MLB 2K8 pitching impressions from Gametap

Posted February 14th, 2008 at 5:54 pm


Jon Robinson over at Gametap has posted up his impressions of the new right analog pitching in MLB 2K8. Also included is a list of the top 20 rated non-closers in the bullpen. You can read the entire article by clicking here.

I was not only feeling frustrated, I felt like giving up on the game all together…But then something happened. I decided to play as the Mets, and somehow when pitching as Pedro, everything fell into place (and I didn’t even need a rooster). I was hitting the glove on the corner, my slider was devastating, and I held the computer to just one run through nine innings…Ever since then, I’ve fallen in love with the new pitching mechanic, so much so that my thumb actually hurts from all the right analog action.

Another aspect of pitching that fans should be aware of is the fact that you can really feel the difference between the aces like Santana and the fourth and fifth starters in your rotation. This difference is felt in everything from accuracy of your pitch to timing of the mechanic to even stamina.

I wonder how many people will have the patience with the new pitching mechanics. I like the idea behind it but after playing The Show’s demo and finding that normal button + meter has become more difficult to place pitches right where you want them I’m not sure it’s really necessary to get those varied results. Still I think the new pitching could really define the 2K franchise but it is the right stick hitting that I have no interest in.