If you are a baseball fan like me, you probably pick up a new baseball game every other year or so due to the frequency of player trades. I chose to pick up MLB 07: The Show for the PS2.
I purchased MLB 2K7 for the 360 and hated it. The graphics, physics and overall playability of the game was horrible. I don’t own a PS3 so I had to get The Show on the PS2. I can easily say that this video game is surprisingly good. The graphics aren’t that great for a 2007 game, but that doesn’t take away from the good game play. There are a plethora of game modes to play to keep you entertained. They have all the normal modes that one is accustomed to, but there is one that really stands out that I enjoyed–“road to the show”.
The “road to the show” mode allows you to create a ball player and play out his career in a new way. You assign attributes to him and build him up with points you get after each game. Depending on how well you do at the plate or with the challenges the coach gives you, you will either get a lot of attribute points, or sometimes none at all. This is by far the best game mode I have ever played in a baseball game. What makes it so good is the fact that it auto-advances to your career players next action in the game. You don’t have to worry about batting or fielding for everyone else, all you have to worry about is your players position. That makes the games go by faster and allows you to knock out seasons a little quicker.
There are a few drawbacks to this game, but that is only because I picked up the PS2 version. The graphics are fairly poor and the loading and saving time make me want to shoot myself. I did run into a few glitches in the game, but the game play, commentary and game physics are usually spot-on. If you are going to pick up a new baseball game this year, pick up MLB 07: The Show.