The developers of MLB2K12 are pulling out all the stops to make sure that this year's iteration is the best in franchise history. One of the big changes to the game is the MLB Today Season Mode, which allows you to play along at the same pace of the big league season, and it is going to steal the show.
This mode will use a new MLB Today engine that will allow you to follow along with what real players are doing. You can compare and contrast your stats in the video game with reality.
Plus, you can take over a team that is not going to be very good--Houston--and turn them into a World Series contender right away.
This is one of the most innovative features that any sports video game has come up with in recent years. We should not be surprised, since this game is created by 2K Sports, the same company that developed the First-Person mode in the NFL2K5 video game.
The only problem that might come with this new feature is a lack of patience from the player. When you get immersed in a video game, you don't want to stop playing a game.
Since this new feature follows along with the season in real-time, fans are only going to be able to play one game. At least that is how the description of it reads, so it will be interesting to see how it works when the game comes out on March 6.
Still, that one minor gripe aside, it is an awesome feature. You can pick your favorite team in the spring, build your roster and everything, then play through the entire season along with them. It makes fans feel like a bigger part of the actual game.
Video games are all about bringing fans into a world and making them a part of it. MLB2K12 is changing the way that fans get to experience baseball, and playing it will bring them into the world of Major League Baseball.