I’ve been a part of The PlayStation Family for about a year and a half now. I don’t get paid, but I do get free video games to review. I recently also received a free subscription to PlayStation Plus. If it seems like I say great things about all the PlayStation games I review, it is because I only write about the games I really love. And currently, my family is really enjoying MLB 13 The Show, LittleBigPlanet Karting and our subscription to PlayStation Plus.
MLB 13 The Show has great features for a baseball game. There is not only the regular season mode where you play as one full team, but a great mode called Road to the Show, where you control an individual player on the team, picking your position and getting drafted and traded. You play through multiple seasons working up your character’s stats until you become an all star. The online mode is a fully immersive experience, where you can trade in points you’ve earned for new players for your team.
The graphics are very realistic, with highly detailed stadiums with mountain or city scenery. Each stadium is designed after the real one. The gameplay is great and easy to pick up especially with the Beginner mode. The game is Move compatible, so players can swing the controller like they are batting or pitching to play.
There are many new features in MLB 13 The Show. These include new modes, new enhancements and a variety of improvements. It would take pages for me to write about each one of them. A few of the best include a new Post Season Mode, a new Beginner Mode and an improved Play Now mode for faster and simpler games. There is also cross platform play between the PS Vita and PS3 for the Home Run Derby.
My favorite part of this game is that it is a great game for families of all ages and genders. Baseball is my favorite sport, but I couldn’t play the real game to save my life. I love that I can play baseball with my family on the screen with MLB 13 The Show.
LittleBigPlanet Karting is a visually stunning game that shows off the PlayStation 3′s capabilities. The different racetracks and characters in this game are very well designed and the movement is very smooth. All of the levels have a very different feel to them and the racing becomes more challenging.
Racing is fun and easy in this game, you just have to hold down one button, and collect power up items. With the straightforward gameplay, you are allowed to enjoy the visuals and great soundtrack. The game keeps you coming back for more with unlockables and secrets in each level.
If you love Sackboy from Little Big Planet, you will have fun seeing him again in a fun little game available for PS3 or PS Vita. I enjoy just seeing his cute little face.
Playstation Plus is something that any video game fan will benefit from. With a subscription, you have access to many discounts on video games, and even free video games, which include some recent great hits, for PS3 and PS Vita. There are also free themes and avatars for your PS3, and exclusive trailers, demos and beta trials of games. If you decide not to continue your subscription, you can simply purchase the games that you have downloaded for free, and all of your content will be saved.
PlayStation Plus members also get to preview demos and betas before the rest of the public does. All of these benefits for only $49.99 a year. How can you beat that?
Let me know if you have any questions on the above. Are there any PlayStation games you would like to see reviewed on Connect with your Teens. I will be writing about PlayStation 4 soon as more information becomes available. I also want to thank my son Justin for helping me write this post.
Full Disclosure: I received the video games above for free and a free year of PlayStation Plus. However all opinions are my own.
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