Best sports video game franchise: 'NBA 2K' or 'MLB The Show'? | The Tylt
Best sports video game franchise: 'NBA 2K' or 'MLB The Show'?
Not everyone can hit the genetic lottery, but people can still live out their dreams of being professional athletes on a console. For many, the video games are more important than the sport itself, providing a community of competitors and friends who can play together.
While there are many options to satisfy sports fans' video game cravings, four franchises have separated themselves from the rest. And now, The Tylt wants to know which franchise you think is the best. Vote for your favorite sports video game franchise by clicking on the bracket below!
The "NBA 2K" series was far from the first basketball simulation franchise, but it established itself as the best with the best presentation and overall gameplay. That consistent quality is why "NBA 2K" is one of the best-selling NBA series of all time and is the official eSport basketball game. The NBA even created an NBA 2K league of their own complete with a draft attended by the league's commissioner.
Even players have attached themselves to the franchise, anxiously waiting for their rating in the game. That's when it becomes more than just a video game.
The MyCareer mode in "NBA 2K" is one of the most cinematic in the entire genre. Cutscenes accompany the choices your player makes, and how they play. It adds an extra dimension to an already entertaining mode of building your player up from a scrub to a star.
"MLB The Show" is relatively new to the scene, but the franchise has really established itself as the best MLB simulator on the market. Smooth graphics and intuitive gameplay have made the game popular amongst baseball fans. Baseball is a game of failure that leads to success. Perhaps no game captures that frustration like "MLB The Show."
Road to the Show is a game mode puts you and your player through the struggles of languishing in the minor leagues and really earning your way to Major League Baseball. The mode has changed a little bit, adding cutscenes and interactions that affect your player's position and standing with the fans.
There's a lot that goes into being a professional baseball player, and Road to the Show gives you all aspects of that life. That's why "MLB The Show" is tops.