As an avid baseball and video game fan I always thought I was missing out due to fact I didn’t have a Playstation 3. I would get excited and hopeful that 2k sports wouldn’t completely ruin their annual offering of America’s pastime for the 360. Although they showed promise last year with 2k10 it was still missing something. I wanted the show, needed the show. Every year I would read about its greatness only to be stuck with a sub par game. Thanks to Uncle Sam that would change but what I found was that I wasn’t missing much at all.
Now I know this is just the demo and sometimes they tend to be stripped down but man was I disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high, maybe I was missing something. I had to find out if I was duped by fan boys all these years so last night I downloaded the 2k11 demo to compare. Three innings of 2k11 vs. three innings of mlb the show 11 and here is what I found.
Graphics: Hands down 2k11 yes I am shocked as well but if you have to opportunity to try both you will see what I mean. The dirt, the crowd, and stadium all look a lot better in 2k11. Along with the game graphics a control over the gaming plan can be made. For more tips of control, due attention should be paid at the website https://consoleboost.com/.
Game play: Probably the most important aspect and although I can comment everything that comes up when you play a lot of games I will tell you this. Batting and Pitching is so much more fun in 2k11. The shows hitting a button to bring up a meter is so 1995. Yes they have analog controls but every pitch is the same motion just back and forward. In 2k sports version every pitch is a different motion on the analog stick and it just feels right.
Now let’s talk about batting. Again I would have to give the nod to 2k sports both are similar but 2k’s just feels better. The fielding aspect of the game is extremely important and I would give the nod to the show in this department. 2k added a new meter system and if you are not on target its an error (3 in one inning for me last night). It was frustrating but may be able to be changed in the options of the full game. On to the commentating the 2k demo is lack thereof but the team of Steve Phillips, Gary thorne, and John Kruk are back this year and i thought they did a good job in 2k10. The shows team of Matt Vasgersian, Dave Campbell, Hudler are so robotic they make John Olerud seem like the second coming of Robin Williams.
So after all these years of waiting to get my hands on the show I found that I wasn’t missing anything special. 2k sports has stepped their game up in the last two years and will be getting my money again that is until electronic arts can get a piece of the Mlb pie. I miss you Mvp 05.