The W
Views: 97788376
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
29.7.14 1607
The W - Video Games - Baseball game (for PS2)
This thread has 18 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 6.08
Pages: 1
(2498 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (11 total)
Quezzy
Knackwurst








Since: 6.1.02
From: The Moon

Since last post: 15 hours
Last activity: 2 hours
AIM:  
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.89
Ok, so i'm much in the baseball mood, the season has started i've gotten into fantasy baseball more than ever and I have a week off of school, and since it's probably the last week i'll have off until I graduate in December, I really need a game to play, a baseball game. Anybody played this year's games and have an opinion on which is best?



Lance's Response:

THAT IS AWESOME!
Promote this thread!
Brian P. Dermody
Liverwurst
Moderator








Since: 20.9.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 851 days
Last activity: 274 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.01
I've played MLB 2005 (989)

I'll say this in the positive column. The career mode is really a great idea. You create your own player and head to spring training to battle for a contract. It's following the career of a player rather than a team. You can be traded, file for free agency... it's a great new way to approach the game.

Also Vin Scully does play by play, which is simply superb.

Beyond those two points though, it's pretty unremarkable.





Pot will take you to Outer Space and the you'll be ALOOOOOOONE.
Whitebacon
Boudin blanc








Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 74 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.16
Target (www.target.com) has the EA game, MVP I think, on sale for forty dollars until Saturday, if that is an option available to you, and if price plays a factor. I haven't played any of them, but from what I've read the EA game is supposed to be the best.





In the context of baseball, the use of drugs hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, the use of alcohol hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, womanizing hurts whom? Maybe the wife of the player? In the context of baseball, felonies are crimes against society, not against baseball. In the context of baseball, gambling is the only crime against baseball.

Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.

Bob Kohm, co-owner of Rotojunkies.com (rotojunkies.com) , and a large market kind of guy.
JayJayDean
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
I just bought MVP 2004 and I think it rules so far, though I've only messed around with it a bit. MVP 2003 had the best gameplay of any PS2 game I'd found, as I'd mostly gotten frustated and returned the previous baseball titles, longing for the days of "Bases Loaded" on the NES. MVP 2004 improves on the gameplay and has a 120(!)-season franchise mode, with two levels of minor leagues, and they are the real minors (AAA and AA) as far as I can tell, not the knockoffs like in past editions of High Heat Baseball. The downside to the minors (I've found) is that I traded A-Rod to the Yankees (rosters are set as of 1/23), then noticed a few free agents that weren't on the right teams, and moving those guys around messed up the rosters (like the Tigers having three catchers after signing Pudge) and letting the CPU do the roster management sent some bonafide major leaguers down to the AAA level. So you have to be careful with the rosters, if that's your bag.

There are a home run challenge and a pitcher challenge. The home run challenge is like last year's, which was pretty cool, but I'm not sure about the pitcher challenge, where it's the first to get a certain number of K's. I played it once but I'm not sure if I'll try again, although it could be a good way to learn the style of pching needed to rack up K's. I have played one game so far and I did manage to get a few strikeouts pitching, a welcome change from last year's game.

MVP 2003 had the ability to sim a game and jump in to finish it at any time during the sim, so if you were simulating a season and you team was down in the sim going into the 9th you could jump in and bat yourself to try and rally. I think that's still in the game, but I haven't verified that yet.

I started a Mariners franchise and played the season opener at AA, with El Paso visiting San Antonio. It was great, and I think some of the gameplay has been smoothed out, like turning the double play, which used to take forever last year.

One note: Barry Bonds isn't in the game and he's been replaced by a white guy named "Jim Dowd" (I think). Luckily you can edit him, as his abilities are what Bonds would be. I'm not sure why he's not "In The Game".





“To get ass, you’ve got to bring ass." -- Roy Jones Jr.

"Your input has been noted.
I hope you don't take it personally if I disregard it."
-- Guru Zim

"Speak English or face admin retribution." -- CRZ
The Amazing Salami
Sujuk








Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

Since last post: 3702 days
Last activity: 3701 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.88
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    One note: Barry Bonds isn't in the game and he's been replaced by a white guy named "Jim Dowd" (I think). Luckily you can edit him, as his abilities are what Bonds would be. I'm not sure why he's not "In The Game".




Whoa. I wonder if he's in any of the other 2004 games. If so, maybe he has an exclusive deal with one of them.

Or maybe he's just an asshole. An incredible talented asshole.



I am just like
THE ALIEN
THE FATHERLESS
THE WEIRDO
Whitebacon
Boudin blanc








Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 74 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.16
Bonds pulled himself from the union at some point during the offseason (for licensing reasons). On ESPN's fantasy game, he's listed as San Francisco OF. This is pretty much the same thing as Jordan and Barkley missing from the NBA games of the mid-90's. Same thing with LaVar Arrington now.





In the context of baseball, the use of drugs hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, the use of alcohol hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, womanizing hurts whom? Maybe the wife of the player? In the context of baseball, felonies are crimes against society, not against baseball. In the context of baseball, gambling is the only crime against baseball.

Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.

Bob Kohm, co-owner of Rotojunkies.com (rotojunkies.com) , and a large market kind of guy.
JayJayDean
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    Bonds pulled himself from the union at some point during the offseason (for licensing reasons). On ESPN's fantasy game, he's listed as San Francisco OF. This is pretty much the same thing as Jordan and Barkley missing from the NBA games of the mid-90's. Same thing with LaVar Arrington now.


I knew that Arrington had never joined the union, but I didn't know Bonds had withdrawn. My next question was "if he's not a member of the union can he take some drug tests, then," but apparently he only withdrew from the licensing agreement the union has, per what I found after a quick Google search.



“To get ass, you’ve got to bring ass." -- Roy Jones Jr.

"Your input has been noted.
I hope you don't take it personally if I disregard it."
-- Guru Zim

"Speak English or face admin retribution." -- CRZ
Roy.
Pepperoni








Since: 25.2.04
From: Keystone State

Since last post: 2272 days
Last activity: 741 days
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
MVP 2004 is a very good game, however there are some "rumored" bugs. I'm not going to address the "left handers can't hit home runs" bug, but some say it's there. I haven't seen that to be the case. Hitting home runs is just very difficult.

Player progression, on the other hand, is VERY TOUGH. I can't seem to get my minor leaguers to progress to the MLB Level. EA has addressed this, and have released a patch for the PC version of the game. Of course, you can't patch a PS2.

Rumor has it that the minor leaguers will progress normally if you play them in at least half of their games during a season. This means you have to play about 250 games per season (half big league, half AA, half AAA). I don't know if this is to be the case, because there is no way in hell that I'm doing that.

Other bugs are players acting a bit strange. For example, this past season, Jimmy Rollins hit 31 home runs, stole 48 bases, and was the league MVP. The base stealing I can see, but he's not that powerful, especially considering he hit less than 15 the year before.

Oh, and Jim Dowd RULES. He's got Bonds' stats, but he's a white guy. Edit him to look like Bonds, and viola!



Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
The King of Keith
Lap cheong








Since: 4.11.02
From: Winchester, VA

Since last post: 228 days
Last activity: 187 days
AIM:  
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.04
I think Lavar HAS joined now. It used to be that you couldn't get Arrington jerseys b/c he wasn't licensed but as of a month or two ago they've popped up everywhere. I guess I'll see when Madden comes out this year.



Price of No Way Out: $34.95
Price of snacks: $20.00
Seeing Eddie Guerrero win the WWE title: Priceless
The Amazing Salami
Sujuk








Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

Since last post: 3702 days
Last activity: 3701 days
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.96
I bought MVP 2004 a few days ago and have been playing it pretty much non-stop since.

I really enjoy the game play...I like the pitching gauges, the hot-cool zones for hitters, the precision hitting, the throwing meter in the field.

About the only thing I don't really like about gameplay is the player control in the field...which I may get used to with time. I always played High Heat before.

The dynasty mode is incredible, complete with an email inbox with scouting reports on the day's opponents, league news AND updates on trades and trading blocks. That's a great feature.

Definitely worth $40-50 if you're a baseball game fan.



My tapeworm tells me what to do

YOU

My tapeworm tells me where to go
The King of Keith
Lap cheong








Since: 4.11.02
From: Winchester, VA

Since last post: 228 days
Last activity: 187 days
AIM:  
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
I bought MVP 2004 this weekend and have been playing it every night. I unlocked the Polo Grounds and Griffith Stadium last night and it made the game worth every penny. I love the little touches that make this game special. Sammy doing his post HR ritual, the train at Minute Maid, etc. I still haven't played a game at Miller to see if Bernie Brewer is in it. If he is, I will officially say this is the best baseball game of all time.

There are bugs, though. Albert Pujols hit a foul ball that went into the stands around the third base area and it got counted as a home run. That was weird.






"Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster then a shark?"
Thread rated: 6.08
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: PS2 Difficulty
Next thread: MIdway Arcade Treasues (X-Box) and Smash TV
Previous thread: Resident Evil 4 - no zombies?
(2498 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
US - Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny Europe - Dissidia: Final Fantasy - IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey - Warriors Orochi 2
Related threads: Playstation 2 question - PS2 NBA Game Recommendation sought - Spawn for PS2 - More...
The W - Video Games - Baseball game (for PS2)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.154 seconds.