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It is that time of year again folks. Baseball is back, and so is Sony’s MLB The Show franchise. We have a had a bit of time to spend with the newest iteration for the PS3, and will have our full review out in a couple of days. For now though, we wanted to take a quick look at MLB The Show ‘14, and share some quick impressions. Although we were able to try out a lot of the core game modes, any server based modes were not available to us as of yet.

- This isn’t just a fresh coat of paint, and a roster update. There are legitimate differences in this year’s title.

- The new quick counts option is truly a game-changer, and may help many gamers see the end of those unfinished seasons

- The new menu system is fast and well thought out. It allows the user to easily access the information they are looking for. It may take some time to adjust to it, but it will pay-off in the end.

- The new dynamic fielding cam is just as welcomed as the new quick count system. It really adds a fresh new feel to a game that was starting to show its age.

- The hit variety is this year’s title is as good as ever, and also just as authentic.

- Although we love the new dynamic fielding camera, we did notice a few wonky moments because of its implementation. It will likely become easier over time, but it will take users a bit of time to adjust.

- Unfortunately animation driven plays are just as abundant as in years past, but that is somewhat to be expected as the transition to next gen becomes the focus.

- For the most part, commentary feels and sounds about the same. If you are a veteran of the series, the 3-man booth becomes repetitive white noise after awhile.

- Visually, the crowds and players look as good as they ever have, and the stadiums are bursting with authentic ambiance.

- The game's options are as deep as you would expect, and still allow the user to adjust to their style of play.

- RTTS mode has some welcomed changes that should alleviate a bit of the grind mentality, and presents itself more as a true journey.

- The effects of the revamped overall presentation is felt immediately, and continues to feel that way throughout the game.

That is about it for now. As we mentioned earlier, look for our full review of Sony’s MLB The Show ’14 for the PS3, later this week.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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Member Comments
# 1 aguero90 @ 04/01/14 09:16 AM
Man, just makes me can't wait for ps4 version more!!
 
# 2 fearwhatnow @ 04/01/14 09:24 AM
Yes, shapes up good again this year. Pretty much the same initial impressions from all the members of OS so far.
 
# 3 jcmreds @ 04/01/14 10:47 AM
I'm trying to wait on the PS4 version, and this isn't helping.
 
# 4 burjeffton @ 04/01/14 10:53 AM
5 more weeks
 
# 5 sportsuiguy @ 04/01/14 11:00 AM
I tried to wait for the PS4 version, but I caved 10 hours in. Can't wait for this download to finish up.
 
# 6 WhiteMan22 @ 04/01/14 11:23 AM
Can't wait ti play it. Just picked it up, but can't play till night.
 
# 7 bluengold34_OS @ 04/01/14 11:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteMan22
Can't wait ti play it. Just picked it up, but can't play till night.
Well what kind of torture is that? The worst kind, that's what.
 
# 8 dalger21 @ 04/01/14 11:27 AM
I guess I'm not a real fan as I have no inclination to buy the PS3 version. I don't have that, "I must buy it now" syndrome that others seem to be afflicted with. I can wait the month til the PS4 version.

That's not a knock on anyone that wants it that badly btw.
 
# 9 Cowboy008 @ 04/01/14 11:34 AM
This just makes the wait until May 6th even more difficult.
 
# 10 TarHeelbred33 @ 04/01/14 11:41 AM
Cant wait to grab my copy this afternoon
 
# 11 Knight165 @ 04/01/14 11:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluengold34_OS
Well what kind of torture is that? The worst kind, that's what.
Medieval?

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 12 RyanLaFalce @ 04/01/14 11:51 AM
How are the servers at release?
 
# 13 bluengold34_OS @ 04/01/14 12:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanLaFalce
How are the servers at release?
As of right now - they aren't even available.
 
# 14 RyanLaFalce @ 04/01/14 12:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluengold34_OS
As of right now - they aren't even available.
So terrible as usual? Hopefully that's different with the PS4 version.
 
# 15 dalger21 @ 04/01/14 12:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyner
super slow game play online and offline,and once again putting a pitcher in later inns freezes the game.
no aaa r aa players in the game there all made up names to fill out the 90 man roster booooooooooooooo
You created an account just to say that? Ok.
 
# 16 seasprite @ 04/01/14 12:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyner
super slow game play online and offline,and once again putting a pitcher in later inns freezes the game.
no aaa r aa players in the game there all made up names to fill out the 90 man roster booooooooooooooo
seems legit
 
# 17 seasprite @ 04/01/14 12:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyner
hold up buying a ps4 45% defective rate xbox 1 leads the way with only 15% I was told to hold off on buying 1 right away because of this.eb games management informed me of this,so if u think u had serever problems with ps3 u will have a lot more with the ps4.i was told to wait a year.and the reason for this is that sony felt they had to hurry the ps4 console because xbox 1 was coming out with theres.so they rush it and will work out all the glitches in the first year.just giving u guys a heads up.
seems even more legit
 
# 18 RyanLaFalce @ 04/01/14 12:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyner
super slow game play online and offline,and once again putting a pitcher in later inns freezes the game.
no aaa r aa players in the game there all made up names to fill out the 90 man roster booooooooooooooo
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyner
hold up buying a ps4 45% defective rate xbox 1 leads the way with only 15% I was told to hold off on buying 1 right away because of this.eb games management informed me of this,so if u think u had serever problems with ps3 u will have a lot more with the ps4.i was told to wait a year.and the reason for this is that sony felt they had to hurry the ps4 console because xbox 1 was coming out with theres.so they rush it and will work out all the glitches in the first year.just giving u guys a heads up.
Pack it up boys, we're done...
 
# 19 dalger21 @ 04/01/14 12:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyner
hold up buying a ps4 45% defective rate xbox 1 leads the way with only 15% I was told to hold off on buying 1 right away because of this.eb games management informed me of this,so if u think u had serever problems with ps3 u will have a lot more with the ps4.i was told to wait a year.and the reason for this is that sony felt they had to hurry the ps4 console because xbox 1 was coming out with theres.so they rush it and will work out all the glitches in the first year.just giving u guys a heads up.
Oh, I get it now. Troll. Carry on.
 
# 20 godylla @ 04/01/14 12:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyner
hold up buying a ps4 45% defective rate xbox 1 leads the way with only 15% I was told to hold off on buying 1 right away because of this.eb games management informed me of this,so if u think u had serever problems with ps3 u will have a lot more with the ps4.i was told to wait a year.and the reason for this is that sony felt they had to hurry the ps4 console because xbox 1 was coming out with theres.so they rush it and will work out all the glitches in the first year.just giving u guys a heads up.
Sources for these figures?
 

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