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  • Summary: With expanded missions, exclusive rewards, and all new live content
    that responds quickly to real-life baseball events, there are more ways to enjoy the Diamond Dynasty. Test your deck building skills in all new Events, which challenge you to build a team based on specific event themes.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Mar 28, 2017
    100
    Of course, if I'm being honest, offline single-player is what I care about most when it comes to MLB The Show anyway, so it's not like multiplayer was going to change my opinion too much one way or the other. And from that perspective — that is, as someone who's probably going to spend a few hundred hours with the game over the next year, with 95% of that being in RTTS — I have to say that MLB The Show 17 once again delivers.
  2. Apr 3, 2017
    90
    Overall MLB The Show 17 does what it’s supposed to do and builds on last year’s great game. It’s hard to truly improve year after year without any competition but the development team is able to do that with this game. The documentary style of RTTS is brilliant and the new MLB Network broadcast addition is great and adds authenticity to the game. MLB The Show 17 is a great game for any baseball fans and will provide a great experience from any of their game modes.
  3. Apr 12, 2017
    90
    To say I’m pleased with my return to the series after a brief hiatus is an understatement. This feels exactly like the Show I remember with some fantastic additions. The only thing that keeps it from getting higher marks are the online connectivity issues and some other small concerns (including some strange ball physics in the outfield that has led to a lot more ground rule doubles than seems realistic). If you’re a fan of the sport and you have a PlayStation 4 you have to buy this game. If you don’t, you’ll be missing out on a tremendous entry in this seminal series.
  4. Mar 27, 2017
    85
    The Show is still striving for perfection, but if you love baseball and video games, you need this in your life.
  5. Apr 8, 2017
    85
    A joy to play, as ever - though we could've done without the clear-as-day influence of the PS3.
  6. Apr 6, 2017
    80
    MLB The Show 2017 has now become the best baseball game, in terms of game modes, gameplay innovations and graphics. It should be considered as one of the best sports simulations available.
  7. Mar 27, 2017
    60
    The Show 17 is fundamentally sound, but doesn’t move the sports genre forward. It will appease longtime fans that flock to it year after year, but until the series does something remarkably different, it’ll fall short of being able to stand out of the pack. This year’s version of The Show does a lackluster job of making it seem like anything more than a yearly roster update built upon the same foundation of last year’s game and that is by far the heaviest critique that can be handed down to any yearly sports title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Apr 15, 2017
    10
    I've been buying this game since it first came out and it gets better and better each year.
    I've sold my PS4 because my Xbox One S sufficed
    I've been buying this game since it first came out and it gets better and better each year.
    I've sold my PS4 because my Xbox One S sufficed for my gaming,, ended up buying a PS4 Pro just for this game. So i'm playing a $400 game right now lol.
    In any case, I figured it would be the same as last year. It is somewhat. Graphics seem a bit sharper, more animations, movement looks much more fluid, there are mistakes players make that would happen in real life.
    The main thing about this game is that I have an unusual last name, but somehow when I create my player, they have my name there even announcing it as well! That is a SUPER PLUS in my book. Other games like NBA, Fifa, Madden do not have this. This goes to show you the attention to detail, especially the littlest things, matter to these group of developers and team that make this game.

    Get this game, you will not be disappointed. It especially has a pretty fun throwback classic mode where you can pick up and play with a friend like the old RBI Baseball days.
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  2. Mar 28, 2017
    10
    this game is amazing ever i playing.. gameplay is great, graphic is best lookking ever i seen. Franchise Mode is nearly same from last year :this game is amazing ever i playing.. gameplay is great, graphic is best lookking ever i seen. Franchise Mode is nearly same from last year : MLB 16. ball physic is realistic. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2017
    9
    From my experience of this game. It's definitely a highly recommend on my list If you're a person who hasn't played MLB the show series for aFrom my experience of this game. It's definitely a highly recommend on my list If you're a person who hasn't played MLB the show series for a good while, And when I say a good while i mean the ps3 MLB the show days. I did, however, play MLB 15 the show and didn't particularly like it. But this one has gotten a good old groove back. While having multiple modes to play with like the ever so popular Road to the show, this time it has added commentary in the back and guides you through what it's like to be a professional ball player. nothing so innovative but at the same time, it's a good change. And when you're trying out to be drafted it's always fun to compete with your friends to what team you get drafted by. I was chosen by the New York Yankees affiliate squad and felt at awe when they chose me. lol however if you don't like what team chooses you, you can always opt out and wait it out a year or more by choosing to go to college. it's really interesting all the new aspects they've shown. The graphics are definitely polished and clean looking and wonder how they would fair if you had a ps4 pro. And also the new game mode that I've barely gotten my hands into is Diamond Dynasty seeing that I'm fairly new to this mode I decided to buy some packs and man was I hooked. it feels like playing Ultimate Team on Fifa. It sure is fun, seeing what players or accessories you pull. Even though they cost money, or you could grind out and use your own stubs. Overall I'm pleased with all the new additions they've made and how you can seamlessly change the settings to how you would like to play the game. If you've come from the old mechanics when guessing the pitch and choosing what strike zone they will through. I definitely think this is a must if you're a baseball fan. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2017
    9
    MLB The Show 17 has to be one of the best in the series. The graphics has improve a lot and if you run PS4 Pro it will look gorgeous. The newMLB The Show 17 has to be one of the best in the series. The graphics has improve a lot and if you run PS4 Pro it will look gorgeous. The new road to the show is also great they added an rpg element to it making it that much interesting. This is a must buy for all baseball fans. Expand
  5. Aug 2, 2017
    8
    Still the best/most authentic baseball sim there is, nothing comes close. However I have to say this year's version feels off. Loved the newStill the best/most authentic baseball sim there is, nothing comes close. However I have to say this year's version feels off. Loved the new fielding animations, extremely loved the new ball physics, loved the new ways you can get a hit (grounder between 1st and 2nd). However the graphics to the gameplay (especially hitting) feels off, almost like its arcadey now. In mlb 16 when you hit a line drive up the middle you smoked it, in this game it feels like "pew pew pew" slow liner up the middle. Hitting this year also feels way more luck based than prior years, you center a recticle on a high fastball to and get "good" timing to get a bloop fly to shallow center? Theres like 25% more lag in online play than mlb 16, the whole rewards aren't as fun to achieve as last year. New modes like retro and revamped story rtts is nice, but it's icing on a cake (and i don't like icing). Difference asside from last years the show, as a baseball fan I can't complain nor should any baseball fan, it's the same game and same studio, just not as good as last years imo. Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2018
    5
    Unfun. Time Consuming and One Hell of A Learning Curve.
    MLB The Show 17 is a pretty looking game lost in a myriad of glitches, grinding and
    Unfun. Time Consuming and One Hell of A Learning Curve.
    MLB The Show 17 is a pretty looking game lost in a myriad of glitches, grinding and repetitive disappointment.
    Pitching is too easy, batting is too hard. Batting in this game takes so much enjoyment out of this game I just can't justify putting any more time into it.
    I experienced a number of unacceptable glitches whilst playing, actually grinding in RTTS.
    In the developers defense, they supported the game well after release but it was still a very unpleasant experience.
    The Show 17 isn't a bad game, it just isn't very good and it would take a die-hard baseball fan to put the time and dedication into it to get past the 100s of issues that impact the fun you could be having playing something else.
    I've reinstalled it a year later and my opinion hasn't changed.
    Overall pretty disappointing, can't even trade it because I got it from PSN. 5/10
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  7. May 22, 2018
    0
    This game is a piece of **** that doesn’t care what you do, or who your players are, often it will give you no chance of winning because it isThis game is a piece of **** that doesn’t care what you do, or who your players are, often it will give you no chance of winning because it is based way too much on luck. Their pitcher throws three pitches straight down the middle, three outs. You make them chase half a dozen balls out of the zone, foul balls, base hits, and multiple runs. Doesn’t matter who you throw out there, the game will **** YOU OVER. I would never, ever tell anyone to buy this ****ing piece of **** of a game Expand

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