With less than two weeks seperating the first pitch of the 2008 Major League Baseball season, Sony and 2K Sports are gearing up for the upcoming season. The first game set to be released is "MLB 2008: The Show." This game is made for the Playstation 3 and will run you $59.99 when it first comes out. Obviously the price will drop in coming months after the game is released, but for now, it is a little bit pricy. Although this game is said to play almost exactly like the 2007 version, it does have some differences. One key difference is the visuals. The Player models are supposed to look far more authentic than they have in recent years. The uniforms get dirty when the players slide into a base and muscle definitions can be seen easily on the players forearms. A players mannerisms and movements also evoke a high level of realism in this game. The stadiums are also supposed to represent their real-life counterparts. The only thing that the game is supposed to lack is ambience. It feels more like a secondary backdrop more than it does a real experience.
The other game that is being released is Major League Baseball 2K8. This game is also going to run you $59.99 but it is available for the XBOX 360 as well as the Sony Playstation 3. This game is said to be fairly sloppy in gameplay although the makers of the game, 2K Sports, are known for innovative ideas in the sports genre. This game is supposed to be more rewarding to videogamers because it takes more skill to pitch and to control the runners on base. I love to play MLB 2K7 and I know this from experience. It was always hard for me at first to become accustomed to the gameplay but I found myself playing it multiple times a day because of how rewarding it really is.
As 2K Sports gears up for the baseball season so do millions of baseball fans around the country and world. Baseball is one of the great pasttimes of America. GO BREWERS!!!!