MLB 15: The Show
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MLB 15: The Show is an excellent, complete package, but there are no game-changing new features this year.
MLB 15 The Show is the best-looking sports game ever made, and it plays great too. Its game modes have grown stale, however, which begs the question: Is stupendous on-field action and stunning visuals enough?
The best game of baseball you can play returns in nearly the same shape it was in last year
Minor refinements have noticeable impact on MLB 15: The Show, another rousing simulation of the national pastime.
Sony San Diego eschewed developing splashy back-of-the-box bullet points in favor of refining an already great game, exhibiting a confidence that is itself quietly remarkable — just like this series' consistency.
MLB 15: The Show doesn't bring a lot of really impressive upgrades to the table, but that doesn't change the fact that it's still a really good baseball sim. I'm consistently impressed by its strong physics engine, the attention to detail afforded the stadiums, and the tight design of Road to the Show. If you have even a passing interest in baseball, you owe it to yourself to play MLB: The Show at least once.
The discounted PS3 and Vita versions might be more dollar valuable as more transparent roster updates, provided you don't mind the technical limitations. MLB 15 The Show is still good by virtue of the systems laid down over the last decade, but it has no ambition. Produced on third base thinking it hit a triple, it wouldn't even bother running in a sac fly.
MLB 15: The Show has enough subtle additions to gameplay and graphics to keep returning fans satisfied. Online issues have been addressed, there's more customization and control than ever before, and the addition of legends will please baseball purists. Even if you're a newcomer this season, look no further than this year's solid entry in the storied franchise.
It's become one of the most reliable franchises in games for a reason. MLB 15: The Show continues to deliver a user-friendly baseball experience, while faithfully piecing together the subtle nuances of America's pastime.
MLB 15: The Show is the most accurate representation of the sport yet again, but feels more like a roster update than anything else, outside of a few improvements here and there.