Exclusives scare us - we%26rsquo;re fans of competition in our sports video games. For the second straight year, 2K Sports owns the only rights to build a licensed MLB game for the Xbox 360, and last season%26rsquo;s was little more than a painful foul ball off of the foot. To their credit, the gang over at 2K did an in-depth overhaul rarely seen in annual sports games; the result, we%26rsquo;re happy to say, is a smashing success.
As we expect by now from a next-gen game, the visuals and sound are pretty darned sweet. There%26rsquo;s eye candy in all over the place, from nifty wind physics that have uniforms flapping gloriously in the breeze to slick in-game graphics and awesome virtual lineup cards. MLB 2K7 isn%26rsquo;t just a pretty face, though, as the inherent gameplay is as deep and varied as Johan Santana%26rsquo;s pitch repertoire.