The graphics are realistic and look great, the signature style deliveries and batting looks great... but the sixaxis batting can get really annoying, and extremely difficult, it sometimes doesn't do what u want it to do, its not very accurate... but overall its a pretty fun game. and a big improvement from last years
Graphics are really good in this game, and for the most part the game play is phenomenal, with two minor issues that I have about this game.
I like the fact that you have some control choices, if you are playing this game with the default control scheme you may want to take note that the game uses the sixaxis control scheme for hitting, which is ok to use, but certainly raises the difficulty of the game.
Most of the game is fairly normal of any baseball game as in years past. I liked this game initially so much that I considered keeping it, but because of what I describe below, I'm not sure about keeping it any more.
Now two things that I didn't care for about this game were the following: when playing defense, and your opponent gets a man on first, that runner will almost always score, because your pitcher, no matter how good, how fresh he is, he will throw three straight wild pitches to score that runner from first. Very disappointed in this aspect of the game, even first inning of play your pitcher will throw not one or two wild pitches, but three to score the runner.
The other problem is that it is very disturbing how good the outfielders are at scaling the walls and taking away home runs from your offense. I've seen at least a couple of games that I've been in, that the same outfield scaled the wall 3 or 4 different times to take home runs away, same player, same game. Unless you hit the ball so far that it's no where near the wall, it will be brought back in for an out about 9 out of 10 times.
All the while your defense usually has one maybe two opportunities to do this throughout a game.
Not sure this game was as good as I initially had thought, in fact I lowered my score, from what I had thought would be an 9 to the 7 I gave it because of these two issues.
posted by TylersDad1 (PHILLIPSBURG, NJ) Mar 6, 2007
Member since Mar 2003
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Even though it technically made it's next-gen debut on the Xbox 360 last year, 2K Sports baseball sim was just the Xbox/PS2 game in a higher resolution with a higher price tag. This year's game is a different story, however. The game's visuals are outstanding with its almost photo-realistic player models, but it's the little details that really grab you. When you fire up a game, you're treated to all the different little rituals that the players go through during an at-bat, and sometimes you forget that you're not watching a real game.
While visuals and atmosphere are important, if the gameplay isn't there, you're not gonna play the thing and thankfully, this game does not disappoint. 2K Sports delivers a rock-solid experience in that department. The pitching is done very well and having the catcher suggesting how to pitch to the hitters is pretty cool.
I'm not a big fan of the Swing Stick, but after trying it for a few games, I quickly got the hang of it and now it's my preferred batting method. The game also offers Sixaxis batting control, but it's really not my cup of tea(I'd rather have rumble any day). Standard face-button control is there as well, so most people should be able to find a style that fits them the best.
The game is not perfect, though. While the commentary is quite good, some of it has been recycled and repeats itself way too often. Also, the AI players are very good at making diving catches, wall grabs, and over-the-shoulder catches--a little too good in my opinion. Home runs can be a bit too plentiful, but most of these issues can be adjusted via the game's sliders, so you can tinker with it until you get it to your liking.
Overall, Major League 2K7 is a home run and is definitely worthy of a rental or purchase for baseball sim fans.