Diehard GameFAN does not throw around the word "Classic" like candy and they do not give praise easily. This is the best game they have played in a generation, no exaggeration. This is the summit, not just of baseball games, or even of sports games, this is the summit of this generation of software. Truly a staggering work, a game that they will happily play until the World Series, if not longer. If you have a PlayStation 3, buy this game. If you do not, buy a PlayStation 3 and this game. Pure, hardcore gaming goodness awaits.