- Oct 23, 2016
MLB The Show 19
PS4, PS4 Pro
March 26, 2019
Welcome to the MLB The Show 19 OT! What can I say that hasn't been said in last years OT? Well, a bunch of improvements have been made as well as new features have been added. New Game Modes, new additions to legends, reworks to existing Game Modes. New animations.
I'm not going to give you an information dump here. It's an annual game for christ sakes. It's the same game as MLB The Show 06 (Fuck I'm old) just... better. Thats why Sony San Diego Studio isn't above. It's been covered FFS. Many OT's for the same information.
I had an information dump of a OT written up. I hated it. I did a bunch of research and realized it was like previous The Show OT's expect for a new year. And that's not what this game is imo. Yes its an annual release series. And while that makes sense for new IP's, it feels dirty for this right now. Don't like it? Make a new OT to replace this one.
Let's get into it. First here's a trailer to admire. It has a ton of new stuff, or rather reworks from previous years.
Yeah Bryce Harper is the cover athlete, no he isn't in that trailer since he hadn't sign with a team yet.
First... Road To The Show. My favorite Game Mode. Actually it's the only one I play. You create a character, play the game in plays that only involve your player (Hitting, Fielding, Pitching). Games are fast and you earn points to put towards categories you want to get better at. Previous years have included interactions with Coaching Staff and Agents.
How we will create our character has changed. They've retooled the player archetypes.
Pitching Archetypes are
Plain Filthy - Moves Ball Well
Flamethrower - Hard Throwers
Control Freak - Controls Pitches Well
Positional Archetypes are
Pure Power - Power Hitter
Small Ball - Contact High : )
Mr. Utility - Situational Player
Rock Steady - Good All Around
Anomaly - Abnormal player for the position.
Best news here... you will not be capped in categories. So you can make that 99 overall 99 in every category player. But it will be harder to make that Power Hitter a 99 contact hitter.
New training mini games (as seen in trailer), you get an apartment to decorate and customize, more depth to the dialogue choices.
A YouTuber by the name of Emmdotfrisk does pretty good information videos on the game. He has a bunch and covers the game well.
I'm really excited for all the new and reworked off the field stuff.
Speaking of reworks, a big addition coming to this years game is Defensive improvements. I heard the Devs talk a lot about how they were unhappy with how well hitters were represented in the game but how that didn't translate to the defensive side of the game.
They talk efficiency. How the A.I is improved to allow you to field and throw to the base better. So they eliminated that weird faster runner and slacking infielder shit that was in years previous. Will we still be screaming at our player acting lazy in their throws? They say no.
1,300 new animations!!! But they aren't giving all these animations to every player. Sounds weird at first but it allows the top players access to certain animations. Its a good decision imo.
They are adding more than 30 new Legends also.
Confirmed so far *Taken from The Show Nation sticky written by Fear The Fork ASU HERE!!! *
1. Christy Mathewson (First gameplay trailer)
2. Ty Cobb (First gameplay trailer)
3. Jason Kendall (First gameplay trailer)
4. Rob Dibble (First gameplay trailer)
5. Willie Mays (First gameplay trailer)
6. Jimmie Foxx (Defense Overhaul Twitch stream)
7. Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez (Hitting Twitch stream)
8. Cliff Lee (GameStop Monday RTTS video - Feb. 18)
9. Andruw Jones (RTTS Twitch stream)
10. Walter Johnson (RTTS Twitch stream)
11. Kerry Wood (Moments Twitch stream)
12. Cy Young (Moments Twitch stream)
13. Mark Prior (Moments Twitch stream)
14. Rogers Hornsby (Moments Twitch stream)
15. Lou Gehrig (March to October Twitch stream)
16. Hal Newhouser (Diamond Dynasty Twitch stream)
17. Bret Boone (Diamond Dynasty Twitch stream)
18. Don Mattingly (Diamond Dynasty Twitch stream)
19. A.J. Burnett (Diamond Dynasty Twitch stream)
20. Rickey Henderson (GameStop Monday Legends & Flashbacks video - Mar. 18)
21. Torii Hunter (Dev Tournament Twitch stream)
To go along with all the Legends is a new Moments mode. You get to relive via The Show MLB History for players and teams. And they will be adding moments into the game that happen as this season goes on.
I'm skeptical of this Moments mode honestly. Maybe it will be cool. But I doubt anything can come close to the real Willie Mays plays he is a legend because of. We will see.
Its still here. It's better, it's improved. What more do you want? They've added new legends and flash back players.
They removed Souvenirs, Ticket Counters, and Immortals.
Moments mode will be worked into Diamond Dynasty. Here is a link for the information dump on this years Diamond Dynasty Click here for that NERD! I don't really play that mode.
Online Franchise Mode!!!
There is another new Game Mode called March To October. Sounds sort of like a mix between Franchise mode and Road To The Show. You select your team and only play the key moments in a game.
This is one I will definitely try. It promises "unique narrative commentary content will progressively and dynamically unfold the essential story of your chosen MLB club’s campaign." Yeah we've heard this shit before. And you start to hear the same commentary over and over.
You will be delivered from episode to episode with maximal action and intrigue, and minimal menu interfacing. It’s all about getting your team to the postseason and beyond. Can you elevate your performance to meet the increasingly big moments that emerge down the stretch? Your poise under pressure will determine the fate of your chosen team’s season.
But the Game Mode does sound awesome overall
Read this Blog Post about March To October HERE!!! DON'T WATCH THE FIRST VIDEO! seriously it's 7 seconds long and contains nothing. Why even make that one Sony? Cunts.
You can buy the game. You can buy the game and give them even more money for "stubs and packs". And you can even give them more money at GameStop" and get a hat. Do you. Here is a link to all the editions HERE! I'm just buying the Standard Game.
Overall, I'm excited for this year. Here is my thoughts.
1. It's better than previous years. Especially Road To The Show and Diamond Dynasty.
2. They added more stuff. Legends and FlashBack Players. Stuff to further customize your player.
3. They added a few new Game Modes and features that may or may not be in next years game depending on how the community receives them.
D Darklor01 was kind enough to inform me of the Pro choices. Like last year you can choose between frame rate, resolution, or balance. Thanks for the information.
Here is a great video for a complete rundown of the game so far by a professional website and writer HERE!!!
Thanks for reading. Lets talk about MLB The Show just like we did in previous years... only better