posted by Wii60Gamer (DORCHESTER, MA) Mar 11, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
This game was obviously rushed out the door and if I had purchased it instead of renting, I would have been very mad. This is one of those games (like a number of Wii games sadly) that will leave you thinking about all the wasted potential...
While I don't expect great graphics on the Wii, the graphics on this game are terrible, we're talking PS1 level.
Even worse, the motion controls are pretty weak, with the exception of pitching which makes the best use of motion controls (and may even be better than the pitching system in the 360 & PS3 versions). Batting on the other hand is very frustrating. Making contact feels somewhat arbitrary and at the same time it's way too easy to hit home runs. Additionally, the "precision fielding" system isn't in this version of the game for some reason, which makes no sense to me...
There's also a major bug in the franchise mode where the second season (and beyond) inexplicably gets shortened to about a month or so. Go to the 2K Sports Forums if you want more info about the bug. Just know that it ruins franchise mode.
I understand the the first iteration of a game on a new system is going to be flawed but this just feels quickly thrown together and poorly tested. Apparently 2K Sports spent all their development time on the pitching system... fine, but what about the rest of the game?
Lets just hope 2K9 is a far better game. In Summary:
Positives: - The Pitching system is great and is frankly the the best part of the game. - Can be fun to play after making some serious slider adjustments
Negatives: -PS1 level graphics (look at the players eyes!) -Batting is frustrating and gets boring very quick. -Lack of the XBOX 360 & PS3 "precision fielding" system -Major franchise glitch that makes it impossible to play more than one season -No online play
I was very excited when i saw that this title had been released for the wii. However, the graphics are absolutely horrible, and the gameplay is way too easy. Something is wrong when Manny and Papi hit a homerun almost everytime they come up to bat and u are beating teams like 18-3. The pitching controls were actually very good though (just as good as 360 pitching controls). This game had so much potential but turned out to be a real disappointment.