the Sounds of any Sports Game Is an Important Aspect

Introduction:Right upon starting your first game in The Show, you will be awestruck. Every year, the San Diego Studios team seems to squeeze even more visuals out of each installment.

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    Spring: the Days Are Longer

    Spring: the days are longer, the weather is getting warmer, and we can finally put that ice scraper away for good. Oh, and there's America's favorite past-time, baseball. Every year around this season, we are treated to a new baseball videogame, specifically MLB: The Show, one of Sony's famed franchises and the most consistent sports game series this generation in terms of gameplay and ratings. Now with MLB 12: The Show out for the PS3, showcasing a slew of added features, does it hit a home run or or does it watch the ball go by like a house by the side of the road?

  • 02

    Right Upon Starting Your First Game

    Right upon starting your first game in The Show, you will be awestruck. Every year, the San Diego Studios team seems to squeeze even more visuals out of each installment, and this year they've touched up on the presentation with improved camera angles. It feels like I'm watching baseball, not a baseball videogame. Every player looks identical to their real-life counterpart and emotions run across their faces as they strike out or get caught stealing. I found myself giving the same disgusted face when I struck out or grounded out, which was humorous yet scary given the realism in their facial expressions.

  • 03

    Dirt Slowly Builds Up on the Athletes

    Dirt slowly builds up on the athletes' equipment as the game progresses, and the sun will set as you reach the seventh inning stretch. The wrinkles in the uniforms flow with natural effects as players crouch down ready to steal a base or step to take a swing. While I could go on and on about the visual treat that is MLB 12: The Show, the best comment was from my wife who came across me playing the game and said, "I didn't know Tigers are playing already" - that's when you know the graphics are a strong point.This review was performed on the PlayStation 3, however, testing on the PlayStation Vita version was done for comparison.

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    The Sounds of any Sports Game

    The sounds of any sports game is an important aspect that can be done wrong so easily. Luckily, MLB 12: The Show does not disappoint. Fans will cheer and boo in reaction to a single loud crack of the bat connecting with the ball. Every year the soundtrack features some interesting choices in music, and this year has everything from indie artists to popular bands like The Black Keys. With baseball comes a lot of stats and menu navigating, so you'll be listening to the ten tracks quite a bit and thankfully nothing is obnoxious or boring to the ears. No baseball game can be played without the guys in the booth calling every play; Matt Vasgersian, Dave Campbell and Eric Karros are back again to provide on-going commentary, and with hours of voice work recorded, there are no repeated one-liners or dialogue.

  • 05

    The Sounds of any Sports Game

    The sounds of any sports game is an important aspect that can be done wrong so easily. Luckily, MLB 12: The Show does not disappoint. Fans will cheer and boo in reaction to a single loud crack of the bat connecting with the ball. Every year the soundtrack features some interesting choices in music, and this year has everything from indie artists to popular bands like The Black Keys. With baseball comes a lot of stats and menu navigating, so you'll be listening to the ten tracks quite a bit and thankfully nothing is obnoxious or boring to the ears. No baseball game can be played without the guys in the booth calling every play; Matt Vasgersian, Dave Campbell and Eric Karros are back again to provide on-going commentary, and with hours of voice work recorded, there are no repeated one-liners or dialogue.




Final Thoughts

Adding custom fan shouts and music is easily done by importing files through MLB 12's Sounds of the Show feature. Simply connecting a USB flash drive or external hard drive with audio files can help create your own one-of-a-kind experience. Want to heckle Manny Ramirez? Import your own voice recording and you'll hear yourself in-game! Feel like entering the batter's box with a favorite song, go ahead. All of the menu music is customizable as well, so after tinkering with the settings you can experience MLB the way you want to.




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