MLB: The Show has been the standalone baseball series in the last few years. It’s obviously never taken off in Australia but has always been held in high regard overseas. The game is developed by SCE San Diego who are primarily known for their work on sporting titles.
On the PS3, MLB 14 isn’t a huge step up from last year’s iteration. The visuals of the players are pushing the limits of the PlayStation 3, however the crowds still look significantly worse than in other sports games. Animations are as great as ever and the lighting makes the stadiums look realistic and true to their real-life counterparts.
The Vita version holds up surprisingly well. Players are still recognisable and stadiums still look brilliant. There are a few oddities here and there, but SCE San Diego should be commended for their ability to keep the experience consistent.