The Show is one of those rare sports games in which every aspect is conveyed perfectly and isn’t saddled with an element that’s less than pleasing. Featuring minor yet impactful enhancements in how the game controls, The Show is one of the best baseball games ever created in addition to being a sim game that’s approachable and never once intimidating.
+ Controls feel perfect and aren’t difficult to handle.
+ The detail in the players and stadiums is astounding and the game as a whole is a beauty.
+ New Pulse Pitching mechanic is a terrific addition to the game.
+ Diamond Dynasty Mode may require a lot of time, but it’s an awesome mode for those wanting to create an original team and put together a dream team.
- Presentation is flat in a few areas as it doesn’t have a ton of pop or character to it.
- Having licensed songs during menu navigation needs to go away forever.
Sometimes doing something that’s simple in its nature is an incredibly difficult task to pull off in a video game. Most of the time we’re graced with games that are overly complex or have many layers to them, but doing a simple 3rd person action game that feels right or even a racing game is something that isn’t as easy as one would think. What’s even more difficult is developing a sports game for a simple sport such as that of baseball.