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GF Rating
7.1

2059 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great Arcade Baseball!!!

posted by KayotixTX (CANYON LAKE, TX) Jul 8, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

29 out of 33 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

First off, this isnt a sim in ANY way so if your after that just turn away. If your a fan of games like NFL Blitz or NBA Jam or even The original Bigs than give this game a shot.

Easy to get into and play but also some depth once you start to learn the game, you can save your "boost" meter for a instant Homerun or add some zip to your pitches and throwing arm in the field and even add speed to your baserunners making them track superstars.

Graphics are big and in your face, colorfull and vibrant they really make the game feel nice and Arcady. The "Pinball" mini game is back and its still a really fun way to pass the time. For those that dont know what it is, you basically pick a batter and hit baseballs into signs,cars,flashing lights in a downtown setting to score points. The more points you get the harder the pitches you get tossed at you. VERY FUN!!!

Overall, if your a baseball fan but dont have time or patience for games like MLB 09 The Show or MLB2k9 than give this a try, games are fast and really full of action and some high scoring games. Give it a shot!!

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Limited Fun, Limited Options

posted by Struckluck (HOUSTON, TX) Mar 16, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

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

I enjoyed this game for what it was - a pure arcade-style baseball game. There's not a lot to it as the controls are fairly basic, but it keeps you entertained for a while. After winning every game on a "big blast" or "big slam," the skill factor really drops. While these situations are fun at first, like everything else with this game, it eventually gets repetitive and boring.

There are also certain tasks you must accomplish before moving onto new seasons in the "Become a Legend" mode which can be quite frustrating, specifically when they make you perform a legendary catch. The problem I faced with this ridiculous task is that you can't naturally produce one of these catches. You have to throw meatball after meatball, sitting by while the computer cranks homer after homer, before you might get lucky enough to be set up for the legendary catch. It took me three days to finally get this to happen, at which time I didn't press the button combo correctly and subsequently missed the catch. After that I packed up the CD and sent it back to Gamefly because I was sick of trying to accomplish something that is basically pure luck. I don't mind getting lucky in games, but I don't care for having to accomplish a task based on luck. It's pointless and frustrating.

The graphics are better than average, but they're not near the caliber you'll find on the PS3's MLB The Show games.

Overall, try this game out and see for yourself. Some people seem to really love it. I, on the other hand, enjoy more real-life baseball simulations with stats and true-to-life lineups and benches. I wouldn't advise buying this game without first renting it.

It serves it's purpose as entertainment, but it loses it's staying power after about a week. There is no strategy to the game, so just load up your swing and go. That's all there is to it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Better than expected.

posted by HominyBuck (HOMINY, OK) Sep 27, 2009

Member since Sep 2009

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

I am not a big baseball fan at all. I got this to kill some time and i was AMAZED with the game. From the graphics to the gameplay it was simply ALMOST perfect. Only problem i found was the legendary catches. when your on defense they are extremely handy. but on offense they suck. Its impossible to hit it in the field for me even on easy. I'm not very good at this game but i still love it. This is a definate 4 star game. loved it!

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