That issue aside, the rest of the game is just wonderful. The franchise mode really lets one get into the nitty gritty of controlling your team at all levels while still being relatively easy to understand. If building up your own player is your thing, that's still available as is online play.
One of my complaints with last year's version of the game was that it took a long time to get through nine innings. The amount of time a game takes remains long this year, but with the improvements to look and presentation, it feels like a faster pace. It is still awfully hard to get through an entire 162 game regular season (if one opts to simulate spring training), but the individual nine inning extravaganzas are more enjoyable.
Despite not having a 3DTV to test it out, one of the more intriguing smaller features of the game seems to be SimulView. This allows two players to go up against each other without one getting to see what commands the other is inputting (it sends one image to player one and a different to player two). With any luck that's something we'll be able to test in the near future.
MLB 12: The Show has proven once again to be a top-notch sports game of any ilk. Any developer trying to figure out what a sports title should look and feel like would do well to study up on it, and anyone out there who simply wants to play ball would do well to buy a copy… just plan on taking some time to work out for yourself what the manual ought to say.
MLB 12: The Show is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. This game can also be found on: PS Vita.