Next, player focus is tweaked in Road to the Show. Instead of having to see how your team is doing overall while building your player up, you can zoom in on a player's progress for as long as you want, making key decisions that can make or break their career. A new scouting feature will let you prove your worth over a three-game stretch, having scouts watch you and see if you're big-league worthy. You can even try to select the team you want to be drafted for, even if it's not always guaranteed.
The most significant addition is the new Community Challenges mode. Here, players can dictate certain rules and conditions during a match and see how others fare with it. For instance, creating a grand slam-like opportunity for a batter, with the bases loaded, while facing off against a pitcher who specializes in shutouts. You can go the opposite end as well, pitting a pitcher against power hitters trying to turn the tide in the 9th. There are several to try out here, and with a user friendly interface, you may be tempted to try your own.
Not everything is perfect with MLB 14, however. For now, the game's online servers face issues more often than preferred, with lag affecting match-ups against others. With baseball season in full effect, Sony would be wise to patch things soon.
MLB 14: The Show is another excellent entry in the series from Sony San Diego, with enough "new" to make it feel fresh. Online isn't quite where it should be just yet, but what's here will keep you swinging for the fences regardless. The PS3 version is excellent, and establishes a solid base for the PS4 version coming next month. [
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