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Major League Baseball 2K6

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Also on:PSP Games, GC, Xbox, PS2
GF Rating
5.0

2168 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Solid game, but far from perfect

posted by murph17 (WOODSIDE, NY) Apr 19, 2006

Member since Nov 2005

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

These sports league exclusive deals are padding the fat cat's wallets and screwing the gamer. If we could take 2K Sports' gameplay and add EA's "polish" and "shine" we'd have the perfect sports games. I have fortunately not had the freezing issue that many people have had. Shame on 2K Sports Quality Control for missing this one, but as a 2K Sports fan I'm not surprised - they are notorious for great playing games with glaring bugs or oversights.

The game plays pretty well. The pitching and hitting took a little getting used to, but they are pretty cool. Batting is done with the right analog stick and is both fun and realistic. The graphics are another Xbox 1.5 title. Players faces are horrible, hardly look anything like the guys. I actually bought this game, the game plays well and i'm looking forward to online league play.

There are some really nice touches - crowds (they still look awful) actually "go for" foul balls, there are hecklers in the stand "Hey A-Rod, why don't you buy the Yanks some pitching??" "Giambi's a whiffer". The commentary is a mixed bag too - it's Joe Morgan and Jon Miller. When they are "on" it's awesome, like watching a game. Other times they have no idea where they are, and say stupid stuff. Very TV like presentation, 2K Sports did a decent job with the stats overlays and transition screens.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Not bad at all.

posted by SteveNutt (PONCA CITY, OK) Sep 12, 2006

Member since Aug 2006

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

Being a big baseball fan I really enjoyed this game. No it is not perfect, but if you like baseball there is fun to be had with this game. I particularly liked the pitching interface where the view is from the mound (you can change to behind the plate as well) and you can control where the catcher sets up. The presentation is well done and goes a long way toward making it feel like your watching the game on tv. Overall control is pretty good once you get used to it. There are occasional hiccups when fielding, like giving you control of an an infielder when it should have given you control of an outfielder. Also the outfielders move a little on the slow side. Hitting control with the right stick take a while to master but proves better than using the buttons to hit. Since this game was patched a while back a lot of the glitches have disappeared, if you have XBOX Live you need to download the patch first.

Pros: Graphics pretty good, pitching/hitting interfaces

Cons: Has frozen on me a few times, achievements don't add much to the game (only five of them)

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Game Was BAD

posted by wait4pop (DALLAS, TX) Mar 19, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

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

game was just down right pain had it over 3 weeks couldnt get the full 1000. i am a fantastic gamer just had a weird time with this one :(

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