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. Jun 21, 2012
    0
    This is my favourite game on the Vita so far. I have logged more hours on this game than i have on diablo 3... Everything about the port is amazing. The controls and gameplay are great an feel just as good as the console version, which i also own. The graphics are also great, anyone who says the graphics are bad is wayyyyyyy to focused on the detail of the faces in the crowd instead ofThis is my favourite game on the Vita so far. I have logged more hours on this game than i have on diablo 3... Everything about the port is amazing. The controls and gameplay are great an feel just as good as the console version, which i also own. The graphics are also great, anyone who says the graphics are bad is wayyyyyyy to focused on the detail of the faces in the crowd instead of paying attention to the delicate pinstripes that adorn my teams away uniform. Field looks beautiful, animations and gameplay are glitch free and smooth as butter. The only time i noticed a frame drop was when i was playing "Road to the Show" mode as a pitcher and the bases were loaded. The frame drop, even in this circumstance, was negligible and by no means affected my overall impression of the game. There are TONS of control variations, and sliders to make the game fit your skill level. The road to the show mode is deep and addictive and you will start to really rot for your player the closer you get to the mlb. I havent played any other mode since i got the game, save for a few trips to the homerun derby and a quick exhibition game to get a feel for it. This game has a GREAT campaign that will keep you playing for weeks!
    If you like sports games, buy this one, no question.
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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]