The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2009 #57: MLB ’09 The Show

Posted in 2009 by trdn89 on February 12, 2010

12 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

Jamescobo: You basically just have to learn to love the difficulty. It’s like Demon’s Souls with pitchers instead of giant spiders.

NYT Review

Polyphonic: I’m sure it’s fun if you’re good at it, but I never figured out how to hit. 😦

The Noob Guide to Hitting

JeffLevine: I guess this is the Gran Turismo of baseball games? Hitting is quite the challenge – I already appreciate the practice mode. Developing patience seems important. I’m not totally sold on the betting mini-game before each pitch. The extra hint helps, so it’s hard not to take advantage of it, but it’s the one aspect that feels less sim. 09 looks so good in the standard batting view and in any long or medium shot, but some of the close-up stuff can look pretty monstrous and strange. If they can’t get it right, maybe they should take out those close-up views from the next game. All the cut scenes give it a very relaxing TV broadcast like feel, but I feel a little bit like it makes things too slow and/or I have to hit X too often to skip thorough that stuff. I don’t know how pitching could be better.

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