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Submitted by SavageKuma 838d ago | opinion piece

MLB: The Job 2013 Serf’s Thoughts on the Sports Game Industry

Serf wrote: Baseball is a game that I love. I can’t tell you what my first experience with it was (cause my memory is shot), but my house was full of Yankee fans, yet my Dad was kind of a closet Met fan. Imagine how happy I was when by age 12, when I acquired my first game console (the infamous 8-bit Nintendo) and a game called RBI Baseball. Yeah, I know…Bases Loaded was the game to have but RBI was sweet nectar in comparison. Fast forward to the present and the latest, greatest Baseball game – Sony’s MLB: The Show franchise. The game has not only been the best possible sports simulator, but it has ousted other franchises. Not something that can be easily done unless your name is EA. As far as a lot of us are concerned, it is the penultimate Baseball video game. Where other franchises like MVP, 2K and a bunch of others have failed, Sony has cleaned house and took over. (Culture)

Maddens Raiders  +   838d ago
I gotta say -
I don't buy many baseball games at all. Haven't had an urge to get excited and "buy into" a proper series since Sports Talk Baseball way back in the Genesis days. That was the case until "The Show" came along.

Honestly, there's just no other way of putting it: It's the best bb sports sim series out there and San Diego Studios puts so much love, care, and attention to detail in these games that it will make even the most casual and non-interested bb fan stop and take notice of their colossal effort.

I bought the digital download for MLBTS'13 on day one and haven't been disappointed one bit. Their games rival Polyphony Digital's or Naughty Dog's polish and end products, but you'd never know it and its a real shame this series doesn't get more attention or respect.

It's truly in a league all its own - my hat's off to SDStudios, pun intended.
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SavageKuma  +   838d ago
Serf: Well it's a matter of opinion. What they feel about the game is how they feel. I'm sure there are a bunch of people who would think to say the same thing about MK and Street fighter. I didn't say the game isn't great. I simply noted that the amount of work put into it equals the amount of work the gamer has to generate. Hence making it feel like a job. I'm sorry but I worked enough to earn the money to pay for the game. I want to chill and game, not put in another 8 hrs shift.
kalkano  +   838d ago
It's not hard to skip past the stuff you don't like. One of the reasons The Show is so awesome, is that it is so customizable. You have tons of options. If you just want to play, you can. Just skip all the stuff you don't care about.
SavageKuma  +   838d ago
Serf: No one buys a game to just play the exhibition matches. If that were the case, then you might as well dust off your 8-bit Nintendo, find a copy of RBI Baseball and play their 10 games in one season with a 10 run mercy rule over and over for a year.

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