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zzcoolj21

MLB 16 The Show Impressions

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I hear only good things so far.

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Initial thoughts...little nervous when during the install the disc would pop out and say corrupted data, delete data and try again. (not exact words) 

After the 5th attempt, I was desperate, (I have 'gold') in my mitts and can not install the damn game! I have never had this happen before. ( I posted yesterday I might be getting to cocky posting about getting the game early)

Well, in the end, I deleted MLB15, and was finally able to install 16. (whew!)

I have not really played an inning yet. I am assisting Roster/Franchise guys at the moment. 

But so far when playing as the Royals against the Mets, as The Show installs,
WOW!!

If you are undecided, slap yourself, and order The Show. 

Will be playing much more after midnight, and post my thoughts.

http://www.operationsports.com/forums/mlb-show/876740-mlb-show-16-impressions-thread-impressions-only.html

I also hear fielding animations have been drastically improved. On the fence about pre-ordering. Would like to decide tonight so I can install early.

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Still having a lot of fun with '15. Can't even see this clip right now, I might buy it and then my wife might kick my ass out of the house :)

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It LOOKS good as usual, but the question will remain about game play.  You may want to wait a month or so before people start complaining (or not complaining if that's the case) about the game glitches and such.  Hopefully they have those ironed out.

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I like the shadowing, other than that it still looks like The Show (the same Show) which I was never a big fan of. If I could just get that nice looking crowd from The Show. 

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If there is something about MLB The show that I can't stand it's the BOOOORING commentary. Commentators are as fun as watching paint dry.

I like the fact that you have many options to choose for players gears tho. I can't think of how much Sony payed for the licensing. 

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8 hours ago, debsterfan said:

If there is something about MLB The show that I can't stand it's the BOOOORING commentary. Commentators are as fun as watching paint dry.

Ohhh finally someone who shares my thoughts on the commentary. I find 2K12 commentary to be much better. As always, graphics look outstanding, but as for gameplay I can't say much. This year I'd like to finally give The Show a try, after almost buying The Show 15 for PS3 last year: First of all because I have never owned the game, neither have I played a single game, hence why I can't talk much about gameplay, secondly because I finally own a PS4 (I never thought I would own one, but I'm a big Just Cause 3 fan, found a bundle with the game and I couldn't pass up on it!) and I'd like to see what the fuss is all about.

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13 hours ago, debsterfan said:

If there is something about MLB The show that I can't stand it's the BOOOORING commentary. Commentators are as fun as watching paint dry.

I like the fact that you have many options to choose for players gears tho. I can't think of how much Sony payed for the licensing. 

 

4 hours ago, aceshigh said:

Ohhh finally someone who shares my thoughts on the commentary. I find 2K12 commentary to be much better. As always, graphics look outstanding, but as for gameplay I can't say much. This year I'd like to finally give The Show a try, after almost buying The Show 15 for PS3 last year: First of all because I have never owned the game, neither have I played a single game, hence why I can't talk much about gameplay, secondly because I finally own a PS4 (I never thought I would own one, but I'm a big Just Cause 3 fan, found a bundle with the game and I couldn't pass up on it!) and I'd like to see what the fuss is all about.

When streaming [2K] on Twitch a lot of people mention they are enjoying the commentary

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Wish they had The Show for PC....good looking game!!

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5 hours ago, Griz891 said:

Wish they had The Show for PC....good looking game!!

We don't need The Show on pc when we have 2K and MVP! ;P although I am sure many textures could come in handy for our modding...

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1 hour ago, aceshigh said:

We don't need The Show on pc when we have 2K and MVP! ;P although I am sure many textures could come in handy for our modding...

Yeah, honestly I wish 2K had some more animations and stuff, but the modding makes it fun for me. It makes the game feel more sim-like. There are still little quirks that annoy me, but yeah I still enjoy 2K. Obviously why we are here :DWe may not be able to do certain things, but with enough effort some of these player faces, equipment and stadiums/environments can rival The Show. Just takes time and effort.

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I gave in.

 

Guess I'll post some impressions in 3 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes, 12 seconds.

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Next week, I'm going to have an all baseball household again.

 

OOTP17 on PC, The Show on my console.

SO GOOD.

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I got it Thursday and it's pretty incredible. I made a sound pack on operation sports with almost 500 different player walk ups, reliever entrances and stadium sounds used by players last year  if anyone's interested.

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But what are you're impressions, especially of the game play?  There seems to be a lot of talk around the game in the early going here, but nothing real concrete.

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Everything seems tighter control wise.the brought the stride option back for hitting which I'm loving. The precision hitting is also pretty great. 

The games beautiful but there is still a little bit of framerate issues in cut scenes. Last year in broadcast pitching after you selected a pitch the graphics downgraded a bit. It doesn't this year. The pbr lighting is cool but I don't notice it much to be honest.

I actually dove and caught a ball in the outfield which i haven't been able to do for years. A little disappointed that you cant have the throw meter over your head ala 2k, without the gd awful massive new throw meter under your feet. Hit variety is definetly better. 

The accessories are sick this year. Sunglasses as well. Shoes look crisper than in the past. 

Sounds of the show really ads so much. All in all it's a great game.

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1 hour ago, cujomatty said:

Everything seems tighter control wise.the brought the stride option back for hitting which I'm loving. The precision hitting is also pretty great. 

The games beautiful but there is still a little bit of framerate issues in cut scenes. Last year in broadcast pitching after you selected a pitch the graphics downgraded a bit. It doesn't this year. The pbr lighting is cool but I don't notice it much to be honest.

I actually dove and caught a ball in the outfield which i haven't been able to do for years. A little disappointed that you cant have the throw meter over your head ala 2k, without the gd awful massive new throw meter under your feet. Hit variety is definetly better. 

The accessories are sick this year. Sunglasses as well. Shoes look crisper than in the past. 

Sounds of the show really ads so much. All in all it's a great game.

If the PS4 wasn't so spendy, I'd go buy one and get this game. Watched a bunch of clips on youtube last night and it looks very impressive.

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I've never played a game where making contact feels this rewarding.

Ill edit this post in the morning with some pictures and thoughts.

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I preordered it today. 6 more hours until I can start my download. One question: my console is actually downloading a 6gb file for The Show. What is it? I have no clue as the game is 42 gbs in total...

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17 minutes ago, aceshigh said:

I preordered it today. 6 more hours until I can start my download. One question: my console is actually downloading a 6gb file for The Show. What is it? I have no clue as the game is 42 gbs in total...

Right after that is done it will download the 42 gb file. They just split the download into 2 lopsided parts for some reason.

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1 hour ago, zzcoolj21 said:

Right after that is done it will download the 42 gb file. They just split the download into 2 lopsided parts for some reason.

Oh boy. It's gonna be a looooong download. So the grand total is 42+6 gbs huh? Thanks for the info zz :)

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Got the ps3 verison of the game. My only complaint is the computer pitcher ALWAYS throws strikes. NEVER misses at least in the 3 games I've played so far. I've yet to get 1 pitch not a strike from the computer 

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10 hours ago, gotribematt said:

Got the ps3 verison of the game. My only complaint is the computer pitcher ALWAYS throws strikes. NEVER misses at least in the 3 games I've played so far. I've yet to get 1 pitch not a strike from the computer 

It might be a bug where you are stuck in rookie batting difficulty and it hasn't adjusted if you set it to Dynamic hitting. Rookie hitting difficulty will throw more meatballs and stuff around the plate and will only throw junk if you keep trying to hit garbage

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50 minutes ago, Kccitystar said:

It might be a bug where you are stuck in rookie batting difficulty and it hasn't adjusted if you set it to Dynamic hitting. Rookie hitting difficulty will throw more meatballs and stuff around the plate and will only throw junk if you keep trying to hit garbage

It was on rookie I switched it over the dynamic and it got better. 

 

On a related note I'm blaming KC for my first loss ;)

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Oh my goodness, I'm hitting absolute bombs in home run derby for the first time ever. Farthest I hit is 495 with Giancarlo Stanton.

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I hear the love for this game, but I'm not really reading any solid impressions, especially about game play.

 

P.S.  Aceshigh.... I saw your avatar pic as I was watching a ST game earlier this week, but forgot to get a pic capture.  Hilarious

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24 minutes ago, Gordo said:

P.S.  Aceshigh.... I saw your avatar pic as I was watching a ST game earlier this week, but forgot to get a pic capture.  Hilarious

That is actually from last year's (or two years' ago) ST and it was reposted on twitter by a then Red Sox pitcher with the caption 'Come on it's really not that big, is it?' . Apparently they haven't learnt from their mistakes haha!

As for impressions i am still downloading the damn thing lol 28 minutes left as of now. So far I have only gone through the tutorial, which allows you to play the Mets-Royals game, and I have to say that hitting feels weird, coming from 2Ks 'stick swing'. It feels like the game decides everything for you, including where the balls are going to go and that it doesn't matter what kind of swing you decide to use: I could get a bomb with the contact swing. Could be because I did the tutorial on rookie difficulty? Pitching feels solid. Weirdly I couldn't find a way to replace my pitcher during the game! Like I said though, could be just because I was playing the tutorial. Can't wait to play more and see what the full game is really all about

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1 hour ago, aceshigh said:

That is actually from last year's (or two years' ago) ST and it was reposted on twitter by a then Red Sox pitcher with the caption 'Come on it's really not that big, is it?' . Apparently they haven't learnt from their mistakes haha!

As for impressions i am still downloading the damn thing lol 28 minutes left as of now. So far I have only gone through the tutorial, which allows you to play the Mets-Royals game, and I have to say that hitting feels weird, coming from 2Ks 'stick swing'. It feels like the game decides everything for you, including where the balls are going to go and that it doesn't matter what kind of swing you decide to use: I could get a bomb with the contact swing. Could be because I did the tutorial on rookie difficulty? Pitching feels solid. Weirdly I couldn't find a way to replace my pitcher during the game! Like I said though, could be just because I was playing the tutorial. Can't wait to play more and see what the full game is really all about

Rookie difficulty increases the sweet spot/contact timing on balls hit, and type of hitting mode will modify the swing type for better control.

I use analog hitting by default and modify the settings so that the right analog stick determines my stride and the left analog stick will determine the zone in which my swing will be catered to hit balls in. I'll expand on this in a subsequent post so it makes a lot more sense. The stock settings hold your hand a little bit.

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2 hours ago, Gordo said:

I hear the love for this game, but I'm not really reading any solid impressions, especially about game play.

 

P.S.  Aceshigh.... I saw your avatar pic as I was watching a ST game earlier this week, but forgot to get a pic capture.  Hilarious

My brother picked up the PS3 version of the game and from what I've played yesterday, gameplay is very, very polished. They increased the size of the ball very slightly this year, or at least fixed the lighting that was missing from the ball. There's a lot of hit quality as the difficulty ramps up (by default I set it to Dynamic so the difficulty increases with the solid hits I make vs the CPU), since the degree of how each pitch type/quality influences the type of contact you will make scales on how frequent you make contact with the ball.

I will say that it feels pretty rewarding to make contact, and the audio has been revamped to reflect that as well, so no doubter homeruns will sound/feel a lot differently than a flyball that juuuust went over the fence but looks clobbered due to the high apex of the hit.

I'll play some more tonight and post some more impressions, but just a side note, this game is extremely customizable in terms of tuning the gameplay. There's just way too many sliders.

 

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Good news is that I hear it may come to the Xbox One next year which I have. I hope it comes to PC thereafter since the 3 game giants (PC, XB, and PS) have already agreed on cross-platform gaming. Truth is I'd rather have more options. :-/

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Well, I´m still playing the 14 versión, Love the game, I just updated all the rosters to the 2016 season, but i´m going to wait next year versión to use new Atlanta´s stadium

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16 minutes ago, DaSteelerz said:

Good news is that I hear it may come to the Xbox One next year which I have. I hope it comes to PC thereafter since the 3 game giants (PC, XB, and PS) have already agreed on cross-platform gaming. Truth is I'd rather have more options. :-/

This game, being made by a Sony owned studio, makes this idea impossible. If it was a third party making this game I'd be excited. Maybe 2K will come back after this self imposed exile from MLB games.

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23 minutes ago, DaSteelerz said:

Good news is that I hear it may come to the Xbox One next year which I have. I hope it comes to PC thereafter since the 3 game giants (PC, XB, and PS) have already agreed on cross-platform gaming. Truth is I'd rather have more options. :-/

They said on a stream it will never be on pc or "that other system".

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22 hours ago, zzcoolj21 said:

They said on a stream it will never be on pc or "that other system".

Well that's too bad. They will never get my money. Good thing, I've never liked the series much anyway. It's probably just Sony's interest to keep exclusive titles. This is bad for consumers. More reason not to buy for me.

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3 hours ago, DaSteelerz said:

Well that's too bad. They will never get my money. Good thing, I've never liked the series much anyway. It's probably just Sony's interest to keep exclusive titles. This is bad for consumers. More reason not to buy for me.

LOL dude the studio itself is owned by Sony of course they'd want to keep the MLB game on their console. RBI Baseball on the other hand, if someone took the time to learn Unity, we'd have a goldmine ;)

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1 hour ago, Kccitystar said:

LOL dude the studio itself is owned by Sony of course they'd want to keep the MLB game on their console. RBI Baseball on the other hand, if someone took the time to learn Unity, we'd have a goldmine ;)

I understand it is a result of MS doing the same type of business, but it sucks for gamers.

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On 30/03/2016 at 4:06 AM, DaSteelerz said:

Good news is that I hear it may come to the Xbox One next year which I have. I hope it comes to PC thereafter since the 3 game giants (PC, XB, and PS) have already agreed on cross-platform gaming. Truth is I'd rather have more options. :-/

I highly doubt a Sony game is going to be a non-Sony Playstation exclusive.

Now, given, I haven't purchased The Show since 2009, but I gave up on it entirely because it was 100% focused on the hitting at the expense of pitching. Also, the RTTS goals were stupid. Like, if I'm an AL closer, needing to put points into bunting is idiocy.

Have they made any improvements to pitching and/or fixed RTTS goals?

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I got it the day it came out and I love it so far.  I love the dynamic difficulty.   I have seen one bug so far,  I pulled a double steal on accident when I had runners on 1st and 3rd, the catcher ran to the front of the plate and just stood there as I stole home.  Didn't even try to tag me.   The fielding has taken a little time to get used to also but overall the controls are tight and the animations are excellent.    Only played dynasty mode so far.

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I have the game, MLBTS 16, buy it every year. Since I like to face pitchers that throw what they do in real life, the first thing I do is edit pitchers repertoire. Thus, I've not experienced the auto base running bug that many have complained about. I use auto base running, and at 74 in August, I'm not about to change. Fortunately I am doing pitch edits so haven't played a game. However, in around 2-3 weeks I should be ready, and what will I do if that auto BR is not fixed? Well, let's say my MORALE will not be good.

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Went and bought the game for our PS3 this weekend. This game is awesome and a blast to play. Doing the Road to the Show right now. Probably going to start on a franchise tonight I'm thinking. Well worth the $40 for this game and it plays and looks good on a PS3 also.

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Get off the shows d!#%. played it for both ps3 and ps4 for the past 2 years and well lets just say I'd rather BE at a baseball game then be a sheep show buyer every year. 2K mod is legit, thanks fellas!

And I'm more then likely better at baseball in real life then most all of you... so I know my stuff.

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Hey great first post td!  Let's see:

1) You're comparing a virtual situation to a real life situation. Check.

2) You just pissed off all of those who buy The Show in a single phrase. Check.

3) You compared The Show to 2K in a thread where they're not comparing the two games. Check.

4) You came out as arrogant as hell in double time, probably meaning either a) you're really not better at baseball in real life than most of us or b ) maybe you are better at baseball in real life than most of us, which means you still have the same asshole attitude on your team, meaning that most of your teammates can't stand you.  Check.

Moral of the story, boys and girls:  most people who have to blow their own horn are usually doing it out of their ass.

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Get off the shows d!#%. played it for both ps3 and ps4 for the past 2 years and well lets just say I'd rather BE at a baseball game then be a sheep show buyer every year. 2K mod is legit, thanks fellas!

And I'm more then likely better at baseball in real life then most all of you... so I know my stuff.

Good for you. Try again with some manners.

Sheesh

Well put, Gordo

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Where isSteve Bartman? :ph34r:

I don't know but wherever he is the guy has more sense then you do.

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