MLB 13 The Show: Beautifully Rendered Ballparks You Must See in New Video Game

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIMarch 6, 2013

image from @cjohnson306 - MLB 13 The Show
image from @cjohnson306 - MLB 13 The Show

Awesome player models are just one aspect of what makes makes MLB 13 The Show a great looking game. OK, there's also great animations as well, but I shouldn't neglect to mention the ballparks when I gush over just how real this game looks.

Much of this appeal is due to meticulous details and the re-creative skills of the artists at Sony San Diego studio. Other aspects of this achievement should be accredited to the excellent use of lighting and shading.

Each ballpark is captured beautifully at varying times of the day, and the virtual sun placement creates some stunning backdrops. There are a few missing details here and there like the Chick-Fil-A Cow at Turner Field, but most of the signature aspects of our favorite ballparks are there.

Take a look at this virtual tour of Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The ivy-covered walls makes this one of the ballparks I love to see in any baseball video game. Beyond that, I'm a Chicago Cubs fan, so I'm practically required to make that my first virtual stop.

Another of my favorites from an aesthetic standpoint is Fenway Park in Boston. As far as MLB 13 The Show goes, this may be the best looking venue in the game. From the Green Monster to Pesky's Pole, this park just looks great.

Here is a video featuring gameplay at Fenway, and there is also a tour around the park after one inning. 

The new Yankee Stadium is another great looking park in the game. If you pan deep into the outfield, you can actually see Monument Park in deep center field. The following is gameplay featuring the New York Yankees hosting the Oakland A's at Yankee Stadium.

The A's are wearing throwback uniforms from 1975, and if the bright yellow unis don't blind you, you can actually see a nice virtual tour of the new Yankee stadium at the end of the video.

The Show has delivered another baseball simulation that is extremely easy on the eyes.


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