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This baseball sim is way better than the graphics would initially lead you to believe it was. You have many options for controls, such as plugging in your nunchuk or not, using a GameCube controller, or the VC controller. The controls are implemented well and you can make the controls as manual or automated as you like. In fact, for every aspect of the game you can customize each option to tailor the game to play exactly as you want it to, from fielding, running, hitting pitching, you name it. I find both the success mode and MLB mode simply the best part of the game. In these modes you can become a character and manage all aspects of his life, from practicing and playing games (of course) to dating, buying cars and houses, and participating in various hobbies. MLB Power Pros was a great game, and this new 2008 version is even better. This is one of the few games that I would say to skip the rental and just go and buy it.
This game is amazing!!!!! Even better the Power Pros 2007. This game is for people who have a wii and want to play a sports game but dont want to break a sweat doing it. Its like playing a 3D nes game with cool graphics. The players are advanced MIIs and are real MLB players. Season mode is standard nothing advanced and also you can do a solo mode and build your AA player up the ranks to the MLB!! So if you like the idea of using MLB pros with a gamecube or classic controller and want to have a lot of fun with ur friends I highly suggest this game.
MLB Power Pros 2008 may look like another WiiSports knock off, but it's much, much deeper than that. The controls are tougher to get used to, but they are solid; you use the thumbstick and the A button to pitch and bat. Problem is, the thumbstick is really sensitive, so use light touches. There are many modes in this game; you can play a simple game, take control of a newbie player trying to make in the big leagues, create a team and manage them to the championship, arrange a league with your friends, or practice. And when you get into manager mode, you will have control over many things about your team; who plays, how they practice, and so on. Players looking for a hands-on experience will get a lot of mileage out of this game. But the game lacks a simple season mode where I can just pick a team and play a season without all the bells and whistles. Also, fielding continues to be a problem; my guys tend to over run the grounder, and the other team gets an easy hit. Hitting any home runs can be an overwhelming task. But this game has a cute look, has great controls, and some of you will like the extensive modes it has to offer. Try it - you may like it.