Realism and interactivity have proven to be bedfellows-at-odds in recent MLB games. Between esoteric stats, precision pitching, and ever-fluctuating lineups, casual fans face a stiff barrier to entry, and that's a problem Sony hopes to address with MLB 13 The Show. The developer has created a mode that feels like a cross between a mini-campaign and a robust tutorial, aptly named Beginner mode. Sony admits that accessibility has been one of the problems of the previous versions of The Show--getting people to understand the controls is one thing, but turning that level of understanding into actually winning games is a grand slam.
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