It's spring, and that means actual baseball is starting, and that it's also time for the yearly round of virtual baseball releases. The gold standard in the genre has traditionally been the PlayStation exclusive franchise MLB: The Show, with 2K's multiplatform offering lagging behind. Unfortunately, according to our look at MLB 2K12, that order isn't changing anytime soon.
From our MLB 2K12 Review:
"This brings up the issue of learning curves. For those who may have avoided the MLB 2K series in the past, 2K12 will not be a soft introduction. Beyond very brief one-time in-game tips, there is no discernible tutorial or practice mode. There are drills that are so limited and useless in building skills, they almost make the situation worse. During a base stealing drill, I was supposed to steal second, but for some reason my batter wasn’t hitting a single pitch thrown his way. Whether this was a glitch or whether I was doing the drill wrong was completely unclear because the game offered zero explanation beyond “Steal Second Base.” Had I no prior experience with MLB 2K, the lack of tutorials would have been debilitating."
To get the rest of the story, read our MLB 2K12 Review.