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Major League Baseball 2K8

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Xbox 360
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PlayStation 3
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85
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
The only area that needs work is Franchise mode. It's not bad, but it doesn't offer anything new. Up to this point, this generation's baseball has been about replicating the look of the game. With this release, it's now about replicating the game itself.
85
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
The only area that needs work is Franchise mode. It's not bad, but it doesn't offer anything new. Up to this point, this generation's baseball has been about replicating the look of the game. With this release, it's now about replicating the game itself.
85
Xbox 360PGNx Media
Major League Baseball 2K8 is a great baseball game. Kush Games made plenty of improvements to the core baseball engine, most of which are wholly welcome. The presentation is still good, too, although it doesn’t capture a baseball broadcast as captivatingly as Sony’s MLB 08.
82
Xbox 360Mygamer.com
So indeed, there are some aesthetic shortcomings with MLB 2k8, but everything else in the game is absolutely excellent. With controls that make things challenging but rewarding, the game is just what baseball fans have been waiting for. And despite some tweaks that need to be made with some terribly overrated players (Nomar Garciaparra with an 82 OVR stat) and some terribly underrated players (Russell Martin, anyone?), and some problems with Curt Schilling (I love ya, Curt, but you just can’t hit a 90 mph fastball anymore), the game will satisfy almost any fan. Not to mention how the card collecting adds an incredible amount of value to the game. This is definitely worth getting for any baseball fan, and should be checked out by any casual sports fan with a 360.
80
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
This is definitely a solid sim franchise that keeps making strides in the right direction, and seeing a darn-near photorealistic #57 suit up in a Twins uni again is great, but the series still has a ways to go before being crowned the champ.
80
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
This is definitely a solid sim franchise that keeps making strides in the right direction, and seeing a darn-near photorealistic #57 suit up in a Twins uni again is great, but the series still has a ways to go before being crowned the champ.
80
PlayStation 2Games Radar
Ultimately, MLB 2K8 is a stellar upgrade of last year's PS2 title. Even lacking a significant gameplay update under the hood, it remains a good option in a great year of baseball games. While MLB 08 The Show has stolen our hearts, MLB 2K8 demands respect - and a little love too.
80
PlayStation 3GameDaily
Major League Baseball 2K8 is fun, especially with the Total Pitch Control; the addition of playing cards will have you collecting for weeks at a time; and the presentation isn't half bad. You don't have too many options when it comes to swinging for the fences, but this is still worth playing.
80
PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play
MLB 2K8 is a positive step forward for an already good series. The doom and gloom predicted by folks back when the sports licensing war stuff finally shook out still has not taken place. 2K has really delivered the goods year after year, and it seems like 2K8 will be an excellent successor.
80
Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
MLB 2K8 is a positive step forward for an already good series. The doom and gloom predicted by folks back when the sports licensing war stuff finally shook out still has not taken place. 2K has really delivered the goods year after year, and it seems like 2K8 will be an excellent successor.
80
Xbox 360GameDaily
Major League Baseball 2K8 is fun, especially with the Total Pitch Control; the addition of playing cards will have you collecting for weeks at a time; and the presentation isn't half bad. You don't have too many options when it comes to swinging for the fences, but this is still worth playing.
80
WiiG4 TV: X-Play
MLB 2K8 is a positive step forward for an already good series. The doom and gloom predicted by folks back when the sports licensing war stuff finally shook out still has not taken place. 2K has really delivered the goods year after year, and it seems like 2K8 will be an excellent successor.
78
Xbox 360TeamXbox
I’m sure it’s very difficult to do a triple-A sports video game these days, what with marketing people on your butt to get advertising in the game, programmers wanting to show off their advanced cloth physics and, worst of all, fans and critics (ahem) who think they know better than anyone what “real” baseball is. But it might be time for the makers of MLB 2K8 to take a step back from adding bells and whistles, and put a little more concentration into the on-field action. In a lot of ways they’re headed in the right direction, but if the game itself is frustrating to play, all the cool features and classic players, and awesome mo-cap animations go to waste. Major League Baseball 2K8 ain’t quite making it to the playoffs this year.
77
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
This is another solid entry from 2K Sports, and with the same group working on MLB 2K9 next year is looking good as well. The pitching is ground breaking and the rest is solid, with the exception of the frame rate issues. Definitely worth playing.
75
PlayStation 3Gamernode
MLB 2K8 has improved on the realism of a baseball sim and because of this, true addicts of the game will appreciate the nuances most. The sim plays realistically. Whether you're pitching to the batter with a full count or coming to the plate with two men on in the bottom of the ninth with your team one run behind, you'll feel as though you just spent a day at the ballpark. If that's your idea of having fun, you'll be just fine with MLB 2K8.
75
PlayStation 31UP
We daydreamed during the offseason that 2008 would be the Year of the Baseball Game, and while we know there's a whole lot to like about MLB 2K8 and plenty of reasons to play it, it isn't the seminal new-gen baseball experience we were hoping for. It's a solid effort, but one that leaves us feeling more like "Wait 'til next year" Cubs fans than we'd like.
75
Xbox 360Gamernode
MLB 2K8 has improved on the realism of a baseball sim and because of this, true addicts of the game will appreciate the nuances most. The sim plays realistically. Whether you're pitching to the batter with a full count or coming to the plate with two men on in the bottom of the ninth with your team one run behind, you'll feel as though you just spent a day at the ballpark. If that's your idea of having fun, you'll be just fine with MLB 2K8.
75
Xbox 3601UP
We daydreamed during the offseason that 2008 would be the Year of the Baseball Game, and while we know there's a whole lot to like about MLB 2K8 and plenty of reasons to play it, it isn't the seminal new-gen baseball experience we were hoping for. It's a solid effort, but one that leaves us feeling more like "Wait 'til next year" Cubs fans than we'd like.
74
Xbox 360IGN
At the end of the day it’s the lack of authenticity while on the field that really hurts MLB 2K8. Next-gen simulation sports games are gauged by how closely they emulate the look and feel of the real thing and while the new gameplay mechanics do lend themselves to a more true-to-life experience, the presentation and look of 2K8 in motion really hurts it overall. The features are plentiful and will keep most busy for some time, but for this year’s best and purest baseball offering you’ll have to look elsewhere.
72
PlayStation 3IGN
At the end of the day it’s the lack of authenticity while on the field that really hurts MLB 2K8. Next-gen simulation sports games are gauged by how closely they emulate the look and feel of the real thing and while the new gameplay mechanics do lend themselves to a more true-to-life experience, the presentation and look of 2K8 in motion really hurts it overall. The features are plentiful and will keep most busy for some time, but for this year’s best and purest baseball offering you’ll have to look elsewhere.
70
PlayStation 2IGN
The PS3 is starting to gain speed, the primary consoles are switching from the PS2 (and already dead Xbox) over to the next generation, and because of that you won’t find too many incredible options or serious PS2-specific devotion in 2K8. At the same time, you still get a pretty impressive piece of software with 2K’s latest offering on PS2, complete with most of the bells and whistles you’d expect, an online mode that still rocks, and some of the best commentary in the game today. For our cash we’d still stick with The Show as the primary choice on any Sony platform, as it’s really making some strides in both gameplay and visual offering, but if you’re a fan of 2K specifically, 2008 brings yet another solid year of ball. With that being said thoug h, the amount of glitches and quick corner-cutting shows exactly where 2K's devotion went this year. It's still a fun game of ball, but the PS2's days are numbered, and this is a token sign of that truth in motion.
70
PlayStation 3Games Radar
We give all the credit in the world to 2K Sports for not playing it safe and forging ahead with innovative ideas that work terrifically. After all, we’d be needling them if they didn’t. We were so ready to fall in love with 2K’s take on major league baseball again this year, but we just can’t get past the depressing drop in visual fidelity. This season, we’ll just have to agree to be good friends - especially when MLB 08: The Show is so damn good.
70
PlayStation 3Game Tap
It's too bad, too, that so many of these problem areas slipped into the final product (this thing is so buggy, I want to spray the disc like poor Joba Chamberlain), and in the end, what you're left with is a game of what "might have been" instead of the superstar many expected (especially after last season's promising turnaround). If you're able to look past the framerate, the pitching and franchise are worth checking out, but if you only have enough money for one baseball game this year, Sony's Show is definitely the one worth attending.
70
PlayStation 3GameZone
It's hard to score a game like MLB 2K8. In the left corner of the ring stands a hefty fighter – one of stellar analog mechanics that are unique to this title. But in the right corner you have a fighter who's seriously out of shape. When he takes a beating, so does the game, leading to performance issues that are hard to ignore.
70
PlayStation 3USA Today
MLB 2K8 boasts enough control innovation to merit an upgrade over last year's installment, but bugs in future releases could mean a trip to the bench.
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PlayStation 3Game Over Online
MLB 2K8 is one of those games that hurts to play because you just know it could have been so much better. The makings of a great game are all here, but it ultimately fails to reach that status. Don't get me wrong, lovers of the genre will find some fun in this game if they can get past the hiccups. The sputtering animations, choppy gameplay, and overall feeling that the game simply needed more time and work ultimately hold back what truly could have been a great virtual playground for America's pastime.
70
Xbox 360Games Radar
We give all the credit in the world to 2K Sports for not playing it safe and forging ahead with innovative ideas that work terrifically. After all, we’d be needling them if they didn’t. We were so ready to fall in love with 2K’s take on major league baseball again this year, but we just can’t get past the depressing drop in visual fidelity. This season, we’ll just have to agree to be good friends - especially when MLB 08: The Show is so damn good.
70
Xbox 360Game Tap
It's too bad, too, that so many of these problem areas slipped into the final product (this thing is so buggy, I want to spray the disc like poor Joba Chamberlain), and in the end, what you're left with is a game of what "might have been" instead of the superstar many expected (especially after last season's promising turnaround). If you're able to look past the framerate, the pitching and franchise are worth checking out, but if you only have enough money for one baseball game this year, Sony's Show is definitely the one worth attending.
70
Xbox 360Game Over Online
MLB 2K8 is one of those games that hurts to play because you just know it could have been so much better. The makings of a great game are all here, but it ultimately fails to reach that status. Don't get me wrong, lovers of the genre will find some fun in this game if they can get past the hiccups. The sputtering animations, choppy gameplay, and overall feeling that the game simply needed more time and work ultimately hold back what truly could have been a great virtual playground for America's pastime.
70
Xbox 360AceGamez
So, what can The Show take home with its victory and think about for next season? Well, it won more because it performed all the basics better, rather than dominating, and it is starting to show its age in many key areas. The Show has gone about as far as buttons are going to allow it to go, and with another year of experience under their belts, 2K Games' analog controls should be even sharper for the 2K9 edition. The Road to the Show and Scout are only getting better each season though, so if the gameplay can keep up with the strides the modes have taken, 2K Games are going to have to really step it up to avoid their career following that of Nomar Garciaparra's - one dangerously swift decline.
70
WiiGames Radar
Even so, as the only big-league option on the Wii this season, MLB 2K8 is solid enough to draw us in. While we would've loved a smoother and more expansive experience, what is here is great for the casuals and tolerable for the hardcore. Let's hope it's the start of bigger things to come.
70
WiiGameSpy
The Wii is starting to build an impressive baseball library with the arcade hit The Bigs, the brilliant MLB Power Pros and now MLB 2K8. The latter is a huge step in the right direction in combining the hands-on experience that the system is known for with authentic baseball gameplay. There are still plenty of kinks to work out, and next year there will simply be no excuse for omitting online play or the ability to update rosters because the roster that ships with the game is painfully out of date, but if you're looking for a serious baseball game which uses the Wii controls to great effect, MLB 2K8 is your ticket.
70
WiiGameZone
The end result is a game that is fairly decent in the gameplay department, but lacking in many others. The excellent pitching controls give me hope that given another year of training, MLB 2K9 for Wii would truly be worthy of the big leagues. As for 2K8, unless you are desperate for a baseball sim on Wii, I would let this one ride the bench.
70
WiiGamernode
MLB 2K8 is a solid and enjoyable baseball game, but has plenty of room for improvement in the years to come. If you're strictly looking for a baseball simulation on the Wii, 2K8 is your only option, and it gets the job done. To those who are less die-hard fans, I recommend giving MLB Power Pros a look, because I'm a lifelong ballplayer and prefer that title to anything else available on the Wii. I would have loved to see how EA Sports would implement the Wii's input system into a baseball sim, but this year it's all about 2K.
68
PlayStation 3GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
MLB2K8 is sadly lacking in most of the key areas and it looks and feels dated even with the three new gameplay mechanics that 2K have tacked on. The graphics are unacceptable for 2008 with substandard animations, poor collision detection and physics which rarely work right and even when they do they quite often don't look right. There are many features in the franchise mode, however compared to other games in the same genre they feel dated. Let's hope for 2009 that 2k spend some time overhauling the game from the ground up because it really is long overdue.
68
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
With all the expected deep Season and Franchise modes, Tournaments, and GM modes, 2K8 is a lot of fun with a lot of teams, players, and stadiums to play around with. It is certainly a step in the right direction for the franchise, and while I am still a believer that EA makes the best sports games out there, 2K is in charge of the baseball market and, for now, this is the best one out there.
68
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
With all the expected deep Season and Franchise modes, Tournaments, and GM modes, 2K8 is a lot of fun with a lot of teams, players, and stadiums to play around with. It is certainly a step in the right direction for the franchise, and while I am still a believer that EA makes the best sports games out there, 2K is in charge of the baseball market and, for now, this is the best one out there.
68
Xbox 360GameZone
Kudos to 2K for the attempt but until some of the items of this game are fixed, this is not a game to recommend for anyone but the die-hard baseball fan. The ideas are there, but they have too many issues to be considered a drawing point.
68
WiiGame Informer Magazine
In terms of depth, the Wii version doesn't offer much outside of a barebones Franchise mode. It's a good game for batting practice, but if you want more, look to the greatly enhanced PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
67
PlayStation 3Lawrence
This year's baseball offering from 2K comes with a brand-new pitching control scheme that is definitely love it or hate it. Rather than the typical power meter for pitching, you'll perform various pitches via right analog stick movements. You have to do two motions with the stick, but you also have to time them just right to ensure accuracy. It definitely takes some getting used to, but it's perfectly usable after a while. I was disappointed to see that 2K didn't include the new Kauffman Stadium renovations, but it was nice to see tons of signature stances for various batters. The overall game just isn't as polished as it needs to be thanks to spotty fielding and framerate drops, and there are better options out there for fans of our national pastime.
67
PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Last but not least, I have to commend the guys from 2K Sports for providing gamers with roster updates and free jersey and stadium packs that should have shipped with the game in the first place. If you like baseball then pick up a copy, it's your only option if you don't own a Sony gaming system.
67
Xbox 360Worth Playing
It's a shame that MLB 2K8 is the only baseball offering for Xbox 360 owners, as the efforts to do more than a simple roster update have resulted in a game that has solid ideas and a deep set of features, but is so buggy and inconsistent in almost every regard that it isn't worth your time unless you absolutely have to play a baseball game.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
Online, MLB 2k8 is hit or miss. Lag and stuttering often make the new, delicate pitcher/batter interaction break down. With all the improvements the game includes, it's a shame that the most important thing about a baseball game seems completely unfinished. The stuttering on the field obscures what can be a very fun, tense and rewarding game of baseball. Hopefully we'll be able to update this review soon with news of a solution.
67
Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Last but not least, I have to commend the guys from 2K Sports for providing gamers with roster updates and free jersey and stadium packs that should have shipped with the game in the first place. If you like baseball then pick up a copy, it's your only option if you don't own a Sony gaming system.
65
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Despite a bevy of technical problems, those of you who are just looking to play a few games and aren't worried about playing a franchise or trying to win close games on a higher difficulty will probably be reasonably pleased with MLB 2K8. With new pitching, hitting, and fielding mechanics, as well as new player cards, there's a lot to like if you're the forgiving type. However, if you're someone who relishes the finer points of the game, you'll walk away in disgust after just a few games. MLB 2K8 is a fine example of how exclusive sports licenses hurt the average consumer. PlayStation 3 owners at least have the option of MLB 08, but if you're an Xbox 360 owner and looking for a baseball game, it's either MLB 2K8 or the highway. And that's just not right.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Despite a bevy of technical problems, those of you who are just looking to play a few games and aren't worried about playing a franchise or trying to win close games on a higher difficulty will probably be reasonably pleased with MLB 2K8. With new pitching, hitting, and fielding mechanics, as well as new player cards, there's a lot to like if you're the forgiving type. However, if you're someone who relishes the finer points of the game, you'll walk away in disgust after just a few games. MLB 2K8 is a fine example of how exclusive sports licenses hurt the average consumer. PlayStation 3 owners at least have the option of MLB 08, but if you're an Xbox 360 owner and looking for a baseball game, it's either MLB 2K8 or the highway. And that's just not right.
65
WiiIGN
For a game that is undoubtedly missing some key modes and options, MLB 2K8 is still an impressive first effort on Wii, and gives us all the faith in the world that next year’s installment will have what it takes to stand toe-to-toe with the other console versions. Pitching has never been easier, and we never thought we’d actually be happy to leave two men on first and second base and instead take to the field for the defensive half of an inning.
64
PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0
PS3 owners should be grateful that MLB 2K8 is not their only choice. It’s not a bad game by any means, but it seems like the developers cannot get the gameplay down long enough to be able to tend to the rest of the game’s problems. As a simulation, the game’s a failure, but as a mix of simulation and arcade-like gameplay, it’s a fairly good time. You may want to rent the game to see if you can master Total Control pitching before you commit to a purchase. Still, if you own a PS3, you have no excuse buying this while the superior MLB 08: The Show is staring you in the face.
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Xbox 360Gamer 2.0
It’s unfortunate for baseball fans without a PS3 that MLB 2K8 is their only choice. It’s not a bad game by any means, but it seems like the developers cannot get the gameplay down long enough to be able to tend to the rest of the game’s problems. As a simulation, the game’s a failure, but as a mix of simulation and arcade-like gameplay, it’s a fairly good time. Luckily, there is a demo on Xbox Live for 360 owners to try out first, but you may as well rent it and see if you can get enough of a grip on the Total Control pitching before you have to take it back. If you’re a PS3 owner, you have no excuse buying this while the superior MLB 08: The Show is staring you in the face.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Bottom line, don't waste your time or money with MLB 2K8. Last year, MLB 2K7 was worthy of some consideration as a first-generation PS3 baseball title. But this year, it's a mediocre offering of baseball that does little to fix the issues that plagued 2K7. A.I. is still questionable, and sliders don't help alleviate the issues. Mode offerings desperately need a rookie-superstar mode of some sort, and the overall feel of the game is in dire need of polish. Moreover, when after a year's worth of time your game engine is still plagued with framerate issues and seems to have gone backwards in terms of player detail, you're in trouble. Not to mention the erroneous, and dull, commentary doesn't help at all.
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PlayStation 3Maxim Magazine
Like the Yankees, 2K8 has all the necessary ingredients to be a champion—great graphics, an eclectic soundtrack, a winning tradition—and yet, in the end, all the parts wind up feeling like they're trying too hard to be great. Like that Choker McA-Rod, the game grounds out in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded.
60
Xbox 360Maxim Magazine
Like the Yankees, 2K8 has all the necessary ingredients to be a champion—great graphics, an eclectic soundtrack, a winning tradition—and yet, in the end, all the parts wind up feeling like they're trying too hard to be great. Like that Choker McA-Rod, the game grounds out in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded.
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Xbox 360Darkstation
It's a shame to see MLB 2K8 struggle to the magnitude it did in this version. You could see the developers had high hopes for a lot of the new functionality of the game, but when it is all said and done, everything doesn't gel together all that well. The game is still playable, and enjoyable, just don't expect it to be a perfect package.
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PlayStation 3Game Shark
When playing MLB 2k8 I’m reminded of the story of the frog prince. There’s this pervasive feeling when playing it that if you could but summon a maiden to offer it a firm kiss on the cheek that it would suddenly turn into the King of Diamonds that lurks just beneath its pot-marked surface. But, barring one heck of a patch from 2k Sports, there’s no magic pill to cure all that ails this game. The legacy of developer 2k Los Angeles (formerly Kush Games) continues to be the delivery of high-potential but brutally flawed games that lack considerable polish.
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Xbox 360Game Shark
When playing MLB 2k8 I’m reminded of the story of the frog prince. There’s this pervasive feeling when playing it that if you could but summon a maiden to offer it a firm kiss on the cheek that it would suddenly turn into the King of Diamonds that lurks just beneath its pot-marked surface. But, barring one heck of a patch from 2k Sports, there’s no magic pill to cure all that ails this game. The legacy of developer 2k Los Angeles (formerly Kush Games) continues to be the delivery of high-potential but brutally flawed games that lack considerable polish.
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WiiCheat Code Central
At the end of the day, if the Wii is all you have got, then this a decent baseball game to pickup. Just don't expect it to be revolutionary or live up to the other versions. I would give it a break because it is their first effort on the Wii, but at best it feels like a discounted title. It would be unfair to say that it does not lay a solid foundation for the future, but only time will tell if it can be molded into a playoff contender.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
So, at the end of the day (or nine innings), I'd say look elsewhere for your baseball jones. What's good about the game isn't a great improvement on last year's version and, in fact, the game seems to have taken a step back graphically. Meanwhile, at its core, the game isn't true to the nature of baseball, because the bottom line - the numbers - just don't jibe. They're trying by adding new features, but to my mind this energy is misplaced. While you get some changes and add-ons, that's a lot like pruning a tree when its core is rotten, or putting a dress on a pig, or ... well, you get the point.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
As far as pitching and hitting are concerned, MLB 2K8 is great. But presentation counts, and when a weak presentation is coupled with fielding issues, it's a lot harder to enjoy this game. While it features just tons and tons of options for true fans to dig around in, the cumbersome menu navigation and the previously discussed animation and sound defects will have a lot of fans irritated after a while. MLB 2K8 has a lot of strong points, but the developers apparently need another year to work the kinks out.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
So, at the end of the day (or nine innings), I'd say look elsewhere for your baseball jones. What's good about the game isn't a great improvement on last year's version and, in fact, the game seems to have taken a step back graphically. Meanwhile, at its core, the game isn't true to the nature of baseball, because the bottom line - the numbers - just don't jibe. They're trying by adding new features, but to my mind this energy is misplaced. While you get some changes and add-ons, that's a lot like pruning a tree when its core is rotten, or putting a dress on a pig, or ... well, you get the point.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
It basically comes down to this: when it works, MLB 2K8 is easy to recommend. It's a solid baseball game with a great pitching and hitting interface. But it doesn't always work. The poor frame-rate combined with the shoddy online play and the occasional system lock-ups drag the game down into mediocrity. And that's a terrible shame for Xbox 360 owners who really have no other choice but to wait for an update from 2K Sports. It can't get here soon enough.
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WiiGame Shark
2K Sports has a well-earned reputation for publishing sports games that can be classified as schizophrenic, and unfortunately, the Wii version of MLB 2K8 suffers from the same characteristics. For every “wow” moment there’s a commensurate “what the heck” moment that drains the fun. Head-to-head players and single season players will have plenty of fun with this game, despite its warts. Franchise players—move on, there’s nothing to see here.
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Wii1UP
MLB 2K8 on the Wii just didn't sparkle enough to make me overly enthusiastic. It's a fun novelty play, but I'm taking a Cubs fan-style "wait till next year" approach with what could very well blossom into a must-play by next season.
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PlayStation 3The Video Game Critic
The games tend to drag on, with a nine-inning affair lasting an hour and a half or more. You can turn off the cut-scenes and instant replays, but the long pauses between pitches remain. Yeah, you can hit a button to expedite the process, but that gets irritating. And for a game that values realism, the out-of-date rosters and incorrect schedules are disappointing. MLB 2K8's no-nonsense approach will appeal to hardcore baseball fans, but the cumbersome control scheme and steep learning curve will demoralize fun-loving gamers just looking for a good time.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
MLB 2K8 on the PS3 is a red-headed stepchild which obviously didn't receive the attention it needed. While the gameplay remains solid and the features are there in full force, the technical issues and sub-par graphics make it absolutely impossible to recommend over Sony's MLB 08: The Show. PS3 owners have a choice for their next-gen baseball fix, and it's pretty clear which way to go.