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GF Rating
6.5

926 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

hit one out of the park

posted by brockly (MODESTO, CA) Oct 6, 2007

Member since Aug 2007

11 out of 11 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

when I got this game in the mail. I put it in the Wii and said "WHAT!!!!" you don't swing the wiimote for the bat?" and you don't sing the Wiimote for a pitch?? and I played a inning or two. WOW the game play of the game is good... no no no its Sweet... man I love this game. its a bit of all right. its not a mlb dream. its a yeah i like baseball but I don't know what a RBI is or DH is or how they come up with those numbers. its a fun game you can play with anyone. It has that Easy to play Hard to master feel to it. in my book i like this game and I its in my Top 3 to Buy.

Pros: fun to play. feel like your watching a game with the guy calling the shots in the game. nice movement of the players.

Cons: for people that want to swing the wiimote. its not for you. little learning curve. cartoon players don't have legs.(sorry I'm reaching) no Wifi cant use your Miis

All in All: this is a fun game to play with anyone. I think everyone in the house will like playing with each others. for this game you don't have to be a Buff know it all about baseball to love this game.

1 out of 10 : 9 (-1 for no WIFI)

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Video Game Baseball - Back to it's roots!

posted by raynes (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Oct 9, 2007

Member since Aug 2007

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It seems that really fun sports games have become far and few. As consoles have advanced developers have decided that players want sports games to become more and more like the real thing. Each year they throw in more features, more life like characters, more advance controls. It's at the point where you can't simply play a sports game, you have to study the game.

MLB Power Pro's changes that. There are two modes. One is like Wii Sports, where you swing and bat the same way. The other (which is most of the game) uses controls back to the days of the NES. Hit A to swing, press down to pitch. Of course there are slight variations, but nothing that goes anywhere near the complexity of other baseball games.

Basically if you want a baseball game but don't want the complexity of most modern sports games, you should get this one.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

good, very good

posted by EvilTed (ROCHESTER, MN) Oct 4, 2007

Member since Jun 2005

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

This game is great. Don't let the cute graphics fool you in to thinking otherwise. You won't even notice the fact that the characters have no arms and legs (just floating feet and hands). The presentation of this game is done so well, right down to Joe Mauers side burns. This game has almost everything I looks for in a console baseball game. The main this this game has that is something has been lacking from console baseball games in the last few years is a huge dose of fun. If you like stats, managing rosters, just playing a whole season as your favorite team, this game has it and much more.

The game play is easy to get into, and the controls are intuitive unlike some baseball games that will remain unmentioned. There are no goofy Wii remote motions required to throw the baseball. In fact there are no motions required at all, so the fact that the game doesn't take advantage of the motion sensing may turn some people off to the game.

While Season Mode is great, one part of the game I found useless was the Success Mode. I played through three years of this mode, and I have to say "I don't get it!" There is very little if any baseball played in this mode, instead its more of a life simulation where you try to balance your work, school, and social life while trying to train for baseball games you never really play. When you do play it is only to take at bats, otherwise you watch the box score unfold. I might be missing something here but after 2 hours and finally being picked up as a AAA player I quit. I can only take so much odd character dialog that reads like it was probably translated from Japanese to English. I might try again later.

If you like baseball, I highly recommend this game. In my opinion, it is the best baseball game for the Wii right now.

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