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  • Summary: MLB® 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 providesMLB® 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 experience mixed with video game fun. Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Apr 8, 2019
    100
    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.
  2. Apr 3, 2019
    90
    MLB The Show 19 is the freshest and most polished iteration of the series we’ve seen in years.
  3. Apr 8, 2019
    90
    Diamond Dynasty has enough to keep you coming back for more and this is fueled by the Moments missions. The Show should always be considered as one of the top console exclusive games on the market as MLB The Show 19 is the definitive baseball game of this generation.
  4. Mar 26, 2019
    85
    On the positive side, the stellar gameplay that has long been associated with the series is again, even better than it was last year. The slow and steady improvement to visuals continues as Sony tinkers with lighting and textures. Diamond Dynasty continues to grow and it has become the best collector mode in any sports video game. On the negative side, the franchise mode and Road to the Show are integral parts of The Show experience and haven't seen much improvement. Luckily, both were already fun, but how long can Sony continue to deliver such small improvements to key modes? At least one more year.
  5. Apr 4, 2019
    85
    New game modes and additions to Road to the Show, along with a revamped defending system make MLB The Show 19 worth its price, even if you bought its predecessor one year ago.
  6. Apr 1, 2019
    85
    Thanks to new avenues of play and smart restructuring decisions, MLB 19 The Show is once again a contender that is worthy of your time both offline and on. Iteration has paid off for this series in a big way, and it’s nice to see Sony taking chances with new ideas again.
  7. Mar 29, 2019
    75
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 44
  2. Negative: 15 out of 44
  1. Mar 26, 2019
    10
    The Show never disappoints. I consider the release date for the game a holiday every year. Absolutely a fantastic game.
  2. Mar 27, 2019
    10
    Sony San Diego Studio did it. They made the perfect MLB game. Really, they made the best baseball game ever released. The new modes, theSony San Diego Studio did it. They made the perfect MLB game. Really, they made the best baseball game ever released. The new modes, the online-mode, the animations, everything around the interface is just perfect! I'm failing to see a single thing I'd change. It's amazing! Get this NOW! Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2019
    9
    Gets a little (stress little) better every year: uniforms are better, gameplay is better, graphics in general are better. I love the franchiseGets a little (stress little) better every year: uniforms are better, gameplay is better, graphics in general are better. I love the franchise and video game baseball so that's good and enough for me to buy it every year. If you have The Show 18 it's probably not necessary to buy this unless you are a devoted VG baseball player. Expand
  4. May 31, 2019
    7
    Whoever updates the roster needs to quit rn...these are the worst updates I have ever seen in anygame... They take way too long to update asWhoever updates the roster needs to quit rn...these are the worst updates I have ever seen in anygame... They take way too long to update as it is Then they only updates a very select few..not the obvious ones like domingo German from the yankees have not been updated once even tho he is 9-1 wit a 3.43 era...trash updates Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2019
    6
    MLB The Show has the franchise on the best baseball game on console. For those that have never played this franchise, this is easily a 9 orMLB The Show has the franchise on the best baseball game on console. For those that have never played this franchise, this is easily a 9 or 10. However, for those of us that have been playing this franchise for the past couple years, it is disappointing.
    Road to the Show is my personal preference. I got excited when they spoke about an interactive personality responses to shape your player. It is such a half effort attempt to improve the game which is my feeling about the past couple years. You pick a response that has NO impact on anything except filling another bar to fill for additional attributes. You couldn't think deeper in that certain responses could effect you view from fans, teammates, coaches, etc. Nope, just a response that gets some generic response back to fill a bar and really means nothing. This part of the game needs interactions, and not the same repetitive ones. It does not matter how you respond to any of these interactions, it has no long term effects.
    Now for the gameplay. Again, if you have never played The Show, is remarkable, but after a couple years you see the flaws. The throwing mechanics on a ground ball are just confusing. You get the same meter and the same amount of time whether its a bunt leaving you little time or a hard grounder right at you leaving you all day to make the throw. Just a repetitive mis-utilized idea. Getting a trend at this point. The fielding mechanics are random, with some player momentum carrying them a couple steps while others being able to stop on a dime a throw right away in a very mechanical non realistic play. Lets not include that the game has requested me to steal with my 30 speed numerous times which would never occur in the game. Hit and run would make sense but that has been completely removed. I have played in games with Stanton and other power hitters bunt making for an easy out. Finally, I can't tell you how many times AI players have struck out swinging early on fastballs. It has been happening for years now and just takes away from such an attempt of a realistic baseball game.

    Overall, another year of half effort attempts to make the game more creative. This seems to be a trend though with most EA sports games. Its like a movie with insane special effects but overall just lacks any story line. They continue to tweak the game to appear more realistic without making the game any better or fun for those looking for something different.
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  6. Oct 23, 2019
    4
    Boy am I glad I got this installment for free. I've played every incarnation of The Show and I'm done with this series. Diamond Dynasty isBoy am I glad I got this installment for free. I've played every incarnation of The Show and I'm done with this series. Diamond Dynasty is pay-to-win, if you're willing to shell out the cash you can field a team of 99 rated players and even with mediocre skill that's a huge advantage. The game would be balanced (and more interesting) if you could only make trades in the card market. You could propose trades with other players, like trading cards in real life. That way the only way to amass an amazing diamond-level team would be by playing a lot and doing well.
    Another huge irritant is that when the AI wants something to happen, it's going to happen. You can be closing out a game and throw a pitch two feet outside the plate and the Ai will clobber a game-winning homer. I don't mind the fluke errors in situations that make sense, but in this game it just seems lazy.
    I do like the Moments feature, it's fun to play through iconic moments and use legendary players, however success in this mode is entirely random. You may be tasked with getting X amount of hits in a game, then the AI pitcher beans you and walks you twice. I found that by simply replaying the moment over and over you will eventually just get a fat pitch to hit.
    One last issue- after a game or challenge ends, it shows you the menu screen, then cuts to an award screen showing your progress, which you have to exit from, then goes back to the menu. It drives me nuts. Just show the reward screen before the menu screen!
    As a huge baseball fan this is a realistic baseball experience overall but I'm sick of playing my butt off just to keep going up against people who spent a ton of money on the game. Imagine playing Call of Duty and there were players who were using soldiers much faster than you, with better guns, just because they shelled out money for the game. Same thing going on here.
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  7. Oct 21, 2019
    0
    Es una mierda completa esta edición igual de mierda que fifa, una completa bausra la que ha hecho san diego que decepcion

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