Best sports video game franchise: 'NBA 2K' or 'MLB The Show'? | The Tylt
Best sports video game franchise: 'NBA 2K' or 'MLB The Show'?
Sports video games have become a part of sports as much as the players themselves. While not everyone can hit the genetic lottery, 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 fans' sports video game cravings, there are four franchises that have separated themselves from the rest. We at the Tylt loves these games, and want to find out which one is the best. Vote for your favorite sports video game franchise 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 fans have ever seen. That consistent quality is why "NBA 2K" is one of the best-selling NBA series of all time and the official eSport basketball game. According to GameSpot, over 68 million units have been sold worldwide.
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.