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6.5

927 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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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great Game but...

posted by Doyle005 (SILVER SPRING, MD) Jan 6, 2008

Member since Oct 2006

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I liked this game well enough to have bought it used from Gamefly. I give it a solid 8.5 (rounded up to 9) Hands down the best portion of the game is the season mode, where you get to be the GM of your fav. MLB team for ten seasons. In this, you control everything, from equipment to practice type for each player. This part of the game is a 10/10.

Another part of the game I enjoyed was the success mode. In this you play a college baseball player wishing to go to the pros. This part get a 7/10 for it is as frustrating as it is fun. You do not get real game play time until your final year of college and regardless of how well you do on the field, you may not make the majors. I have had a 3 for 4 day, two HRs and 3 RBI in the game leading to the tournament, but the team lost so I just wasted two hours creating a college player with stats better than some MLB players, great!!!!

But I would still say you should try this as it is a nice blend of sport and RPG. 9/10

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Not A Fan Of Baseball Games But This Is A Fun One!

posted by miko25 (LARGO, FL) Oct 16, 2007

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Member since Nov 2004

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

The last time I played a baseball games was about 10 years ago at a friends house on a Sega platform (and that game was fun).

MLB has a lot of options (depth); the difficulty is a bit to easy (granted the avatars that you are playing with indicates difficulty); the fileding AI could use a tweaking. The graphics, audio, and interface are very good.

However there is an option for Wii Remote Controls so there are 2 ways to enjoy this title.
All in All I and the family had fun with it and you and your family will to (cute with a little learning curve). RENT IT!!

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

MLB Power Pros not worth the 9 ratings

posted by Geist13 (VACAVILLE, CA) Aug 12, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

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

MLB Power Pros is crippled by a bogus options menu which does nothing to help the player & offers no new ground. The game has far too many unnecessary game features to choose from which hinders the fun factor. The game's difficult learning curve offers zero "pick up and play" interest for rookie or vetern game players. The batting is one of the worse I have ever seen in
a baseball game. I barely could hit anything & rarely anything off the ground. The controls could have been reworked. How about using the remote's motion controls more often, Nintendo!?! This game would have benefitted perfectly if the big N allowed the player to swing the remote to bat and pitch balls with. Grr!

MLB Power Pros is not all bad, it does have some good in it. The fielding is fairly solid, more so if you turn on the auto help, allowing you to focus on the frustrating aspects of the game. The pitching is decent, nothing new compared to other games. The cutesy look of real MLB players is a welcomed change, but could decieve parents into thinking this is designed solely for kids. Far from it! Parents be prepared it's no walk in the park. The overall graphics are typical Wii form.

Overall, MLB Power Pros is average, no where near close to the numerous 9 ratings game players on this site give it. If you have a lot of time and patience, Power Pros could be the Wii baseball for you. But, if you are like me & prefer a more realistic, "pick up and play" baseball game, find something else. MLB Power Pros, could have used the remote's motion control set up, which a lot of Wii games seem to lack, especially the sports genre.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

I really really shouldn't like this game

posted by Mongoose2 (New York, NY) Oct 11, 2007

Member since Feb 2007

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

First off, I should hate it for it's lack of Wii Motion controls. I mean the Wii SCREAMs for a great Sports game based around the motion controls. I should hate the Japanese RPG sim aspect. I should hate it's cutesy graphics. I should hate this game to it's very core. Lord help me though, I don't. It's fun. It's addictive. It's both easy enough and hard enough to get right in and stay in. The graphics aren't as bad as they first seem. In fact, I've grown quite fond of em. There's depth to keep you and your friends playing. It's just a well done game without all the uber glitz of an EA package but more content.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great Baseball game

posted by aerojj14 (NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH) Oct 4, 2007

Member since Apr 2007

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

At first I was worried that it was too little childish for any one over the age of 5 to like. But I was totally wrong. This game is extremely in depth. Stats galore, all of the characters look like cartoon versions of the real thing. This game is easy to pick up and play for all ages, and has the ability to keep the interest for the hardcore baseball fan. Great Game!!! Go Indians!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great Game!!

posted by brokenpony (BOTHELL, WA) Apr 23, 2009

Member since Apr 2009

My 10 year old son absolutely loves this game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

High Hopes

posted by Clemens (HUDSON, OH) Dec 10, 2008

Member since Dec 2008

Overall it's decent. It has a long play time value if you enjoy all the different modes it has. (Which it has a lot of)

Again, it's another game that doesn't really use the wii remote. There is a mode you can go into for you're mii's but it's no better than Wii Sports. The game gets way too detailed for me. I thought it was going to be more of a light hearted arcade game. There's way to many details and options that I just don't know what to do.

It can be fun. It's not horrible. It just didn't click with me. I would rent it first if you're thinking of getting it. It's not that expensive, which was nice, but other than that I wasn't impressed with it. I read too many good reviews and was confused after playing it for a few weeks. Live and learn.

It's just a matter of what kinda games your into, I'm not huge into sports except acrady like ones (example: Blitz 2000, 2003) I give it a 7 because I think the right person would really love this game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Fun but Easy

posted by bigWiiNer (GIBSONIA, PA) Jul 17, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

This game was fun but it was a bit too easy to win. The Success mode was pretty fun but again way to easy. So was winning the World Series with my created team. I won it like 5 years in a row. Still a blast though. Can't wait to try the new version that's coming out soon

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

posted by baseballAL (BOTHELL, WA) Jul 6, 2008

Member since Jan 2006

THIS IS THE BEST GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This game has only one flaw. I sometimes gets a little boring but other than that this game RUUUUUUUUUUUUUELS (Raul Ibanez reference hehe.) Every mode kept me interested especially the Success and Season modes. THIS GAME ROCKS!!!!!!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Excellent Simulation, Tons of Detail

posted by Jets24 (KYLE, TX) Jun 22, 2008

Member since Apr 2006

I now understand all of the hype in Japan over this game. This is the purest simulation game I've ever played. I've enjoyed every minute of this game. I can't wait for Power Pros 08.

Pros: Pure Simulation, Great Hitting System, Fast Paced Game (No 2 hour games in Season Mode), Tons of information in season mode to lay your eyes on.

Cons: Fielding is a little harder with the nunchuk (use classic controller if you don't catch on)
Players are cartoonish but this is how they do it in Japan,

I was a big fan of the BIGS, but for pure playability Power Pros is the way to go. One of the coolest features is creating your own player in success story mode and then inserting him into your Season. All of the details will effect how your players strengths and weaknesses are built throughout the story. Not every created players even makes it to the MLB. I failed my first four times!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great Baseball Simulator

posted by dabluesman (ALEXANDRIA, VA) May 5, 2008

Member since Apr 2008

I like the graphics on this game. No, they aren't realistic, but that's fine. The graphics reminds me of RBI Baseball, but much better. The customization options reminds me of Baseball Stars, again much better. The game play is very smooth, and there are stats galore that it keeps track of. After playing an exhibition game, I was sold immediately on this game. It is highly customizable with almost everything that could be modified with the ability for you to do so. The player generation is great with lots of options to tweak if you so desire, and the story mode blew me away. In the story mode, you play a rookie college kid trying to make it to the pros. You don't just get to practice, train, and play matches, you also keep up with a whole college life. The only con I could find was that I was originally hoping that this game would allow me to swing the wiimote to hit the ball, but that is only available in one subset mode instead of allowing that option in league, life, etc modes (this is the only reason I didn't score this great game with a perfect 10). Some may find the lack of online play a reason to subtract from the score, but I'm content playing this by myself due to the great story mode. My kids love this game as well (ages 11 and 9). I have a PS3, and even though the graphics can't compete with the likes of "The Show", I would much rather play MLB Power Pros on my Wii than put in a copy of any of the current PS3 baseball games just because MLB Power Pros is just that much fun. If you are on the fence on whether you should rent this game, I'd say go for it. If you need online play, look elsewhere. From my perspective, after a day of playing this game, I've definitely made up my mind to upgrade from a rental and outright buy this game.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

MLB Power Pros; an excellent game!!!

posted by Rocktober (DENVER, CO) Mar 17, 2008

Member since Dec 2006

When I first played a pick-up game, I was like this stinks, you don't swing the wiimote to hit or pitch. Then I got into the game and I was like, wow, this is really cool. The graphics are very cool anime graphics, they don't look very realistic, but they do look like a new mix between anime and animation making a very cool balance of anime and animation. The game play is very unique. You control anyone you want like a normal game, but the feel is different. The motions are different, but they're pretty good. The create a team feature is neat, you are allowed a lot of freedom on the uniform. The season mode is pretty standard, but what raises the bar overall in this game is the unique graphics. You would not go wrong getting this game.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

coolest baseball game

posted by eddiegf (BELLEFONTE, PA) Feb 17, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

This was the coolest game ever. I really liked being able to create my own team, including the host city, uniforms, and team name. I really liked trading players and playing a season of games. The practice really helps you learn the game and get better.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Not bad, if you don't have other games.

posted by martyb11 (MARSHALL, MN) Feb 2, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

This is a fun, pick-up and play game with A LOT of statistical depth.

The majority of the game plays with traditional video game baseball controls. There is also a part that plays with control very similar to Wii Sports baseball.

Since I already own Wii Sports and The Bigs for the Wii and MLB 2K7 for the Xbox, I didn't find enough new and different here to justify adding this game to my collection. However, if I didn't already have those two other games, I probably would have bought this one.

Not bad!

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Simple, neat but way too involved

posted by majorgamor (BOISE, ID) Jan 29, 2008

Member since Mar 2003

For a game that is geared towards those that don't play baseball games constantly, the depth of this game is way over the top.

There are like 8 modes of play (some that use the nunchuck, some that don't even) then there are like 50-100 stats and stuff that even I (a pretty heavy baseball gamer) don't understand.

I got this hoping to introduce my kids to baseball, and it's far too overwhelming for them...

If this game were geared towards adults I think I would've rated it much higher as many of the things it does are phenomenal but it belongs in an adult game not a kids game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

if you like realism, AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

posted by wingsnut90 (CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI) Jan 1, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

when i checked this out of gamefly, i really did not know what to expect when it came to MLB: Power Pros for wii, but i gotta admit, it was a pretty interesting game. FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES!!!!!!!!
once you get past the cell-shaded look of it, and the fact that all of the players look like they were modeled like bobble heads. the look of the game is ok, however the gameplay itself is what let me down.
When i tried the success mode it looked more like an anime comic than a baseball game, and that is not something i am into, if i am gonna take the time to play a baseball game, it better be a BASEBALL game instead of a really bad looking kids cartoon. the only game mode i really got a kick out of was the wii remote mode, the home run derby was in itself kind of boring after the first time, but the exhibition was pretty good, especially after i found out how to use my Miis in the game. that is one thing that they should definitely incorporate more in the sequel, because that mode is the only mode in the game that you can use the miis in. overall, i think it is a passable game for the most part, but some definite improvements need to be made in the sequel to make this a wii hit

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Complicated

posted by deekim (HOUSTON, TX) Dec 18, 2007

Member since May 2007

Pros:
Good graphics at 480p/i. Plenty of play options, rosters, fields, etc. More, I mean extremely more in depth than Wii sports baseball. Extreme fans of baseball games may actually enjoy this feature in this title.

Cons:
Game-play may be too overwhelming for both casual and seasoned gamers. Batting with the nunchuck feels awkward and un-natural; makes batting and pitching somewhat difficult. Learning curve is medium to high. Busy menu interface.

First off, there are many menu buttons. On top of that, not to make you feel too overwhelmed but comfortable, there are many sub-menu buttons. You can pick and choose what does what in almost exacting detail, from baseball fields to catchers and pitchers. If you don't know what to do with all those menu buttons and options, you can also set most of them on auto or just press enter to move on.

Secondly, having all those options and menu buttons wasn't actually a big thing for me. I kinda enjoyed having the choice of picking who does what in what field. What got me was the game-play. Basically, you aim your bat with the nunchuck adjusting up, down, side to side waiting for the ball to fly over the mat before swinging with the A button. Granted it's a novel idea, however, I felt it was way too much to concentrate on just to play a simple game of baseball (maybe I played Wii-sports too long). I think the name speaks for itself MLB Power Pros, and the emphasis is on PROS. Just like in real baseball, you have to take into consideration the ball speed, the ball angle, the ball trajectory, and of course the batting angle and sweetspot.

Finally, you can use your Wii-mote like in Wii sports. However, I only found this option when playing with other players and not in league play. I think this title will shy away many gamers, both casual and seasoned. Boy, I think I am going back to the 360 or get myself a PS3.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Failed to meet expectations.

posted by Bonals (LEXINGTON, KY) Dec 3, 2007

Member since Sep 2007

I was very excited about this game from the very first moment that I saw. It looked like a fun light hearted baseball game. This game is cute, but after that it really falls off. The game play is horrendous, I assumed that being for the wii you would be able to swing the bat like in wiisports, not the case a very bizarre way of moving the nun chuck and shaking the remote downwards or hitting A to hit. Lame. I played it for thirty minutes and couldn't bare any more.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

this game is for snatches

posted by Stonefeet (JONESVILLE, NC) Nov 22, 2007

Member since Sep 2006

this game is stupid if you like th wii sports game which you get to actually get to swing and thorw like in real life. but this game is just like playing with your basic video game controller. the best part of the game is when you put it in and it goes "mlb power pros" other than that it is trash and very disappointing.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Solid Baseball Sim

posted by MedfordBGC (WALTHAM, MA) Nov 5, 2007

Member since Oct 2007

I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into when I first started. I have always been a fan of baseball games and this one did not disappoint. From playing games to making team decisions in season mode it had it all for baseball enthusiasts. The RPG mode left a bit to be desired, but still an over all fun game to play.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Very Addictive

posted by sangre (BELLFLOWER, CA) Nov 4, 2007

Member since Apr 2005

Great idea releasing this in the states. Its like a cross between 2 classic baseball games in R.B.I Baseball and Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball. The RPG style Success mode will keep you up at hours on end and you will be the one going to the doc for insomnia, not your created player.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Awesome game!!

posted by vengler (BOULDER, CO) Oct 31, 2007

Member since May 2007

This is one of the best games I have ever played, on any system, ever! This is up there with super mario cart and donkey kong. Like everyone else, I was dissapointed that you do not use the wiimote's motion sensing capabilities, but I got over that real quick. This is a way better version of wii sports baseball. There are so many more options and game modes and you have way more control. But unlike other baseball games, you dont have to spend too much time picking your lineups and warming up pitchers etc. There are just tons of subtle little features like the way the different players move and interact. This is a truly amazing game that could come from none other than nintendo. BUY THIS GAME!

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