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Old 03-01-2012, 12:54 PM   #11
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Re: MLB 12 The Show - Impressions Thread

Finally finished a whole game with Cubs vs Marlins

Final box score

Cubs 0 3 1
Mia 2 3 0

I played this game on default All Star with PPitching and Pure Analog hitting. It was Garza against Johnson.

Had some beautiful outfield diving plays, and a liner pop right off the end of Castro's glove and trickle into the outfield. I made good contact against Josh, but obviously the Cubs do not have a ton of talent on the offensive side of the ball.

Coolest thing I witnessed...I actually balked a run from 3rd base. I said balked...not walked. I had two balks in this game, and both were legit.

The day-night transition is about as good as it gets

I have to take a break for a couple of hours, but will get to answering your questions in the other thread later this afternoon. So little time, so much..well you know what I mean.

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Old 03-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #12
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The Bullpen now has 3 options to choose from.
1. Warm up

2. Stretch And Toss- Pitcher warms up quickly with the intent to go in the game at any time.

3. Put in game.

I believe #2 is a new feature?
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As others have said. The ball physics make a world of difference, and is noticeable in the first at bat!

And yes, Stretch and Toss is a new feature added.
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The Bullpen now has 3 options to choose from.
1. Warm up

2. Stretch And Toss- Pitcher warms up quickly with the intent to go in the game at any time.

3. Put in game.

I believe #2 is a new feature?
There is another new option called ready and waiting to keep guys warm without tiring them out.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #16
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Re: MLB 12 The Show - Impressions Thread

FINALLY, after an excruciating 15+ minutes of install, ready to go. Right off the bat, the Wild Card intro is probably the coolest intro for a baseball game since Triple Play 99. What a well put together few minutes.

Alright, about to start playing. Be back in a few minutes.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:48 PM   #17
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Keep in mind, I have only played THREE innings so far, between checking the Q&A forums and my PM's, its been hectic. Anyway, definitely a true upgrade to 11. Nothing (so far) stands out as a HUGE change however, between the difference in fielding, the ball physics and the True Broadcast presentation, its a substantial WHOLE improvement from last year.

Pulse Pitching, though not my thing (I've always favoured a little more user input), is going to be a huge hit amongst the Classic Pitching crowd. And its no joke. I played the O's using the Jays and it took me 20+ pitches to get out of the first with Brandon Morrow. It takes more focus than any other pitching system in the game. Just not my thing.

Something about the hitting is drastically different. I've stayed away from ZAB for the time being, just using Analog like last year to feel the difference in this year's game...and it is different. I don't know how far the ball physics extend but this year, hitting the ball, especially against a guy like Jake Arrieta (cracks 96mph) feels like the ball really has some weight and the fastball can really come up on you if you don't read it out of the pitcher's hand. I know a lot of you like the new camera angle but I wasn't a fan, at least through 3 innings. I had a really hard time judging low strikes. Might go back to it later.

Fielding, so far, feels noticeably different. Had a hard hit ball go to Adam Lind to set up for an inning ending double play and he flat out missed it when it went right to him. I don't remember seeing too many of those in last year's game. One change that I noticed too, since I use Button throwing, you can now set the difficulty level for that system too. Have it at All-Star right now but I will tinker with it moving forward.

Those are my early thoughts. Seen some terrific replays of players hitting the ball on the screws in super slo-mo that I didn't see last year. I think a lot of you will really enjoy the game (obviously) but I think a lot of you on the fence and especially the guys who didn't play 11...you're in for a treat.

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Installing now. Taking roughly 15 minutes to install the large install...
Will play 1 game and then post early thought.
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Okay....so I opened up my mailbox...(which used to be filled with dust and bills!) and lo and behold.....I must have been a good boy this year!

I found a box with Christmas tree wrapping paper and a page from a calendar from December 2012 with the date 25 circled.....and a little note that said "Christmas comes but TWICE this year".


(thank you Santa...you know who you are....)

My first impression.
It's even better than I remember it from Community Day!

More impressions later.

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