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    Posted: 03-07-2008 at 2:53pm
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Originally posted by Jason

Have the stuttering/frame rates issues been resolved with The Show 08?


08 PS2 runs smooth as silk for me.The graphics are a bit better than 07,too.
08 may need even fewer slider tweaks than 07,with more foul balls and hit variety.
I haven't played the PS3 version,but I'm confident saying it's the best console baseball game I've played.It's surpassed MVP for me as my favorite.
 
Thanks. This makes things a little more interesting for me.
 
Are the batting-schemes (timing only, 4-zone, 9-zone) dependant on the skill level you're playing on?
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Originally posted by Jason

Are the batting-schemes (timing only, 4-zone, 9-zone) dependant on the skill level you're playing on?
 
I believe this is the same as in past games, yes.
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Thanks D. I may have to think hard about buying The Show.
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It's a good game.  There are things I like and dislike about both games this year.  I'm hoping I can get The Show to play me a bit harder, though.  Gonna tweak some user pitcher control options and some CPU hitting sliders tonight to see what happens.
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Originally posted by Derek

It's a good game.  There are things I like and dislike about both games this year.  I'm hoping I can get The Show to play me a bit harder, though.  Gonna tweak some user pitcher control options and some CPU hitting sliders tonight to see what happens.


Are you using Classic pitching or Meter?
The Classic pitching is much more of a challenge;I'm definitely no good with it.
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Kev, I'm not even thinking of suggesting we do a league with last years game.  That would be quite selfish I think?  Since it is gamefly'd I will be holding on to 2k8 for awhile and hope that a patch fixes the framerate.  I can always get my presentation fix and play 2k7 single player.

Derek, I actually see the CPU swinging at pitches outside the strike zone all the time in 2k7.  The problem is that they get too many base hits on those kind of pitches, let alone whiff.  I think I average about 4 strike outs per 9 innings.

I played a little more 2k8 this morning.  Still grind my teeth when I see that framerate, but I went back to the new pitching stick on pro and I've got the hang of it.  Rarely a meatball now.  Still think it's a gimmick and not something revolutionary though.

Yes, I still have my PS2 and will probably gamefly The Show.

Also to anyone, do you think the hit variety is less in 2k8 than in 2k7?  I'm sure I've seen less variety in my 4 games so far.
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For what it is worth someone took some 2K7 vs 2K8 screens and it is definately a downgrade.. Not that those of us who have played both already knew that. Which makes all the framerate issues even more laughable.



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That's really the big mystery, isn't it?  How can seemingly worse graphics cause frame rate issues?  Is it the new "cards" feature and the tracking that goes on in the profile?  I just don't get 2K Sports sometimes...
 
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Derek and I attempted to play online.  The lag was so bad that it was unplayable.  We played one inning to give each other a chance to pitch and bat.  In my at bats I was having to swing before the pitcher released the ball in order to make contact.  You could even see the lag when moving the cursor around to aim your pitch.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-08-2008 at 2:24am
Derek and I also attempted to play online.  We also went one whole inning. Copy/Paste what was written above, with just a little less lag in our attempt.

Also their inability to allow for use of different batting and pitching options will probably be kicking me out of the league. How they do not allow for this in non-ranked games is beyond me?

* There is a mode that switches to classic everything but it forces both users to play that way.

The grand shame is we are paying $59.99 for the abuse.


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