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Michael Allred
01-16-2006, 05:12 PM
A new edition of the "MLB" video game series typically comes out every March and by now there's usually been word on what to expect but I have yet to see anything. Has anyone else?

I for one hope they've fixed that god awful glitch in the 06 version where the game would randomly freeze up during game play.

savafan
01-16-2006, 05:14 PM
Check this out Michael:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/game-715001/images.php

Michael Allred
01-16-2006, 06:02 PM
If you look at the cover art, it says "MLB 06: The Show" thugh the title of the page you refer to clearly says "MLB 2007."

All I can say is "huh?"

Thanks for the link though.

Caveat Emperor
01-16-2006, 07:58 PM
I'm just furious right now that EA Sports did not include Turchin Stadium in it's new College Baseball game, coming out this week.

When I make a road trip to go past LSU, I'll have to play in Alex Box, but when they come back to New Orleans to get whupped, it's "Generic Field 5" or whatever.

:rant:

RedsFan75
01-17-2006, 09:30 AM
Check out Operation Sports. They've got a good variety of screen shots and some initial reviews.
http://previews.operationsports.com/previews.aspx?game=mlb06theshowps2

The name is officially '06 The Show, guess it was getting confusing with their having a year ahead of the actual season.

Joseph
01-17-2006, 11:34 AM
Anyone know if any MLB games will be out for the PC this year?

WVRed
01-17-2006, 05:18 PM
Anyone know if any MLB games will be out for the PC this year?

MLB:06 is the only one coming out since they have the exclusive rights. I dont know if its coming out for PC or not.(I doubt it)

RedsFan75
01-17-2006, 06:12 PM
It's not an exclusive agreement, like the NFL one was. It prevents any Third party guys from releasing any so Take 2 and their game or Sony. Any other manufactuers would be able too, ex: Microsoft with the XBox.

Since EA was the PC's hope I'm thinking there won't be any licesened ones there.

reds1869
01-17-2006, 11:10 PM
Anyone here play on PSP? Last year's PSP version of MLB was a solid game, if a little barebones; MVP was simply horrible. I'm looking forward to having a 2K game this year...it looks promising.

Michael Allred
01-18-2006, 01:19 AM
So wait, there's only one licensed MLB video game this year? Similar to the NFL/Madden deal?

I hope 989 Sports is still doing the MLB series and some other company has not taken over.

The name change is dumb, I've gotten used to them being a year ahead in their titles and now this. Goofyasses, all of 'em I say.

kbrake
01-18-2006, 01:24 AM
Anyone planning on picking up MVP 06 NCAA towards the end of this week? Doesnt look too bad and for only 30$ might be enough to hold me over until a MLB game comes out.

Jpup
01-18-2006, 09:50 AM
Anyone planning on picking up MVP 06 NCAA towards the end of this week? Doesnt look too bad and for only 30$ might be enough to hold me over until a MLB game comes out.

I'm all over it, I'm ready to hear that ping of aluminum sometime in the next day or so.

Baseball games to be released this year for consoles:

PS2: MLB 2006: The Show (SCEA, 2/28), MLB 2k6(2k Games, 3/6), & MVP NCAA Baseball '06 (EA, 1/18 or 1/19)

XBOX: MLB 2k6 (2k Games 3/6), MVP NCAA Baseball '06 (EA, 1/18 or 1/19)

Gamecube: MLB 2k6 (2k Games, 3/6)

XBOX 360: MLB 2k6 (2k Games, 4/10)

PC: n/a

That's it, that's the list.

Michael Allred
03-03-2006, 10:12 PM
I've been playing "MLB 06: The Show" the past couple of days and I've enjoyed it for the most part. Gameplay is still the same really, some improvements here and there in the look/presentation but there's one thing that I do not like at all and it's a big difference between this version and last year's.

On both the all star and hall of fame levels of difficulty, the pitches will break like CRAZY making it impossible to "paint the black" for a strike. The only way to throw a strike is pitching one right down the middle and of course making it real easy to hit. Plus you can forget striking out batters too often, I've been lucky to get 2 per game as the batters pretty much foul off or hit everything you throw.

I've tried making adjustments here and there to make it more workable. Regarding the wild pitch breaks, if you select rookie or veteran modes, they break less severely and you can throw stikes more effectively BUT you still have a heck of a time striking guys out. Of course you have to remember to switch back to all star/HoF modes when you come to bat so it's not too easy.

This is the biggest disappointment so far in an otherwise excellent game.

VI_RedsFan
03-04-2006, 07:02 AM
I've been playing "MLB 06: The Show" the past couple of days and I've enjoyed it for the most part. Gameplay is still the same really, some improvements here and there in the look/presentation but there's one thing that I do not like at all and it's a big difference between this version and last year's.

On both the all star and hall of fame levels of difficulty, the pitches will break like CRAZY making it impossible to "paint the black" for a strike. The only way to throw a strike is pitching one right down the middle and of course making it real easy to hit. Plus you can forget striking out batters too often, I've been lucky to get 2 per game as the batters pretty much foul off or hit everything you throw.

I've tried making adjustments here and there to make it more workable. Regarding the wild pitch breaks, if you select rookie or veteran modes, they break less severely and you can throw stikes more effectively BUT you still have a heck of a time striking guys out. Of course you have to remember to switch back to all star/HoF modes when you come to bat so it's not too easy.

This is the biggest disappointment so far in an otherwise excellent game.

Thanks Michael. I plan on getting this game today.

Out of 10, what score would you give the game?

Michael Allred
03-04-2006, 06:43 PM
Thanks Michael. I plan on getting this game today.

Out of 10, what score would you give the game?

I'd give it an 8 out of 10 because of the pitching/strikeout issue I have with it otherwise it *would* have been a 9.

VI_RedsFan
03-04-2006, 08:28 PM
I'd give it an 8 out of 10 because of the pitching/strikeout issue I have with it otherwise it *would* have been a 9.

Thanks man. I actually didn't end up getting it today because my game store didn't have it, but I'll get it when I can. I'm not much of a gamer but I'll get any sports games that come out. Those are the only games I really play (but I do admit that the Grand Theft Auto games are quite fun :D )

kbrake
03-05-2006, 12:07 PM
I have played MLB 06: The Show the past two days and cant say that I liked it very much. I thought the presentation was amazing, but I thought the gameplay was really lacking. Pitching was hard and on offense when hit a HR they show it from terrible views. I just never really liked the feel of it. I hope 2k6 is good if not, looks like I will playing MVP 05 for another season

reds1869
03-05-2006, 01:37 PM
I have played MLB 06: The Show the past two days and cant say that I liked it very much. I thought the presentation was amazing, but I thought the gameplay was really lacking. Pitching was hard and on offense when hit a HR they show it from terrible views. I just never really liked the feel of it. I hope 2k6 is good if not, looks like I will playing MVP 05 for another season

Which system did you play it on? I have the PSP version and think the gameplay is pretty amazing on veteran mode. I haven't tried the harder levels yet, though. The HR thing doesn't really bother me as I fast forward through replays after the first several games anyway. All in all MLB06 for PSP captures the general feel of baseball more than anygame since the PC glory days of High Heat.

VI_RedsFan
03-05-2006, 02:51 PM
Question for the people that have MLB 06 The Show. I just got the game and I'm trying to make the Reds roster correct. I have everyone except for Rick White and Scott Hatteberg. I can't find those guys. They aren't in the free agent crop and Hatteberg is not on the A's. Does anyone know where those guys are in the game? If they aren't in it, then I guess I'll have to create them.

Michael Allred
03-05-2006, 05:07 PM
kbrake, did you select the option to show all the angles/presentations (crap, I forget what it's called in the options menu.) That one gives you all the angles the game has in replays and whatnot.

BTW, regarding my post about difficulty pitching, I noticed that about 2 weeks in the break of the pitches (regardless of difficulty setting) improved greatly. What I'm beginning to think is that my pitchers weren't all that effective because I had skipped spring training and therefore my guys just weren't very sharp. *However* it's still very hard to strike guys out though.

VI_RedsFan
03-05-2006, 05:31 PM
I looks like almost all of the Reds batters have been given Generic 1 batting stances. That's pretty lame. Wily Mo's stance looks nothing like that. Oh Well. Other than that the game is pretty good, I still think I'm gonna get MLB 2K6 as well so I can compare the two and see which one I want to start a franchise with.

I give MLB 06 The Show a 7.5 out of 10.

RedsFan75
03-06-2006, 09:24 AM
Question for the people that have MLB 06 The Show. I just got the game and I'm trying to make the Reds roster correct. I have everyone except for Rick White and Scott Hatteberg. I can't find those guys. They aren't in the free agent crop and Hatteberg is not on the A's. Does anyone know where those guys are in the game? If they aren't in it, then I guess I'll have to create them.

If you get the latest roster Update it has Hatteberg in it.

There is a clause in the Players Union contract for the games this year that severly limits the Free Agent pool at the start of the season. Look for online roster updates frequently.

VI_RedsFan
03-06-2006, 11:15 AM
If you get the latest roster Update it has Hatteberg in it.

There is a clause in the Players Union contract for the games this year that severly limits the Free Agent pool at the start of the season. Look for online roster updates frequently.
Too bad I don't have online. I used to, but it stopped working recently. Any advice for me on this?

kbrake
03-06-2006, 11:36 AM
I dont know what options I had on, I just played it in whatever the default mode is. I just didnt really like how the guys ran and that kind of stuff. Also there was nothing to throwing the ball. I threw a guy out at the plate with Griffey in deep center and I mean it was an insane throw, I dont even think it bounced.

RedsFan75
03-06-2006, 02:01 PM
Too bad I don't have online. I used to, but it stopped working recently. Any advice for me on this?

Have you got a MaxDrive or Sharkport? You can get the Latest Rosters at Operation Sports.

TC81190
03-06-2006, 02:12 PM
I miss MVP Baseball...

VI_RedsFan
03-06-2006, 02:20 PM
I miss MVP Baseball...

Me too man, me too. These games can't compete with MVP. I can't wait until EA makes a baseball game again...if they ever do.

VI_RedsFan
03-06-2006, 02:21 PM
Have you got a MaxDrive or Sharkport? You can get the Latest Rosters at Operation Sports.

I don't have MaxDrive or Sharkport, but I will check out Operation Sports. Is that a site? Thanks.

RedsFan75
03-06-2006, 03:54 PM
I don't have MaxDrive or Sharkport, but I will check out Operation Sports. Is that a site? Thanks.

You'll have to register but it's a good sports gaming site.

http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/

If you can't get an update, maybe we can work something out where you mail me a memory card after the opening day roster is released and I can download it for you.

And I'll have to disagree with you guys on EA's baseball games, I don't want to turn this into a discussion along those lines but my personal feelings regarding EA's games, their sports games were the worst.

Video Baseball gaming was the reason I bought a console. I was playing High Heat on the PC and went Triple Play on the console. I've played all the games released and, sometimes owned 3 or 4 a season. That's one gaming cost that always get included in our buget. Last year I had all 3 games, MLB 2006, MVP and MLB2k5. The year before I had All-Star, MVP and ESPN. Before that it was High Heat 2004 (rough year I only got 1. :D) They all have good points they all have bad points.

MVP for the PC comes close to High Heat in it's expandabiltiy and playability. Unfortuanetly my PC didn't have the power, so it was console only for me. It always bothered me that EA's team could never get Great American right. 3 versions of their game and each year they had the same problems with the stadiums. EA's handling of the lefty bug that year really soured me. They released a patch for the PC's but console gamers were stuck, and even though they released the PC patch that acknowledged the problem, they continued to tell the Console guys there was no problem.

I'm not saying MLB doesn't have problems, and last years freeze bug was painful, but there are Sony reps that post on operation sports, and they take input from the customers. Last year I asked for Sean Casey's unique pre-bat ritual with the gloves and leg lift, and it was included. The only other game to have that, was High Heat 2004. Roster Updates are almost weekly and the ratings for the rosters are usually very good.

Anyway, give 'The Show' some time, you may grow to love it more than MVP. You may not, but I did.

VI_RedsFan
03-06-2006, 04:01 PM
You'll have to register but it's a good sports gaming site.

http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/

If you can't get an update, maybe we can work something out where you mail me a memory card after the opening day roster is released and I can download it for you.

Thanks RF75. I had just worked the memory card thing out with a friend of mine before I read your post, but thanks anyway.

VI_RedsFan
03-06-2006, 04:21 PM
I hope that next year MLB The Show will improve on its graphics. The graphics in this one seem blocky, and most of the players faces do not look a thing like themselves (like Kearns and EE). The gameplay also needs some work. I despise the bars used for player ratings. I like the 2K way with number ratings ten times better. The people from 989 sports did a pretty weak job on player batting stances as well. Even some of the special batting stances for players in the game (for example: The Ortiz stance) are not correct. Wily Mo's stance is definately not Generic 1.

Overall, I think MLB 06 The Show is pretty good baseball game. I was disappointed when I saw how it was, but I'm hoping it will grow on me like RedsFan75 said. I look forward to getting MLB 2K6 to see if its better than The Show. If anyone gets it, let me know what you think and if you think it is better than 06.