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MLB 08: The Show

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
85
4.0
PlayStation 3
85
4.0
PSP
82
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Description

An update of the previous year, along with the obligatory roster update along with new features. The same game modes are still present: Exhibition, Franchise, The Show and Road to the Show. There is also a new Pitcher/Batter Analysis feature that allows the player to compare performances against certain pitchers during the game as well as post-game. Along with a Progressive Batting Performance feature that will either penalize or reward their players created superstars depending on how they are performing during games. Players can also save games mid-way through, allowing them to pick up later if they choose.

There are also online features each distinct for their platform: The PS3 and PS2 version lets players compete in Online Leagues holding up to 30 teams with the ability to save their preferences using the SCOUT (SportsConnect Online User Tracking) system for easy reference when setting up Exhibition matches. All three platforms also allows players to view real-life MLB stats and save them to their respective memory to view them afterwards.

The PS3 can also utilize it's HDD capabilities to use music stored in it to be used during matches. The PSP has the abililty as well, using a Memory Stick Duo with music stored on it. The PS2 also has the ability to use the EyeToy for created superstars. Games are also called again by the three man team of Rex Huddler, Matt Vasgerian and Dave Campbell .

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The Press Says

Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 Mar 11, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
The Next Level PlayStation 3 Apr 21, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Games Radar PlayStation 3 Mar 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision PlayStation 3 Mar 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Feb 29, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Shark PSP Apr 14, 2008 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 May, 2008 8.25 out of 10 82
Operation Sports PlayStation 2 Mar 25, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
AceGamez PSP May 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80

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