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Major League Baseball 2k10 PC Review

by: SAndrus ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Race through all 9 innings, or take your time. The choice is yours when you’re playing Major League Baseball 2k10 for the PC. Get the comprehensive Major League Baseball 2k10 PC review, and start hitting the balls around with your teammates today. Hit the balls around, take one a season, and see whe

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    Major League Baseball 2K10 PC Review

    This PC game is one of the highest regarded MLB baseball games for the PC out there. With its high graphics, beautiful picture quality, and fast moving speeds, you will not know what hit you when you play. Choose from all of the traditional positions, customize your player, and work the MLB like never before. Total controls allow you to pitch a ball where you would like, and hit a ball when you would like to by moving the bat around. This will allow you to get full power while pitching or hitting with easy to use controls. Use a rating from the hitter’s perspective to find out what type of ball is being thrown your way before it reaches the plate. With some of the highest graphics you haven’t seen in a long time you will have the feeling of actually being at the ballpark. Use your custom made player to get to the highest of players in the Hall of Fame.

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    MLB 2k10 Game Play

    Of course, due to all of the other baseball games out there for various consoles, you have to keep in mind that the graphics on those play around the same due to the console. While playing on a computer, depending on the type of computer you have there might be lag, and certain glitches that will slow game play down.

    Create a player of your own, and try to get him to make it to the big leagues. You also get to choose the franchise you would like to be drafted into, and start playing seasons to become drafted for the top major league teams. There is a point system enabled. Gather skill points depending on how you play. The skill points rack up for hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, and all other points of play. Special situations during the game allow you to rack up even more skill points. You can only control your own player, so you only play when they are up to bat, they are the pitcher, or if they are out in the field. This means you can fast forward through games, and seasons if you would like. You do not have to worry about missing anything since you manually play each game of the season with your player.

    The various spots that can be played are all open for you to choose. Depending on the position you choose determines how much game play you actually receive. The more important the spot, the more you will play in the games such as if you were a pitcher. Less important spots, such as a third baseman only plays certain times such as when they have to bat, and when they are catching the ball when necessary. Of course, being part of a team is essential, and you will be able to feel this when you’re playing, and helping your team win victories throughout the season.major league baseball 2k10 frontcover large EIjvWsEivhn761r 

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    Positions

    The various spots that can be played are all open for you to choose. Depending on the position you choose determines how much game play you actually receive. The more important the spot, the more you will play in the games such as if you were a pitcher. Less important spots, such as a third baseman only plays certain times such as when they have to bat, and when they are catching the ball when necessary. Of course, being part of a team is essential, and you will be able to feel this when you’re playing, and helping your team win victories throughout the season.

    The position you play is based on your personal preference. The way you build him, and up his stats also depends on what you would like him to do. Of course, you will want to look into what he will need to do his best on for the position he will be playing. mlb-2k10-review-3 

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    Graphics and Sounds

    The graphics for MLB 2k10 are something worth talking about. They are not grainy, they are full of color, and actually look real compared to other PC games. The graphics do slow down when there is lag from your computer, but they are quick to come back up to speed. The graphics make you feel like you're actually in the stadium. When needing a Radeon X800 XL or Geforce 7900 GT graphics card to load the game, that should say something for it.

    The sound of the game I found great to have if you have good speakers hooked up to your computer. There were downfalls with the sound however. The audience seemed to grow loud, then stop all together. This would be weird, and you would hear one or two people yell out or clap, even if you did not do anything in the game. Sometimes the sound would happen before or after I did something on the game, such as hit the ball.

    If you can get over the sound glitches in the game, or play without sound then this wouldn't be a large deal while playing. Most people like the sound during game play though, so it might become annoying.

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    Players and Skill Points

    The games in the season become even more addicting as you continue through the game. This is because you will end up pushing yourself to get through “just one more game” as you play. You try to make it as far as you can, and if you’re an avid baseball fan or baseball gamer then you will enjoy this game and become addicted. You will want to get as many skill points as you can, and try to hit your way through the seasons collecting them to get to the major leagues with your player. As you continue to play, the controls become easier. They become almost a second nature to you as you go through the game. You player will become stronger in their position, and you will be able to connect with them more.

    The main concern for the skills and being called into the major leagues is the way the skill points are added on. Depending on the type of player you want to build, ie: pitcher, grand slammer, etc. You will want to work on these specifics to make the character. This becomes a problem since the major leagues are looking for specifics for players they recruit. If your player cannot run a certain speed because they are too muscular then you will not get that call from a recruiter because you’re too slow. Some of the points that you can earn are given randomly, and this can become frustrating when trying to gain enough. You shouldn’t expect to make it to the majors until you have had a couple seasons in with the minors.mlb2k100125h thumb 

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    Playing and Controlling Options

    The players that bat do not seem to have enough power behind hitting the ball, and it doesn’t seem like you can tweak the program to allow the batter to put more into it. The characters are very detailed, and they have real, equally proportioned bodies that make you feel like you’re actually the player. If you find that you’re having visual difficulties with the graphics then you have advanced options which allow you to change them until they look as you want them.

    There were some problems, however with using a game pad with the PC. I found that going into the advanced options, and working with the controls there let me do some of the things on the game. It also meant that I wasn't able to do the rest. So I decided to stick with the mouse and keyboard controls.

    Multi player options are available. Connect with friends over the internet, and play against each other. There were problems noted with the multi player portion of this game. The game would freeze, and sometimes I couldn't even connect to the other person.

    The user interface is ten times better than the previous games. It was easy to navigate through, you could even see all of the stats right in front of you without having to search through the game to find them. Much easier than with other MLB games out there. This is one of the best upgrades with this game. 960363 011510 embed001 

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    Review of Major League Baseball 2k10 PC

    You can play in real time, using the MLB’s real schedule for the seasons on this version. This is one of the best perks of Major League Baseball 2k10 for the PC. Like all other games that you may play, there are still glitches that need to be resolved within this one such as audio or visual ones. The realism of this game is much higher than the previous. Overall, the quality is rated excellent, and the game is addicting. Depending on if you can take the glitches of the game, this might be the perfect one to look into.