MLB 12: The Show PlayStation Vita

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
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  1. Mar 6, 2012
    6
    Wanted to issue a warning to folks on this one. Overall, I am enjoying the game and I am new to the series so I am forging up the learning curve. I am very disappointed in the graphics, very. I expected more. I am interested to hear how the community responds to this title. It's feature rich and you can set the controls in many variations to suit you play preference and skill. Not aWanted to issue a warning to folks on this one. Overall, I am enjoying the game and I am new to the series so I am forging up the learning curve. I am very disappointed in the graphics, very. I expected more. I am interested to hear how the community responds to this title. It's feature rich and you can set the controls in many variations to suit you play preference and skill. Not a deal killer but would advise to wait for a price drop to purchase. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2012
    7
    This is as honest as it gets. There are two series you must consider when you compare MLB 12 for the Vita, PS3 and PSP. When you compare it to the PSP this game is hands down superior. All MLB double and triple A squads are on a handheld finally (I stop playing MLB 10 for PSP so I don't know if 11 included minor league teams). Graphics look really good (not amazing though), every mode isThis is as honest as it gets. There are two series you must consider when you compare MLB 12 for the Vita, PS3 and PSP. When you compare it to the PSP this game is hands down superior. All MLB double and triple A squads are on a handheld finally (I stop playing MLB 10 for PSP so I don't know if 11 included minor league teams). Graphics look really good (not amazing though), every mode is present, the baseball gameplay feels really solid, umpires are on the field, the crowd looks decent. Then you compare this game to the PS3 and you realize it still needs a year of refinement. The speed play is understandable for a portable but should be an option that can be toggled on and off, not as the only mode. Its is hard to belt a grand-slam and not even have a replay nor a visual of your player rounding the bases (Come on the PSP had this). I personally don't mind if the presentation makes the game last longer, I want to see all the little details. When the ball is put in play, it looks like a cheap visual off pong. No walkups at first did not bother me but after a while I realized all the little details make this game so much better. There is minimal lag, but you will surely see it. Other then that this game looks and plays really well. I am giving this a 7 because after 6 years on the PSP, the game suddenly took a "faster play" approach. This was clearly an excuse by the developer to fit as much as it could into a portable and in the end hurt the final product. Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2012
    9
    This is my first baseball game, so this is coming from someone who doesn't really follow the games or the sport. The graphics aren't really terrible, but they aren't fantastic. There is an obvious gap between what this game looks like, and maybe say, Uncharted: Golden Abyss. I had few issues with the frame rate, and haven't had any other graphical problems. The gameplay is, for the mostThis is my first baseball game, so this is coming from someone who doesn't really follow the games or the sport. The graphics aren't really terrible, but they aren't fantastic. There is an obvious gap between what this game looks like, and maybe say, Uncharted: Golden Abyss. I had few issues with the frame rate, and haven't had any other graphical problems. The gameplay is, for the most part, very solid. With multiple ways to bat and pitch, you should find no problem getting the controls down. On its easiest setting, the game is as you would expect, easy. But put the difficulty up all the way, and you got yourself a challenging game.I can't really make a judgment about the teams or rosters because I only know the players from a few teams (Detroit Tigers!). There are many modes of play here. Ranging from basic exhibition to creating a player and rising through the ranks, or choosing teams and managing them without having to actually play in a single game. Overall, this game has a few minor problems but not any the absolutely hinder gameplay. If you have $40 and are looking for a good Vita game, this will not disappoint. Collapse
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 3, 2012
    80
    Baseball fans should retrieve their wallets immediately. You won't find a more immersive baseball game outside the ballpark.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 26, 2012
    80
    The format's best sports game. [June 2012, p.105]
  3. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    May 7, 2012
    80
    This portable rookie has some flaws, but there's all-star potential come next season. [June 2012, p.78]