posted by lltpppdove (SAN CLEMENTE, CA) Jun 26, 2008
Member since Jun 2006
First off the pitching needs some improvement. When you start getting into extra innings, something happens to the pitching were you aim it in one spot and it says it was thrown in another spot. That was a little hard for me on the season campaign. Second Off, the teams didn't really have a "Difficulty" difference, So its like playing the Oriels versus the Yankee's They ran just as fast and some of the hitters were hitting better then A rod. Third Off The hitting was very difficult unless turned on classic controls, nearly impossible to hit home runs or even hit a consistent ground ball. Fourth Off when play a game your innings can sometimes only last up to 2 minutes making the AI a little to difficult
They have a very unique custom character creating system that lets you build a character that's a baseball god or someone that lacks in the baseball department. The season campaign lets you take full advantage of your team and lets you give a pep speech Roster changes, Line up changes, Management showdown, to setting the ticket price. The use of the inside edge gives you an advantage over your opponent making it easy to strike out that so called batter. The AI has a very competitive difficulty making the game a little harder. And They allow you to change the difficulty and pace of the game making games last longer and a little bit more challenging. The SIXAXIS controls need some work but if you like them they can give you some advantage over hitting the ball, if your a professional.
OVER ALL ASPECTS
The game might need some improvements and tweaks but it is the best one of the Franchise. And is a better choice then the newest one MLB 2K 08
Although there isn't too much you can do with a baseball game...the controls are not all that great. The pitching is kind of awkward and if you don't use the classic controls for batting you will find yourself even more frustrated. Not a bad game, but could be better.
Presentation is a high point of this game. Replays and cutscenes look great. Looks like you are watching a real baseball game.
Character models and the field looks terrific (life like). Stadiums and the crowd look hideous however. Framerate/Slowdowns are a major problem with this game which hurt this category deeply.
The soundtrack is good. Most importantly, the commentary is great. It gets repetitive after awhile but listening to Miller and Morgan feels like you are watching a real game. They do a good job.
Gameplay is the weakest point of the game. Hitting is bad and does not feel natural especially with the Sixaxis imprements. Everything hit is either a homerun or a double. Fielding is by far the worst. It is hard to see where the ball is in the infield. Overrunning the ball is something you will be accustomed too. Pitching is a high point of the three. I like the speed/accuracy mechanics. Motions look realistic too. Not a fan of the controls either.
Pros: Replays/Cutscenes look great, commentary is nice to listen to, many elements of the game are life-like.
Cons: Framerate and slowdowns are a hassle and they will distract you. Gameplay/Controls are weak.