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MLB 12: The Show Review

MLB 12: The Show has a very steep learning curve, but ultimately rewarding gameplay.

April 23, 2012
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Introduction

MLB 12: The Show builds on the success of previous iterations of the franchise, pushing new, more finely-tuned mechanics for both batting and pitching, while also adding full compatibility with Playstation Move and the new PS Vita portable console. MLB 12 tweaks with the systems from last year's version, though it lets you revert to most of the older control schemes if you really feel uncomfortable in the new system. In addition, this year's version of The Show brings back the "Road to the Show" career game mode, while also adding a new Diamond Dynasty mode that works like a franchise mode that lets you build a team of real and fictional baseball stars (some earned, some bought via DLC) to compete with other players. MLB 12: The Show began shipping in March and is a PS3/PSVita exclusive developed by Sony Computer Entertainment San Diego.

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  1. Page
  2. Gameplay
  3. Storytelling
  4. Graphics & Atmosphere
  5. Conclusion
  6. Photo Gallery
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