Game Informer writes: "In the 119th game of the season, my rookie pitcher finally developed command over his curveball. As a result, his WHIP dropped, he was offered a spot in the starting rotation, and he began tallying more experience points for goals attained and successful results. Think about this for a second. In all of the baseball games you've played over the years, how many times have you played 119 games and still found progression, uncertainty, and an urgency to keep going? This is where the MLB series, particularly this year's iteration, stands head and shoulders above every other baseball game. Its Road to the Show mode, which has now been upgraded to 2.0, is immensely rewarding, unbelievably deep, and one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had with any sports game, period."