PSU’s MLB 14: The Show Review is a Round-Tripper
Baseball season is already in full swing (pun intended) but hardcore fans had to wait for the best version of this year’s MLB 14: The Show.
It launched last month for the PS3 and Vita, but Sony San Diego needed a bit more time for the PlayStation 4 version. Now that it’s here, if you’re looking for a proper review of the game, head over to PSU, where Timothy Nunes has you covered.
The Show has been Sony’s flagship baseball franchise for a while now, as just about every new entry has been polished, refined and highly accomplished. However, last year’s installment didn’t meet with the same critical acclaim, so the designers had a lot to prove this year. Furthermore, two more points to consider: 1. It’s exclusive to the PlayStation platform, which means reviewers expect the new game to shine on the PS4, and 2. It’s the first entry for a new generation.
Yes, there’s a lot to think about, but Nunes covered all the bases…okay, we’ll stop with the baseball puns now.
Anyway, great job, Timothy!
Why We Like It:
— The critic makes an appropriate comparison between the PS4 and PS3 versions. Not only should the PS4 version be better the whole way ’round, let’s not forget that fans had to wait longer, too. Hence, it’s essential that a review include comparisons for the reader’s sake.
— The review emphasizes the overall polish and authenticity of the game, which is a requirement of all games that claim to be simulators. The critic in question never forgets the aim of the designers, and he applauds the achievement of that aim.
— Despite the positives, the reviewer isn’t afraid to point out annoying flaws, such as lengthy load times and a cumbersome online interface. These things do factor into the experience.