MLB The Show 19 (Playstation 4)

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MLB The Show 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby Herschie » March 26th, 2019, 5:04 am

Lets' go!
Batter up!
We're taking the afternoon off!
It's a beautiful day for a ballgame, a ballgame today!
The fans are out to get a ticket or two!
From Walla Walla, Washington to Kalamazoo!

Ok, so it's 24º in Chicago now, so maybe not all that good of a day for a ballgame. But it's 71º in my video game room! Wait, it's hot...dammit, my wife cranked the heat up again! 74º, and now I'm sweating. And I just took a shower too!

Just opened a window...that's better. For me, baseball season officially begins when The Show comes out, which was about five hours ago. So far I'm very impressed with this game. Seems to have more life to it, and I love how they added the Wrigley Field organ. Plus, the crowd comes to life during key moments. The Marlins jerseys are absolutely spectacular, and I love the graphics. Not totally sold on the new camera angles, and there have been a couple minor glitches, but I trust that these will be patched out in due time. Hitting is a lot harder too.

19 is a winner! And my wife steamed me some Vienna Beef hot dogs, then wrapped them in foil so that I had that Wrigley Field feeling as I played my first game. So that was great of her. I ended up eating the as I waited for the patch to install.

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Re: MLB The Show 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 26th, 2019, 11:20 pm

Hot dogs wrapped in foil! So good. The only thing better is hot dogs on rollers.
Herchie, I always look forward to your slice of life baseball reviews. It puts me in the spirit!

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Re: MLB The Show 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby Retro STrife » March 27th, 2019, 9:57 am

I haven't bought a new baseball game since the mid-2000s, but I'm open to it. I considered it last year, but heard of all the issues. Now I'm seeing ads for The Show 19 everywhere and I'm interested again. Keep us posted on your thoughts!

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Re: MLB The Show 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby Herschie » April 1st, 2019, 11:58 pm

I'm glad you guys like my reviews, they often just come to mind as I'm typing them.

Retro STrife wrote:I haven't bought a new baseball game since the mid-2000s, but I'm open to it. I considered it last year, but heard of all the issues. Now I'm seeing ads for The Show 19 everywhere and I'm interested again. Keep us posted on your thoughts!


Believe it or not, I thought about an old game that I played about twenty years ago. I was pretty excited that they had a "dusk" setting in Triple Play 2000. It did look pretty cool:

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So as I was playing a night game, it brought back such memories. They do look similar, albeit with The Show having much better graphics. The game looks much better on the PS4, but since I can only upload pictures so big, I had to resize the file.

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Of course, in The Show, it doesn't actually stay dusk, it gets darker and darker before it's pitch black. Understandably, due to the PS1 limitations, Triple Play 2000 couldn't have pulled this off.

But there are so many little things like this that make for a great experience. 19 is basically the most polished version out there, and there are a lot of small improvements that really add up.

And I had fun going back and playing Triple Play. I remember back in 1999, I wasn't all that upset that my girlfriend dumped me because that game had just came out. I just wish that my wife would hold off on the list of chores.

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Re: MLB The Show 19 (Playstation 4)

Postby Herschie » May 14th, 2019, 6:08 pm

A couple screenshots. Sorry for the poor picture quality, it was off an old VHS.

Leon Durham getting his big pitch off of Expos pitcher Bryn Smith, July of 1987.
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Billy Hatcher on the big night for the Reds, October 20th, 1990.
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