The annual baseball game MLB The Show came out April 5th on PlayStation, Xbox, and for the first time on the Nintendo Switch. Texas Rangers fans, rejoice!
When I saw that the game was coming to the Nintendo Switch, I was so intrigued that I pre-ordered the game and started playing it when it went live last night. If you are a Nolan Writin’ reader, Texas Rangers fan and a Switch owner, and are on the fence about getting the game, read my game review on the Switch Edition before you buy it.
Texas Rangers: MLB The Show 2022 Review- Gameplay
When the game first loads on the Switch, it will ask you for an online username. Enter whatever username you want and move on to practice using different settings that you can change during a scrimmage. Once you figure out what settings you want to play with it will take you to the home screen.
The home screen is basically the same as the Xbox and PlayStation versions. You can pick any game mode from Road To the Show to Diamond Dynasty. There were no modes cut from the Switch Edition of the game.
What’s cool about this year’s game is also is if you play another version of the game you can upload your game data to the cloud and download it on your Switch to take on the road. The game makes it easy to set up sending your save data to the cloud and how to download it on the other console
MLB The Show 2022 Review: Graphics
The graphics are very good on the Nintendo Switch, depending on which Switch model you have. If you have the second generation Switch, the graphics are fine. If you have the OLED Switch, they look really amazing on that OLED screen.
There are some issues with the graphics though that I should address. Sometimes the “T” on the Rangers batting helmet turns into an “I” which is really annoying. Another one was that when I hit a home run with Willie Calhoun, on the replay the ball didn’t start going towards the wall until Willie was done swinging the bat.
I’m sure all of that will get fixed on an update very soon, usually San Diego Studios is really good at getting game patches out there so the game is running the way it’s supposed to.
MLB The Show 2022 Review: Conclusion
MLB The Show 22 on the Nintendo Switch is a home run in my opinion. It has all the game modes that you would get on the PlayStation or Xbox version of the game. If you have the 2nd Generation or OLED Model, go ahead and get the game.
If you have the first edition Switch when they first came out, don’t get the game cause the system can’t handle all the graphics and will get very hot while playing. Other than that, enjoy MLB The Show 22 on any console that you play the game on, Nolan Writin’ readers and Texas Rangers fans.