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GF Rating
7.9

613 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Not for casual player

posted by MissDahkme (Murfreesboro, TN) Mar 31, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If your looking for a game where you can hammer HRs every at bat, then don't rent this game. But if you want an in-depth, build your career from nothing to Hall of Fame, then get this game. You only control your player, not the entire team as most sport games. You earn points for doing good things and achieving goals in game-and lose points for bad things. Graphics and game play can be glitchy. But overall a very good game. I gave this game a 9 and not a 10 because some of it just doesn't seem real. I got Rookie of the Year, NL Playoff MVP and WS MVP in my rookie season. Contract renewal was 500K for 2 years at AAA level. That is not realistic. Also outfielders have gone thru the wall to catch HR's. I hit 3 inside the park HRs in a season because the opposing fielders move to slow or run with the ball then throw.

Graphics 10
Gameplay 9
Realism 8
Playability 10

I didn't rate the music because it is typically not the kind of music I listen to. Also there is a song in there that refers to Nazism (Blitzkrieg Pop)

I do like that they did not support Barry Bonds, his name is gone, so is his HR record(although it does say his team) and I know it also has to do with the fact he thinks he is too good for the MLBPA and paid to have his name removed from the roles.

Rent or buy the game, you really can't go wrong.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Game of the year

posted by dallastee (EAGLEVILLE, TN) Mar 16, 2008

Member since Oct 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is awsome. The revamped road to the show mode is great. The achievements you have to do to advance are cool and it is not as easy to get into the majors like last year.The graphics are great. The announcers are great.The only change I would make is to improve on the announcers making a bigger deal when you get close to a record or an achievement specific to that team, like they do in NCAA football.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun with some Realism

posted by eatdrums (SANTA CLARITA, CA) Apr 4, 2008

Member since Aug 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game really is a blast to play, however I find the base running controls un-necessarily complicated to use as compared to the MVP series, where you just hit the button you want you player to go to.
You're not going to hit a home run in every at bat, or strike out every batter, which to me makes this game great.
The pitching controls more refined than MVP, and are superior to anything I've experienced. Hitting is both challenging and fun, not frustrating (ala All Star Series). Guessing the pitch is a neat feature.
All in all a really fun game.

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