Sports

MLB The Show 18 Review

This might sound odd, but I love reviewing sports games. I really do. I’ve been doing it for over a decade and it’s an annual check in to see how some of my favorite video game franchises are doing. With the start of spring, it means it’s time to check out and review the latest baseball game from Sony San Diego, MLB The Show 18. In my review of MLB The Show 17 last year, I mentioned that I felt the franchise was beginning to feel a little long in the tooth. So, were there big changes in this year’s game?

MLB The Show 18 Review

NBA 2K18 Review

This year 2K Sports took, in my opinion, their riskiest move yet. They’ve abandoned the fully scripted story mode and instead made a living breathing online world that they call “the Neighborhood.”

NBA 2K18 Review

NBA Playgrounds

NBA Playgrounds does a solid job of filling the void left by the NBA Street and NBA Jam series. There is a deep roster of players, and the game's cartoonish visuals look great, but the bare-bones online play and frustrating gameplay mechanics sometimes make the game feel more like a chore rather than an enjoyable experience. 

NBA Playgrounds

Out of the Park Baseball 17

My time with Out of the Park Baseball 17 was like a trip to the ballpark, except when I shouted that the pitcher should be taken out, somebody listened, and that was a great feeling.

Out of the Park Baseball 17

Top Spin

Top Spin is by far the best tennis game of all time. The one thing that could use improvement for a hopeful sequel next year is a longer career mode. Besides that, Top Spin tennis is perfect. If you are in need of a tennis game or even a game to get use out of your Live subscription, Top Spin is a perfect game for just that.

Top Spin