Friday, March 5, 2010

MLB 2K10

This is one weird game.

I have taken a 2 year hiatus from 2K (Todd did those reviews) so I admit I was anxious to see what the franchise was like after playing The Show.

After a few games and a quick franchise check...I miss The Show. I'll talk more about this later but there is something I cannot quite put my finger on yet but something about the game is

Maybe it's the herky-jerky speed up/slow down animations or the fact that the ball feels "dead" to me like the game was set in 1906. Maybe it's that I can't figure out how to steal a base, or do a double switch or that the game gave a hitter a base hit on a wild throw to first from the pitcher.

As for franchise mode um...where are the Free Agents? They *all* re-signed? Seriously? Hey I'm all for Reserve Clause baseball but the game should at least tell me up front, eh?

I also *hate* the batting mechanic with the right stick flick because you cannot check swing. Seriously, in what baseball game universe can you not check swing? I think I need to use an old school control scheme or something.

I did walk three times in one game and even walked FOUR batters myself -- that was pretty darn sweet. And hittes do take strikes which was a big complaint Todd had last year.

But this game feels odd.

Of course The Show this year seems to have its own set of weird is as weird does.