*Legends Mode: A very hard difficulty level, if All-Star was too easy for you. *New Managerial Options: You can now enter 5-rule drafts, as well as deal with salary arbitrations. Also, different coaches now have different affects on players(batting coach, hitting coach, etc...) *New Audio Options: Create Walk-Up to bat music, reliever entrance theme and more.
Those are the main ones. Of course, new rosters are there as well. However, this game is pretty much recycled as last year. In fact, 75% of it is the same as MLB Show '06!!! Obviously, most sports franchises are taking this approach, so I cannot fault them for that. However, it still puzzles me how in 4 years they haven't figured out how to reduce loading times. You still need to wait a good 30-45 seconds before a game starts and after it ends, which will annoy you if you like your game fast-paced and ready to go. Of course, that still can't take away that this is still the best baseball title for PSP, with great play-by-play and realistic on the field action, beautiful ballparks and the ability to create a player and live a career of a major leaguer.
The Bottom Line: If you are a hardcore fan of this franchise OR if you yet to own a baseball game for PSP, you can't go wrong with buying it. However, if you are a budget conscious gamer, you might as well stick with the previous title.
I was a huge fan of last years installment of the MLB: The Show series, but this years made significant improvements. MLB 09 is a baseball simulator that this year, features a whole lot more than any of its predecessors. For the franchise/season mode, the way in which the offseason is played has been very nicely revamped. You really have to pay attention to who has become a free agent and who on your team may not want to re-sign their contract. Though the graphics … more
MLB 09: The Showis a baseball simulation game that is exclusively for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable entertainment systems. The game is also produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released on MArch 3rd 2009.