The gameplay of The Bigs is good. The game flows and still has a baseball feel to it, despite some of the antics. The only real problems I had were 1. The controls could be a bit iffy. Sometimes I moved too fast for the game and instead of throwing to second, I'd throw home and allow a double. The pitching was a little difficult too as it didn't always throw what I was telling it too and I could never throw as hard as I wanted. I mean, dontrelle's fastball topped at 88 for me. The other thing was the glaring difference between medium difficulty and hard. Hard was almost ludicrous as it seemed impossible to hit or stop someone from hitting as apposed to medium in which my games were frequentl won by 15 or more runs. Not bad for a first attempt but things need to be tweaked
First game of this was nothing but stomping the ground and swearing. Its extremely difficult to handle. Distinguishing a throw between home or 2nd is difficult enough to make this game frustrating. So to say the last, its difficult to control at first and will leave some frustrated like I was. Graphics are bleh. Nothing great, they focus much more on the wall jumping catches and scoreboard-busting homeruns than making solid graphics. Players look far from real-life. Hitting takes a while to get used to compared to Wii Sports. It doesnt swing exactly when u control it to. Lags a bit.
Overall, it gets fun once u get past the first stages of difficulty and frustration. First baseball title for wii so its fun to play a baseball game with motion-sensing controllers. Its worth a rent, but not a buy.
posted by gorilla91 (NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV) Jul 10, 2007
Member since Jun 2006
Ah, it is the All-Star break and the Wii has its first baseball game. Let's say it is quite possibly the Tampa Bay Devil Rays of baseball games. Better luck next season.
Instantly you know there are problems when you see the menu screen. There is no season or franchise mode and lack of on line play (again!).
Alrighty. Choose your favorite team and what is the next thing you see, lack of a full team roster.
Ok. Get to the game. The stadium models lack depth and detail. The player models are dull and repetitive. The game is ugly.
Controls are for the most part responsive; though the game has a tendency to throw the ball to the wrong base, which is extremely frustrating. The fielding cam is from an overhead angle for most plays.
The game plays a lot like the Slugfest series. It is a complete arcade style game with no option for a simulation game like MVP Baseball. If you are expecting a true baseball game, this is not that game.