With the MLB season well underway, it’s the perfect time to start your own season by playing the ultimate baseball game known as MLB The Show 18. Developed by Sony San Diego, the new instalment has managed to transform this simulation baseball game into something that will appeal to new players. At the same time maintaining die-hard fans with a host of new innovative features such as the Road to the Show and Franchise. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top reasons to enjoy the new MLB The Show 18.
If you feel nostalgic and would like to enjoy a full-on arcade baseball experience, you will be pleased to know that the game comes equipped with a Retro Mode which is a baseball game from a simpler time. It comes with a modern look which has been combined with the trappings and gameplay of a classic baseball arcade game like Triple Play Baseball or RBI Baseball. The best thing about this mode is that it comes with simplistic controls with less demanding requirements when you are on the diamond.
Fantastic Story Mode
The Road to the Show is the game’s story mode which is essentially an RPG-like mode. With MLB The Show 18, the story mode received a major overhaul as you will now play as a late-round draft pick attempting to earn a spot in the big league where you can potentially become a Hall of Famer in the near future. You don’t have to earn training points to become a better player either. This time around, you will need success in the areas you wish to improve. If you want to improve your accuracy while throwing or play better against a leftie, you will need to play against a left-hander or practice your throws while still trying to get a spot on the team.
You will be pleased to know that the Franchise Mode has also improved immensely since MLB The Show 17. Instead of being swamped by menus, you will now spend more time just playing baseball. The Franchise Mode comes equipped with critical situations, including clutching a bat during playoffs or playing against a rival. General managers will greatly appreciate the fact that they can spend more time on the pitch instead of worrying about trade deadlines.
The roster presented in MLB The Show 18 is deepened by baseball legends from nearly every era of the game which will allow you to make the perfect fantasy team. This is the first time you’ll be allowed to have Ken Griffey Jr. and Babe Ruth on the same team. This will also make things quite interesting when you play a head-to-head match online when you have Aaron Judge against Rollie Fingers.
The biggest improvement on the MLB The Show 18 game is definitely the visual presentation. The commentary is also spot on and the overall gameplay mechanics will be greatly appreciated, regardless of when you decide to play.