might be the closest youâ€™ll get to feeling what it’s like to play for the Red Sox or the Yankees.
If youâ€™re a stat geek, then youâ€™ll love MLB 08: The Show for its in-depth Post Game/In Game Pitcher and Batter Analysis. Pitch Analysis shows you all the pitches a certain pitcher has thrown in the game. As for the latter, youâ€™ll be able to see a batterâ€™s performance based on LHP and RHP. Use the information to your advantage, and youâ€™ll be hard to beatâ€”even in online games and online leagues.
Let MLB 08: The Show take you out to a all game, and surely, you wonâ€™t be disappointed. Oh, and make sure to catch all those pop flies.
Contributed by Daniel Gonzales, Product Reviewer