After playing both MLB 07 and MLB 2K7, I gotta say, 07 is the better of the two
DagetAwayMaN421 wrote this review on .
Pitching is better in The Show than 2K7. For starters, in 2K7, you can't control the power of your pitch, whereas in The Show it is part of the game. Another key difference is that in 2K7 you can improve pitches by hitting certain spots for the payoff pitch compared to The Show which improves the pitch during the course of the game if you're hitting the strike zone with it or decreasing when you're missing, which is more realistic than in 2K7, although I would personally like to max out all my pitches at 99 in 2K7, can't do that here. Also, the umps have their own strike zones which gives me more of a challenge than in 2K7 where you're given a zone and you just gotta get the ball in there when painting corners, sometimes though, it can be frustrating as a batter.
The hitter's eye in 2K7 would increase and decrease from pitch to pitch, allowing the player to feel for the where the pitch would be. I haven't found a hitter's eye in 07, don't know if there is one, but I go by zone which i feel is what real batters would do. Look for pitches inside, outside, down and away or up an in, etc. Then on top of that, you can guess the pitch which makes it more fun if you get both the pitch and the zone right, making a hit so much easier. Although hitting for power is a bit difficult when you get them both right, for some reason I keep hitting grounders. I hit a ton of Home Runs in 2K7, but that makes the game too easy.
I think some graphics are better in 2K7, like the batter and pitcher, but the stadiums and people look much better in the The Show.
Just in general, I think The Show is a better game for those who want more of a challenge, if you want to play an easy baseball game, go with 2K7, but if you want to take some time to learn how to play and really have some fun once you get a hold of it, go to your local video game retailer and get a copy of The Show.