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MLB 2K10 Review

By bullpenbrian - March 12, 2010 - 1:07 am Leave a comment.

MLB 2K10 is passable, but still lagging behind EA Sports MVP series from five years ago.

A clumsy dashboard and tedious hitting and pitching controls take away from the game’s superior graphics and realistic game-feel.

It’s basically the equivalent of a shortstop who’s capable of making the highlight-reel throw, but struggles to field the most routine ground ball.

2K Sports is simply trying too hard. And while I appreciate the effort, it’s not the glamorous additions that I’m looking for.

Just give us a game with simple navigation, great graphics and smooth online compatibility. Forget the bells and whistles around pitching and hitting controls and deliver, once and for all, a baseball sim free of bugs and hang-ups.

Until then, which it’s already been five years in the waiting, 2K’s MLB series remains in Triple-A code. A Cubs cry of ‘Wait til next year’ singing its final praises.

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MLB 2K10 Release March 2

By bullpenbrian - March 2, 2010 - 2:00 am Leave a comment.

MLB 2K10 releases today. I’ll be interested to see where the Cubs finish in a simulated season. I have faith the game will keep the Cubbies in contention, unlike Baseball Prospectus. Then again, who knows?

Nonetheless, I yearn for the days of EA Sports’ MVP series, which surprisingly, has gone unmatched by other developers since EA Sports signed its exclusive deal with the NFL for its Madden series.

That in turn has left gamers, like myself, stuck with unrealistic, bug-filled simulations–especially on the PC.

If we’re lucky EA returns to its baseball series in 2012. Until then, however, you can settle in for MLB 2K10–the gaming version of the Pittsburgh Pirates!

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