ROAD TO THE SHOW
MLB The Show 17 is a baseball simulation video game based on Major League Baseball. Like past games in the series, The Show 17 simulates the experience of MLB. The Show now has a "Retro Mode", which is gameplay inspired by 1990s classic retro-sims baseball games. This mode features custom audio, Ken Griffey Jr. commentary, and an 8-bit throwback pause menu.
New features include MLB 17’s Road to the Show story called Pave Your Path in which you’ll have the ability to control the progression of your career. The mode will include cutscenes that present the player with decisions that affect the storyline.
The Show 17 also added a lot of features to other preexisting game modes like Franchise and Diamond Dynasty. In Franchise you make your moves and plan your perfect strategy as you take control of an entire MLB franchise. Choose what tactics to employ and where. Take over Coaching, Player Development, and GM duties. Whats new to this mode are ways to still keep the same level of control of your team as previous years but do it in less time if they player wants.
Additions like critical situations in which you only play import at bats in late innings of games and quick manage where you in complete control of all managerial decisions during a game are new game components that are letting the player do more in a shorter amount of time.
Diamond Dynasty is back again and is based around the idea of building the ultimate Baseball team, and maintaining a virtual trading card collection. Players build their own custom team, selecting the players, current and past, create their own team name, logo, and uniforms and play with their team in tournament-style competitions against other players' teams. This year The Show has added new baseball legends to collect, new missions to complete, and live updated 2017 topps now cards.*