posted by Stabby (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Mar 5, 2009
Member since Nov 2005
gamers (87%) found this review helpful
This game is not worth $40 or $50. This is exactly the same game as last season (which was already a half hearted effort on the Wii.) with minimal to no improvements.
I should say with "one" improvement.
Batting is no longer only based on timing, so you're no longer likely to bash ten home runs a game with Juan Pierre. Now in addition to getting the timing right you must use the control stick to choose one of nine areas in the strike zone to direct your swing. This is a very welcome change.
Other than that, some pointless trading cards have been added, but still no online play or graphical improvement whatsoever.
That being said, as a hardcore baseball fan I've found the game to be kind of fun. The pitching system is the best on any console thanks to the wii remote. Probably hang on to it for a month, but no way would I pay full price for such an effortless outing.
Thsi game is the same this year as the last few years, same fan shots before the game just with updated rosters, a few minor graphic updates and updated schedule. Its a fun game to play but i updated my 2K8 roster to match the 2k9 roster and i wasnt about to start a whole new season over by buying this game. Its a good game, but they really need to make alot of changes so they wont keep putting the same game out every year.