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Major League Baseball 2K12

 

 

SCORE: 68

 

Major League Baseball 2K12 

 

I am getting concerned for 2K Sports. They have a rash of problems with their baseball games now. After reviewing MLB 2K13 I thought it might be cool to go back a year and see if this was a pattern. Major League Baseball 2K12 is a mess. The same nasty control scheme plagues it. The same ultra high difficulty sends players packing. The same ugly looking graphics are found.

To be fair there was a definite effort put into how the people in the stands look. Too bad we spend more time trying to understand why every baseball player has an angry face. The faces do not even come close to looking like the real players in Major League Baseball 2K12. There are graphical glitches, and other issues.

Don’t get me started on Wild Pitches in Major League Baseball 2K12. I threw sixteen straight in a row to walk in a run. Nothing I did fixed the problem. Once the pitcher is rattled he will keep throwing wild pitches. I quit the game and found the options menu. There I was able to adjust the settings and lower the frequency of the wild pitches.

The announcers seem to enjoy repeating themselves and insulting the players. The fields look too small, and the menu screens are ultra confusing. Music in Major League Baseball 2K12 is an all or nothing proposition. Either its on and you listen to their choice in music, or you turn it off entirely. There is no picking and choosing of the songs.

We pick a pitch with a button. Then we use the left control stick to place the ball. We hold that stick there while we move the left stick in the motion for that pitch. Once we start the motion a circle starts to enlarge. It is encased within a circular guide. The goal is to finish the motion when the two circles meet. Too early and you get a weak pitch. Too late and you overthrow or do a wild pitch. Batting is a little simpler thankfully. Pull the right stick back and forward for a power swing, just flick it forward for a contact swing, and there is also a defensive swing that I never used. Moving runners up bases also uses the right stick - which is extremely spotty.

Pass on Major League Baseball 2K12. MLB the Show is a much better franchise.
- Mark

 

Graphics: 74%
Sound: 74%
Replay/Extras: 79%
Gameplay: 45%
Family Friendly Factor: 70%

System: Wii/Xbox 360/PS3(tested)
Publisher: 2K Sports

Rating: ‘E’ for Everyone

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