I don’t know why, but I really want to play a baseball video game. Last year, I played MLB 10: The Show on a friend’s PS3 and sunk endless hours into the “Road to the Show” mode. The Show’s RTTS had many familiar elements that made me feel at home; if I had to take one genre with me to the grave, it would be the RPG. The ability to improve different attributes of a player using skill points was very comforting.
As someone who follows video game releases, I know that MLB 11: The Show and MLB 2K11 have both recently arrived. I have read several reviews for both games and the message is generally the same: The Show is better.
I haven’t played either recent release and have never played a MLB 2K game. The real problem is that I don’t have a PS3! I cannot simply decide on a game; one choice effectively costs $360, the cost of the system plus the game. I recognize that I would eventually purchase other games for the PS3, but the middle of March seems like a selfish time to spend that kind of money.
Perhaps I will just curse the name of “exclusives” and buy MLB 2K11. I have read good things about the game, but every review ends the same: buy The Show if you have the choice. Do I want to buy a game if I know I am using an inferior product?