MLB 2K11 Hits and Misses

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Posted March 16th, 2011 at 10:30 am

MLB 2K is a series on its last legs. The third party exclusive MLB license has just a year left and 2K Sports can’t wait to get out of it having publicly regretted the decision to enter the agreement which loses them tens of millions each year. With MLB 2K11 it has become readily apparent that some combination of the necessary resources not being provided and the effort and care not being present are resulting in a product that fails to reach today’s standards.

MLB 2K11 has some really great elements and an impressive underlying fun factor but its flaws are so undeniable that they overshadow anything it does well. Continue on for a look at where MLB 2K11 succeeded as well as where it critically stumbled in this “Hits and Misses” review.

Hits

  • Presentation and Commentary

If there is one area that 2K Sports has excelled in its with the broadcast style presentation and fantastic commentary. The MLB Today feature adds even more to those aspects of the game with dynamic and relevant commentary and updated stats from around the league. MLB Today even generates the Spring Training games, but becomes much more valuable once the season starts. The quality of presentation overall is unmatched.

  • Hitting

When it comes to gameplay one area stands out from the rest and that is the hitting. The system works well (outside of check swings) and the hit variety is excellent. The new post-hit camera angle represents a satisfying perspective and an important change that could influence all baseball games going forward. The variable strike zones make hitting much more interesting and there is a satisfying feeling when contact is made.

  • Online Play

The solid performance is enough to make MLB 2K11 the best playing baseball game online. Games are smooth and responsive though that may be due to hardly anyone being on to play it. 2K goes out of their way to hide the online area of the game, with the lobby rooms usually empty or just populated by a handful of people. Presentation being stripped out of online games is off-putting due to the lack of information, as often it is unclear who is at bat or pitching and how they have performed. A wide array of highlights are available following completion of the games which is nice to have. There are no real new features online and it is too early to be able to evaluate the leagues which have always seemed to be broken in some form or fashion over the years. To be clear the entirety of online is not great, but 2K11 gets credit for the games running relatively well.

Misses

  • CPU AI

In the initial impressions I expressed being startled by just how bad the CPU AI in 2K11 was showing itself to be. One of the first games completed had the CPU using Jonathan Broxton for six innings and he probably would have gone longer if not for a walk-off home run. Starters are pulled early if they give up a couple runs, closers early before they even blow saves, and middle relievers are sometimes left out to finish games rather than bringing in the closer. The CPU doesn’t seem to have a grasp of situations, whether that be with pinch hitting, double switches, base running, or the aforementioned handling of pitchers. These issues are simply inexcusable.

  • Bug Plagued

While not reaching MLB 2K9 levels of ineptitude, MLB 2K11 has a number of issues that adversely affect the game. The HR wall glitch is one spotted first in the demo and remains. However another big one is fatigue in franchise mode being broken when playing the games rather than simming. Injuries result in replaced players being left on the field or sitting at the plate and runners vanishing off the base paths. There are also simple baseball related things like position players who pinch hit taking the mound before being replaced, fly balls often resulting in circus catches, and “Player of the Game” going to those who don’t deserve the recognition.

  • Graphics

It is completely unsettling how ugly MLB 2K11 is, with flat environments and many awful player faces. Understandably some of the big name players are represented much better but that doesn’t make up for missing so badly on the rest. Shadows are pixelated and distracting and even graphical glitches are present when zooming in on players from time to time. Worse is that the framerate takes a hit in certain gameplay situations, and with the state of the graphics there is no excuse for that to happen.

  • Defense

Its disconcerting that the main area the game was said to have improved on lands in the “Misses” section. While enhancements have been made to the fielding in part due to the allocation of animations a number of fundamental issues remain. Occasionally infielders just stop in their pursuit of a grounder and in general players are just lackadaisical in their efforts, the “landing circles” make it hard to judge where the ball is coming until the last second, and particular random throw animations can change the outcome of plays. There have been several instances where the ball has inexplicably warped into the gloves of fielders as well.

MLB 2K11 is a game that even the company demonstrated they had no confidence in which is always telling. Considering the way 2K Sports mailed it in for MLB 2K11 what will that mean for MLB 2K12, almost certain to be the last entry in the series? With no real incentive to improve the product its scary to imagine what the state of that game could be come release next year.

  • anoble

    this game is a joke. hurry up ea and get mvp ready to come back

    • Anonymous

      You do realize EA puts out the garbage that is Madden and (usually) NBA Live right? They hit on NCAA Football and the NHL series, so to me the chance of them making a good baseball game is 50-50.

    • Anonymous

      You do realize EA puts out the garbage that is Madden and (usually) NBA Live right? They hit on NCAA Football and the NHL series, so to me the chance of them making a good baseball game is 50-50.

      • Jwade3247

        I’ll take EA’s bad baseball game over this one any day of the week.

        • Anonymous

          EA bad baseball game? Are you High? MVP2004 was one of the most touted baseball games of all time.

          • Jwade3247

            I was responding to the other guy talking about EA’s chances of making a baseball game were 50-50. Next time try responding to the right person.

          • OllieNYY

            It was MVP 2005. 2004 was slammed for many bugs. Also remember that members of the MVP series team actually worked on 2K8. I doubt EA would do a good baseball game straight off the bat and all you 12 year olds would be whining about how 2K had better commentary etc. I have to disagree with Pasta as I think he has a way too negative slant on this game that panders to some of the more rabid Show fans (who all act like spoilt 12 year old Brats) MLB 2K is not perfect, far from it but 2k11 is not a ‘joke’ and if you bother to play it properly and bump up the difficulty or play with the sliders you can play matches as entertaining, if not more than, SCEA’s effort.

            Also, The Show is not perfect. It has bugs that have driven me insane over the years. But it is better then 2K series in many aspects. Still give me 2K’s pitcher/batter interface any time.

            Now let the 12 year old hate begin…

        • Anonymous

          EA bad baseball game? Are you High? MVP2004 was one of the most touted baseball games of all time.

    • Anonymous

      You do realize EA puts out the garbage that is Madden and (usually) NBA Live right? They hit on NCAA Football and the NHL series, so to me the chance of them making a good baseball game is 50-50.

    • Anonymous

      You do realize EA puts out the garbage that is Madden and (usually) NBA Live right? They hit on NCAA Football and the NHL series, so to me the chance of them making a good baseball game is 50-50.

    • FireIanCummings

      If they ditch their outdated engine then I’ll agree with you.

  • Kin36

    Like you said this game is fun but has way too many problems. Like do those who worked on it understand baseball? If 2k11 says anythings its that they dont.

  • Gnish

    Thankfully I have a PS3 and dont have to settle for this crap!

  • Dreurbld

    Does anyone think 2k will sell the hitting and pitching system to ea or Sony? These are the only two things that can be salvaged in my opinion.

  • Dreurbld

    Does anyone think 2k will sell the hitting and pitching system to ea or Sony? These are the only two things that can be salvaged in my opinion.

    • Hell, I hope not. The analog pitching is PERFECT in the Show and one of its highlights this year. That convoluted mess that is the 2K pitching is so counterintuitive it’s crazy.

      • Moserftbl88

        The pitching for 2k actually adds an element of dificulty instead of the button crap or moving the stick back and forth and being able to paint the corners all day

    • Hell, I hope not. The analog pitching is PERFECT in the Show and one of its highlights this year. That convoluted mess that is the 2K pitching is so counterintuitive it’s crazy.

    • Hell, I hope not. The analog pitching is PERFECT in the Show and one of its highlights this year. That convoluted mess that is the 2K pitching is so counterintuitive it’s crazy.

    • fishman1192

      Don’t forget about the commentary too!!

    • fishman1192

      Don’t forget about the commentary too!!

    • fishman1192

      Don’t forget about the commentary too!!

  • Dreurbld

    Does anyone think 2k will sell the hitting and pitching system to ea or Sony? These are the only two things that can be salvaged in my opinion.

  • You are too kind noting the hits with this game, Pasta. It’s kind of like saying, “She’s fat, ugly, has only one leg and one eye, but she sings real pretty in her sleep.”

    • Anonymous

      yea this game sucks.. but oh well. I got it for free from torrents for PC.. so for a free game, it’s not too bad 😉

    • Anonymous

      yea this game sucks.. but oh well. I got it for free from torrents for PC.. so for a free game, it’s not too bad 😉

    • Anonymous

      yea this game sucks.. but oh well. I got it for free from torrents for PC.. so for a free game, it’s not too bad 😉

    • Anonymous

      yea this game sucks.. but oh well. I got it for free from torrents for PC.. so for a free game, it’s not too bad 😉

    • Anonymous

      yea this game sucks.. but oh well. I got it for free from torrents for PC.. so for a free game, it’s not too bad 😉

    • Anonymous

      yea this game sucks.. but oh well. I got it for free from torrents for PC.. so for a free game, it’s not too bad 😉

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  • You are too kind noting the hits with this game, Pasta. It’s kind of like saying, “She’s fat, ugly, has only one leg and one eye, but she sings real pretty in her sleep.”

  • You are too kind noting the hits with this game, Pasta. It’s kind of like saying, “She’s fat, ugly, has only one leg and one eye, but she sings real pretty in her sleep.”

  • Oppoppo

    so glad I didnt buy this. if anything was a sign the game was going to suck its that all they advertise is the million dollar contest. thats all they care about not quality or features or anything but trying to sell the game on the contest.

  • Oppoppo

    so glad I didnt buy this. if anything was a sign the game was going to suck its that all they advertise is the million dollar contest. thats all they care about not quality or features or anything but trying to sell the game on the contest.

  • PopD

    Too kind. If anything. When the CPU cant handle its pitching staff that is sad.

  • Mike88585

    Why would anyway buy this game? It is seriously the worst series ever awful game. Everyone working on it should lose their jobs. 2k should be banned from making games they are awful!!!

    • Clintbeastwoods

      Actually Madden and ncaa are the worst series ever! But I understand that this site is basically flooded with ea employees and guys like pasta who get paid by ea so i can see where you are all coming from! The fact of the matter is that 2k is a much better company than ea! 2k has a lesser budget but they do have way more talented developers! Dont think so? Nba elite? madden? need i say more? EA is pathetic and people know the truth because you cant edit youtube like you do all the other sites!

      • Jwade3247

        stop. Seriously just stop. You and the 3 people who agreed with you just stop.

      • Jwade3247

        stop. Seriously just stop. You and the 3 people who agreed with you just stop.

      • Jwade3247

        stop. Seriously just stop. You and the 3 people who agreed with you just stop.

      • Exactly what’s so bad about NCAA football? Sure, it has it’s glitches, but there’s nothing major wrong with it. Online dynasty is something that can keep a game alive for the entire year while waiting for the next installment.

  • Mike88585

    Why would anyway buy this game? It is seriously the worst series ever awful game. Everyone working on it should lose their jobs. 2k should be banned from making games they are awful!!!

  • Mike88585

    Why would anyway buy this game? It is seriously the worst series ever awful game. Everyone working on it should lose their jobs. 2k should be banned from making games they are awful!!!

  • Mike88585

    Why would anyway buy this game? It is seriously the worst series ever awful game. Everyone working on it should lose their jobs. 2k should be banned from making games they are awful!!!

  • no complaints about the game from me. im not the type who pays attention to little things on baseballs games its a shame u bitches sit here and complain about glitches when homerun games like halo gears of war and all the cod games are FUCKIN RIDDLED WITH GLITCHES. no sports games is any worse than what ea has put out on next gen madden!!!!!!! now stfu and play ur game

    • Anonymous

      little things like invisible base runners? back to ur hole, gimp!!! no one wants to hear ur lip.

      • …..

        neither do some of us need to hear some one like you complaint your ass of about a game that you probably don’t play at all….

        • Jwade3247

          Oh,so because somebody complains they likely haven’t played the game? Is that how it works now? That kind of attitude is exactly why 2k keeps shoveling out this crap.

      • i have yet to see an invisible base runner on my game u bitch now u stfu and give me facts fuck boy

    • Anonymous

      little things like invisible base runners? back to ur hole, gimp!!! no one wants to hear ur lip.

    • Jwade3247

      you’re right every game has bugs, but how in the hell can a company not fix bugs that have been in the game for 3,4 years? You’re damned right I’m gonna complain when I catch a ball that should clearly be an out and they call it a home run. You’re damned right people are gonna be mad when they play a full game only to find out when they play the next game that none of their players fatigued. I’m sorry son, but that’s gamebreaker stuff right there. People can deal with a bug or two, But the same bugs every year?

  • no complaints about the game from me. im not the type who pays attention to little things on baseballs games its a shame u bitches sit here and complain about glitches when homerun games like halo gears of war and all the cod games are FUCKIN RIDDLED WITH GLITCHES. no sports games is any worse than what ea has put out on next gen madden!!!!!!! now stfu and play ur game

  • no complaints about the game from me. im not the type who pays attention to little things on baseballs games its a shame u bitches sit here and complain about glitches when homerun games like halo gears of war and all the cod games are FUCKIN RIDDLED WITH GLITCHES. no sports games is any worse than what ea has put out on next gen madden!!!!!!! now stfu and play ur game

  • no complaints about the game from me. im not the type who pays attention to little things on baseballs games its a shame u bitches sit here and complain about glitches when homerun games like halo gears of war and all the cod games are FUCKIN RIDDLED WITH GLITCHES. no sports games is any worse than what ea has put out on next gen madden!!!!!!! now stfu and play ur game

  • guest

    is that johnny damon in the picture? that is awful

  • guest

    is that johnny damon in the picture? that is awful

  • guest

    is that johnny damon in the picture? that is awful

  • guest

    is that johnny damon in the picture? that is awful

  • Rico Laguna

    Pasta, I usually am almost in full agreement with your video game assesments but the one little thing I do not agree with is having MLB 2K Hitting in the plus column. While there may be a variety of hits, which is still kind of debatable, the hitting physics are prehistoric and simplistic. Reminiscent of High Heat Baseball. Hits dont seem to employ detailed physics that account for wind, hook , slice, ball spin…and if they do. The game does a poor job of representing it.

    For example, watch a real game, or even The Show and notice how a hit down the line or into the gap will catch air and carry, then start to slice and/careen of the wall with authenticity. In 2K, balls just seem to float and fall as if there being driven by some prehistoric High Heat 1999 engine.

    Watch how a grounder will fall to the ground then just skim thru the infield like a cue ball on a pool table….terrible. And thats JUST the ball physics.

    If we move over to the actual SWINGING. Notice how players will swing with bat speeds that simulate swinging a wiffleball bat. There’s no sense of weight at all to the bat and the game allows you to basically start your swing at the last possible second and still get around early because the dynamics are so screwed up and unrealistic

    I think the hitting, while very simple, is not very realistic. So I dont think this is a strength

  • Rico Laguna

    Pasta, I usually am almost in full agreement with your video game assesments but the one little thing I do not agree with is having MLB 2K Hitting in the plus column. While there may be a variety of hits, which is still kind of debatable, the hitting physics are prehistoric and simplistic. Reminiscent of High Heat Baseball. Hits dont seem to employ detailed physics that account for wind, hook , slice, ball spin…and if they do. The game does a poor job of representing it.

    For example, watch a real game, or even The Show and notice how a hit down the line or into the gap will catch air and carry, then start to slice and/careen of the wall with authenticity. In 2K, balls just seem to float and fall as if there being driven by some prehistoric High Heat 1999 engine.

    Watch how a grounder will fall to the ground then just skim thru the infield like a cue ball on a pool table….terrible. And thats JUST the ball physics.

    If we move over to the actual SWINGING. Notice how players will swing with bat speeds that simulate swinging a wiffleball bat. There’s no sense of weight at all to the bat and the game allows you to basically start your swing at the last possible second and still get around early because the dynamics are so screwed up and unrealistic

    I think the hitting, while very simple, is not very realistic. So I dont think this is a strength

  • Rico Laguna

    Pasta, I usually am almost in full agreement with your video game assesments but the one little thing I do not agree with is having MLB 2K Hitting in the plus column. While there may be a variety of hits, which is still kind of debatable, the hitting physics are prehistoric and simplistic. Reminiscent of High Heat Baseball. Hits dont seem to employ detailed physics that account for wind, hook , slice, ball spin…and if they do. The game does a poor job of representing it.

    For example, watch a real game, or even The Show and notice how a hit down the line or into the gap will catch air and carry, then start to slice and/careen of the wall with authenticity. In 2K, balls just seem to float and fall as if there being driven by some prehistoric High Heat 1999 engine.

    Watch how a grounder will fall to the ground then just skim thru the infield like a cue ball on a pool table….terrible. And thats JUST the ball physics.

    If we move over to the actual SWINGING. Notice how players will swing with bat speeds that simulate swinging a wiffleball bat. There’s no sense of weight at all to the bat and the game allows you to basically start your swing at the last possible second and still get around early because the dynamics are so screwed up and unrealistic

    I think the hitting, while very simple, is not very realistic. So I dont think this is a strength

  • Rico Laguna

    Pasta, I usually am almost in full agreement with your video game assesments but the one little thing I do not agree with is having MLB 2K Hitting in the plus column. While there may be a variety of hits, which is still kind of debatable, the hitting physics are prehistoric and simplistic. Reminiscent of High Heat Baseball. Hits dont seem to employ detailed physics that account for wind, hook , slice, ball spin…and if they do. The game does a poor job of representing it.

    For example, watch a real game, or even The Show and notice how a hit down the line or into the gap will catch air and carry, then start to slice and/careen of the wall with authenticity. In 2K, balls just seem to float and fall as if there being driven by some prehistoric High Heat 1999 engine.

    Watch how a grounder will fall to the ground then just skim thru the infield like a cue ball on a pool table….terrible. And thats JUST the ball physics.

    If we move over to the actual SWINGING. Notice how players will swing with bat speeds that simulate swinging a wiffleball bat. There’s no sense of weight at all to the bat and the game allows you to basically start your swing at the last possible second and still get around early because the dynamics are so screwed up and unrealistic

    I think the hitting, while very simple, is not very realistic. So I dont think this is a strength

  • Rico Laguna

    Pasta, I usually am almost in full agreement with your video game assesments but the one little thing I do not agree with is having MLB 2K Hitting in the plus column. While there may be a variety of hits, which is still kind of debatable, the hitting physics are prehistoric and simplistic. Reminiscent of High Heat Baseball. Hits dont seem to employ detailed physics that account for wind, hook , slice, ball spin…and if they do. The game does a poor job of representing it.

    For example, watch a real game, or even The Show and notice how a hit down the line or into the gap will catch air and carry, then start to slice and/careen of the wall with authenticity. In 2K, balls just seem to float and fall as if there being driven by some prehistoric High Heat 1999 engine.

    Watch how a grounder will fall to the ground then just skim thru the infield like a cue ball on a pool table….terrible. And thats JUST the ball physics.

    If we move over to the actual SWINGING. Notice how players will swing with bat speeds that simulate swinging a wiffleball bat. There’s no sense of weight at all to the bat and the game allows you to basically start your swing at the last possible second and still get around early because the dynamics are so screwed up and unrealistic

    I think the hitting, while very simple, is not very realistic. So I dont think this is a strength

  • Rico Laguna

    Pasta, I usually am almost in full agreement with your video game assesments but the one little thing I do not agree with is having MLB 2K Hitting in the plus column. While there may be a variety of hits, which is still kind of debatable, the hitting physics are prehistoric and simplistic. Reminiscent of High Heat Baseball. Hits dont seem to employ detailed physics that account for wind, hook , slice, ball spin…and if they do. The game does a poor job of representing it.

    For example, watch a real game, or even The Show and notice how a hit down the line or into the gap will catch air and carry, then start to slice and/careen of the wall with authenticity. In 2K, balls just seem to float and fall as if there being driven by some prehistoric High Heat 1999 engine.

    Watch how a grounder will fall to the ground then just skim thru the infield like a cue ball on a pool table….terrible. And thats JUST the ball physics.

    If we move over to the actual SWINGING. Notice how players will swing with bat speeds that simulate swinging a wiffleball bat. There’s no sense of weight at all to the bat and the game allows you to basically start your swing at the last possible second and still get around early because the dynamics are so screwed up and unrealistic

    I think the hitting, while very simple, is not very realistic. So I dont think this is a strength

  • Ghost of John Madden

    Why do people want 2K sports doing football games?

    • Jwade3247

      Probably because it was a pretty solid game. Not saying it’s the greatest thing ever, but it was very solid.

      And that’s why I don’t understand why their baseball game isn’t any good. I hear people talking about how they don’t have the resources. Bull, that didn’t stop them from making a top notch football game. Limited resources didn’t stop them from putting out a top notch NBA and College Basketball product. Hell even Top Spin 4 is solid and I’m sure they’re working with less resources that the team making the baseball game.

  • Jeffreyduke1982

    It’s funny. In MLB 11 the show, when Roy Halladay gets jobbed on a strike call one of the announces says , “Well I guess he was on the cover of the wrong game.” I know it don’t belong here, but that’s too funny.

  • Anonymous

    Mapping Johnny Damon’s face definitely should go in the “Misses” column.

  • Dtnggreen

    I’ll admit that 2K has done a great job with their NBA series, but I’m sick of people saying that they are a better game developer than EA. If EA didn’t make good games, nobody would buy them and they’d go out of business — instead they are one of the largest third party software developers and have been for more than 20 years. Madden usually gets an 8 out of 10 rating (or higher) every year and is one of the top selling games every time it comes out. So, either it’s a good game, or millions of people decide it’s a great idea to spend $60 a year to buy a crappy game. What makes more sense? EA makes the best football game, hockey game and soccer game (their highest selling game worldwide), and I can’t wait until they get the rights to bring MVP Baseball back. I doubt it will be as good as The Show, but I’m sure it will be another great game.

  • Dtnggreen

    I’ll admit that 2K has done a great job with their NBA series, but I’m sick of people saying that they are a better game developer than EA. If EA didn’t make good games, nobody would buy them and they’d go out of business — instead they are one of the largest third party software developers and have been for more than 20 years. Madden usually gets an 8 out of 10 rating (or higher) every year and is one of the top selling games every time it comes out. So, either it’s a good game, or millions of people decide it’s a great idea to spend $60 a year to buy a crappy game. What makes more sense? EA makes the best football game, hockey game and soccer game (their highest selling game worldwide), and I can’t wait until they get the rights to bring MVP Baseball back. I doubt it will be as good as The Show, but I’m sure it will be another great game.

  • gwhiz

    i have xbox 360 and the video for the show on here blows 2k11 out of the water and then sum… we need the show on 360

  • Jwade3247

    Geez maybe if they had been putting out a decent product they wouldn’t be losing money

    • Awesome

      I swear I must be playing a different game than all of you guys. If I didn’t know better I would think MLB 2k was the absolute worst game ever, but in the week I’ve had with it, I’ve had a blast. Maybe that’s because I haven’t had a baseball game in 4 or 5 years, I dunno, but it’s been a fun game for me. Sure the graphics aren’t great, but the game is a lot of fun. Pitching is a challenge, but a lot more fun than just picking a spot and hitting A or X. Hitting is a challenge, I can’t just get 20 runs and 5 homers a game (on All Star), you have to think, you can work walks, foul off 10 pitches in a row. It’s pretty deep and a great interface. I’ve had tons of hit variety, pretty sure you guys complaining about that played the demo only, or at most played the real game a few times and couldn’t get a hit so you quit and jumped on here to bitch. Sure there might be some problems, but I haven’t seen any of the glitches being pumped up so much around here. Generally the cpu has made the appropriate substitutions and played me tough. Once you get the feel for the defensive controls it really does work pretty well, some of you just need to give it a chance, or change some sliders and camera views. Everybody likes playing the game a different way, and this game gives you some choices to get it that way. Anyway, probably wasting my time, you guys have made up your minds and that’s fine, but sometimes people just need to chill out a little bit on the hyperbole and fanboy crap.

      • …..

        couldn’t agree more, Awesome…..unfortunately, you have people who are ignorant and are narrow-minded

        • Jwade3247

          See,I love this type of logic. We’re ignorant or narrow minded because we don’t think this game is the greatest thing ever. Seriously?

  • Gamerzz

    I just think it’s funny how many reviews there are out there of top spin from 2k…yet not of what is supposed to be a major sports release in baseball. Doesn’t seem like 2k nor the reviewing community care about this game which tells me all I need to know.

    • Jwade3247

      And do you see how good the reviews are for Top Spin? That’s exactly why I don’t buy that limited resources crap that people are shoveling.

  • Jahwarrior210

    I really enjoyed 2k10, but I think I will be holding out this year and give The Show a shot. Anyone know where I cam find a updated roster file for 2k10 on PS3?

  • I miss I would add is the new umpiring.

    It’s suppose to be more realistic yet it completely favors the batter. Every close pitch is ruled a ball. Like when half the ball is in the strikezone and the other is out…that’s right on the corner of the plate yet it’s ALWAYS a ball.

    I also see blatant strikes being called balls on occasion. Yet I NEVER need a blatant ball called a strike.

    Makes it VERY frustrating when pitching and on My Player especially.

  • Bryzine21

    Why do you have no scores with your reviews?I love the site except for the abscence of true review scores.But I also prefer MLB 2k11 to the Show.At least when it is not crashing.

  • Tlupher3

    I decided to buy the show and not MLB 2k11. Which was the correct choice I think. But how no one on here is complaining about the shows analog throwing. Still having trouble mastering it. Completing a double plays are a joke, and over thrown and under thrown errors happen way to often. I just started playing it and I’m sure I will improve but the analog throwing is far from perfect.

  • Tlupher3

    I decided to buy the show and not MLB 2k11. Which was the correct choice I think. But how no one on here is complaining about the shows analog throwing. Still having trouble mastering it. Completing a double plays are a joke, and over thrown and under thrown errors happen way to often. I just started playing it and I’m sure I will improve but the analog throwing is far from perfect.

  • Eightball5050

    Evening all…As someone who has played 2k since it was wsb and who now owns a ps3 and bought the show after playing the 2k11 demo let me tell why 2k should be looked upon with scorn:
    For me the last straw was 2k9-no matter the reasons/excuses that game was an a woeful piece of crap and the fact that 2k refused to admit it made it even worse. As a consumer I really could care less about the internal problems that 2k had with respect to 9 and while there are plenty of reasons to decry ea(their attempt punish people who buy games used as well as their penchant for nickel and dimeing the consumer with dlc) at least when they were confronted with the train wreck that was there basketball game-they choose to shelve it;apologized for the game not being quality and promised to get it right next year-2012.
    2k has abandoned their own forum-preferring Twitter and Facebook-and still not offering anything for the consumers who bought their latest baseball nightmare. I can live with many things as far as games go-bugs/glitches/an over reliance this gen on patches to fix products on release day but I can’t live with the same bugs(fatigue broken/the return of infielders running away from ground balls/injuries on overkill unless you move the slider to 5). I wonder if 2k understands that maybe their product would lose less money if they actually made an attempt to put out a product that was worth buying.
    The show is not perfect-what is the deal with wanting the consumer to pay for stadiums that are already on the disc…If it’s on the disc and you paid for it retail you should have access to it-period.
    The commentary is boring and sounds like three guys reading their lines in a studio and the analog throwing is not as tight as 2k(one of the few things that 2k gets right).
    The major difference between 2k and the show is baseball A.I.-one has it and the other does not. Oh to be sure for small periods it may seem as if 2k has decent baseball A.I. but over the long run it will make more head scratching decisions than one would think possible for a game made by a design team that has a reputation for being able to do baseball.
    Lastly say what you will about EA and Madden but at least they don’t half ass it-you may not like their choices with respect to logic or design but at least they give a damn about the game and the people who play it. Unlike many on here I had very little love for mvp baseball…I stll think that both High Heat and Hardball were better baseball games with better A.I. I still remember EA’S Tony La Russa Baseball and it was at best mediocre.
    What we should all want as gamers is choice-so I look forward to the expiration of the mlb licencse for 2k and hope that not just EA but some company we have yet to hear of will make a baseball game that will push the show to innovate and provide a reason to buy two baseball games and not just one.