This Season’s Baseball Video Game ReviewsWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Baseball is in full swing, so game developers have all the bases covered with Sony’s PlayStation 3/PlayStation Vita version (MLB 12 The Show) and a 2K triple play – PC/Xbox 360 version (Major League Baseball 2K12) and a Nintendo 3DS version (Nicktoons MLB® 3D).
The PS3 and PS Vita MLB 12 The Show versions allows players switch between both games with constant synchronization so either version presents current progress before players start or continue a game mode. On the PS3, MLB 12 The Show features full PlayStation Move capability, real time MLB game broadcast presentations, and free online play. The multiplayer online mode includes the new diamond dynasty feature featuring MLB player collections as well as dynasty card options that let players train. The PS Vita has four player online and offline game play as well as the new front and rear touch screens controls.
The Major League Baseball 2K12 Xbox 360 and PC versions lets players follow the actual MLB season for six months and adjusts statistics and other factors accordingly – a great feature. Both versions also have a new throwing system incorporating a unique “risk vs. reward” system plus a special player progression system. The PC version works on Window 7, Vista, and XP operating systems. Major League Baseball 2K12 is also available on Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, and Wii.
Nicktoons MLB® 3D, the first baseball game for the Nintendo 3DS, mixes 175 real MLB players from all teams with Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons characters while adding special, entertaining powers. Other features include augmented reality extras (card included), and wireless two-player modes that include quick play, single, showdown, and the distance derby mini game, which consists of nine pitches in Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park. The tutorials help novice players and two profiles can be used. All games are rated E for everyone.