posted by WiiRocks (FORT COLLINS, CO) Mar 16, 2008
Member since Jul 2006
I don't usually care about graphics in a game, but this game actually looked like an n64 game. Not only were the graphics horrible, the controls were stupid and unresponsive. This was one of the few games that i have returned the day i relieved it. I highly recommend getting "The Bigs" if you want to play a decent baseball game, but DO NOT GET THIS!
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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.