Sony San Diego overhauls almost every single aspect of MLB The Show with this update, with the outstanding March to October and Moments modes leading the way. At least for right now, it seems destined to go down as the best baseball sim of the generation, and maybe as one of the best sports sims as well.
I'm not a person who buys baseball every year, so I don't have the complaint of it being similar to last year's game or anything. However, I love this game. Unlike other sports titles, the game pretty much plays out exactly how the games will play out in real life. You have the option to play through it fast, or play it slow and watch the games. It's an overall great time if you love baseball.
If I was rating this game purely on its cover athlete, it would get an F--. I'm not gonna patty cake around it, I'm a pretty steady fanboy of The Show. I love baseball and even at its worst, this game does, what I feel is a better job than most other sports games, capture the spirit of the game. This year's installment feels more natural than ever before. As an avid RTTS player, I love the way they have implemented personality. The only nitpicky things I have that don't even add up to that much is that I would like to see rain delays/doubleheaders in RTTS. Also, I'd LOVE the option to argue calls and get rung up, thus impacting my players clubhouse role.
Each incarnation of The Show I've played has been better than the last, and MLB The Show 19 keeps pace. I do wonder, however, if there is a "next level" coming for the series or if we're content to accept a layer or two of steady improvements for the next few editions. I'll take it. After all, it's a long season.
MLB The Show 19 takes itself through the paces and comes out improved and enhanced quite well. The game itself is still missing a few features to make it truly potent. The franchise delivers a beautiful, streamlined product each and every year, and 2019 is no exception.
MLB The Show 19 doesn’t appear all that enticing on paper, but step up to the plate and its gameplay is still pretty much unparalleled. The significant improvements to fielding mean that the series now excels in every discipline, while additions like March to October provide an entertaining way to play in short bursts. Diamond Dynasty is arguably the best card collecting game on the PS4, and despite some dry commentary, the overall presentation is borderline obsessive with its sheer attention to detail. The biggest disappointment comes in the lack of meaningful additions to Franchise mode, but this is still a feature rich option even if it has been left largely untouched. Simply put, Sony San Diego’s hit yet another homerun.
If you want a true-to-life baseball experience, this is almost certainly it. But when you get so close to doing everything right, what you do wrong stands out more. With MLB The Show’s track record, I have no doubt that, come MLB The Show 20, they’ll fix the niggling little issues that prevent MLB The Show 19 from being a truly great game — but for now, those issues still exist, and they’re what prevent the game from making the jump from very good to great.
This is the best baseball game I have ever played! The gameplay is smooth, the graphics are so realistic, the multiplayer is awsome, I just can't stop playing this, totally recommend this to baseball fans.
Always a hard one to review. From a non-baseballing country for the 2nd time I've given this franchise a try and for the second time I've ended up perplexed.
I find myself putting many, many hours into Road To The Show and effectively getting nowhere. I managed to get drafted into a MLB team but from there its grind, grind and grind some more.
I put so much time into RTTS I don't really get to touch any of the other game modes and when I do, its more grind, grind, grind.
Its a shame, if the experience was more streamlined I'd say the game would have a bigger audience, instead its really targeted at at baseball purists only.
Ill be quick with this review, basically its biggest problem is the amount of luck based game play. This **** to because the game is very fun content wise, there is always something to do, and the best part is you don't have to spend a penny, my team is 92 overall and I haven't spent a single dollar.
Any pre-May reviews don't include the worst patch a game has ever had, please disregard them. The game started strong this year, then they introduced the first patch. I'm writing this in mid-June and the game has gotten little attention, hitting is mediocre at best as it has been since '17 (though '19 was an improvement) and there disaster of a hitting engine that was introduced. Add in this year pitching is horrible, it is beyond RNG and there is no point in user input, this is the first year I've felt that I have no impact on the outcome of my pitches. Fielding also has went into the dumpster, last year there were some issues with no agency of outfielders getting to the ball, we have that this year AND players not responding to balls. I had a game yesterday where a gold fielder (second only to a diamond fielder) let a routine infield fly ball hit him in the face.
This franchise has taken a HUGE step backwards from what '19 gave us; the content improved a bit but the gameplay is a giant dumpster fire from last year. At this point this franchise's devs have already moved on to '21 and they dgaf about this year. At best this is worth a $20 purchase
SummaryMLB® The Show 19 brings you the best of baseball. Experience the ultimate duel: the 1v1 battle between hitter and pitcher to see who reigns supreme. Whether it be home runs, quick experiences, playing as legends, a full RPG experience or stiff Player vs Player competition; MLBTS 19 provides the perfect combination of authentic baseball e...