I picked the Orioles to play Tampa Bay. I lost 6-3, which is reasonable. I would have won had I been able to handle baserunning better. What I don’t understand is High Heat made everything easy and all the other games just do what they can to make it worse. Mark Dickenson where are you these days?
The animations seem pretty jerky to me, the pitching specificially does not seem much better than last year. The players do look right and the O’s Chad Bradford does throw submarine style. I find pitching fun, hitting very difficult and fielding terrible. You just have no time to react in the infield — by the time the ball is at shortstop, you will have already committed one way or the other. I see a lot of “hits” that should have been fielded..I’m not sure if I will adapt or it’s just broken.
Play by play is great, the extra touches are awesome in the game but no active scoreboards — it’s just plain stupid to see a static out of town scoreboard at Camden Yards that shows Boston @ Baltimore. I mean seriously, if you’re going to make it static, don’t show Baltimore on it. Idiots!
After one game, I can say that I don’t hate it, but it’s definitely not High Heat. One game can tell me it’s still not the holy grail. I’m not horribly disappointed yet, so how’s that for a Simon Cowell-esque ringing endorsement?
IGN gave it a 7, so it either really sucks (ie F) or they are idiots (and the game is an A)…..they ream the rosters pretty hard, but see that’s not a problem becuase 1) you can move FA’s over to the right team and 2) you can use a player editor. Rosters are not going to be right in February.
I’m going to play with it a little more over the next few days (Bill has the review I’m told so this is on my off time) and if I still feel this way, I think we should do a small league.
I have MLB 2K5 for the Xbox in front of me and I was comparing and contrasting. Lots of “new” stuff that was in 2K5, like first person baserunning.
It feels to me like I’ll be playing this more than last years…I mean last year I hated it from game 1….so there’s a start…
PS Is anyone else getting the “Gay friendly autos” ad? I know that they take ads based on what the blog says, but I’m not sure what that came up for. Let me try something. Sex. Sex. Porn. Hot love. Toys. Ohh baby. Faster. Wonder what ad will come up now!