So it seems like every year somebody posts something about the new crop of baseball video games, and every year I end up posting in the thread because I'm secretly a nerd who likes to talk about sports video games, which are the only ones I ever buy. With both MLB 09: The Show and MLB 2k9 having been out a little over a week now, I figured I'd see if anybody else were getting their baseball fix via joystick.
My bottom line is this: if you have a ps2 or ps3, and you like baseball, you need to buy The Show. If you have an XBox, you need to buy a ps2 or ps3 and then buy The Show. It absolutely laps the field when it comes to baseball video games, and I do believe this year's version is the best sports video game I have ever played, period. It's remarkably realistic, and even at the middle level I find it to be plenty challenging. In Franchise mode I'm 6-5 with the Rox through 11 games and three of my wins are in extra innings (my bullpen is TAXED). It is very rewarding to play a game that feels so much like real baseball - it's not a 'home run derby', it is legitimately tough to beat the best pitchers and get the best hitters out... I could go on and on.
Anyway, just wanted to see if I wasn't the only one who was completely hooked on this one (I haven't played MLB 2K9 yet, but as good as The Show is, there's no need to).