MLB 07: The Show

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MLB 07: The Show
Mlb07theshowboxps2.jpg
Cover art featuring David Wright
Developer(s)SCE San Diego Studio
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
SeriesMLB: The Show
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: February 26, 2007
PSP
  • NA: February 27, 2007
PlayStation 3
  • NA: May 15, 2007
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

MLB 07: The Show, produced by SCE San Diego Studio, is a baseball video game for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PSP. It is the only first-party MLB-licensed video game for the 2007 season, and the only baseball game available for the PlayStation systems aside from Major League Baseball 2K7.

New York Mets 2007 All-Star third baseman David Wright is featured on the cover. The three-man team of announcers once again include Rex Hudler, Matt Vasgersian and Dave Campbell.

Gameplay[edit]

MLB 07: The Show makes the transition to next-gen with a suite of advanced features in its race to become MVP of 2007's baseball crop. The all-new Road to The Show mode enables gamers to play both offense and defense from the created player's perspective. Providing an even more realistic experience from the mound, the all-new New Pitch Command System (PCS) delivers comprehensive strategy to pitch selection, as a pitcher's "pitch comfort" will be predetermined based on a best to worst pitch scenario. It is up the gamer to decide if he/she should try to "work on a pitch" or just go with what is working. Additionally, with the Adaptive Pitching Intelligence (API) feature, catchers will call the game based on the individual strengths and weaknesses of each pitcher as well as analyze tendencies of batters. Gamers will now have the ability to either trust the pitches called by the catcher or shake them off. MLB 07: The Show also delivers a robust online feature set, including Online League Play, which offers the ability to set up customizable leagues with up to 30 teams, complete with full stat tracking, point benefits and rewards.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PS2PS3PSP
Game Informer8.75/10[1]7.5/10[2]N/A
GamePro4/5 stars[3]N/AN/A
Game RevolutionN/AC+[4]N/A
GameSpot8.5/10[5]8.2/10[6]8/10[7]
GameSpy4/5 stars[8]4/5 stars[9]4/5 stars[10]
GameTrailers6.9/10[11]N/AN/A
GameZone8.1/10[12]8.4/10[13]N/A
IGN8.5/10[14]7.7/10[15]7.9/10[16]
OPM (UK)N/A8/10[17]N/A
PSM7.5/10[18]8/10[19]7.5/10[20]
Detroit Free Press3/4 stars[21]N/AN/A
USA TodayN/A6/10[22]N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic83/100[23]77/100[24]82/100[25]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[23][24][25]

One aspect that has been mentioned by reviewers are the number of bugs or glitches in the game. Examples of this are scoring runs after being caught out and high fly balls not functioning correctly.[26][27] The game suffered in its reviews due to this with critics praising the gameplay but lamenting the sheer number of bugs that should have been solved before release.[4]

Maxim gave the PlayStation 2 version a score of eight out of ten, saying, "It's become fashionable for billionaire ballplayers to discuss their feelings [...] which is no doubt why The Show's developers decided to focus on your pitcher's feelings this year."[28] The same magazine also gave the PlayStation 3 a score of eight out of ten, saying, "The PS3's graphics are certainly crisp, and the inclusion of SIXAXIS control for fielding... is very cool; but overall, the game feels less like a fully realized next-gen baseball game and more like a blueprint for next year's installment. For now, we'll trade this game for two minor league pitchers, a half gallon of Gatorade, and a case of fungo bats."[29] Detroit Free Press gave the PS2 version three stars out of four, saying, "If John Smoltz is getting a lot of strikes with his slider, the confidence meter will increase, making it even nastier for opposing batters. If his curveball is getting pounded out of the park, throwing another one will be a risky venture. A new Road to the Show career mode allows players to create a rookie who must toil in the minors while awaiting a chance to crack the big league lineup."[21] 411Mania gave the PS2 and PSP versions a similar score of 7.5 out of 10, saying, "There is plenty here for baseball fans and newbies to do. With all the various modes, online play, and customizable content, it is definitely a fan friendly title."[30] However, USA Today gave the PS3 version six stars out of ten, saying that "As a baseball title, [the game] is a solid and has a wide array of choices. As a PS3 title, The Show whiffs badly. You're better off saving that $20 and purchasing the equally satisfying PlayStation 2 edition."[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reiner, Andrew (April 2007). "MLB 07: The Show (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 168. Archived from the original on January 25, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  2. ^ Reiner, Andrew (July 2007). "MLB 07: The Show". Game Informer. No. 171. Archived from the original on July 29, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Kilgore (February 27, 2007). "Review: MLB '07: The Show (PS2)". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 28, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Hurh, JP (May 21, 2007). "MLB 07: The Show Review (PS3)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Thomas, Aaron (March 7, 2007). "MLB 07: The Show Review (PS2)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Thomas, Aaron (May 16, 2007). "MLB 07: The Show Review (PS3)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Thomas, Aaron (March 7, 2007). "MLB 07: The Show Review (PSP)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Steinberg, Steve (March 13, 2007). "GameSpy: MLB 07: The Show (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Steinberg, Steve (June 1, 2007). "GameSpy: MLB 07: The Show (PS3)". GameSpy. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Steinberg, Steve (March 13, 2007). "GameSpy: MLB 07: The Show (PSP)". GameSpy. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "MLB 07: The Show Review". GameTrailers. February 28, 2007. Archived from the original on March 11, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  12. ^ Bedigian, Louis (February 26, 2007). "MLB 07: The Show - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Lafferty, Michael (May 14, 2007). "MLB 07: The Show - PS3 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  14. ^ Haynes, Jeff (February 28, 2007). "MLB 07: The Show Review (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  15. ^ Haynes, Jeff (May 14, 2007). "MLB '07: The Show Review (PS3)". IGN. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  16. ^ Haynes, Jeff (February 28, 2007). "MLB '07: The Show Review (PSP)". IGN. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "MLB 07: The Show (PS3)". PlayStation Official Magazine – UK. September 2007. p. 110.
  18. ^ "Review: MLB 07: The Show (PS2)". PSM. April 2007. p. 88.
  19. ^ "Review: MLB 07: The Show (PS3)". PSM. August 2007. p. 84.
  20. ^ "Review: MLB 07: The Show (PSP)". PSM. May 2007. p. 83.
  21. ^ a b Mathis, George (March 25, 2007). "Game review: 'MLB 07: The Show' (PS2)". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on June 11, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  22. ^ a b Molina, Brett (May 21, 2007). "'MLB 07: The Show' for PS3 should get sent down to the minors". USA Today. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  23. ^ a b "MLB 07: The Show for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  24. ^ a b "MLB 07: The Show for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  25. ^ a b "MLB 07: The Show for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  26. ^ Stanescu, Alexandru. "MLB 07: The Show Codes and Glitches (PSP)". Softpedia. Archived from the original on March 2, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  27. ^ Yan, John (June 29, 2007). "MLB 07 The Show Review (PS3)". Gaming Nexus. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  28. ^ "MLB 07: The Show (PS2)". Maxim. February 27, 2007.
  29. ^ "MLB 07: The Show (PS3)". Maxim. May 23, 2007.
  30. ^ Mellick, Andrew (March 30, 2007). "MLB 07: The Show (PSP and PS2) Review". 411Mania. Archived from the original on August 27, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2017.

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