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MLB 15 The Show dropped today in stores, and many OS'ers have their hands on this year's flagship MLB title. I took some time to record some thoughts while I played through my first game this morning in The Show. You can watch the video above to hear some of my thoughts and see some gameplay, including my terrible hitting, hey it was my first game and my timing was off!

Watch the video and let us know what you think of The Show after your first few hours with the game!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes for game: 31 - View All
MLB 15 The Show Videos
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# 1 Brian_OS @ 03/31/15 03:54 PM
I am free swinging like you,, I wish I had more patience at the plate.
 
# 2 Hockeynut99 @ 03/31/15 04:49 PM
Nice review. Maybe next time OS can get some one that can play the game smooth. jk.
 
# 3 jenglund @ 03/31/15 05:03 PM
I like your constant Positive Mental Attitude - "I told myself I wouldn't embarrass myself..."
 
# 4 Timmer015 @ 03/31/15 06:51 PM
So far I like MLB 15 The Show, but that really isn't a surprise. I liked MLB 14 The Show, and this feels like a much cleaner version of it. I'm a little disappointed that it seems like the "big thing" this year is licensed gear, had a feeling they were putting too much importance on that and it seems to be the case.

All that being said, much quicker load times, things seem crisper, hitting feels a bit tougher. Overall a great game.

My hopes for next year is that we get a bump in the graphics department. The game still feels a bit "gamey" if that makes any sense. I like to see a more dynamic uniform design, hard to look at the stiff sleeves, although I will say it's great to see the catcher gear look like it fits this year!
 
# 5 Tyrant8RDFL @ 03/31/15 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Timmer015
So far I like MLB 15 The Show, but that really isn't a surprise. I liked MLB 14 The Show, and this feels like a much cleaner version of it. I'm a little disappointed that it seems like the "big thing" this year is licensed gear, had a feeling they were putting too much importance on that and it seems to be the case.

All that being said, much quicker load times, things seem crisper, hitting feels a bit tougher. Overall a great game.

My hopes for next year is that we get a bump in the graphics department. The game still feels a bit "gamey" if that makes any sense. I like to see a more dynamic uniform design, hard to look at the stiff sleeves, although I will say it's great to see the catcher gear look like it fits this year!
After reading what you stated gameplay wise 15 from 14 isn't really that different correct? It just a bit cleaner. What exactly do you mean by cleaner?

Im so on the fence on buying this game. I just don't feel like shelling out $60 and it really isn't a huge difference from 14 to 15.

The thing is MLB the show has always been a solid product, and after buying the game every year. I just have a hard time believing that it can get any better when the game is already solid.

Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Only in the gameplay department.
 
# 6 Knight165 @ 03/31/15 10:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by artgamer72
I am in the party that feels it would be a huge mistake for SCEA to think that their only room for improvement is game gear.
Why would they think that?
...and why would you think that they might think that.
Furthest from the truth you could get.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 7 SDwinder @ 04/01/15 03:26 PM
Get it. Gameplay is better. Presentation has more camera cuts. Stadiums, crowd, and lighting are improved. Animations are better. I could go on and on.

14 PS4 was great, but this is the first true next gen upgrade to The Show.
 
# 8 SDwinder @ 04/01/15 03:28 PM
Also, the ball boys look like they have a clue this year.
 
# 9 Timmer015 @ 04/01/15 09:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyrant8RDFL
After reading what you stated gameplay wise 15 from 14 isn't really that different correct? It just a bit cleaner. What exactly do you mean by cleaner?

Im so on the fence on buying this game. I just don't feel like shelling out $60 and it really isn't a huge difference from 14 to 15.

The thing is MLB the show has always been a solid product, and after buying the game every year. I just have a hard time believing that it can get any better when the game is already solid.

Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Only in the gameplay department.
The game does look and feel very similar to last year's version (that isn't really a bad thing) but you notice little things that are great improvements. Better camera cuts, stadiums look better (I assume that is due to the new lighting dynamics) and everything loads much quicker so you can get in and out of games much more easily this year.

That being said, this is the first year that didn't feel like an automatic upgrade for me (although I ended up breaking down and preordering anyway) and I can see why it others might feel the same way. I still don't think this game feels as "next-gen" as it could be, although I don't really know why I feel that way. There is just something about it. Most likely I'm holding the game and the developers to a much higher standard than possible currently. They make a great game, I guess I just expected a little more than what we got this year.

I'm a big RTTS guy, and the mode feels mostly untouched. I feel like it is going in the right direction with the ritual aspect they add this year, but it's still missing that immersion aspect outside of the games played. RTTS is an RPG aspect in the game, but feels like there isn't much to do outside of playing and taking practice. I almost wish that there were two versions of the show for purchase, those who want Franchise get that game, and guys like myself that want RTTS get that copy of the game. Very unrealistic I'm aware.

That being said I'm a bit off topic so allow me to bring it back on topic. My impression of the game is that it is another great game in a 10yr line of games. MLB's license is in good hands with these devs. While this years version isn't drastically different from last year's, it does move at a much faster pace load time wise, and that alone might be worth some people investing their money in it.
 
# 10 Mrmagoo @ 04/02/15 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by SECElit3
Just not getting it... MLB the Show is doing exactly what it needs to do to build a solid simulation title on the next gen console. MLB started with a solid foundation and is now building on top of that. It plays a solid game of baseball; a sport that has been the same for over a century.

What types of "major improvements need to be made? This is baseball. It plays like baseball and does a damn good job of reflecting the sport.

Trust me guys... We are getting exactly what we need from this dev team, which are slow, steady improvements to the game.


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Ohh ok well glad to hear that my concerns are just silly then.
Not trying to argue but your post just sounds silly. Saying trust me we are getting just what we need... Huh? That's your opinion.
Me... Nah. And here's my opinion.. A complete stat tracking system should have been implemented a long time ago... This is baseball after all.
Commentary while to me isn't the end all, but is beyond stale, it's like a rock hard loaf of bread. Roster ai and trade ai constantly need to be improved. Franchise could be much deeper. Contracts and budgets included.
I personally think this series could learn much from ootp. I have actually moved on from the show to ootp. And normally I much prefer a show type of game compared to a text type sim.

Now before the usual onslaught of bashers, let me say this also. I have played alot of the show in years past, and appreciate much their efforts and their product. It's given me a good deal of enjoyment over the years and I'm thankful for that. Simply put it appears what I'm looking for is something different than what the developers are looking to provide. So just a personal difference so I moved on. Obviously hopefully to return at some point. I'll continue to follow the series and decide from there.

Also I should mention I have and won't purchase this year, so I apologize if some of what I mentioned has improved somewhat compared to 14. I try to follow as much as possible in regards to improvements and changes.

I should clarify that while I mentioned that this series could learn much from ootp, it's not meant at all in a negative way. Also that's obviously just my opinion and also doesn't mean it could be implemented per se,as I am far from a game developer.
 

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