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GF Rating
6.6

622 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

MLB2K8 Surprises and Delivers

posted by Moodys13 (LEXINGTON, SC) Sep 27, 2008

Member since Sep 2008

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

MY WIFE SURPRISED ME WITH THIS GAME. I WASN'T EXCITED BECAUSE MLB 2K8 FOR PS2 WASN'T MY FAVORITE. BUT PLAYING IT ON THE WII WAS GREAT! THE GRAPHICS WERE GOOD AND THE GAMEPLAY WAS BETTER. HITTING WAS EASY AND THE PITCHING WAS CHALLENGING.THE BASERUNNING WAS HARD TO GET USED TO, AND THE FIELDING GETS EASIER WITH PLAYING MORE. I REALLY LIKED THIS GAME AND ANYONE WHO LIKES SERIOUS SPORTS GAMES SHOULD PLAY IT.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Fun for a game or two till the AI gets uber cheap

posted by acsgamer (DENVER, CO) Mar 11, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

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

At first I liked this game.

Then the flaws started to show like the really hot chick who after a week turns out to be a psychopath.

Here's why the game stinks:

1. "Inside Edge" Never works; Staying in a batters cold zone with .192 average yields as many home runs as throwing it right down the middle

2. Random players hit constant HR's: Sean green hit 4 off of me in 2 games and got a total of 8 hits even though I through every ball in his cold zone.
5. Fielding is completely wacky. There must be some magical zone that you have to be in in order to field. Far too often you charge the ball only to have it bounce by you without your player even looking at it. Or you'll line up for a fly ball and the circle moves at the last second causing your player to lunge like an idiot. Rarely do you drop these balls but it really takes away realism.

6. CHEAP AI!!: Have fun when you are in a tie game in the 9th and hit back to back HR's only to have both robbed in deep center field by a crippled Jim Edmonds scaling the wall like he was 20. This happens A TON! I got robbed of game changing HR's 3 times in 2 games! Twice in a tie game late and once when down by 4 with the bases loaded in the 8th!! NICE!!! That is not fun at all and grossly impossible. Also, be prepared for the other team who was stifled all day to unleash a barrage of hits the last moments of the game. Especially when you throw it in a cold zone. They'll blast it ever time.

All in all this game takes away all the fun of baseball. Its mostly a HR derby on both sides of the ball. Rarely does a single score a runner.

The AI is cheap, the hitting random, the INsiders Edge inaccurate and pointless, and overall that game feels buggy and arcadey without any arcade flare.

STAY AWAY!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

What's everyone's problems

posted by geeper (BARKSDALE AFB, LA) Mar 12, 2008

Member since Jul 2007

13 out of 15 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

This is a baseball game. If you are looking for a game that's goofball fun and super exciting, go to the BIGS!! If you are a purist, like myself, you will enjoy nearly every aspect of the game. Here are the many plusses and a few minuses.

Pros: Ballparks are accurate and players attributes are nearly accurate to a T. Trades cannot just be made, Computer thinks about lineups and everything when evaluating a trade. The insude edge works, contrary to popular belief. All the inside edge does is give you the tendencies each player you "own" has. Any baseball fan knows that any player can hit any pitch, regardless of hot or cold zones. If shawn green hit 4 homers off you in two games, then make better pitches. I like the fact that my catcher, McCann, calls pitches for me. Yeah, he's wrong sometimes and I place it wrong sometimes, but it plays like baseball. So what about graphics, grow up and stop being a nerd. People complain about no minor leagues, again, grow up. If you play minor leagues, where only two players are good per team, then you suck. Bottom line is the game plays like baseball should.

Cons: Okay, there are a few. SOmetimes, the computer selects the wrong fielder and someone will get an infield single. You check swing way too much, but that's a settings thing. If your batter has a good eye and you don't fully swing, you just flick, then you check a lot. Running takes a little getting used to and stil lcan cause headaches when bases are juiced or with two on. The only other con is that rosters aren't completely updated but with a little work, they can be. Only real player issue is that some aren't there, like players that could make the big team but haven't played in a major league game yet. This makes teams incomplete in some cases but most the players missing would be rated garbage anyhow.

Like I said, this plays real. You can make mistakes with pitches and miss hit the ball. If you are engaged in a home run derby, up the difficulty.

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