MLB 14: The Show PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: MLB 14 The Show is a realistic baseball game that allows players to feel the MLB experience with moments such as when you're called up to the majors, a sacrifice fly to left field, or crushing a walk-off homer to win it all.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
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  1. May 15, 2014
    90
    MLB 14: The Show is a fantastic first offering on a new platform. I am impressed that every single feature is included, and the visuals are truly stunning.
  2. May 19, 2014
    89
    MLB 14: The Show on PlayStation 4 is certainly the version you’ll want if you’re a hardcore baseball fan. It’s achingly pretty (with only a few minor drawbacks), it sounds great, and the gameplay is top-notch.
  3. 85
    Player detail is also taken to the next level, with renders that make the players easily recognizable not only by looking at their face, but by looking at their animations as well.
  4. May 13, 2014
    83
    Overall, even with its faults, it's hard not to still absolutely love MLB 14 the Show, especially on the PS4.
  5. May 21, 2014
    80
    While there are certainly some issues holding MLB 14: The Show back from being a classic in the sport game genre, there’s far more good than bad. The attention to detail, the plethora of content and the rock-solid gameplay make up for any problems.
  6. May 12, 2014
    80
    Sony’s MLB franchise has unquestionably made a successful leap to PlayStation 4. The franchise has never looked better and the game has made yet another jump into the realm of ‘true to life’. MLB: The Show retains its crown as the undisputed king of baseball games. This being said, it remains by in the large the same game we have played over the course of the past few years and the glitches do seem more prevalent.
  7. May 30, 2014
    75
    The Show was clearly on its last legs on the PS3, and the revamped, more true-to-life ballparks infuse some much-needed atmosphere in the series’ PS4 debut. Meanwhile, Road to the Show includes several tweaks that help you create a more dominating prospect. Unfortunately, the player models don’t receive the same level of care, and the game’s online components aren’t on the level of most other sports franchises—issues that absolutely must be addressed going forward.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 43
  2. Negative: 6 out of 43
  1. May 6, 2014
    10
    The game is amazing all around its a must buy. with the ps4 the graphics are amazing. I think its the best sports game series out there. ItsThe game is amazing all around its a must buy. with the ps4 the graphics are amazing. I think its the best sports game series out there. Its way better then 2k. Expand
  2. May 10, 2014
    10
    MLB The Show 14 is stunning! Is there room for graphical improvement? Sure. But that's to be expected on the first go around with a newMLB The Show 14 is stunning! Is there room for graphical improvement? Sure. But that's to be expected on the first go around with a new console. What has me blown away is the attention to detail. Ballboys fielding foul balls. Fans walking the isles of the stadium. During gameplay I haven't once noticed the same fan rendered twice on screen. So many different fan models that the stadiums jump to life. New stadiums are beautiful. Player animations are nearly flawless as they have been for years in the MLB The Show series. Another new feature that I have found very useful is the advanced counts (which is optional). This allows each at bat to begin with an advanced count such as 2-1 or 3-2. This allows a full nine inning game to be played in less than half the time of classic gameplay. The advanced count feature is perfect for those who enjoy playing through full 162 game seasons. One improvement that I hope to see in future iterations would be better accuracy on some of the player faces. They don't look horrible by any stretch of the imagination but they quite reach the bar that was set by the NBA 2K series. Another improvement would be the texture detail of the stadium backdrops such as the city landscapes.

    If a person is on the fence as far as purchasing MLB The Show 14, I'll leave you with this: I'm a big time Xbox junkie and love my Xbox One. I'm however a huge baseball fan and purchased a PS4 for this game and this game only. I've now put about 4 days into MLB The Show 14 and don't at all regret the $460 that it cost me to play ball!
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  3. Oct 19, 2014
    10
    One of the best sports games i have ever played. By far the best sports game of the year 2014(Madden 15,NHL 15,NBA 2k15 etc..). MLB the showOne of the best sports games i have ever played. By far the best sports game of the year 2014(Madden 15,NHL 15,NBA 2k15 etc..). MLB the show 14 is a game that will keep you coming back for more even months after you buy it! Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2014
    8
    Amazing game, the only reason I didn't rate it higher was because it is the first next gen title for the series it had a "port like" feel.Amazing game, the only reason I didn't rate it higher was because it is the first next gen title for the series it had a "port like" feel. I've been playing the series since '09 and this is easily the best one yet. Graphics are beautiful and the game play is on point...with a few minor animation glitches. Definitely a must buy for PS4 owners who enjoy simulation style sports gaming. Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2014
    8
    The first mlb 14 the show on the ps4 is good, but it does honestly feel rushed to some extent. The graphics are prettier and you'll notice itThe first mlb 14 the show on the ps4 is good, but it does honestly feel rushed to some extent. The graphics are prettier and you'll notice it with better looking stadiums/ fans/ and the grass/dirt. New fielding/swing animations were a plus on the ps4 side. The downside, and this was really disapointing was the online. Half the time you can't even see the play while running the bases on offense, resulting on frustrating outs, gamechanger on close games.. It is bearable if you plan to play it casually, but if you plan to buy this game based on online alone, wait for a price drop if anything. The load times are long, but to me is bearable; but noticably worst than past iterations of the show. RTTS is very addicting and very reccomended game mode in the game. Overall a solid 85 from me, because it's still the best baseball sim, and if not for the laggy online; a must buy for baseball fans, especially on the ps4. Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2016
    7
    Let's all agree that we're adults here, and admit that no company is ever going to break the mold or smash the glass ceiling in a sportsLet's all agree that we're adults here, and admit that no company is ever going to break the mold or smash the glass ceiling in a sports genre. To negatively review a game for being similar to its predecessors is unfair and ignorant. This is a really fun game - dynamic considerations such as pitcher confidence and fatigue, hot/cold spots for a batter, a stat for clutch performance - which adds just enough human element to make it better than a simulation of the big leagues.

    Unfortunately, one of the only major departures from the traditional formula of pick-a-team-and-play is where the game suffers. The "road to the show" mode allows you to play as a prospect from scouting through the minors, which is a realistic and intriguing twist - the only problem is, your player will suck, and the game only allows you to play as him sometimes, which doesn't give you much of a chance to get into a rhythm. You'll occasionally get tossed into a jarring scenario to field a ball, giving you little chance to see what's going on around you before the play happens. Or you'll be placed into the lineup as a pinch hitter in the ninth and get one at-bat. Each time you fail at these one-off endeavors, the game thinks you suck even worse, and soon your team will bench you most games. This is really disappointing, because playing the game is really fun - but when you get basically one at bat per game, it's very hard to get hits. And oh by the way, you'll earn about 7 training points for this, and you need several hundred to level up your skills. Ultimately RTTS ends up being a mess of simulating games until you get to play, waiting for the loading screen, playing one at bat or one play in the field, then the game ending and watching another loading screen to start the whole process again. Maybe I just do genuinely suck, but the game is a little odd - unless you play as a pitcher, and don't mind doing nothing but pitching, which is super easy to succeed at.
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  7. Aug 31, 2015
    0
    Never ever get this game. This is the worst video game I have ever played. This game glitches all of the time it sucks the players are inNever ever get this game. This is the worst video game I have ever played. This game glitches all of the time it sucks the players are in accurately rated and all this game does is cause stress. Expand

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