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MLB 2K10 DS review

A baseball game where pitching is more fun than batting?

Pros

  • Tons of real teams
  • players and stats
  • Hundreds of fan-pleasing unlockables
  • Pitching mechanic is quite neat

Cons

  • No multiplayer
  • Batting is pretty simple
  • Not much tactical thinking required

Here we are, faced with another licensed-up-to-the-eyeballs baseball title. The game’s stuffed with real teams, players and stats, and there are hundreds of slight but fan-pleasing unlockables. In terms of presentation generally, in fact, there’s not a lot wrong here – the music’s suitably pumped-up, there are plenty of commentary samples and everything looks okay.

The controls are sensible but it’s hard to recreate the feel of baseball with a few button presses. Victory is mostly down to timing your button prods; the only tactical thinking required is deciding what to do with your men on the bases. That said, the pitching mechanic is quite neat. The lack of multiplayer’s a shame, as the batter vs pitcher idea would be suited to Wi-Fi play.

Mar 25, 2010

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GenreSports
Description

Improvements across the board, tight controls, and a fan-friendly feel all spell “winner.”

Franchise nameMajor League Baseball 2K
UK franchise nameMajor League Baseball 2K
PlatformXbox 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, PS3, DS, PC
US censor ratingEveryone
Alternative namesMajor League Baseball 2K10
Release date2 March 2010 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)