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  • The best thing about MLB 2K8 is it's deep franchise mode
  • The games are called by Joe Morgan and Jon Miller who do a fairly good job of keeping the game interesting

    • by Oliver Smith

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      Although there are some obvious flaws in MLB 2k8 for the xbox 360, it still manages to be a fun and rather realistic baseball simulation. The best thing about MLB 2K8 is it’s deep franchise mode. The franchise mode does a good job in making you feel like you’re not the only team in the league by having a ticker showing the latest league news and notes. You can play a maximum of 25 seasons and you have the ability to manage different teams throughout your career.

      As far as gameplay goes, there are a few issues. Without adjusting the game sliders, the game plays a little bit unrealistic. For example, there is an over-abundance of homeruns,

      the opposing pitchers barely ever throw balls, the opposing fielders are way too fast and will make errors much too rarely.

      However, this can all be corrected with some slider tinkering. The game does suffer from a weak framerate at times as well. The gameplay becomes choppy when an infielder throws a ball across the infield to a base and sometimes when outfielders run to a lazy fly ball.

      The game sometimes chops during instant replays as well. The player animations are done quite well. Pretty much every player resembles their real life counterparts fairly well.

      The stadiums look picture perfect as well. The games are called by Joe Morgan and Jon Miller who do a fairly ...

      • good job of keeping the game interesting. But like most sports games, the can get repetitive after playing about half of a regular season in franchise mode.

        Rarely do they make comments that do not make sense however. Mostly all of the gameplay controlling is done by using the right thumbstick. This is the case in pitching, fielding, and batting.

        Using the right thumbstick to pitch is quite fun but takes some time to get use to as different pitches call for different manipulations of the thumbstick. When fielding, the right tumbstick is used to throw the ball. Your throw accuracy and power all depends on how you direct the thumbstick and how lightly or hard you

        push it.

        Batting is quite simple as you pull the thumbstick down to prepare for the pitch and forward to hit the ball. Where the ball is hit all depends on swing timing. All in all, MLB 2K8 is a flawed game but still an enjoyable game when the right adjustments are made.

        If you can get past the laggyness of it and having to make slider adjustments to perfect the realism of the game, than there is no reason why you cannot enjoy this game. It plays like real baseball and it looks like real baseball, thus it feels like real baseball. There is also a homerun derby mode and the ability to collect player trading cards for those who care.

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